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Sup 2A Hybrid upgrade to Native IOS

I'm curious if this is possible. I have a Sup 2A that is running hybrid CatOS / IOS on MSFC. I want to upgrade this Sup 2A to native IOS. I know that many people do this in conjunction with a Sup 720 upgrade, but I do not have the budget to upgrade to the Sup 720.

Can anyone offer me any advice on this? Will I be limiting myself in any way by doing this?

Your assistance is greatly appreciated !

Jim

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Re: Sup 2A Hybrid upgrade to Native IOS

Jim,

You can run current native IOS images on the SUP2 with a memory upgrade. The latest images require 256Mb RAM and 53Mb (rounded up to 64Mb). There will also be the task of converting the hybrid OS to a hybrid IOS command set. This has been done, and can be done... I've done it many times. Best of luck!!

Mark

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Re: Sup 2A Hybrid upgrade to Native IOS

Thanks, Mark. Useful information. When you mention 53 Mb (64 MB) what are you referring to? Is this flash?

Thanks again,

Jim

Re: Sup 2A Hybrid upgrade to Native IOS

Jim,

Yes that is flash memory. Sorry for leaving that out.

Mark

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Re: Sup 2A Hybrid upgrade to Native IOS

Thanks for your help, Mark.

Re: Sup 2A Hybrid upgrade to Native IOS

Jim,

You are most welcome. Here is a guide to converting the SUP2 to native IOS. Best of luck on the upgrade!

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_tech_note09186a008070f124.shtml

Mark

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