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Upgrade Catalyst 6509 Catos to IOS

Hi folks!

I have to upgrade two Cisco Catalyst 6509E from Catos to IOS. I would want to know the requirements hardware or software for upgrading.

Which are the recommended images I must download? From cat6000-sup32pfc3k9.8-4-5 to the latest stable version of IOS, is it recomended to pass to another previously version before?

I have viewed the following links,

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_tech_note09186a008015bfa6.shtml

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_tech_note09186a008015bfa6.shtml#conv_32 

but, it doesn`t mention anything about that. Could anybody help me, please? 

The image below is the result of the "show version" command of one of our Cisco Catalyst.

WS-C6509-E Software, Version NmpSW: 8.4(5)

Copyright (c) 1995-2005 by Cisco Systems

NMP S/W compiled on Aug  3 2005, 13:13:36

System Bootstrap Version: 12.2

System Boot Image File is 'bootdisk:cat6000-sup32pfc3k9.8-4-5.bin'

System Configuration register is 0x2

Hardware Version: 1.2  Model: WS-C6509-E  Serial #: SMC1002004S

PS1  Module: WS-CAC-3000W    Serial #: SNI1016AWT0

PS2  Module: WS-CAC-3000W    Serial #: AZS11290A7E

Mod Port Model               Serial #    Versions

--- ---- ------------------- ----------- --------------------------------------

1   48   WS-X6148A-GE-TX     SAL1020NDTA Hw : 1.4

                                         Fw : 8.4(1)

                                         Sw : 8.4(5)

2   48   WS-X6148A-GE-TX     SAL1020NDUA Hw : 1.4

                                         Fw : 8.4(1)

                                         Sw : 8.4(5)

5   9    WS-SUP32-GE-3B      SAL1014HYHJ Hw : 4.2

                                         Fw : 12.2

                                         Fw1: 8.4(5)

                                         Sw : 8.4(5)

                                         Sw1: 8.4(5)

         WS-F6K-PFC3B        SAL1014HVTZ Hw : 2.1  

                                         Sw :

6   9    WS-SUP32-GE-3B      SAL1014JAWJ Hw : 4.2

                                         Fw : 12.2

                                         Fw1: 8.4(5)

                                         Sw : 8.4(5)

                                         Sw1: 8.4(5)

         WS-F6K-PFC3B        SAL1014HVTR Hw : 2.1  

                                         Sw :

7   48   WS-X6148A-GE-TX     SAL124489M5 Hw : 1.7

                                         Fw : 8.4(1)

                                         Sw : 8.4(5)

8   48   WS-X6148A-GE-TX     SAL124489P6 Hw : 1.7

                                         Fw : 8.4(1)

                                         Sw : 8.4(5)

9   48   WS-X6148A-GE-TX     SAL1023Q97M Hw : 1.4

                                         Fw : 8.4(1)

                                         Sw : 8.4(5)

15  1    WS-F6K-MSFC2A       SAL1014HUFS Hw : 3.0

                                         Fw : 12.2(17d)SXB11

                                         Sw : 12.2(17d)SXB11

16  1    WS-F6K-MSFC2A       SAL1014HWGA Hw : 3.0

                                         Fw : 12.2(17d)SXB11

                                         Sw : 12.2(17d)SXB11

       DRAM                    FLASH                   NVRAM

Module Total   Used    Free    Total   Used    Free    Total Used  Free

------ ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ----- ----- -----

5      262144K 118992K 143152K 250284K   9460K 240824K 2048K  480K 1568K

6      262144K

Thank you,

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Upgrade Catalyst 6509 Catos to IOS

Hi Elena,

Cisco IOS Software requires an MSFC daughter card be present on the supervisor engine (default on the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 and Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720). Currently you are having Sup 32 which can be upgraded to IOS.

