Installing a 512 Compac Flash on a CAT 6509E

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Nov 14th, 2014
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Hi, 

I have a Catalyst 6509E, i want to connect a 512 Compact Flash in the slot disk0 or disk1, but the Catalyst does not detect the cp flash,  i want to do this because i want upgrade the Catalyst ios version, actually the ios version is 12.2(18)SXD7b and want to upgrade to the version 122-33.SXI14. 

 

the compac flash model is MEM-C6K-CPTFL512M

 

I believe that the problem could be the ROM version, I would like to know if i have to upgrade the ROM version? 

Device information:

rtsw64253#show rom-monitor slot 5 sp
Region F1: INVALID
Region F2: INVALID
Currently running ROMMON from S (Gold) region

how version | include ROM
ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(17r)S4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
System returned to ROM by unknown reload cause - suspect boot_data[BOOT_COUNT] 0x0, BOOT_COUNT 0, BOOTDATA 19 (SP by reload)

 

rtsw64253#show version 
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software 
IOS (tm) s72033_rp Software (s72033_rp-PK9SV-M), Version 12.2(18)SXD7b, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Fri 08-Dec-06 12:51 by ccai
Image text-base: 0x4002100C, data-base: 0x42320000

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(17r)S4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
BOOTLDR: s72033_rp Software (s72033_rp-PK9SV-M), Version 12.2(18)SXD7b, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

rtsw64253 uptime is 6 weeks, 1 day, 20 hours, 22 minutes
Time since rtsw64253 switched to active is 6 weeks, 1 day, 20 hours, 22 minutes
System returned to ROM by unknown reload cause - suspect boot_data[BOOT_COUNT] 0x0, BOOT_COUNT 0, BOOTDATA 19 (SP by reload)
System restarted at 17:16:55 horario-verano Wed Oct 1 2014
System image file is "sup-bootflash:s72033-pk9sv-mz.122-18.SXD7b.bin"


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cisco WS-C6509-E (R7000) processor (revision 1.3) with 458720K/65536K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID SMC1037006Q
SR71000 CPU at 600Mhz, Implementation 0x504, Rev 1.2, 512KB L2 Cache
Last reset from s/w reset
X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
Bridging software.
20 Virtual Ethernet/IEEE 802.3  interface(s)
48 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
106 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
1917K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
8192K bytes of packet buffer memory.

65536K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 512K).
Configuration register is 0x2102

 

 

 

rtsw64253#dir /all
Directory of sup-bootflash:/

    1  -rw-    46666996   Oct 1 2014 17:10:47 +02:00  s72033-pk9sv-mz.122-18.SXD7b.bin

65536000 bytes total (18868876 bytes free)


rtsw64253#show module 
Mod Ports Card Type                              Model              Serial No.
--- ----- -------------------------------------- ------------------ -----------
  1   48  SFM-capable 48 port 10/100/1000mb RJ45 WS-X6548-GE-TX     SAL10457335
  2   48  SFM-capable 48 port 10/100/1000mb RJ45 WS-X6548-GE-TX     SAL104572ZY
  3   48  SFM-capable 48-port 10/100 Mbps RJ45   WS-X6548-RJ-45     SAL10414AH5
  4    8  8 port 1000mb GBIC Enhanced QoS        WS-X6408A-GBIC     SAL10425LZK
  5    2  Supervisor Engine 720 (Active)         WS-SUP720-3B       SAL104254HV

Mod MAC addresses                       Hw    Fw           Sw           Status
--- ---------------------------------- ------ ------------ ------------ -------
  1  0019.aa98.5290 to 0019.aa98.52bf  11.1   7.2(1)       8.3(0.156)RO Ok
  2  0019.aa98.4ed0 to 0019.aa98.4eff  11.1   7.2(1)       8.3(0.156)RO Ok
  3  000a.b807.82d0 to 000a.b807.82ff   7.1   6.3(1)       8.3(0.156)RO Ok
  4  0019.56ce.1658 to 0019.56ce.165f   4.1   5.4(2)       8.3(0.156)RO Ok
  5  0014.a982.5d20 to 0014.a982.5d23   5.2   8.4(2)       12.2(18)SXD7 Ok

Mod Sub-Module                  Model              Serial        Hw     Status 
--- --------------------------- ------------------ ------------ ------- -------
  5 Policy Feature Card 3       WS-F6K-PFC3B       SAL104258XK   2.3    Ok
  5 MSFC3 Daughterboard         WS-SUP720          SAL104041SG   2.5    Ok

