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IOS for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Urgent!

Hi Experts,

I wonna upgrade my Cat6506 IOS.

But not sure which one would be suitable, as some IOS can result for new problems, even new ones. I have no chance for new challenges which can be come with new IOS. Cat 6500 works in production envirement. So i need tested IOS with good feedback.

I need

1. SSH

2. QOS and Auto QOS

3. Full Routing features

4. If possible basic MPLS (Optional)

There is show version from 6506

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) s72033_rp Software (s72033_rp-PSV-M), Version 12.2(18)SXD7, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Technical Support:

Copyright (c) 1986-2005 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Image text-base: 0x4002100C, data-base: 0x42040000

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(17r)S4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

BOOTLDR: s72033_rp Software (s72033_rp-PSV-M), Version 12.2(18)SXD7, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

System image file is "sup-bootflash:s72033-psv-mz.122-18.SXD7.bin"

cisco WS-C6506-E (R7000) processor (revision 1.1) with 458720K/65536K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID SAL1022Q5A4

SR71000 CPU at 600Mhz, Implementation 0x504, Rev 1.2, 512KB L2 Cache

Last reset from s/w reset

X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.

Bridging software.

50 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

1917K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

8192K bytes of packet buffer memory.

65536K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 512K).

Configuration register is 0x2102



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Re: IOS for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Urgent!


My recommendation would be 12.2(18)SXF8 advanced ip services - non modular. This is the latest safe harbour release. It does have a few bugs but we have been using this image now for some time and have experience no problems.

Stay away from the modular IOS. It has to date failed all safe harbour testing and caused us some major problems.

Hope this helps.

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Re: IOS for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Urgent!

12.2(33)SXH is the first 6500 IOS to support AutoQoS, however it is not SafeHarbor tested.

So if AutoQoS is a requirement, go with that.

Its been out since 20-Aug-07. Not too long.