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Catalyst 6509E upgrade IOS required memory size

Hi,

I have question about memory requirements for IOS upgrade.

I have Catalyst 6509 E with redudant SUP720-3B (and MSFC3) running 12.2(18)SXF6 IP Services Lan Only IOS (this IOS requires 512MB DRAM and 64MB of flash)

SUP has 512MB DRAM (458720K/65536K) and 512MB sup-bootdisk:, but, there is65536K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 512K).

My question is can I put 12.2(33)SXJ3 IP Services Lan Only IOS to this 6500 because this IOS requires 512MB DRAM and 512MB od flash?

This is "sh ver" and "dir all-filesystems" of my 6500:

cat6500#sh ver
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) s72033_rp Software (s72033_rp-IPSERVICESK9-M), Version 12.2(18)SXF6, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Mon 18-Sep-06 23:59 by tinhuang
Image text-base: 0x40101040, data-base: 0x42D90000

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(17r)S4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
BOOTLDR: s72033_rp Software (s72033_rp-IPSERVICESK9-M), Version 12.2(18)SXF6, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

cat6500 uptime is 2 years, 45 weeks, 3 days, 1 hour, 9 minutes
Time since cat6500 switched to active is 2 years, 45 weeks, 3 days, 1 hour, 18 minutes
System returned to ROM by  power cycle (SP by power on)
System restarted at 08:51:16 CEST Wed Dec 9 2009
System image file is "sup-bootdisk:s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF6.bin"


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cisco WS-C6509-E (R7000) processor (revision 1.3) with 458720K/65536K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID SMC1041001A
SR71000 CPU at 600Mhz, Implementation 0x504, Rev 1.2, 512KB L2 Cache
Last reset from s/w reset
SuperLAT software (copyright 1990 by Meridian Technology Corp).
X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
Bridging software.
TN3270 Emulation software.
54 Virtual Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces
268 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces
1917K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
8192K bytes of packet buffer memory.

65536K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 512K).
Configuration register is 0x2102

cat6500#dir all-filesystems
Directory of system:/

    2  dr-x           0                    <no date>  memory
    1  -rw-       70883                    <no date>  running-config
   12  dr-x           0                    <no date>  vfiles

No space information available
Directory of tmpsys:/

    6  drw-           0                    <no date>  eem_lib_system
    5  drw-           0                    <no date>  eem_lib_user
    4  drw-           0                    <no date>  eem_policy
    1  dr--           0                    <no date>  lib

No space information available
Directory of flexwan-fpd:/

    0  dr--   <no size>                    <no date> 

No space information available
Directory of sup-bootdisk:/

    1  -rw-    41887236  Nov 28 2006 17:02:16 +01:00  s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF6.bin

512024576 bytes total (470130688 bytes free)
Directory of sup-microcode:/

    0  dr--   <no size>                    <no date> 
    1  -r--    18368042                    <no date>  DRACO2_MP
    2  -r--     6172962                    <no date>  CHEVYS-LC
    3  -r--     7405062                    <no date>  C2LC
    4  -r--      315100                    <no date>  LCP_LX10100
    5  -r--      376572                    <no date>  LCP_LX1000
    6  -r--      309342                    <no date>  LCP_AX1000
    7  -r--      375196                    <no date>  LCP_AX10100
    8  -r--      356782                    <no date>  LCP_CPFAB
    9  -r--      692510                    <no date>  LCP_CPGBIT
   10  -r--      681982                    <no date>  LCP_CP10G
   11  -r--      746718                    <no date>  LCP_CPMBIT2
   12  -r--      846046                    <no date>  LCP_CPMBIT
   13  -r--     1009326                    <no date>  LCP_CPXBIT
   14  -r--       65318                    <no date>  LCP_ABOOT
   15  -r--       60490                    <no date>  LCP_BOOT

37781448 bytes total (0 bytes free)
Directory of const_nvram:/

    1  -rw-        4336                    <no date>  vlan.dat

129004 bytes total (124668 bytes free)
Directory of nvram:/

1918  -rw-       70885                    <no date>  startup-config
1919  ----        3582                    <no date>  private-config
1920  -rw-       70885                    <no date>  underlying-config
    1  ----           4                    <no date>  rf_cold_starts
    2  ----          36                    <no date>  persistent-data
    3  -rw-           0                    <no date>  ifIndex-table

1964024 bytes total (1886433 bytes free)
Directory of bootflash:/

No files in directory

65536000 bytes total (65536000 bytes free)
Directory of slavenvram:/

1918  -rw-       70885                    <no date>  startup-config
1919  ----        3582                    <no date>  private-config
1920  -rw-       70885                    <no date>  underlying-config
    1  ----           4                    <no date>  rf_cold_starts
    2  ----          36                    <no date>  persistent-data
    3  -rw-           0                    <no date>  ifIndex-table

