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4500 XMODEM

Hi guys,

Does xmodem work for a 4506?

If not, any other method to upgred the firmare through the console port?

Thanks,

Vin

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Cisco Employee

4500 XMODEM

Hi Vincenzo,

This switch does not have Xmodem or Ymodem functionality in ROMMON, as the document by the link above says:

"These Supervisor Engines also provide an Ethernet  Management port (10/100 Base T), which is available only from ROMmon  mode and can be configured to download a new valid image through TFTP  from a TFTP process. There is no option for Xmodem or Ymodem which  allows you to copy an image through the console port."

So you cannot load image through console port and you would need connection via one of ethernet interfaces to TFTP. E.g. you could connect a laptop to management port with TFTP server software on it.

Kind Regards,
Ivan

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Cisco Employee

4500 XMODEM

Hi Vincenzo,

It does not support xmodem but you could use the following step-by-step instruction to upload the image from TFTP server:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps663/products_configuration_example09186a0080094ecf.shtml#image

Kind Regards,
Ivan

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New Member

4500 XMODEM

Ok, thanks Ivan.

The problem is that I don't have anyone on site to connect the management port on the Supervisor to the network...so I was really looking for a method in order to upgrade the firmware just with the console port.

Any other solution?

Best,

Vin

New Member

4500 XMODEM

Basically I'd like to understand if I can use the following command directly from the rommon mode without connecting the management port...

copy xmodem: flash:filename

Of course any other similar method is more then welcome?

Thanks,

VIn

Cisco Employee

4500 XMODEM

Hi Vincenzo,

This switch does not have Xmodem or Ymodem functionality in ROMMON, as the document by the link above says:

"These Supervisor Engines also provide an Ethernet  Management port (10/100 Base T), which is available only from ROMmon  mode and can be configured to download a new valid image through TFTP  from a TFTP process. There is no option for Xmodem or Ymodem which  allows you to copy an image through the console port."

So you cannot load image through console port and you would need connection via one of ethernet interfaces to TFTP. E.g. you could connect a laptop to management port with TFTP server software on it.

Kind Regards,
Ivan

**Please grade this post if you find it useful.

Kind Regards, Ivan Shirshin **Please grade this post if you find it useful.
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