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Upgrade IOS on Cisco Catalyst 2960G-48TC-L Switch

Have a new catalyst here and would like to upgrade the IOS; I have the .bin for the newest lan based firmware image here.

Two questions:

1) What is the difference between the plain LAN BASE image and the LAN BASE WITH WEB BASED DEV MGR; I'm assuming the latter as all the functionality of the former plus web access for management?

2) What are my options for upgrading the firmware? Telnet, web-based, etc. and how do I accomplish this?
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
>I'm assuming the latter as all the functionality of the former plus web access for management?

That is correct.

> What are my options for upgrading the firmware? Telnet, web-based, etc. and how do I accomplish this?

TFTP is the easiest. Load the .bin file on your PC. Start a TFTP server application on your PC (solarwinds has a very nice (and free) TFTP server). Then from the command prompt of the switch, copy the file from the TFTP server to the switch.

Details here:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1828/prod_release_note09186a00800810f3.html

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TercestisiAuthor Commented:
Can I upload the IOS via console cable only, or do I also need the switch connected to the network?
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TercestisiAuthor Commented:
Sorry, that was a stupid question as I realized while submitting; I hooked it up to the network.
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TercestisiAuthor Commented:
I cannot get the new IOS image to load.

When I issue from config t:

system boot flash c2960-lanbasek9-mz.122-50.SE1.bin

it states an invalid entry ^c

I tried:

system boot flash:c2960-lanbasek9-mz.122-50.SE1.bin and that took, but upon reload it still loaded the old IOS image.
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TercestisiAuthor Commented:
Sorry, that was supposed to say boot system, which is what I entered.
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
It should be "boot system flash:...

You need a : after "flash"
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