Mod Online Diag Status 
--- -------------------
  1 Pass
  2 Pass
  3 Pass
  4 Pass
  5 Pass


rtsw64253#sh module version 
Mod Port Model              Serial #    Versions
--- ---- ------------------ ----------- --------------------------------------
 1   48  WS-X6548-GE-TX     SAL10457335 Hw : 11.1
                                        Fw : 7.2(1) 
                                        Sw : 8.3(0.156)ROC20 
 2   48  WS-X6548-GE-TX     SAL104572ZY Hw : 11.1
                                        Fw : 7.2(1) 
                                        Sw : 8.3(0.156)ROC20 
 3   48  WS-X6548-RJ-45     SAL10414AH5 Hw : 7.1
                                        Fw : 6.3(1) 
                                        Sw : 8.3(0.156)ROC20 
 4    8  WS-X6408A-GBIC     SAL10425LZK Hw : 4.1
                                        Fw : 5.4(2) 
                                        Sw : 8.3(0.156)ROC20 
 5    2  WS-SUP720-3B       SAL104254HV Hw : 5.2
                                        Fw : 8.4(2)
                                        Sw : 12.2(18)SXD7b
                                        Sw1: 8.4(0.61)RCC10 
         WS-SUP720          SAL104041SG Hw : 2.5
                                        Fw : 12.2(17r)S4
                                        Sw : 12.2(18)SXD7b
         WS-F6K-PFC3B       SAL104258XK Hw : 2.3

 

Regards,

Fidel Gonzalez

 

 

Correct Answer by a12288 about 2 years 9 months ago
I don't think you need to upgrade rmmon. here is my output. "ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(17r)S4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)", and we have core-jnhn#dir disk0: Directory of disk0:/ .... .... 512024576 bytes total (182542336 bytes free)
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a12288 Fri, 11/14/2014 - 09:14
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I don't think you need to upgrade rmmon. here is my output. "ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(17r)S4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)", and we have core-jnhn#dir disk0: Directory of disk0:/ .... .... 512024576 bytes total (182542336 bytes free)
Leo Laohoo Fri, 11/14/2014 - 15:15
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I have a Catalyst 6509E, i want to connect a 512 Compact Flash in the slot disk0 or disk1, but the Catalyst does not detect the cp flash,  

Three suspects: 

1.  Your CF is dead; 

2.  Your CF ports are dead; and

3.  Both 1 & 2.  

 

Recommendation:  Go to your nearest/favorite electronics (or camera) shop and get a variety of CF (up to 2 Gb).  Test them out and see if the logs will show up as something like "CF inserted in diskX:".  

 

When I say "a variety" I mean numerous brands.  Don't go and buy from one brand because not all brands follow the same "standard" in format that Cisco appliance will support.

Fidel Ernesto G... Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:16
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Hi Leo, 

 

I am using a new compact flash, I bought it to upgrade  the IOS,  I have a 256MB compact flash and its detected by the catalyst but the new one (512 compact flash) no. 

 

Can you recommend me a compact flash brand?

 

Regards,

Fidel Gonzalez

Leo Laohoo Mon, 11/17/2014 - 18:06
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Can you recommend me a compact flash brand?

No I can't because not all CF "manufacturers" follow the standard.   What I can recommend, however, is to go to your favorite/nearest electronics or camera shop and buy several varieties of CF (up to 2 Gb size) and see which one the supervisor card will detect.

 

Once detected, use the supervisor card to format the CF.  Return the un-used ones and, optionally, buy more of the ones that work (as spare).

InayathUlla Sharieff Fri, 11/14/2014 - 17:14
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Please check if you have any spare CF card and pull one of them from any other spare chasis and test if this switch detects that.

 

SEcond  i see that the device has booted us with the below reason:

System Returns to ROM by Unknown Reload Cause

The Cisco Catalyst 6000/6500 Switches can unexpectedly reload due to an unknown cause. The output of the show versioncommand displays a similar error message:

System returned to ROM by unknown reload cause - suspect 
boot_data[BOOT_COUNT] 0x0, BOOT_COUNT 0, BOOTDATA 19 (SP by power-on)

This issue is documented in Cisco bug ID CSCef80423 (registered customers only) . Upgrade the switch to the latest Cisco IOS Software release unaffected by the bug in order to resolve this issue.

 

 

HTH

 

Fidel Ernesto G... Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:20
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Hi Insharie, 

 

My goal is upgrade the IOS, for that reason i want to upgrade it, thanks you for the information about the bug.

 

 

Regards, 

Fidel Gonzalez

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