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Boot Image on MSFC2

I have a 6509 with redundant sup2/msfc2's in native mode, is the boot image on the MSFC necessary?

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Re: Boot Image on MSFC2

Hi Friends,

A BOOTLDR variable statement is not a requirement for the MSFC2.

If it comes to mandatory requirement for bootloader on msfc2 it is not required but it is always recommended to have boot image so that is there is a disaster on msfc like it is in rommon you can recover it easily.

Check this link

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/473/81.html#conv_msfc_2

HTH

Ankur

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Re: Boot Image on MSFC2

Please check the following URL: (login required) http://www.cisco.com/en/US/customer/products/hw/switches/ps700/products_tech_note09186a00801347e2.shtml#console_4

I remember that I did a conversion from CatOS to IOS and when you are running IOS, the image resides on the MSFC2. So the answer is: Yes.

Regards,

Leo

Re: Boot Image on MSFC2

Hi Friends,

A BOOTLDR variable statement is not a requirement for the MSFC2.

If it comes to mandatory requirement for bootloader on msfc2 it is not required but it is always recommended to have boot image so that is there is a disaster on msfc like it is in rommon you can recover it easily.

Check this link

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/473/81.html#conv_msfc_2

HTH

Ankur

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Re: Boot Image on MSFC2

In older IOS, the bootldr image was a requirement for MSFC2 but newer IOS such as 12.1(19)E and later does not need it(not sure which exact image the requirement was removed). And if you are booting from slot0:, you still need the bootldr image. So its a good idea to leave it in the bootflash of the MSFC2.

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