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Cisco 6509 IOS upgrade

Posted on 2012-03-27
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Hi,

Please if someone can help me in getting know what will be the steps of upgrading the IOS of 6509-E cisco switch.

with this please let me know if there is any precaution measures or pre-check which i should do before the IOS upgrade.

I will be doing the first time IOS upgrade of Cisco 6509

Please help.
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by:Netty
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(Sorry for my English)
First of all, create a backup of your current IOS (CatOS) image and startup-config.
Then make sure that enough space on flash memory.
Then look at this article "Upgrading Software Images on Catalyst 6000/6500 Series Switches"
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_configuration_example09186a0080116ff0.shtml
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by:Don Johnston
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Assuming that you're upgrading from one version of IOS to a later version.

I like to have backup copies of the existing IOS image and config on a TFTP server.

If you have enough flash, copy the new version to flash.
Put a "boot system flash:<ios filename>" command in the config.
Save the config and reload.

But read the release notes for the new IOS version first!!!  :-)
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by:network-guru
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So basically i have to first copy the IOS image on the flash and then need to boot with the new IOS image.

do we need to seperately transfer the IOS for the Supervisior engine or SUP card.

Thanks

I am having the Native IOS 6509-E serios switch.
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by:Don Johnston
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So basically i have to first copy the IOS image on the flash and then need to boot with the new IOS image.

Correct.

do we need to seperately transfer the IOS for the Supervisior engine or SUP card.

I'm not sure I understand. But the new IOS image will need to be on the flash of the 6500.
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by:network-guru
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Do you have any document which mention all the steps of the IOS upgradation of 6509.
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