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boot Cisco 4503-E switch from secondary image

Hi,

We have Cisco 4503-E switch and software version is cat4500e-universal.SPA.03.01.01.SG.150-1.xo1.bin. Now i have uploaded cat4500e-universal.SPA.03.02.01.SG.150-2.SG1.bin IOS-XE software in the switch and want to boot the switch from this image.

Can anyone give me the procedure how to do it?

Regards,

Sagar

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boot Cisco 4503-E switch from secondary image

Hello Sagar,

Go ahead and configure the below in your switch,

!

boot-start-marker

boot system

boot-end-marker

!

Once you are done with the config, save it and reboot it. This time it will get rebooted from the new image that you have pointed in the bootsystem.

Link for the same shown below,

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_3/configfun/command/reference/cfr_1g01.html#wp1063021

Thanks,

Ricky Micky

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Beginner

Re: boot Cisco 4503-E switch from secondary image

Hi Michael,

This command doesn't work with this IOS-XE version.This is universal image and boots from bootflash:. It doesn't have any flash file system.

secondary-sw(config)#do sh vers

Cisco IOS Software, IOS-XE Software, Catalyst 4500 L3 Switch Software (cat4500e-UNIVERSAL-M), Version 03.01.01.SG RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport

Copyright (c) 1986-2010 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Tue 14-Dec-10 21:30 by prod_rel_team

secondary-sw(config)#do sh bootfl

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

  1       4096 Sep 14 2011 10:48:55 +00:00 .

  2   85229120 May 05 2011 07:50:06 +00:00 cat4500e-universal.SPA.03.01.01.SG.150-1.XO1.bin

  3       9241 Sep 14 2011 18:07:30 +00:00 cat4500e-universal.SPA.03.02.01.SG.150-2.SG1.bin

703889408 bytes available (85409792 bytes used)

Regards,

Sagar

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boot Cisco 4503-E switch from secondary image

conf t

boot system bootflash:cat4500e-universal.SPA.03.02.01.SG.150-2.SG1.bin

boot system bootflash:cat4500e-universal.SPA.03.01.01.SG.150-1.XO1.bin

end

wr

Basically this means that the supervisor will boot "cat4500e-universal.SPA.03.02.01.SG.150-2.SG1.bin" first.  If this fails, it will boot the second file.

Beginner

Re: boot Cisco 4503-E switch from secondary image

Hi,

I dont see bootflash: option with boot system command.

primary-sw(config)#boot system ?

  WORD   TFTP filename or URL

  flash  Boot from flash memory

  ftp    Boot from a server via ftp

  mop    Boot from a Decnet MOP server

  rcp    Boot from a server via rcp

  tftp   Boot from a tftp server

Do you think this will work?

Regards,

Sagar

Hall of Fame Community Legend

boot Cisco 4503-E switch from secondary image

Please the command output for "dir".

Beginner

boot Cisco 4503-E switch from secondary image

The command is:

router(config)#boot system flash:"image name"

make sure you save the change and then do show startup and you will see the entry there.

Thanks, RG

Beginner

Re: boot Cisco 4503-E switch from secondary image

Take a look at this document which pertains to the newer image (Configuring the Cisco IOS In-Service Software Upgrade Process)

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/customer/docs/switches/lan/catalyst4500/12.2/15.02SG/configuration/guide/issu.html

It might help.RG

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Beginner

boot Cisco 4503-E switch from secondary image

use this to specify the boot image location:

boot system flash bootflash: [image name]

boot Cisco 4503-E switch from secondary image

I have the same problem, i'm trying to upgrade from cat4500e-universal.SPA.03.02.00.X0.150-2.XO.bin to cat4500e-universalk9.SPA.03.04.00.SG.151-2.SG.bin.

I have upload new image and i see with show bootvar: BOOT Variable = cat4500e-universalk9.SPA.03.04.00.SG.151-2.SG.bin,1; but when switch reload it boots from old image cat4500e-universal.SPA.03.02.00.X0.150-2.XO

Beginner

boot Cisco 4503-E switch from secondary image

Having the same issue as Paul.

Beginner

boot Cisco 4503-E switch from secondary image

Found this.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst4500/release/note/OL_3739.html#wp305561

Looks like the config register needs to be set to 2102 instead of 2101.

Jason

boot Cisco 4503-E switch from secondary image

Actually i see the switch is configured with config-register 2101.

Did you change and probe if it works fine?

Beginner

Re: boot Cisco 4503-E switch from secondary image

I did and it does work fine.

Re: boot Cisco 4503-E switch from secondary image

I did too and it does work fine, thank for your help!!!

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