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Matthew Ritchie
Beginner

How Do I Upgrade a Cisco Catalyst 2960G using the Image .Tar file after tftp copy to flash

Have a Catalyst 2960G-24TC-L, I am consoled into it and had VLAN1 configured with an IP. Used TFTP32 and from the switch used copy tftp flash

Entered source file from the tftp and destination as the same name.  Now I have a .tar file on flash, but am not sure how to complete the upgrade process.  The only reason I am even using the console for this is because the Web UI fails, and the Cisco Network Assistant fails with no reason given

Any assistance with this before 5p.m EST 4/27/2015 would be great.

How do I complete the upgrade process, the file is on flash, just need to get from:

c2960-lanbasek9-mz.150-1.SE2

to

c2960-lanbasek9-tar.150-2.SE7.tar

 

Thanks. 

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Reza Sharifi
Hall of Fame Expert

Download the bin version 

c2960-lanbasek9-mz.150-2.SE7.bin

Once it is copied to the flash, change the boot variable, save, verify with "sh boot" command  and reboot the switch in a maintenance window.

HTH

johnlloyd_13
Engager

hi,

you can use the archive download-sw command.

see helpful link:

http://wannabelab.blogspot.com/2015/04/cisco-me-3600x-ios-upgrade-via-archive.html

Hi,

 

I must do something wrong as despite I have uploaded new iOS to the flash and I have specified new boot image, switch boots up with the old file. What I'm doing wrong?

 

cisco WS-C2960-8TC-L (PowerPC405) processor (revision E0) with 65536K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FOC1628V17A
Last reset from power-on
3 Virtual Ethernet interfaces
8 FastEthernet interfaces
1 Gigabit Ethernet interface
The password-recovery mechanism is enabled.

64K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.
Base ethernet MAC Address       : 64:D8:14:09:76:80
Motherboard assembly number     : 73-10611-08
Power supply part number        : 341-0208-02
Motherboard serial number       : FOC16233BJ2
Power supply serial number      : LIT16191ARG
Model revision number           : E0
Motherboard revision number     : A0
Model number                    : WS-C2960-8TC-L
System serial number            : FOC1628V17A
Top Assembly Part Number        : 800-28132-03
Top Assembly Revision Number    : E0
Version ID                      : V03
CLEI Code Number                : COMKG00DRA
Hardware Board Revision Number  : 0x01


Switch Ports Model              SW Version            SW Image                 
------ ----- -----              ----------            ----------               
*    1 9     WS-C2960-8TC-L     12.2(53)SE2           C2960-LANBASEK9-M        
          
C2960-8TC-L#sh boot
BOOT path-list      : c2960-lanlitek9-mz.150-2.SE11.bin
Config file         : flash:/config.text
Private Config file : flash:/private-config.text
Enable Break        : no
Manual Boot         : no
HELPER path-list    : 
Auto upgrade        : yes
Auto upgrade path   : 
NVRAM/Config file
      buffer size:   65536
Timeout for Config
          Download:    0 seconds
Config Download 
       via DHCP:       disabled (next boot: disabled)

Show version shows 12.2 but show boot shows the latest 15.x.- what I'm doing wrong?

 

 

Matthew Ritchie
Beginner

Thanks guys, your responses are appreciated. I ended up doing the following with the 2960G

 

Switch# dir flash: <gave me a list of the current System Boot IMage folder for the old IOS and my uploaded .TAR

Switch# delete flash: c2960-lanbasek9-mz....bin
Switch# delete flash: c2960-lanbasek9-mz 150-2.SE7.tar

**I removed both the existing image and the tar I had downloaded to start the process over proper**

I had TFTP32 open on my notebook with the folder C:\Users\User\CiscoIOS\c2960....tar as Home.

From the switch I ran this command:

Switch#  archive tar /xtract tftp://<ipaddress>/c2960....tar flash:

It extracted all of the new image into a folder named after the image file and extracted all items into that folder(especially since this included the GUI files)

Switch# verify flash:/c2960-lanbasek9-150-2.SE7/c2960-lanbasek9-150-2.SE7.bin

**This verified the extracted bin file and it looks like this because it was in a sub-directory on flash:**

Switch# wr mem

Switch# show boot **take note of the bootpath**

Switch# boot system flash:/c2960-lanbasek9-150-2.SE7/c2960-lanbasek9-150-2.SE7.bin

**This will tell the switch what image to use at boot time**

Switch# wr mem

Switch# reload

Matthew Ritchie
Beginner

Thanks guys, your responses are appreciated. I ended up doing the following with the 2960G

 

Switch# dir flash: <gave me a list of the current System Boot IMage folder for the old IOS and my uploaded .TAR

Switch# delete flash: c2960-lanbasek9-mz....bin
Switch# delete flash: c2960-lanbasek9-mz 150-2.SE7.tar

**I removed both the existing image and the tar I had downloaded to start the process over proper**

I had TFTP32 open on my notebook with the folder C:\Users\User\CiscoIOS\c2960....tar as Home.

From the switch I ran this command:

Switch#  archive tar /xtract tftp://<ipaddress>/c2960....tar flash:

It extracted all of the new image into a folder named after the image file and extracted all items into that folder(especially since this included the GUI files)

Switch# verify flash:/c2960-lanbasek9-150-2.SE7/c2960-lanbasek9-150-2.SE7.bin

**This verified the extracted bin file and it looks like this because it was in a sub-directory on flash:**

Switch# wr mem

Switch# show boot **take note of the bootpath**

Switch# boot system flash:/c2960-lanbasek9-150-2.SE7/c2960-lanbasek9-150-2.SE7.bin

**This will tell the switch what image to use at boot time**

Switch# wr mem

Switch# reload