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2960s upgrade to 15.0(2) fails

Hi,

 

We have a bunch of 2960s switches of which some of them can't be upgraded to IOS 15.0(2). It compared the show version commands and the ones that can be upgraded have

Model revision number           : H0

While the ones that can't be upgraded have:

Model revision number           : D0

The D0 switches can be upgraded to 15.0(1) without problems, but upgrade to 15.0(2) fails silently. It unpacks the image and than just fails over to the old image without error message.

Has anyone else experienced this behaviour en more importantly, does anyone have a fix for this?

 

Thanks in advance

Bob

 

 

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VIP Super Bronze

Hi,Not sure what is the part

Hi,

Not sure what is the part number for your switches, but see table-4 for all supported 2960s that can be upgraded to 15.

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/catalyst-3750-x-series-switches/product_bulletin_c25_682542.html

HTH

 

Community Member

HiThanks for the link, but

Hi

Thanks for the link, but this is for 15.0(1) and I don't have issues with that release. The upgrade only fails when I try to upgrade to 15.0(2) and above.

Regards

Bob

pf
Community Member

HiDid ypu find a solution to

Hi

Did ypu find a solution to your problem? I have exactly the same problem with some switches. I think it has something to do with bootloader upgrading not working or not done with some older model revision numbers of the 2960S switches. See also my blog under

https://supportforums.cisco.com/discussion/12279616/ios-1502se1-higher-not-loadable-ws-c2960s-fps-l-bootloader-12253rse

Regards

Peter

Hall of Fame Super Blue

All of my 2960/G/S are

All of my 2960/G/S are running 15.0(2)SE4.  I have no trouble upgrading them.  

 

Can you post the upgrade process?  I want to see where the process is failing.

Community Member

Hi Leo,Sorry for the late

Hi Leo,

Sorry for the late reply. I haven't been working for the customer the last 2 weeks. I've attached the output of the attempted upgrade.

Regards

Bob

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Your output shows me the

Your output shows me the switch is booting IOS version 12.2(58)SE1.  I don't see any attempts to upgrade the IOS nor the error message(s) pertaining to the failure to upgrade the IOS.

Community Member

Correct, but it does start

Correct, but it does start with uncompressing the 15.0(2) image, but after uncompressing it, it just goes to the next image. I also tried to use the tar image instead of the bin image, but that doesn't help either. I've already verified md5 checksums and they all match.

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Ok, the output you've posted

Ok, the output you've posted shows the switch attempting to load the IOS but it is failing because the IOS could potentially be corrupt.  

 

Go to the Cisco website and search for the TAR file.  Download the TAR file.  [IMPORTANT] You need to compare the MD5 hash value of the TAR file you've just downloaded to the MD5 hash value found in the Cisco website.  They need to match. 

 

Once you've passed this stage, upgrade the IOS of the switch using this method:  archive download-sw tftp://<TFTP IP address>/IOS.tar

Community Member

I already tried to use the

I already tried to use the tar method, including the comparison of the md5 checksums and it's the same problem. I even tried copying over the image from a working switch, but to no avail.

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Post the output to the

Post the output to the command "sh version". 

Community Member

Here you go: Cisco IOS

Here you go:

 

Cisco IOS Software, C2960S Software (C2960S-UNIVERSALK9-M), Version 12.2(58)SE1,                                                                                                                                                           RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2011 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Thu 05-May-11 03:03 by prod_rel_team

ROM: Bootstrap program is Alpha board boot loader
BOOTLDR: C2960S Boot Loader (C2960S-HBOOT-M) Version 12.2(53r)SE, RELEASE SOFTWA                                                                                                                                                          RE (fc3)

73_ACC_SW_702_007 uptime is 1 year, 38 weeks, 5 days, 5 hours, 37 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
System restarted at 08:02:33 CET Thu Sep 13 2012
System image file is "flash:c2960s-universalk9-mz.122-58.SE1.bin"


This product contains cryptographic features and is subject to United
States and local country laws governing import, export, transfer and
use. Delivery of Cisco cryptographic products does not imply
third-party authority to import, export, distribute or use encryption.
Importers, exporters, distributors and users are responsible for
compliance with U.S. and local country laws. By using this product you
agree to comply with applicable laws and regulations. If you are unable
to comply with U.S. and local laws, return this product immediately.

A summary of U.S. laws governing Cisco cryptographic products may be found at:
http://www.cisco.com/wwl/export/crypto/tool/stqrg.html

If you require further assistance please contact us by sending email to
export@cisco.com.

cisco WS-C2960S-24TS-L (PowerPC) processor (revision D0) with 131072K bytes of m                                                                                                                                                          emory.
Processor board ID FOC1528W8UV
Last reset from power-on
2 Virtual Ethernet interfaces
1 FastEthernet interface
28 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
The password-recovery mechanism is enabled.

