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Steps to upgrade WS-C6509-E with 720 supervisor

 

Need steps to upgrade ios on WS-C6509-E 

Dram size is 512 Mb

current image is loaded on sup-bootflash: 65536000 

 

Question:

1 step to load ios , do we need to update boot room image

2 difference between bootflash and sup-bootflash:

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Question:1 step to load ios ,

Question:

1 step to load ios , do we need to update boot room image

 

Answer: is NO.

2 difference between bootflash and sup-bootflash:

Answer: 


In cisco IOS the bootflash on the supervisor is refered to as sup-bootflash and the bootflash on the MSFC is just  bootflash.  In CatOS since the SP and RP are configured seperatly the bootflash on the supervisor is just bootflash and the bootflash on the MSFC is still bootflash.

So in CatOS you can use the sup-bootflash it is just called the bootflash.

 

HTH

regards

Inayath

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Hmm, older sup720s came with 64MB flash, which is insufficient for the later IOS images.  There's, I believe, an upgrade kit to change your sup-bootflash to a (CF) sup-bootdisk, which can be much larger than 64 MB.  Or, the sup720 has two external CF sockets, either of which can be booted from.

Do you need to upgrade your ROM?  Probably not, but depending on what version your ROM image is, you might want to.  You can review your ROM's known bug list and see if any are of concern.

What's the difference between bootflash and sup-bootflash?  The former was the bootflash for the L2 engine, used when you run CatOS.  The latter is used by the L3 engine, used by IOS.  When running "native" IOS, the former isn't used for booting.

 

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Cisco Employee

Question:1 step to load ios ,

Question:

1 step to load ios , do we need to update boot room image

 

Answer: is NO.

2 difference between bootflash and sup-bootflash:

Answer: 


In cisco IOS the bootflash on the supervisor is refered to as sup-bootflash and the bootflash on the MSFC is just  bootflash.  In CatOS since the SP and RP are configured seperatly the bootflash on the supervisor is just bootflash and the bootflash on the MSFC is still bootflash.

So in CatOS you can use the sup-bootflash it is just called the bootflash.

 

HTH

regards

Inayath

**Please dont forget to rate if this info is helpfull.

New Member

boot flash:dir bootflash

boot flash:

dir bootflash:
Directory of bootflash:/
No files in directory

65536000 bytes total (65536000 bytes free)

dir sup-bootflash:
Directory of sup-bootflash:/

    1  -rw-        7169  Dec 18 2006 21:28:42 -06:00  startup-config
    2  -rw-    41910276  Jan 16 2007 09:14:29 -06:00  s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.sxf7.bin

65536000 bytes total (23618296 bytes free)

 

I am now trying to upgrade with following image

ADVANCED ENTERPRISE SERVICES  
s72033-adventerprise_wan-mz.122-33.SXI14.bin    (110 Mb)

will it be problem if i load it on boot flash or I will have to load it on sup-bootflash only ?

Cisco Employee

No you cant load both the

No you cant load both the locataion as the file size which you are showing is 110 MB.

65MB is available space.

Probably you need to think of using the compact flash(disk0).

 

HTH

Super Bronze

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In no event shall Author be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profit) arising out of the use or inability to use the posting's information even if Author has been advised of the possibility of such damage.

Posting

Hmm, older sup720s came with 64MB flash, which is insufficient for the later IOS images.  There's, I believe, an upgrade kit to change your sup-bootflash to a (CF) sup-bootdisk, which can be much larger than 64 MB.  Or, the sup720 has two external CF sockets, either of which can be booted from.

Do you need to upgrade your ROM?  Probably not, but depending on what version your ROM image is, you might want to.  You can review your ROM's known bug list and see if any are of concern.

What's the difference between bootflash and sup-bootflash?  The former was the bootflash for the L2 engine, used when you run CatOS.  The latter is used by the L3 engine, used by IOS.  When running "native" IOS, the former isn't used for booting.

 

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