Without a boot statement, by default the switch/router would pick the first file in the flash to boot the device. If the first file is not a valid IOS image bin file, the device would drop into ROMMON or boot mode depending on the platform.
On a CCIE blog, there was a similar question for a 3750 switch. I'm sure the same logic applies here. Enter the command show boot on your switch. You should see a BOOT path-list entry. This probably will have both IOS files listed. They had used the "archive download-sw" command to add the new IOS to flash and found that one of the default settings is; The BOOT environment variable is changed to point to the new software image on the flash: file system.
Question We run asr9001 with XR 6.1.3, and we have a very long delay to
login w/ SSH 1 or 2 to the device compare to IOS device. After
investigation, the there is 1s delay between the client KEXDH_INIT and
the server (XR) KEXDH_REPLY. After debug ssh serv...
Introduction The purpose of this document is to demonstrate the Open
Shortest Path First (OSPF) behavior when the V-bit (Virtual-link bit) is
present in a non-backbone area. The V-bit is signaled in Type-1 LSA only
if the router is the endpoint of one or ...
Hi, I am seeing quite a few issues with patch install and wanted to
share my experience and workaround to this. Login to admin via CLI, then
access root with the “shell” command Issue “df –h” and you’ll probably
see the following directory full or nearly ...