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Upgrading IOS on remote site equipment

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Dec 11th, 2002
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What is the best method for upgrading an IOS image on a remote device. For example an Internet router. I have several devices on the public network in several towns that I need to push a new image to.

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deilert Wed, 12/11/2002 - 13:36
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If you can get an OOB connection to the devices you are upgrading this is the best practice. If something goes wrong you still have a console connection , also you can watch the image load while connected on the console.


I find the best way to copy the image to flash is to load it on a box in flash or on a PCMCIA card that it centrally located and make it a tftp-server.

rais Wed, 12/11/2002 - 14:11
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Another option is to load the image on a TFTP server at remote site ( if available) and then TFTP from there. It will be faster and less error-prone. In case you lose connectivity you can always ask for help if someone is available at the site.


Thanks.

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