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Recommended method for upgrading IOS on dual 6513s?

I wanted to gather a consensus of the recommended best-practice steps for upgrading (2) 6513s core chassis units running IOS with dual-720s in each.

Need to upgrade to add additional support for WS-X6708-10G-3C (10Gb line cards)

The card requires 12.2(18)SXF5 and we are currently at 12.2(18)SXF4. Been up and stable in datacenter environment for over 3 years without any issues on either units.

Thanks!

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Cisco Employee

Re: Recommended method for upgrading IOS on dual 6513s?

New Member

Re: Recommended method for upgrading IOS on dual 6513s?

Had the same question. Great link. Glad I came here first.

James

New Member

Re: Recommended method for upgrading IOS on dual 6513s?

Here is some more info to check out.

Can someone review the output and verify the results? The only thing that is blank and questionable is the bootvar that is apparently blank at this point.

Cisco 6513-A

rtr#sh redundancy

Redundant System Information :

------------------------------

Available system uptime = 3 years, 13 weeks, 2 days, 17 hours, 53 minutes

Switchovers system experienced = 0

Standby failures = 0

Last switchover reason = none

Hardware Mode = Duplex

Configured Redundancy Mode = sso

Operating Redundancy Mode = sso

Maintenance Mode = Disabled

Communications = Up

Current Processor Information :

-------------------------------

Active Location = slot 7

Current Software state = ACTIVE

Uptime in current state = 3 years, 13 weeks, 2 days, 17 hours, 52 minutes

Image Version = Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) s72033_rp Software (s72033_rp-ADVIPSERVICESK9_WAN-M), Version 12.2(18)SXF4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport

Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Thu 23-Mar-06 20:09 by tinhuang

BOOT = disk0:,1;

BOOTLDR =

Configuration register = 0x2102

Peer Processor Information :

----------------------------

Standby Location = slot 8

Current Software state = STANDBY HOT

Uptime in current state = 3 years, 13 weeks, 2 days, 17 hours, 51 minutes

Image Version = Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) s72033_rp Software (s72033_rp-ADVIPSERVICESK9_WAN-M), Version 12.2(18)SXF4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport

Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Thu 23-Mar-06 20:09 by tinhuang

BOOT = disk0:,1;

BOOTLDR =

Configuration register = 0x2102

rtr#sh bootvar

BOOT variable = disk0:,1;

CONFIG_FILE variable does not exist

BOOTLDR variable =

Configuration register is 0x2102

Standby is up

Standby has 983008K/65536K bytes of memory.

Standby BOOT variable = disk0:,1;

Standby CONFIG_FILE variable does not exist

Standby BOOTLDR variable =

Standby Configuration register is 0x2102

rtr#dir disk0:

Directory of disk0:/

1 -rw- 76975140 Apr 24 2006 17:39:02 -05:00 s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF4.bin

2 -rw- 18532864 Apr 24 2006 18:27:36 -05:00 c7600-fpd-pkg.122-18.SXF4.pkg

255938560 bytes total (160428032 bytes free)

rtr#dir disk1:

Directory of disk1:/

No files in directory

255885312 bytes total (255885312 bytes free)

New Member

Re: Recommended method for upgrading IOS on dual 6513s?

rtr#sh mod

Mod Ports Card Type Model Serial No.

