Upgrade IOS Cisco 6509 Switch

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I have a Cisco 6509 switch with redundant 720/MSFC3 supervisors that needs the IOS upgraded to a newer version so I can install a line card WS-X6708-10GE in Slot 3.

I have new ios bin file: s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-33.SXH7.bin

These are my planned steps:

copy tftp: disk0:
**ip address x.x.x.x
**source file name: s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-33.SXH7.bin
**destination file name: s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-33.SXH7.bin

dir disk0:

boot system flash disk:0/s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-33.SXH7.bin

reload (should I do a /verify?)

show version

show redundancy

show redundancy states

redundancy force-switchover (test the hot supervisor)

redundancy force-switchover (shift control back to primary supervisor)

#sh ver
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) s72033_rp Software (s72033_rp-ENTSERVICESK9_WAN-M), Version 12.2(18)SXE3, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2005 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Tue 16-Aug-05 18:56 by kellmill
Image text-base: 0x40021040, data-base: 0x42B08000

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(17r)S2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
BOOTLDR: s72033_rp Software (s72033_rp-ENTSERVICESK9_WAN-M), Version 12.2(18)SXE3, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)


 uptime is 1 year, 2 weeks, 3 days, 20 hours, 42 minutes
Time since switched to active is 1 year, 2 weeks, 3 days, 20 hours, 46 minutes
System returned to ROM by unknown reload cause - suspect boot_data[BOOT_COUNT] 0x0, BOOT_COUNT 0, BOOTDATA 19 (SP by power-on)
System restarted at 14:17:49 pst Wed Sep 30 2009
System image file is "disk0:s72033-entservicesk9_wan-mz.122-18.SXE3.bin"


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cisco WS-C6509 (R7000) processor (revision 3.2) with 458720K/65536K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID xxxxxxxxxxx
SR71000 CPU at 600Mhz, Implementation 0x504, Rev 1.2, 512KB L2 Cache
Last reset from power-on
SuperLAT software (copyright 1990 by Meridian Technology Corp).
X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
Bridging software.
TN3270 Emulation software.
3 Virtual Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces
148 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces
16 Ten Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces
1917K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
8192K bytes of packet buffer memory.

65536K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 512K).
Configuration register is 0x2102

#sh mod
Mod Ports Card Type                              Model              Serial No.
--- ----- -------------------------------------- ------------------ -----------
  1   48  CEF720 48 port 1000mb SFP              WS-X6748-SFP       xxxxxxxxxxx
  2    4  CEF720 4 port 10-Gigabit Ethernet      WS-X6704-10GE      xxxxxxxxxxx
  4    4  CEF720 4 port 10-Gigabit Ethernet      WS-X6704-10GE      xxxxxxxxxxx
  5    2  Supervisor Engine 720 (Active)         WS-SUP720-BASE     xxxxxxxxxxx
  6    2  Supervisor Engine 720 (Hot)            WS-SUP720-BASE     xxxxxxxxxxx
  7    4  CEF720 4 port 10-Gigabit Ethernet      WS-X6704-10GE      xxxxxxxxxxx
  8    4  CEF720 4 port 10-Gigabit Ethernet      WS-X6704-10GE      xxxxxxxxxxx
  9   48  48 port 10/100/1000mb EtherModule      WS-X6148-GE-TX     xxxxxxxxxxx

Mod MAC addresses                       Hw    Fw           Sw           Status
--- ---------------------------------- ------ ------------ ------------ -------
  1  xxxx.d88b.d10c to xxxx.d88b.d13b   1.12  12.2(14r)S5  12.2(18)SXE3 Ok
  2  xxxx.553a.20a4 to xxxx.553a.20a7   2.7   12.2(14r)S5  12.2(18)SXE3 Ok
  4  xxxx.f23e.2d1c to xxxx.f23e.2d1f   2.2   12.2(14r)S5  12.2(18)SXE3 Ok
  5  xxxx.dae4.487c to xxxx.dae4.487f   3.3   8.1(3)       12.2(18)SXE3 Ok
  6  xxxx.dae4.7790 to xxxx.dae4.7793   3.3   8.1(3)       12.2(18)SXE3 Ok
  7  xxxx.a9f7.7cac to xxxx.a9f7.7caf   2.2   12.2(14r)S5  12.2(18)SXE3 Ok
  8  xxxx.56f3.0c78 to xxxx.56f3.0c7b   2.5   12.2(14r)S5  12.2(18)SXE3 Ok
  9  xxxx.125a.d5c8 to xxxx.125a.d5f7   1.1   7.2(1)       8.5(0.46)ROC Ok