Cisco requires that same amounts of memory be installed for both the switch processor and the route processor. The below provides a summary of the minimum memory requirements for Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2SX running on supported supervisor engines

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720-3BXL

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720-3B

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 2

System Memory (DRAM)

• Switch processor = 1 GB

• Route processor = 1GB

• Switch processor = 512 MB

• Route processor = 512 MB

(No memory upgrades are offered for the PFC3B; however the PFC3BXL upgrade includes memory to upgrade both the switch processor and route processor to 1GB

• Switch processor = 256 MB

• Route processor = 256 MB for IP Base SSH LAN ONLY image (does not apply for IP BASE LAN ONLY MODULAR image),

• Switch processor = 512 MB

• Route processor = 512 MB for all other images

(Beginning in May 2006 all Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 units began shipping with 512 MB system memory)

• Switch processor = 256 MB

• Route processor = 256 MB

(Any Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 2 must be running 256 MB system memory to support a 12.2SX software release)

Refer:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps708/prod_white_paper09186a00800c8441.html

  • See the below doc which has more detail about the image can be upgraded on Sup32, Sup720

Cisco IOS Software Packaging for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/iosswrel/ps8802/ps5460/prod_bulletin0900aecd80281b17.html

  • Please Go to the Cisco Feature Navigator (http://tools.cisco.com/ITDIT/CFN/jsp/index.jsp) and make your selection.
  • Regarding the stability, go through the release document and verify if the bugs identified will, in any shape or size, affect your network.
  • It depends on your feature requirement, you can choose the image which suites for your environment

System Software Conversion from CatOS to Cisco IOS for Catalyst 6500/6000 Switches

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_tech_note09186a008015bfa6.shtml

System Software Conversion from Cisco IOS to CatOS for Catalyst 6500/6000 Switches

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps700/products_tech_note09186a00801350b8.shtml

How to Convert a Catalyst 6500/6000 Supervisor Engine from Hybrid Mode (CatOS) to Native Mode (IOS) Using a Conversion Utility

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_tech_note09186a008070f124.shtml

Regards,

Aru

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Cisco Employee

Upgrade Catalyst 6509 Catos to IOS

Hi Elena,

Cisco IOS Software requires an MSFC daughter card be present on the supervisor engine (default on the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 and Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720). Currently you are having Sup 32 which can be upgraded to IOS.

Cisco requires that same amounts of memory be installed for both the switch processor and the route processor. The below provides a summary of the minimum memory requirements for Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2SX running on supported supervisor engines

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720-3BXL

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720-3B

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 2

System Memory (DRAM)

• Switch processor = 1 GB

• Route processor = 1GB

• Switch processor = 512 MB

• Route processor = 512 MB

(No memory upgrades are offered for the PFC3B; however the PFC3BXL upgrade includes memory to upgrade both the switch processor and route processor to 1GB

• Switch processor = 256 MB

• Route processor = 256 MB for IP Base SSH LAN ONLY image (does not apply for IP BASE LAN ONLY MODULAR image),

• Switch processor = 512 MB

• Route processor = 512 MB for all other images

(Beginning in May 2006 all Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 units began shipping with 512 MB system memory)

• Switch processor = 256 MB

• Route processor = 256 MB

(Any Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 2 must be running 256 MB system memory to support a 12.2SX software release)

Refer:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps708/prod_white_paper09186a00800c8441.html

  • See the below doc which has more detail about the image can be upgraded on Sup32, Sup720

Cisco IOS Software Packaging for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/iosswrel/ps8802/ps5460/prod_bulletin0900aecd80281b17.html

  • Please Go to the Cisco Feature Navigator (http://tools.cisco.com/ITDIT/CFN/jsp/index.jsp) and make your selection.
  • Regarding the stability, go through the release document and verify if the bugs identified will, in any shape or size, affect your network.
  • It depends on your feature requirement, you can choose the image which suites for your environment

System Software Conversion from CatOS to Cisco IOS for Catalyst 6500/6000 Switches

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_tech_note09186a008015bfa6.shtml

System Software Conversion from Cisco IOS to CatOS for Catalyst 6500/6000 Switches

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps700/products_tech_note09186a00801350b8.shtml

How to Convert a Catalyst 6500/6000 Supervisor Engine from Hybrid Mode (CatOS) to Native Mode (IOS) Using a Conversion Utility

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_tech_note09186a008070f124.shtml

Regards,

Aru

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Beginner

Upgrade Catalyst 6509 Catos to IOS

Hi Aru,

Thank you very much for your answer. It was really useful.

I have read the links you posted, and I have solved the doubts I had about memory requirements and images.

We are going to upgrade the pair of Cisco Catalyst in about three weeks. I'll tell you, if it works.

Thank you very much again,

Regards,

Elena.

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