--- ----- -------------------------------------- ------------------ -----------

1 0 2 port adapter Enhanced FlexWAN WS-X6582-2PA

2 48 SFM-capable 48 port 10/100/1000mb RJ45 WS-X6548-GE-TX

3 48 SFM-capable 48 port 10/100/1000mb RJ45 WS-X6548-GE-TX

7 2 Supervisor Engine 720 (Active) WS-SUP720-3B

8 2 Supervisor Engine 720 (Hot) WS-SUP720-3B

9 48 CEF720 48 port 1000mb SFP WS-X6748-SFP

10 48 CEF720 48 port 10/100/1000mb Ethernet WS-X6748-GE-TX

Mod MAC addresses Hw Fw Sw Status

--- ---------------------------------- ------ ------------ ------------ -------

1 0017.5923.9510 to 0017.5923.954f 2.2 12.2(18)SXF4 12.2(18)SXF4 Ok

2 0017.5acf.a5c0 to 0017.5acf.a5ef 10.2 7.2(1) 8.5(0.46)RFW Ok

3 0016.9d52.56b8 to 0016.9d52.56e7 10.2 7.2(1) 8.5(0.46)RFW Ok

7 0017.944a.5708 to 0017.944a.570b 4.5 8.1(3) 12.2(18)SXF4 Ok

8 0013.c43a.9b54 to 0013.c43a.9b57 4.5 8.1(3) 12.2(18)SXF4 Ok

9 0017.0e6d.401c to 0017.0e6d.404b 1.5 12.2(14r)S5 12.2(18)SXF4 Ok

10 0017.0e2b.ea70 to 0017.0e2b.ea9f 2.3 12.2(14r)S5 12.2(18)SXF4 Ok

Mod Sub-Module Model Serial Hw Status

---- --------------------------- ------------------ ----------- ------- -------

7 Policy Feature Card 3 WS-F6K-PFC3B 2.2 Ok

7 MSFC3 Daughterboard WS-SUP720 2.4 Ok

8 Policy Feature Card 3 WS-F6K-PFC3B 2.2 Ok

8 MSFC3 Daughterboard WS-SUP720 2.4 Ok

9 Centralized Forwarding Card WS-F6700-CFC 2.0 Ok

10 Centralized Forwarding Card WS-F6700-CFC 2.0 Ok

Cisco Employee

Re: Recommended method for upgrading IOS on dual 6513s?

Hi Andy

Do you mean BOOTLDR variable is empty? This is fine. BOOTLDR is the boot image that ROM uses for booting.

For the Boot variable, it pointed to disk0: where your disk0 has only one image, and the SUP will use that image to boot up the switch.

HTH,

jerry

New Member

Re: Recommended method for upgrading IOS on dual 6513s?

Yeah, got that. Thanksm Jerry.

I was going to leave that image since I have the space on the disk. Could I not just load the new version on disk1 and set a boot command to boot from disk1 first then failback to disk0?

BTW, any good recommendations on what IOS version to go up to???

Cisco Employee

Re: Recommended method for upgrading IOS on dual 6513s?

Hi Andy,

You can do that. However, I will recommend you to set the boot string to something like this:

boot system flash disk1:/image_name

boot system flash disk0:/image_name

Also, check the boot sequence before you reboot.

the later SXF should be good. Make sure you have enough RAM though, I cant see how much RAM is your router without the show version output.

You should also download the FPD image.

Regards,

jerry

New Member

Re: Recommended method for upgrading IOS on dual 6513s?

rtr#sh ver

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) s72033_rp Software (s72033_rp-ADVIPSERVICESK9_WAN-M), Version 12.2(18)SXF4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport

Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Thu 23-Mar-06 20:09 by tinhuang

Image text-base: 0x40101040, data-base: 0x42DA8000

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(17r)S2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

BOOTLDR: s72033_rp Software (s72033_rp-ADVIPSERVICESK9_WAN-M), Version 12.2(18)SXF4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

rtr uptime is 3 years, 13 weeks, 2 days, 20 hours, 47 minutes

Time since rtr switched to active is 3 years, 13 weeks, 2 days, 20 hours, 52 minutes

System returned to ROM by power cycle (SP by power on)

System restarted at 17:18:11 CDT Wed May 3 2006

System image file is "disk0:s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF4.bin"

cisco WS-C6513 (R7000) processor (revision 1.0) with 983008K/65536K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID SAL1007DTP3

SR71000 CPU at 600Mhz, Implementation 0x504, Rev 1.2, 512KB L2 Cache

Last reset from power-on

SuperLAT software (copyright 1990 by Meridian Technology Corp).

X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.

Bridging software.

TN3270 Emulation software.

1 Enhanced FlexWAN controller (2 Serial)(8 T1).

56 Virtual Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces

196 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces

4 Serial network interfaces

1917K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

8192K bytes of packet buffer memory.

65536K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 512K).

Configuration register is 0x2102

Cisco Employee

Re: Recommended method for upgrading IOS on dual 6513s?

Hi Andy,

I think the latest SXF is okay if you don't need any new features from SXH. However, I will suggest you to check out the release note of SXF for any open caveats that are affecting you

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/ios/12.2SXF/native/release/notes/OL_4164.html#wp4082332

HTH,

jerry

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