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Upgrading the IOS with bin file

Hi Everyone,

Need to confirm if ios has bin file only and no tar image then we can not use the archive command while using FTP to download the new ios.

We can delete the old ios first and then upgrade the ios with copy ftp command right?

Regards

Mahesh

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Upgrading the IOS with bin file

Mahesh

The correct answer to your question depends on the platform that you are planning the upgrade for. If it is a Catalyst switch running IOS then it is likely that there might be a tar file and the archive command could be used. For for IOS router there is no tar file and only bin files are used. So what platform are you asking about?

HTH

Rick

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Upgrading the IOS with bin file

HI Mahesh,

Only tar files need to be unziped by archive.

If you are uploading a bin file then u can directly use:

copy tftp flash:

Address or name of remote host? xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

source filename? xyz1.bin

Destination filename? xyz1.bin

Hope it helps.

Regards

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Upgrading the IOS with bin file

Mahesh

Yes it does look like for this switch only the bin file is available and no tar file. So the upgrade would use copy ftp or copy tftp and not use archive command.

HTH

Rick

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Re: Upgrading the IOS with bin file

I am asking about WS-C4503 with Supervisor II+TS.

For chassis-based systems, all you need is copy the BIN file into the bootflash.

Make sure you compare the MD5 hash value of the BIN file you got against the MD5 hash value found in the Cisco website.

If it doesn't match, don't use it!

Here's one way of checking:

1.  Hover your curser above the filename and under the heading "MD5 Checksum" you get the value of "b6e127f2c74cfcae94e871376771e522" for the version you are going to use.

2.  Copy the BIN file into your bootflash and run this command:  verify /md5 bootflash:cat4500-ipbasek9-mz.122-53.SG.bin b6e127f2c74cfcae94e871376771e522

By the way, 12.2(53)SG?  You sure?  This version is classed as "Deferred" due to some bugs found.  

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Upgrading the IOS with bin file

Mahesh

The correct answer to your question depends on the platform that you are planning the upgrade for. If it is a Catalyst switch running IOS then it is likely that there might be a tar file and the archive command could be used. For for IOS router there is no tar file and only bin files are used. So what platform are you asking about?

HTH

Rick

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Upgrading the IOS with bin file

Hi Rick,

I am asking about WS-C4503 with Supervisor II+TS.

I checked cisco website IOS supported for this is cat4500-ipbasek9-mz.122-53.SG.bin

Regards

Mahesh

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Upgrading the IOS with bin file

Mahesh

Yes it does look like for this switch only the bin file is available and no tar file. So the upgrade would use copy ftp or copy tftp and not use archive command.

HTH

Rick

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Upgrading the IOS with bin file

Many thanks for your advice Rick.

Best regards

Mahesh

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Re: Upgrading the IOS with bin file

I am asking about WS-C4503 with Supervisor II+TS.

For chassis-based systems, all you need is copy the BIN file into the bootflash.

Make sure you compare the MD5 hash value of the BIN file you got against the MD5 hash value found in the Cisco website.

If it doesn't match, don't use it!

Here's one way of checking:

1.  Hover your curser above the filename and under the heading "MD5 Checksum" you get the value of "b6e127f2c74cfcae94e871376771e522" for the version you are going to use.

2.  Copy the BIN file into your bootflash and run this command:  verify /md5 bootflash:cat4500-ipbasek9-mz.122-53.SG.bin b6e127f2c74cfcae94e871376771e522

By the way, 12.2(53)SG?  You sure?  This version is classed as "Deferred" due to some bugs found.  

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Upgrading the IOS with bin file

Hi Leo,

IOS  12.2(53)SG we have tested on another switch and it is stable and no issues in our current environment.

It also depends on application which one use in there environment.

Thanks for additional info you provided in your post.

Best Regards

Mahesh

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Upgrading the IOS with bin file

HI Mahesh,

Only tar files need to be unziped by archive.

If you are uploading a bin file then u can directly use:

copy tftp flash:

Address or name of remote host? xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

source filename? xyz1.bin

Destination filename? xyz1.bin

Hope it helps.

Regards

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