1964024 bytes total (1886433 bytes free)
Directory of slaveconst_nvram:/

    1  -rw-        4336                    <no date>  vlan.dat

129004 bytes total (124668 bytes free)
Directory of slavesup-bootdisk:/

    1  -rw-    41887236   Jul 3 2007 10:45:26 +02:00  s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF6.bin

512024576 bytes total (470130688 bytes free)
Directory of slavebootflash:/

    1  -rwx    41887236   Jul 3 2007 11:28:20 +02:00  s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF6.bin

65536000 bytes total (23648636 bytes free)
Directory of slavesystem:/

    2  dr-x           0                    <no date>  memory
    1  -rw-       69658                    <no date>  running-config
   12  dr-x           0                    <no date>  vfiles

No space information available
Directory of dfc#2-bootflash:/

No files in directory

15990784 bytes total (15990784 bytes free)
cat6500#

Tnx for help and best regards,

Mate

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Hi Mate,

Usually the IOS image will be stored on sup-bootdisk or disk0:

IOS file size is big (82.58 MB), hence we need either 512MB of sup-bootdisk or disc0:

I understood that you are having 512MB. So you can proceed the upgradation without any change from your existing memory.

Sorry for the confusion from my end initially. The show version 65536K bytes of Flash internal SIMM points to RP bootflash only.

Regards,

Aru

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Hi Mate,

Yes, you put 12.2(33)SXJ3 IP Services image. Please see the minimum requirement below,

Example:

Description: ADVANCED IP SERVICES SSH

Release: 12.2.33-SXJ3

Release Date: 25/Apr/2012

File Name: s3223-advipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-33.SXJ3.bin

Min Memory: DRAM 512 MB Flash 256 MB

Size: 68.38 MB (71702884 bytes)

http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/release.html?mdfid=280829687&softwareid=280805680&release=12.2.33-SXJ3&flowid=3478

Regards,

Aru

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Tnx for answer, but, what is real flash size?

Is it 65536K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 512K) from "sh ver" or it is sup-bootdisk (512MB)?

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Hi Mate,

Please ignore my previous response. I wrongly verfied the requirement.

Actually to upgrage 12.2.33-SXJ3 we need below memory,

Description:IP SERVICES SSH LAN ONLY
Release:12.2.33-SXJ3
Release Date:25/Apr/2012
File Name:s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-33.SXJ3.bin
Min Memory:DRAM 512 MB Flash 512 MB
Size:82.58 MB (86589220 bytes)
MD5 Checksum:e2a2a8e570b8a6fed862dfb3388f2ec7

Based on the show version, you have 512MB DRAM but 64MB Booflash which needs to be upgraded to 512MB

cisco WS-C6509-E (R7000) processor (revision 1.3) with 458720K/65536K bytes of memory. <== DRAM on MSFC
Processor board ID SMC1041001A
SR71000 CPU at 600Mhz, Implementation 0x504, Rev 1.2, 512KB L2 Cache
Last reset from s/w reset
SuperLAT software (copyright 1990 by Meridian Technology Corp).
688X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
Bridging software.
TN3270 Emulation software.
54 Virtual Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces
268 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces
1917K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
8192K bytes of packet buffer memory.

65536K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 512K). <=== Size of the Bootflash
Configuration register is 0x2102

The default bootflash memory (sup-bootflash) on the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 changed starting with Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(18)SXE5.

Product Number

Supervisor Bootflash Before

Supervisor Bootflash Starting May 5, 2006

WS-SUP720

64 MB

512 MB

WS-SUP720=

64 MB

512 MB

WS-SUP720-3B

64 MB

512 MB

WS-SUP720-3B=

64 MB

512 MB

WS-SUP720-3BXL

64 MB

512 MB

WS-SUP720-3BXL=

64 MB

512 MB

You can order WS-CF-UPG= provides the bootflash upgrade from 64-MB bootflash to 512-MB bootflash

Refer:

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Bootflash Update For Supervisor Engines 32 and 720

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps708/prod_bulletin0900aecd8058b34f.html

Cisco CompactFlash Adapter for Bootflash Upgrade Installation Note

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/hardware/Config_Notes/78_17277.html

Memory Guidance for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps708/qa_c67_457347.html

Regards,

Aru

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O.K., but what about this:

cat6500#dir sup-bootflash:
Directory of sup-bootdisk:/

    1  -rw-    41887236  Nov 28 2006 17:02:16 +01:00  s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF6.bin

512024576 bytes total (470130688 bytes free)
cat6500#

I asking because I'm confused which flash size iz real or correct usable for IOS upgrade.

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Hi Mate,

Usually the IOS image will be stored on sup-bootdisk or disk0:

IOS file size is big (82.58 MB), hence we need either 512MB of sup-bootdisk or disc0:

I understood that you are having 512MB. So you can proceed the upgradation without any change from your existing memory.

Sorry for the confusion from my end initially. The show version 65536K bytes of Flash internal SIMM points to RP bootflash only.

Regards,

Aru

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Excellent, thank you. :-)

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