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6513 MODE

How to see the native, hybrid mode in 6513 using sh command

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Cisco Employee

Re: 6513 MODE

Hello aksher@cisco,

Type "show ver". Anything that starts with 12.1E or 12.2SX is native. Anything that starts with 5.1-8.5 is hybrid mode.

Also, if you spend a little time on 2 switches (1 running native, the other hybrid), it is quite apparent what mode the switch is running.

A "show ver" from a Native switch

Router# show version

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) c6sup2_rp Software (c6sup2_rp-JSV-M), Version 12.1(nightly.E020626) NIG


Copyright (c) 1986-2002 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Wed 26-Jun-02 06:20 by

Image text-base: 0x40008BF0, data-base: 0x419BA000

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.1(11r)E1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Router uptime is 2 weeks, 8 hours, 48 minutes

Time since Router switched to active is 1 minute

System returned to ROM by power-on (SP by power-on)

System image file is "sup-bootflash:c6sup22-jsv-mz"

cisco Catalyst 6000 (R7000) processor with 112640K/18432K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID SAD06210067

R7000 CPU at 300Mhz, Implementation 39, Rev 3.3, 256KB L2, 1024KB L3 Cache

Last reset from power-on

Bridging software.

X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.

SuperLAT software (copyright 1990 by Meridian Technology Corp).

TN3270 Emulation software.

3 Virtual Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

48 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

381K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

16384K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 512K).

Configuration register is 0x2102


A "show ver" from a Hybrid switch

Console> show version

WS-C6009 Software, Version NmpSW: 6.2(0.11)KEY

Copyright (c) 1995-2000 by Cisco Systems

NMP S/W compiled on Oct 5 2000, 01:18:33

System Bootstrap Version: 5.2(1)

Hardware Version: 1.0 Model: WS-C6009 Serial #: SCA030900JA

Mod Port Model Serial # Versions

--- ---- ------------------- ----------- --------------------------------------

1 2 WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE SAD03392376 Hw : 1.0

Fw : 5.2(1)

Fw1: 5.1(1)CSX

Sw : 6.2(0.11)KEY

Sw1: 6.2(0.11)KEY

L3 Switching Engine SAD03365068 Hw: 1.0

3 2 WS-X6380-NAM JAB0343055Y Hw : 0.201

Fw : 4B4LZ0XA

Fw1: 4.2(0.24)DAY68

Sw : 1.1(0.20)

Sw1: 6.2(0.11)KEY

5 48 WS-X6248-RJ-45 SAD03181291 Hw : 1.0

Fw : 4.2(0.24)VAI78

Sw : 6.2(0.11)KEY

15 1 WS-F6K-MSFC SAD03366264 Hw : 1.2

Fw : 12.1(2)E,

Sw : 12.1(2)E,


Module Total Used Free Total Used Free Total Used Free

------ ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ----- ----- -----

1 65408K 45402K 20006K 16384K 8683K 7701K 512K 253K 259K

Uptime is 1 day, 19 hours, 54 minutes

Console> (enable)

Hope that helps! If so, please rate.


New Member

Re: 6513 MODE

how to switchover between these two modes.

Cisco Employee

Re: 6513 MODE

Hello aksher@cisco,

This is not a trivial task. Here are links for both conversions.

System Software Conversion from CatOS to Cisco IOS for Catalyst 6500/6000 Switches

System Software Conversion from Cisco IOS to CatOS for Catalyst 6500/6000 Switches

Hope that helps! If so, please rate.


New Member

Re: 6513 MODE

i had meant on how to switchover to different modes in FWSM and the corresponding changes that needs to be done on have asked to change CatOS to IOS

Cisco Employee

Re: 6513 MODE

Actually you asked "How to see the native, hybrid mode in 6513 using sh command" That is why I posted what I posted. I saw you posted another message asking about transparent mode. I too sent you a link there with instructions on what needs to be done. Hope that helps!

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