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3500XL IOS upgrade

The instructions for upgrading the IOS on a standalone 3500XL say to rename the current image on flash with the new image name replacing '.tar' with '.bin'. then use the tar /x tftp://server_ip_address/path/filename.tar flash: command to copy the new image to flash. Will simply unzipping the tar file on a PC and tftping the .bin file to the flash on the 3500XL work without doing the tar procedure? We don't use the http functions and keep the httpserver turned off.


Re: 3500XL IOS upgrade


If your flash has room enough to store multiple .bin files, then you need to either erase the old .bin, or use a "boot system" command in your startup-config to point to the desired file. You're talking about just the IOS update, right? (I mean, not the download that also contains the Cluster Management software updates as well.)

Now, can you help me get my tax refund sooner? (Just kidding.)

Hope this helps.

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Re: 3500XL IOS upgrade

This is a standalone switch, the flash has 8 Mb, so it can only hold one image. I have already tftp'ed a new .bin file to the flash that I downloaded from CCO: c3500xl-c3h2s-mz.120-5.WC5a.bin. I did not use the tar file. I don't need the Cluster Management software or the html software. Just to boot a new IOS. I have not rebooted the switch yet, it is a critical switch and I want to be sure it will come back up without problem. Here is the show flash:

KAN001CEB352401#sh flash

Directory of flash:/

2 -rwx 1799001 Nov 14 2002 10:36:06 c3500xl-c3h2s-mz.120-5.WC5a.bin

3 -rwx 94680 Jul 17 2000 20:47:40 c3500XL-diag-mz-120.5.2-XU

4 drwx 6784 Jul 17 2000 20:47:41 html

112 -rwx 308 Nov 14 2002 10:37:08 env_vars

113 -rwx 6844 Feb 07 2003 16:22:44 config.text

3612672 bytes total (687104 bytes free)


KAN001CEB352401#show boot

BOOT path-list: flash:c3500xl-c3h2s-mz.120-5.WC5a.bin

Config file: flash:config.text

Enable Break: no

Manual Boot: no

HELPER path-list:

NVRAM/Config file

buffer size: 32768


KAN001CEB352401#sh ver

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) C3500XL Software (C3500XL-C3H2S-M), Version 12.0(5.2)XU, MAINTENANCE IN


Copyright (c) 1986-2000 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Mon 17-Jul-00 18:29 by ayounes

Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x00301F3C

ROM: Bootstrap program is C3500XL boot loader

KAN001CEB352401 uptime is 2 years, 18 weeks, 3 days, 16 hours, 35 minutes

System returned to ROM by power-on

System restarted at 14:03:22 CST Sat Nov 18 2000

System image file is "flash:c3500XL-c3h2s-mz-120.5.2-XU.bin"

cisco WS-C3524-XL (PowerPC403) processor (revision 0x01) with 8192K/1024K bytes

of memory.

Processor board ID FAA0439I0NL, with hardware revision 0x00

Last reset from power-on

Processor is running Enterprise Edition Software

Cluster command switch capable

Cluster member switch capable

24 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

2 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

32K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.

Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:03:E3:56:36:80

Motherboard assembly number: 73-3904-11

Power supply part number: 34-0851-02

Motherboard serial number: FAA04399ECK

Power supply serial number: NONE

Model revision number: A0

Motherboard revision number: B0

Model number: WS-C3524-XL-EN

System serial number: FAA0439I0NL

Configuration register is 0xF


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