Hi all ,
i have used that link to convert commands from CatOS to IOS but then there are certain commands which are not being converted to IOS .I know that rest of these commands i have to convert manually but then how can i find out whats the equivalent IOS command of a particular CatOS
That's also the only link I found searching on Cisco website BUT this link is now broken. There are plenty of cisco technical docs pointing to this broken link.
So, I'm desperatly looking for this Conversion Tool without being able to find it.
Does anyone know where to find it ?
Also, the only conversion procedure I could find is from Hybrid (ie: SUP runing CatOS and MSFC running IOS) to Native. But what I want to do is converting my switch running CatOS (without MSFC running on it - it's a simple L2 switch) to IOS.
Not being able to find any technical doc for that, I guess that it doesn't require any particular procedure apart from:
1. Upload the IOS binary on the switch flash
2. Convert CatOS config file to IOS one
2. Change bootvar's
Any other suggestions or document ?
Thanks for your answer. That's exactly what I said, maybe I wasn't clear enough, I'm not wiling to convert from Hybrid to Native because my switch is NOT a hybrid one (I just have a supervisor engine but NO MSFC).
Are you saying that it's not supported to convert a supervisor card running CatOS to IOS ?
Yes that is not possible. You cannon convert CATOS to IOS if you just have sup engine. You need to have MSFC onboard to perform CATOS to IOS.
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Thank you very much Ankur for shedding some light on this ! That's much clearer now.
That probably explains why I couldn't find any technical documentation on Cisco's site on how to perform this upgrade.
One last thing: is there any white paper officially stating that this operation is NOT possible (that would be helpful as a justification for my management).
Thanks and Regards,
Have a look at this paragraph from one of the whitepapers
"Cisco IOS Software for the Supervisor Engine on the Catalyst 6500 Series provides a single Cisco IOS image, configuration, and command line to support all Layer 2, 3, and 4 functionality on the switch. Cisco IOS has historically been a Layer 3 operating system on routing platforms, and when installed on the Supervisor Engine of a Catalyst 6500 has expanded these capabilities to include true Layer 2 functionality as well. Cisco IOS requires an MSFC daughter card be present on the Supervisor Engine"
Read the last line in this paragraph which says "Cisco IOS requires an MSFC daughter card be present on the Supervisor Engine"
Have a look at this whitepaper
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Thank you very much.
The paragraph you've outlined makes all sense in understanding WHY an MSFC daughter card is actually required.