Catalyst 6509 Cat OS to IOS conversion

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Aug 25th, 2010
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I'm trying to convert Cat OS to IOS, below are some info:

Hardware information:

Mod Slot Ports Module-Type Model Sub Status

--- ---- ----- ------------------------- ------------------- --- --------

2 2 2 1000BaseX Supervisor WS-X6K-S2U-MSFC2 yes ok

16 2 1 Multilayer Switch Feature WS-F6K-MSFC2 no ok

Mod Module-Name Serial-Num

--- -------------------- -----------

2 SAL08218H90

16 SAL08218CN0

Mod MAC-Address(es) Hw Fw Sw

--- -------------------------------------- ------ ---------- -----------------

2 00-08-7d-cb-ac-ca to 00-08-7d-cb-ac-cb 5.0 7.1(1) 7.6(7)

00-08-7d-cb-ac-c8 to 00-08-7d-cb-ac-c9

00-1e-79-9c-a0-00 to 00-1e-79-9c-a3-ff

16 00-0f-90-98-fa-40 to 00-0f-90-98-fa-7f 2.6 12.1(20)E3 12.1(20)E3

Mod Sub-Type Sub-Model Sub-Serial Sub-Hw Sub-Sw

--- ----------------------- ------------------- ----------- ------ ------

2 L3 Switching Engine II WS-F6K-PFC2 SAL08218AZ3 3.4

Current OS of Supervisor Engine: cat6000-sup2k8.7-6-7.bin

Current OS of MSFC2: c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-20.E3.bin

To be upgrade to IOS: c6sup22-js-mz.121-23.E4.bin

I have followed the procedure on Converting Hybrid OS to Native IOS from the web link below:

After the switch reboots, it prompts error:

"Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is

subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph

(c) of the Commercial Computer Software - Restricted

Rights clause at FAR sec. 52.227-19 and subparagraph

(c) (1) (ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer

Software clause at DFARS sec. 252.227-7013.

cisco Systems, Inc.

170 West Tasman Drive

San Jose, California 95134-1706

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) c6sup2_sp Software (c6sup2_sp-SPV-M), Version 12.1(27b)E4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc3)

Technical Support:

Copyright (c) 1986-2008 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Fri 29-Feb-08 14:16 by hqluong

Image text-base: 0x40020EF4, data-base: 0x4095A180

00:00:03: %PFREDUN-6-ACTIVE: Initializing as ACTIVE processor

00:00:03: %OIR-6-CONSOLE: Changing console ownership to route processor

System Bo otstrap, Version 12.1(1 1r)E1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

TAC Sup port: ht tp:/ /w w

Copyright (c) 20 02 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Cat6k-MSFC2 platform with 262144 Kbytes of main memory

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! ! !*** Mistral Interrupt on line 4 ***

System memory 1 bit ECC correctable error interrupt ..

PC = 0x8000840c, Cause Reg = 0x4400, Status Reg = 0x3041c003

Please assist to advise any idea/solution to resolved this. Many Thanks.

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Brandon Lynch Wed, 08/25/2010 - 12:22
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Hey Romel,

This looks like a potential hardware failure with the memory on the SUP, likely specific to the RP side -

! ! !*** Mistral Interrupt on line 4 ***

System memory 1 bit ECC correctable error interrupt ..

Do you see this error each time the SUP tries to boot?  You'll probably need to replace the SUP (at the very least, the MSFC).  Hope this helps.


romel1977 Wed, 08/25/2010 - 19:32
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HI Brandon,

Thanks for the reply.

Yes, I do encounter this error everytime I reboot the Sup with IOS. I have another spare of SUP with the same model.

I will try to convert the spare SUP and hope it works. Will let you know of the outcome.

Best Regards,

romel1977 Thu, 08/26/2010 - 02:42
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Hi Brandon,

As I mentioned, I tested the spare SUP and it work just fine. Indeed it was a hardware problem and is now on the process to be replaced.

Thank you very much for the assistance.

Best Regards,


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