Mod Sub-Module                  Model              Serial        Hw     Status
--- --------------------------- ------------------ ------------ ------- -------
  1 Centralized Forwarding Card WS-F6700-CFC       xxxxxxxxxxx   4.1    Ok
  2 Centralized Forwarding Card WS-F6700-CFC       xxxxxxxxxxx   4.0    Ok
  4 Centralized Forwarding Card WS-F6700-CFC       xxxxxxxxxxx   2.0    Ok
  5 Policy Feature Card 3       WS-F6K-PFC3A       xxxxxxxxxxx   2.5    Ok
  5 MSFC3 Daughterboard         WS-SUP720          xxxxxxxxxxx   2.5    Ok
  6 Policy Feature Card 3       WS-F6K-PFC3A       xxxxxxxxxxx   2.5    Ok
  6 MSFC3 Daughterboard         WS-SUP720          xxxxxxxxxxx   2.5    Ok
  7 Centralized Forwarding Card WS-F6700-CFC       xxxxxxxxxxx   2.0    Ok
  8 Centralized Forwarding Card WS-F6700-CFC       xxxxxxxxxxx  3.0    Ok

Mod Online Diag Status
--- -------------------
  1 Pass
  2 Pass
  4 Pass
  5 Pass
  6 Pass
  7 Pass
  8 Pass
  9 Pass


#sh mod 5
Mod Ports Card Type                              Model              Serial No.
--- ----- -------------------------------------- ------------------ -----------
  5    2  Supervisor Engine 720 (Active)         WS-SUP720-BASE     xxxxxxxxxxx

Mod MAC addresses                       Hw    Fw           Sw           Status
--- ---------------------------------- ------ ------------ ------------ -------
  5  xxxx.dae4.487c to xxxx.dae4.487f   3.3   8.1(3)       12.2(18)SXE3 Ok

Mod Sub-Module                  Model              Serial        Hw     Status
--- --------------------------- ------------------ ------------ ------- -------
  5 Policy Feature Card 3       WS-F6K-PFC3A       xxxxxxxxxxx   2.5    Ok
  5 MSFC3 Daughterboard         WS-SUP720          xxxxxxxxxxx   2.5    Ok

Mod Online Diag Status
--- -------------------
  5 Pass
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Commented:
I believe there is enough space on disk0: to hold both IOS versions:

#dir disk0:
Directory of disk0:/

    1  -rw-    74273252   Oct 6 2005 23:10:34 -07:00  s72033-entservicesk9_wan-mz.122-18.SXE3.bin

512065536 bytes total (437788672 bytes free)

I divided 512065536 by a 1024 twice and got 488mb total and divided 427788672 by 1024 twice and got 417 free. So 488 minus 417 tells me that the current IOS is about 71mb and the new IOS is 76 mb so they both shold fit.

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Commented:
Requirments for memory:
ADVANCED ENTERPRISE SERVICES SSH    
s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-33.SXH7.bin  
Release Date: 15/Mar/2010
 
Size: 78535.54 KB  (80420388 bytes)
Minimum Memory: DRAM:512 MB  Flash:512 MB  

What I have:
"sh ver" shows dram as 458720K/65536K bytes of memory. 458720k used plus 65536k free and divide total by 1024 comes out to 511.96 or 512mb of DRAM

"sh ver" shows flash as 65536K bytes of Flash. Divide 65536 by 1024 and I get 64mb of flash and that is why I have to use disk0: with a 512 mb PCMCIA card inserted.

Why is the requirement for flash 512mb when the ios is only 76 mb?


There is only 2mb of nvram?

#dir nvram:
Directory of nvram:/

 1918  -rw-       24845                    <no date>  startup-config
 1919  ----          24                    <no date>  private-config
 1920  -rw-       24845                    <no date>  underlying-config
    1  ----           4                    <no date>  rf_cold_starts
    2  ----          20                    <no date>  persistent-data
    3  -rw-           0                    <no date>  ifIndex-table

1964024 bytes total (1936031 bytes free)

Top Expert 2004
Commented:
No idea about why they ask for 512MB of flash. but since that's the minimum in a Sup720 anyway, why worry?

As far as upgrading, you should be fine although your procedure only upgrades one of them. You also have a typo in your boot system flash command (colon in the wrong place).

My habit has been to load IOS in sup-bootdisk: instead of on a CF card. But it's up to you.

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Commented:
thanks mikebernhardt,

I successfully upgraded the IOS on both supervisors today.

These IOS images are 70 to 75 mb and I only calculate 62.5mb total  (65536000 divided by 1024 two times) in sup-bootflash.

#dir sup-bootflash:
Directory of sup-bootflash:/

    1  -rwx    30660760   Oct 6 2005 23:04:03 -07:00  s72033-ps-mz.122-17d.SXB7.bin

65536000 bytes total (34875112 bytes free)

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