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6509 issue image upgrade doesnt work

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Nov 21st, 2013
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Hello we have cisco 6500 , in which we are trying to upgrade image using ISSU process , new image is s2t54-adventerprisek9-mz.SPA.151-1.SY1.bin, but even we follow the suggested steps it still boots with old image , do we need to follow the old steps "boot system image "



load image in bootdisk

issu loadversion primary existing image secondary new image

issu runversion

issu acceptversion

issu commitversion


please advise

regards

amit

Correct Answer by Leo Laohoo about 3 years 9 months ago
we need to follow ISSU steps right ?

You can, if you want to.  But what I've posted is the better way because some IOS don't support ISSU (and in some cases, some IOS break ISSU).

please advise thanks

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Leo Laohoo Thu, 11/21/2013 - 01:32
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post the output to the command "sh bootvar".

Sandeep Choudhary Thu, 11/21/2013 - 01:35
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HI Amit,


First check memory on flash card..... backup old IOS and config from swicth.


then

Download new image:


Cat6509> (enable) copy tftp bootflash:


Cat6509> (enable) dir bootflash:


Change the boot variable so that the switch boots with new software image after reset.


Cat6509> (enable) show boot


Cat6509> (enable) clear boot system flash bootflash:cat6000-sup2.6-3-6.bin ----(clear the old image )


Cat6509> (enable) set boot system flash bootflash:cat6000-sup2cvk8.7-3-2.bin


Cat6509> (enable) show boot



Reset the switch so that during reload, the switch boots with the new software image.


Cat6509> (enable) reset



Verify whether the switch loads the new software image.


Cat6509> (enable) show version



Hope it helps.



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amit bhatnagar Thu, 11/21/2013 - 01:51
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hello leo ,


please find output of bootvar below


#sh boot
DRG_SW00_6509_LO6E#sh bootv
DRG_SW00_6509_LO6E#sh bootvar
BOOT variable = bootdisk:,1;
CONFIG_FILE variable does not exist
BOOTLDR variable does not exist
Configuration register is 0x2102

Standby BOOT variable = bootdisk:,1;
Standby CONFIG_FILE variable =
Standby BOOTLDR variable =
Standby Configuration register is 0x2102

Leo Laohoo Thu, 11/21/2013 - 02:11
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Try this:


conf t

boot sys flash sup-bootflash:s2t54-adventerprisek9-mz.SPA.151-1.SY1.bin

end

wr

amit bhatnagar Thu, 11/21/2013 - 02:21
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hello Leo , so ISSU process doesnt work in that case ? and the command you have mentioned is it service affecting as there are 2 6509 in VSS

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1.  Copy the IOS to the primary sup-bootflash using this command:  copy tftp:///filename.bin sup-bootflash:


2.  Copy the IOS to the secondary sup-bootflash using this command:  copy tftp:///filename.bin slavesup-bootflash:


3.  Change the bootstring:  boot system flash sup-bootdisk:filename.bin

amit bhatnagar Thu, 11/21/2013 - 02:49
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thanks leo after giving command

3.  Change the bootstring:  boot system flash sup-bootflash:filename.bin

we need to follow ISSU steps right ?

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Leo Laohoo Thu, 11/21/2013 - 13:25
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we need to follow ISSU steps right ?

You can, if you want to.  But what I've posted is the better way because some IOS don't support ISSU (and in some cases, some IOS break ISSU).

please advise thanks

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