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shain bharati

Issue while upgrading 6509 IOS software


I have upgraded from s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-33.SXH3a.bin to s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-33.SXI7.bin.

the problem is:

1) when i do sh bootvar after reload then i se,

BOOT variable = sup-bootdisk:sup-bootdisk:s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-33.SXH3a.bin,1; ---->  OLD IMAGE


2)  when i do sh version after reload then i see,

System image file is "sup-bootdisk:s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-33.SXI7.bin" ---->  NEW IMAGE


3) when i do power off and on then it goes to rommon mode

and then i have to configure:  boot bootdisk:sup-bootdisk:s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-33.SXI7.bin

but the situation is same. it shows old image in bootvar and new image in show version.  output is below.


again i configured boot system flash as below.

after saving configuration the show bootvar is,

BOOT variable = sup-bootdisk:s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-33.SXI7.bin,1;sup-bootdisk:s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-33.SXH3a.bin,1;

CONFIG_FILE variable =

BOOTLDR variable =

Configuration register is 0x2102

Standby not ready to show bootvar

then i reloaded and what the image in bootvar is only old image, and in show version is with new image.

i do not know what is happening.

boot config:-----

boot system flash sup-bootdisk:s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-33.SXI7.bin  ------> NEW IMAGE

boot system flash sup-bootdisk:s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-33.SXH3a.bin -----> OLD IMAGE

    Supervisor Engine 720 (Active)         WS-SUP720-3B  

   sup HW type------------ 5.6   8.5(2)       12.2(33)SXI7 Ok



B3ECID1-S5#sh bootv

BOOT variable = sup-bootdisk:s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-33.SXH3a.bin,1;

CONFIG_FILE variable =

BOOTLDR variable =

Configuration register is 0x2102

Standby not ready to show bootvar

B3ECID1-S5#sh ver

Cisco IOS Software, s72033_rp Software (s72033_rp-ADVIPSERVICESK9_WAN-M), Version 12.2(33)SXI7, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Technical Support:

Copyright (c) 1986-2011 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Mon 18-Jul-11 05:49 by prod_rel_team

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(17r)S4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

B3ECID1-S5 uptime is 5 minutes

Uptime for this control processor is 6 minutes

Time since B3ECID1-S5 switched to active is 5 minutes

System returned to ROM by  power cycle at 08:56:43 CET Sun Jul 8 2012 (SP by power on)

System restarted at 09:29:27 CET Sun Jul 8 2012

System image file is "sup-bootdisk:s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-33.SXI7.bin"

Last reload reason: bus error at PC 0x425F4270, address 0x0

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cisco WS-C6509-E (R7000) processor (revision 1.4) with 458720K/65536K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID SMG1213N0B5

SR71000 CPU at 600Mhz, Implementation 0x504, Rev 1.2, 512KB L2 Cache

Last reset from s/w reset

2 Virtual Ethernet interfaces

56 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

8 Ten Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

1917K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

8192K bytes of packet buffer memory.

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

Configuration register is 0x2102



Shain Bharati      

Leo Laohoo
VIP Community Legend

Can you please post the output to the following commands:

1.  dir sup-bootflash:

2.  sh run | b boot-start-marker

I can not provide full configuration.

SWITCH#sh run | b boot-start-marker


boot system flash sup-bootdisk:s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-33.SXI7.bin


Directory of sup-bootdisk:/

    1  -rw-    74638820   Oct 8 2008 21:30:02 +02:00  s72033-ipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-33.SXH3a.bin

    2  -rw-   116776804   Jul 5 2012 14:14:42 +02:00  s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-33.SXI7.bin

    3  -rw-        1944   Jul 8 2012 10:03:58 +02:00  vlan0807

    4  -rw-     6390272   Jul 5 2012 14:25:32 +02:00  c6svc-fwm-k9.4-0-3.bin

    5  -rw-     6390272   Jul 5 2012 14:27:12 +02:00  c6svc-fwm-k9.4-0-17.bin


Shain Bharati

Can you try this:

conf t

no boo sys flash sup-bootdisk:s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-33.SXI7.bin

no boo sys flash sup-bootdisk:s72033-ipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-33.SXH3a.bin



conf t

boo sys flash sup-bootdisk:s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-33.SXI7.bin