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6500 ios upgrade memory requirement

hi all ,

I am upgrading 6500 switch from old ios to new one and the new one requires 512/512 memory to be free below is the show ver and sh sup-bootflash , please tell me how is it calculated as well



sw-cta2-i8-off>sh ver

Cisco IOS Software, s72033_rp Software (s72033_rp-IPSERVICESK9-VM), Version 12.2                                                                                                                               (33)SXH3a, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

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Compiled Wed 24-Sep-08 15:32 by prod_rel_team

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(17r)SX5, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

sw-cta2-i8-off uptime is 2 weeks, 1 day, 9 hours, 9 minutes

Uptime for this control processor is 2 weeks, 1 day, 9 hours, 8 minutes

Time since sw-cta2-i8-off switched to active is 2 weeks, 1 day, 9 hours, 8 minut                                                                                                                               es

System returned to ROM by reload at 07:13:53 CET Wed Feb 6 2013 (SP by reload)

System restarted at 07:17:03 CET Wed Feb 6 2013

System image file is "sup-bootdisk:s72033-ipservicesk9-vz.122-33.SXH3a.bin"

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cisco WS-C6506-E (R7000) processor (revision 1.1) with 1040384K/8192K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID SAL1246A5SW

SR71000 CPU at 600Mhz, Implementation 1284, Rev 1.2, 512KB L2 Cache

Last reset from s/w reset

41 Virtual Ethernet interfaces

194 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

4 Ten Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

1917K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

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

Configuration register is 0x2102

Patching is not available since the system is not running from an installed image. To install please use the "install file" command

sw-cta2-i8-off>sh sup-bootf

-#- --length-- -----date/time------ path

1     92543652 Nov 10 2008 08:56:32 s72033-ipservicesk9-vz.122-33.SXH3a.bin

2     33554432 Nov 10 2008 14:19:08 sea_log.dat

3       319374 Jul 26 2010 00:48:16 crashinfo_ios-base-20100726-004810

4    133050684 Feb 21 2013 09:22:06 s72033-ipservicesk9-vz.122-33.SXI10.bin

5       309170 May 03 2011 10:13:48 crashinfo_ios-base-20110503-101343

6       333325 Jun 05 2012 12:45:38 crashinfo_ios-base-20120605-124532

7       323301 Nov 05 2012 18:51:48 crashinfo_ios-base-20121105-185143

251658240 bytes available (260448256 bytes used)

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6500 ios upgrade memory requirement

Hi Suhail,

Please have a look into the link below:

251658240 bytes available (260448256 bytes used)

Out of 512 MB of memory 260 MB has been utilized by 2 IOS and 4 Crashinfo file and few by Sea_log.

2) What is the IOS which you want to upgrade on to? The 512 means that the firmware atleast require this much memory to be available on the Sup to run the firmware it doesnt mean that 512 should be free.

3) I belive you are trying to s72033-ipservicesk9-vz.122-33.SXI10.bin? If yes then you can go ahead and boot this firwmare which will run fine and after it sucessfully booted you can remove the old fimrware which is available on the disk/flash.

Please find below link which gives more on the memory related on different sup:

Kindly revert back for any clarification.



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