512K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.
Base ethernet MAC Address       : 08:D0:9F:F6:88:00
Motherboard assembly number     : 73-11910-06
Power supply part number        : 341-0328-02
Motherboard serial number       : FOC154637MQ
Power supply serial number      : DCA1542M4F7
Model revision number           : D0
Motherboard revision number     : A0
Model number                    : WS-C2960S-24TS-L
Daughterboard assembly number   : 73-11933-04
Daughterboard serial number     : FOC15461NMB
System serial number            : FOC1528W8UV
Top Assembly Part Number        : 800-30954-02
Top Assembly Revision Number    : C0
Version ID                      : V02
CLEI Code Number                : COMGG00ARB
Daughterboard revision number   : A0
Hardware Board Revision Number  : 0x01


Switch Ports Model              SW Version            SW Image
------ ----- -----              ----------            ----------
*    1 28    WS-C2960S-24TS-L   12.2(58)SE1           C2960S-UNIVERSALK9-M


Configuration register is 0xF

 

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Are you kidding me????? Are

73_ACC_SW_702_007 uptime is 1 year, 38 weeks, 5 days, 5 hours, 37 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
System restarted at 08:02:33 CET Thu Sep 13 2012
System image file is "flash:c2960s-universalk9-mz.122-58.SE1.bin"

Provide helpful information would certain help.  You're going to tell me that the switch that is having trouble booting the specified IOS has an uptime of more than one year?  Are you serious?  cheeky

Community Member

Sorry, honest mistake, we

Sorry, honest mistake, we have quite a few of them around. This is the one from the switch I've been experimenting with. You'll see that it's running 15.0(1) at the moment which boots fine, but 15.0(2) does not. I did some tests with an offline switch as well, but as I'm not at the customer at the moment, I can't give you that output. This switch however has exactly the same issue.

 

Cisco IOS Software, C2960S Software (C2960S-UNIVERSALK9-M), Version 15.0(1)SE3, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2012 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Wed 30-May-12 14:35 by prod_rel_team

ROM: Bootstrap program is Alpha board boot loader
BOOTLDR: C2960S Boot Loader (C2960S-HBOOT-M) Version 12.2(53r)SE, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc3)

73_ACC_SW_702_014 uptime is 4 weeks, 5 days, 18 hours, 54 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
System restarted at 15:27:19 CET Fri May 9 2014
System image file is "flash:/c2960s-universalk9-mz.150-1.SE3.bin"


This product contains cryptographic features and is subject to United
States and local country laws governing import, export, transfer and
use. Delivery of Cisco cryptographic products does not imply
third-party authority to import, export, distribute or use encryption.
Importers, exporters, distributors and users are responsible for
compliance with U.S. and local country laws. By using this product you
agree to comply with applicable laws and regulations. If you are unable
to comply with U.S. and local laws, return this product immediately.

A summary of U.S. laws governing Cisco cryptographic products may be found at:
http://www.cisco.com/wwl/export/crypto/tool/stqrg.html

If you require further assistance please contact us by sending email to
export@cisco.com.

cisco WS-C2960S-24TS-L (PowerPC) processor (revision D0) with 131072K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FOC1519X1JE
Last reset from power-on
2 Virtual Ethernet interfaces
1 FastEthernet interface
28 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
The password-recovery mechanism is enabled.

512K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.
Base ethernet MAC Address       : 0C:85:25:24:BA:80
Motherboard assembly number     : 73-11910-06
Power supply part number        : 341-0328-02
Motherboard serial number       : FOC15460DSC
Power supply serial number      : DCA1542M4J7
Model revision number           : D0
Motherboard revision number     : A0
Model number                    : WS-C2960S-24TS-L
Daughterboard assembly number   : 73-11933-04
Daughterboard serial number     : FOC15461NM7
System serial number            : FOC1519X1JE
Top Assembly Part Number        : 800-30954-02
Top Assembly Revision Number    : C0
Version ID                      : V02
CLEI Code Number                : COMGG00ARB
Daughterboard revision number   : A0
Hardware Board Revision Number  : 0x01


Switch Ports Model              SW Version            SW Image
------ ----- -----              ----------            ----------
*    1 28    WS-C2960S-24TS-L   15.0(1)SE3            C2960S-UNIVERSALK9-M


Configuration register is 0xF

 

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Ok, now post the output to

Ok, now post the output to the command "dir".

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