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Cisco 3500 XL Catalyst switch IOS

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I have just come into possession of a 24 port Cisco 3500 XL Catalyst switch. I read somewhere that Cisco was no longer supporting this switch. I was wondering if anyone new what IOS was last recomended for this unit, and how I might get hold of it? I do have an old ftp access account that still allows me to access ftp.cisco.com. I just don't know what IOS to download and install. The present IOS on the switch is "Version 11.2(8.1)SA6, MAINTENANCE INTERIM SOFTWARE Enterprise Edition". Any help would be appreciated.
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by:lrmoore
ID: 8089424
It's not being sold any more, but it will be supported for several more years. There is a limited lifetime warranty on the switch.

Latest IOS version 12.0(5)WC6
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by:paddyhaig
ID: 8090373
That would be the c2900xl-c3h2l9s-mz.120-5.WC6.bin
It would appear to be an upgrade for the Cisco 2900 XL.
Are you sure this is the correct upgrade?
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by:lrmoore
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c3500xl-c3h2s-mz.120-5.WC5a.bin

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by:paddyhaig
ID: 8093536
Thank you, I have managed to download, c3500xl-c3h2s-mz.120-5.WC5a.bin and the c3500xl-c3h2s-tar.120-5.WC5a.tar.
But I now seem to be having some trouble TFtp'ing them to my switch. I have tried a number of Free TFTp servers that I downloaded from download.com but they just don't seem to work. I used to have the TFTp software that Cisco gave away, but now seem to of lost it. Have you any idea how I might aquire it again? I remeber one of the Cisco support techs giving me a copy for free just over a year ago when I was upgrading a new Cisco 2950 switch that a friend of mine had just purchased. But unfortunately I now seem to of lost that software.
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by:lrmoore
ID: 8093805
IMHO, the Cisco tftp server is foobar. The best one I've found is pumpkin from http://www.klever.net
Or Solar Winds: http://www.solarwinds.net
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by:paddyhaig
ID: 8094750
Looks like I have a bit of a problem!
After attempting to download and install the upgrade I hit this:

extracting c3500xl-c3h2s-mz.120-5.WC5a.bin (1799001 bytes)O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
html/ (directory)
extracting html/homepage.htm (3990 bytes)!
extracting html/not_supported.html (1392 bytes)!
extracting html/common.js (9111 bytes)!!
extracting html/cms_splash.gif (22062 bytes)!!!!
extracting html/cms_12.html (911 bytes)
extracting html/cms_13.html (1010 bytes)!
extracting html/cluster.html (2823 bytes)
extracting html/CMS.jar (1299731 bytes)
%Error writing flash:/html/CMS.jar (Not enough space on device)
switch#1.onina.com#

This is the hardware config:

show version
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) C3500XL Software (C3500XL-C3H2S-M), Version 11.2(8.2)SA6, MAINTENANCE I
NTERIM SOFTWARE
Copyright (c) 1986-1999 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Wed 23-Jun-99 18:32 by boba
Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x00259AEC

ROM: Bootstrap program is C3500XL boot loader

switch#1.onina.com uptime is 1 minute
System restarted by reload
System image file is "flash:c3500xl-c3h2s-tar.120-5.WC5a.bin", booted via


cisco WS-C3524-XL (PowerPC403) processor (revision 0x01) with 8192K/1024K bytes
of memory.
Processor board ID 0x12, with hardware revision 0x00
Last reset from warm-reset

Processor is running Enterprise Edition Software
Cluster command switch capable
Cluster member switch capable
26 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

32K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.
Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:D0:79:62:39:40
Motherboard assembly number: 73-3904-07
Power supply part number: 34-0851-02
Motherboard serial number: FAA03219AXF
Power supply serial number: NONE
Model revision number: A0
Model number: WS-C3524-XL-A
System serial number: FAA0322L0KH
Configuration register is 0xF
 
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by:lrmoore
ID: 8094812
Couple of good links for you:
http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/473/corrupt_or_missing_image.html
http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/473/10.html

You might have to erase the old version first so that you will have room to add the new version.

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by:paddyhaig
ID: 8094901
I did erase the old version first! Atleast I thought I did!
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by:paddyhaig
ID: 8094917
I did erase the original, or atleast I though I did. The links that you suppplied required my to log in, the pages would not accept the username/password that I used to download the flash image.
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lrmoore earned 60 total points
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in the url change /customer/
to /public/
and you will be able to get in
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by:paddyhaig
ID: 8096779
Ooops. this is what I am now getting. When I try to reboot the switch.

"The system is unable to boot automatically.  The BOOT
environment variable needs to be set to a bootable
image."
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by:paddyhaig
ID: 8097670
Oh dear! It's gone from bad to worse....
This is what I get when I reboot the switch echo'd on my terminal.

C3500XL POST: Data Buffer Test: Passed
C3500XL POST: Configuring Switch Parameters: Passed
C3500XL POST: Ethernet Controller Test: Passed
C3500XL POST: MII Test: Passed
cisco WS-C3524-XL (PowerPC403) processor (revision
0x01) with 8192K/1024K bytes
of memory.
Processor board ID FAA0322L0KH, with hardware revision
0x00
Last reset from power-on

Processor is running Enterprise Edition Software
Cluster command switch capable
Cluster member switch capable
24 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
2 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

32K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile
configuration memory.
Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:D0:79:62:39:40
Motherboard assembly number: 73-3904-07
Power supply part number: 34-0851-02
Motherboard serial number: FAA03219AXF
Power supply serial number: NONE
Model revision number: A0
Model number: WS-C3524-XL-A
System serial number: FAA0322L0KH

This is where it just locks up!

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