WS-SUP720-3B Firmware Upgrade

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Aug 6th, 2013
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Hello All,


This is my first post, so apologise if I have no followed protocol. I have also trawled several sources to try and find an answer, but no success.


I have recently upgraded x2 6509-E's with dual WS-SUP720-3B's to 12.2(33)SXJ6, I am using SSO.


Everyting appears to be working correctly accept the detection of the bootdisk (Internal flash).


We need minimum of 8.4(2) SP rommon version to get the internal flash disk recognized and I only have one card at 8.5(3), all others are at 8.1(3):


Chassis #1

5    2  Supervisor Engine 720 (Active)         WS-SUP720-3B       SAL1002A4BQ

6    2  Supervisor Engine 720 (Hot)            WS-SUP720-3B       SAD090303EU


5  0014.a981.d908 to 0014.a981.d90b   4.5   8.1(3)       12.2(33)SXJ6 Ok

6  0011.21a1.796c to 0011.21a1.796f   4.1   8.1(3)       12.2(33)SXJ6 Ok


Chassis #2

5    2  Supervisor Engine 720 (Active)         WS-SUP720-3B       SAL1009EUFV

6    2  Supervisor Engine 720 (Hot)            WS-SUP720-3B       SAL10403TCR


5  0014.a981.d888 to 0014.a981.d88b   4.5   8.1(3)       12.2(33)SXJ6 Ok

6  0017.9441.d44c to 0017.9441.d44f   5.9   8.5(3)       12.2(33)SXJ6 Ok <<<< 8.5


Router#dir slavesup-bootdisk:

Directory of slavesup-bootdisk:/


    1  -rw-    33554432   Aug 6 2013 09:58:30 +00:00  sea_console.dat

    2  -rw-    33554432   Aug 6 2013 10:10:08 +00:00  sea_log.dat


I cannot access the bootdisk on Chassis #1


Router#dir slavesup-bootdisk

%Error opening disk0:/slavesup-bootdisk (File not found)

Router#


There do not appear to be any FPD's in either chassis:


Router#show hw-module all fpd           

% No cards with FPD support can be found in the system.

Router#


So, my question is how can I upgrade the FW on the three SUP's running 8.1 to 8.5?


Thanks.

Correct Answer by acampbell about 4 years 1 week ago

Hi,


Hope you will be able to see this link:-

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/rommon/OL_5631.html#wp146316



Regards,
Alex.
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Joseph W. Doherty Tue, 08/06/2013 - 08:13
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Are you sure your older sup720s physically have a bootdisk?  NB: older sup720s have bootflash, unless they've been hardware upgraded.


BTW, ROMMON firmware upgrades are fairly easy, although with one of them (don't recall whether for RP or SP) I recall there's special procedure for upgrading across one of the versions.  Release notes will describe.


Also BTW, I think your 8.x is RP ROMMON.  Are you also sure you need to upgrade the RP and not the SP or both?

dappleby Tue, 08/06/2013 - 09:19
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Thanks both,


The linked page helped, now I have:


Chassis#1


5    2  Supervisor Engine 720 (Active)         WS-SUP720-3B       SAL1002A4BQ
6    2  Supervisor Engine 720 (Hot)            WS-SUP720-3B       SAD090303EU


5  0014.a981.d908 to 0014.a981.d90b   4.5   8.5(3)       12.2(33)SXJ6 Ok
6  0011.21a1.796c to 0011.21a1.796f   4.1   8.5(3)       12.2(33)SXJ6 Ok


Router#show file systems
File Systems:

       Size(b)       Free(b)      Type  Flags  Prefixes
             -             -    opaque     rw   system:
             -             -    opaque     rw   tmpsys:
             -             -    opaque     ro   flexwan-fpd:
      65536000      64866044     flash     rw   bootflash:
*    512065536     420249600      disk     rw   disk0:#
     127793152     127793152      disk     rw   disk1:#
      65536000      22737724     flash     rw   sup-bootflash:
      80498950             0    opaque     ro   sup-microcode:
             0     207913572    opaque     wo   sup-image:
        129004        128448     nvram     rw   const_nvram:
             -             -    opaque     rw   null:
             -             -    opaque     ro   tar:
             -             -   network     rw   tftp:
             -             -    opaque     wo   syslog:
       1964024       1948160     nvram     rw   nvram:
             -             -   network     rw   rcp:
             -             -   network     rw   ftp:
             -             -   network     rw   http:
             -             -   network     rw   scp:
             -             -   network     rw   https:
             -             -    opaque     ro   cns:
       1964024       1947136     nvram     rw   slavenvram:
        129004        128448     nvram     rw   slaveconst_nvram:
     512065536     420249600      disk     rw   slavedisk0:#
             -             -      disk     rw   slavedisk1:
      65536000      21437996     flash     rw   slavesup-bootflash:
      65536000      22720680     flash     rw   slavebootflash:
             -             -     nvram     rw   slavercsf:
             -             -    opaque     rw   slavesystem:
      15990784      15990784     flash     rw   dfc#7-bootflash:
      32768000      32768000     flash     rw   dfc#2-bootflash:
      15990784      15990784     flash     rw   dfc#9-bootflash:
      15990784      15990784     flash     rw   dfc#4-bootflash:
      15990784      15990784     flash     rw   dfc#3-bootflash:
             -             -    opaque     rw   revrcsf:


Chassis#2


5    2  Supervisor Engine 720 (Active)         WS-SUP720-3B       SAL1009EUFV
6    2  Supervisor Engine 720 (Hot)            WS-SUP720-3B       SAL10403TCR


5  0014.a981.d888 to 0014.a981.d88b   4.5   8.5(3)       12.2(33)SXJ6 Ok
6  0017.9441.d44c to 0017.9441.d44f   5.9   8.5(3)       12.2(33)SXJ6 Ok


Router#show file systems
File Systems:

       Size(b)       Free(b)      Type  Flags  Prefixes
             -             -    opaque     rw   system:
             -             -    opaque     rw   tmpsys:
             -             -    opaque     ro   flexwan-fpd:
      65536000      65536000     flash     rw   bootflash:
*    512065536     420249600      disk     rw   disk0:#
     127793152     127793152      disk     rw   disk1:#
      65536000      22735240     flash     rw   sup-bootflash:
      80498950             0    opaque     ro   sup-microcode:
             0     200967740    opaque     wo   sup-image:
        129004        128448     nvram     rw   const_nvram:
             -             -    opaque     rw   null:
             -             -    opaque     ro   tar:
             -             -   network     rw   tftp:
             -             -    opaque     wo   syslog:
       1964024       1948001     nvram     rw   nvram:
             -             -   network     rw   rcp:
             -             -   network     rw   ftp:
             -             -   network     rw   http:
             -             -   network     rw   scp:
             -             -   network     rw   https:
             -             -    opaque     ro   cns:
       1964024       1946977     nvram     rw   slavenvram:
        129004        128448     nvram     rw   slaveconst_nvram:
     512065536     420249600      disk     rw   slavedisk0:#
             -             -      disk     rw   slavedisk1:
     512073728     444227584      disk     rw   slavesup-bootdisk: slavesup-bootflash:#
      65536000      23192220     flash     rw   slavebootflash:
             -             -     nvram     rw   slavercsf:
             -             -    opaque     rw   slavesystem:
      15990784      15990784     flash     rw   dfc#4-bootflash:
      32768000      32768000     flash     rw   dfc#2-bootflash:
      15990784      15990784     flash     rw   dfc#7-bootflash:
      15990784      15990784     flash     rw   dfc#9-bootflash:
      15990784      15718048     flash     rw   dfc#3-bootflash:
             -             -    opaque     rw   revrcsf:


Chassis#2 still seems to think it has a bootdisk however:


Router#dir slavesup-bootflash:
Directory of slavesup-bootdisk:/

    1  -rw-    33554432   Aug 6 2013 09:58:30 +00:00  sea_console.dat
    2  -rw-    33554432   Aug 6 2013 10:10:08 +00:00  sea_log.dat
    3  -rw-      736475   Aug 6 2013 15:12:16 +00:00  upg_sp_rommon.srec

512073728 bytes total (444227584 bytes free)

Router#dir slavesup-bootdisk:
Directory of slavesup-bootdisk:/

    1  -rw-    33554432   Aug 6 2013 09:58:30 +00:00  sea_console.dat
    2  -rw-    33554432   Aug 6 2013 10:10:08 +00:00  sea_log.dat
    3  -rw-      736475   Aug 6 2013 15:12:16 +00:00  upg_sp_rommon.srec

512073728 bytes total (444227584 bytes free)


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