I'm also aware that Cisco is phasing out support for CatOS.
My setup is not complex, I don't need layer 3 capabilities beyond what the MSFC2 utilizes, But I figure that if I'm going to bring the switch down to update the firmware, I might want to go ahead and make the transition to native IOS
Re: Pros and cons of upgrading a 6506 to native IOS
My input is if it is working satisfactory then I would leave it alone . Sup1 is EOL anyway and no further work is being done on it . The last native version looks like it was released about a year ago so it looks like no further releases will be coming for that platform . Other than having the box on a single platform if you are comfortable with catos and using it (I always liked it ,seemed easier doing group commands) then I see no advantage as the card is eol and software maintenance ended in march of 2006 .
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