need to upgrade some 6509 which are running old software
i only have 64meg sup boot flash
it does have a 512mb compact flash card, can i use this for storing the software, or will it want me to upgrade the sup-bootflash: ?
as i was thinking of upgrading to s72033-advipservicesk9.wan.mz.122-18.sxf17a but this is 79 meg?
also from the original software version, have i chosen the correct "new" software
You should be okay to use the compact flash card. When you install the new image just add this to your running config -
boot system flash disk?:/
assuming it shows up as a disk rather than a slot.
If you currently have a "boot system flash ..." command in your running config make sure the new one is first in the list ie. you may need to delete existing one, enter new one and then (optionally) put back the old one. Probably best to put old one back untit you have verified it all works properly.
As for correct software version, really depends on what features you need + any bugs in the software that may affect you. You can use Feature Navigator to work out what features are available -
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