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Running IOS on Cat 4000 Supervisor Engine I

I managed a couple of Cat 4000 series switches running WS-X4012 Supervisor Engine I. They run CatOS which I despise. Is the Supervisor Engine I capable of running IOS. If so how would I go about making the conversion?

thanks,

Chris

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Re: Running IOS on Cat 4000 Supervisor Engine I

Hi Chris,

You are right in saying that you have only worked on Cat4000 with Sup 1 (WS-X4012) with CatOS. The switch Cat4000 with Supervisors Sup1 (WS-X4012) and Sup 2(WS-X4013) can only support CatOS. They do not have a support for the IOS software hance there is an add-on blade that needs to be inserted for the routing on the chassis, i.e. 4232-L3 blade.

Hence Sup1 or Sup2 does not has support for IOS. Sup 2+, 3, 4 and 5 do have support for IOS only. There is no conversion procedures for this reason on Cat4000. The running of Native and Hybrid mode is only possible in the case to Cat6000 switch supervisors.

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Param

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Re: Running IOS on Cat 4000 Supervisor Engine I

Hi Chris,

You are right in saying that you have only worked on Cat4000 with Sup 1 (WS-X4012) with CatOS. The switch Cat4000 with Supervisors Sup1 (WS-X4012) and Sup 2(WS-X4013) can only support CatOS. They do not have a support for the IOS software hance there is an add-on blade that needs to be inserted for the routing on the chassis, i.e. 4232-L3 blade.

Hence Sup1 or Sup2 does not has support for IOS. Sup 2+, 3, 4 and 5 do have support for IOS only. There is no conversion procedures for this reason on Cat4000. The running of Native and Hybrid mode is only possible in the case to Cat6000 switch supervisors.

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Param

Re: Running IOS on Cat 4000 Supervisor Engine I

Indeed there's no IOS for Sup I on Cat4k, but I guess it's because they're really old and EOL/EOS, and not because they can't do routing. Cat2950 (WS-C2950G-48-EI) does not support routing, but it runs IOS.

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