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IOS Upgrade for Cisco 6509 switch

Hi NetPro fellows -

I will be upgrading the IOS of two cisco 6509 switches from c6msfc2-jk2sv-mz.121-13.E14.bin to s222-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF13.bin . However the existing bootflash only has 32mb capacity and when i do a "show bootflash" i got two entries which i think is the IOS and bootloader image files.

c6sup22-jk2sv-mz.121-27b.E1.bin

c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-27b.E1.bin

Questions:

1. Is an external flash be available for the 6509 switch to store the new IOS(s222-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF13.bin ) which is 64mb in size?

2. Do i need to also configure the bootloader image after the new IOS has been placed?

thanks for your reply.

have a nice day.

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Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: IOS Upgrade for Cisco 6509 switch

Yes there are external compact flash cards - see attached link -

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/hardware/Config_Notes/78_15537.html

Once you have this IOS on the card you should then be able to boot from the card

boot system flash disk0:/

Jon

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Re: IOS Upgrade for Cisco 6509 switch

Thanks for the reply Jon.

Regarding my second question, do i need to install a bootloader image with this IOS s222-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF13.bin ?

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: IOS Upgrade for Cisco 6509 switch

No you don't. I'm assuming your running in native mode ie. IOS on both MSFC and Supervisor.

Jon

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