Hi dear Community,
i've a short question.
I'll upgrade our C6504-E L3-Switches , I found few files but which are needed.
c6ksup32-rm2.srec.122-18r.SX9.bin is installed no issues
c6msfc2a-rm2.srec.122-17r.S6 is installed, no issues
s3223-ipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-33.SXI9.bin is installed, no issues
But I#ve on idea to this file s3223-boot-mz.122-33.SXI9.bin
What I've done is:
- copy this file into bootflash:
- and enter bootmaker: boot bootldr bootflash:s3223-boot-mz.122-33.SXI9.bin
So my config has now this :
boot system flash sup-bootdisk:s3223-ipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-33.SXI9.bin
boot bootldr bootflash:s3223-boot-mz.122-33.SXI9.bin
But I think the bootldr has no effect, Is this bootldr needed with a sup32 ? And is my way the right to put it into the system ?
The boot bootldr command sets the BOOTLDR environment variable in the current running configuration and is used on supervisors to download the IOS from the Sup to the MSFC.
The bootloader image is mandatory for MSFC1, and must be placed in the MSFC bootflash. A bootloader image is not a requirement for the MSFC2 (and Supervisor engine 32 has MSFC2A onboard). However, Cisco recommends that you use a boot image as described in procedure. A boot image is a much smaller, scaled-down version of the system image. With a boot image, you can perform a TFTP image transfer if the main system image becomes corrupt or lost. If you choose to use an MSFC2 boot image, you must store it in the MSFC bootflash.
In Supervisor Engine 720, after the Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2 SX there are no separate image files such as a bootloader image and the main IOS image. The Supervisor Engine and the MSFC both run a single bundled Cisco IOS image.
Why do you think the command did not work? Did you check the output of "show boot" afterweards for the value ot BOOTLDR variable?
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