?
Solved

Swapping Cisco 1841

Posted on 2013-10-31
4
Medium Priority
?
372 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-06
Hello,

I have a Cisco 1841 router, and wanted to rack mount it.  However, the brackets I bought were for a 2nd generation version.  The one I have is a first generation and so it won't work.

I have a 1841 on the shelf and was wondering if I just backup the IOS and configs off the existing one, is putting them on the new one going to work without a problem.

Then just plug the cables back in and go?  The router does bgp and some other things and not sure if it is that simple.
0
Comment
Question by:mmicha
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:pony10us
ID: 39614769
First verify that IOS on both. There are some commands that may not work in different versions of IOS.
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:mmicha
ID: 39614775
I'd use the same version of the IOS.  Just not sure if afterward moving the startup config to the new device is all that is required.
0
 
LVL 26

Accepted Solution

by:
pony10us earned 1000 total points
ID: 39614864
Same IOS, same expansion boards, you should just need to backup the config to a tftp server and then load it on the other one.
0
 
LVL 35

Assisted Solution

by:Ernie Beek
Ernie Beek earned 1000 total points
ID: 39623707
Like pony10us said, if the hardware and IOS version are exactly the same, there shouldn't be an issue.
You can always prepare the new router first, upload the config and start it while not connected to see if anythings shows up during boot or in the logs.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This past year has been one of great growth and performance for OnPage. We have added many features and integrations to the product, making 2016 an awesome year. We see these steps forward as the basis for future growth.
You deserve ‘straight talk’ from your cloud provider about your risk, your costs, security, uptime and the processes that are in place to protect your mission-critical applications.
Both in life and business – not all partnerships are created equal. As the demand for cloud services increases, so do the number of self-proclaimed cloud partners. Asking the right questions up front in the partnership, will enable both parties …
As a trusted technology advisor to your customers you are likely getting the daily question of, ‘should I put this in the cloud?’ As customer demands for cloud services increases, companies will see a shift from traditional buying patterns to new…
Suggested Courses

765 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question