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6509 switch image upgrade

I’m planning to upgrade the software images of 6509 switch with “WS-X6K-SUP2-2GE” supervisory module along with a MSFC “WS-F6K-MSFC2”. I have experience of upgrading the image of CAT switches. But I never upgrade the image on a switch having MSFC.

Can I upgrade the image of 6509 switch by using the following commands?

Console> (enable) copy tftp flash

IP address or name of remote host []? 172.20.52.3

Name of file to copy from []? cat4000-cv.5-5-11.bin

Flash device [bootflash]?

Name of file to copy to [cat4000-cv.5-5-11.bin]?

4369664 bytes available on device bootflash, proceed (y/n) [n]? y

CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

File has been copied successfully.

Console> (enable) set boot system flash bootflash: prepend

If it’s work for switch then how to upgrade the image of MSFC.

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New Member

Re: 6509 switch image upgrade

That command would work for msfc as well.

Make sure you don't delete boothelper image (image in the bootflash with "boot" in the filename ) so that you have backup.

you would delete the main IOS image on the bootflash and then download a new boothelper image and a main IOS image.

you would change the bootvariable to load the correct main image.

boot system flash bootflash:

you may want to delete the old command which points to the old non-existent file (as you had deleted it to make room for the new one). You can set the bootldr variable to the new boothelper file as well.

as long as your config-register is 0x2102, you are all set.

Make sure you do a write mem before reload. You can issue a "show bootvar" to make sure everything is fine.

New Member

Re: 6509 switch image upgrade

Thank you. I’m sending the detail commands for your review Please let me know if it correct or need to change.

Waiting for reply and thank you inadvance

For switch:

Download the image on PC and open the TFTP server.

Telnet the 6509 switch and type the following command in enable mode.

Console> (enable) copy tftp flash

IP address or name of remote host []? 172.20.52.3

Name of file to copy from []?cat6000-sup2cv.6-1-4.bin

Flash device [bootflash]?

Name of file to copy to [cat6000-sup2cv.6-1-4.bin]?

4369664 bytes available on device bootflash, proceed (y/n) [n]? y

CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

File has been copied successfully.

Console> (enable) set boot system flash bootflash:cat6000-sup2cv.6-1-4.bin prepend

Console> reset

For MSFC:

Download the image on PC and open the TFTP server.

Telnet the MSFC and type the following command in enable mode.

Console> (enable) copy tftp flash

IP address or name of remote host []? 172.20.52.3

Name of file to copy from []?c6msfc2-is-mz.121-4.E1

Flash device [bootflash]?

Name of file to copy to [c6msfc2-is-mz.121-4.E1]?

4369664 bytes available on device bootflash, proceed (y/n) [n]? y

CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

File has been copied successfully.

Console> (enable)boot system flash bootflash:c6msfc2-is-mz.121-4.E1

Console> reset

New Member

Re: 6509 switch image upgrade

one small problem.

MSFC part has to be done in msfc which you can

go via

sess 15 or 16 or switch console

and the boot system command has to be entered in configuration mode.

New Member

Re: 6509 switch image upgrade

Thank you very much.

I understand that I need to connection to msfc by using sess 15 or 16 depending on slot one or two where msfc installed or I can directly telnet to the msfc by using the ip address of msfc. Also I can use the copy command on privilage mode but I need to enter in configuration mode by typing "config t" to apply boot system command.

Thank you again.

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