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6500 Testing

How does others test IOS or CATOS upgrades without touching their production 6500 boxes?

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New Member

Re: 6500 Testing

Applying them on the lab-equipment first.

New Member

Re: 6500 Testing

What if we can't afford 6509's for lab equipment

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Re: 6500 Testing

If you don't have a lab box then all you can do is go to CCO and check for any known bugs for the version you want to migrate to and see if they pertain to your particular network configuration . Then put it on one box and run it for awhile and see if it behaves normally . You don't have too many options if you have no spare box to play with .

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Re: 6500 Testing

Another option is to boot of an tftp server with the new ios/catos upgrade and then see if it runs ok. If you have any issues, you could just reboot of the flash and be ok.

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