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Cisco ASR 1004 - IOS install error

Hello All,

I am attempting to downgrade the code in a new ASR 1004 in order to satisfy the company's software code requirements.

The router is an ASR 1004 and is running this version of software:



I am trying to install this version of software:


I am following instructions given at this url:

Below is the sequence of events and the error message I receive.  Any helpful advice to get around this issue would be greatly appreciated.

nuswrn-0240-000-wwr01#dir bootflash:
Directory of bootflash:/

   11  drwx       16384   Jun 7 2012 05:12:41 +00:00  lost+found
   12  -rw-   325003576   Jun 7 2012 05:14:58 +00:00  asr1000rp1-advipservicesk9.03.06.00.S.152-2.S.bin
29313  drwx        4096   Jun 7 2012 05:14:10 +00:00  .installer
73281  drwx        4096  Jul 17 2012 21:08:05 +00:00  .prst_sync
87937  drwx        4096   Jun 7 2012 05:46:14 +00:00  .rollback_timer
   13  -rw-   310051128  Jul 18 2012 07:32:38 +00:00  asr1000rp1-advipservicesk9.03.04.02.S.151-3.S2.bin

945377280 bytes total (261632000 bytes free)
nuswrn-0240-000-wwr01#issue loadversion ?
% Unrecognized command
nuswrn-0240-000-wwr01#issu loadversion ?
  rp  ISSU install on a specific route processor

nuswrn-0240-000-wwr01#issu loadversion rp ?
  <0-0>  Identify RP to provision

nuswrn-0240-000-wwr01#issu loadversion rp 0 ?
  file  Fully qualified binary package name

nuswrn-0240-000-wwr01#issu loadversion rp 0 file bootflash:asr1000rp1-advipservicesk9.03.04.02.S.151-3.S2.bin
--- Starting local lock acquisition on R0 ---
Finished local lock acquisition on R0

--- Starting file path checking ---
FAILED: Superpackage install over superpackage not allowed on active RP

Thank you,


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Cisco ASR 1004 - IOS install error

Hello Adil,

the procedure that you have linked shows that the SW upgrade/downgrade has to be done at subpackage level. One subpackage file at a time.

This means that you have to create a directory on flash where the subpackage files will be written. Then you expand the main file (the superpackage) into the subpackage files providing the directory path you have created.

Later using the issu command you load one package per time


3. mkdir URL-to-directory-name

6. request platform software package expand file


see the example

Router# request platform software package  expand file  usb0:221subs/asr1000rp1-adventerprisek9.02.02.0 1.122-33.XNB1.bin

Router# dir usb0:221sub

Hope to help


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Cisco ASR 1004 - IOS install error

Hello All,

Just to close the loop on this question.  I learned from Cisco TAC that since this model ASR router doesn't have redundant rp's it is not necessary to invoke the above commands (ie. issu, etc.) and I can use the same simple process as other routers (copy image to bootflash, modify bootvar to point to new image, wr mem, reboot).

Thank you,


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