Getting Large configurations onto Cisco 6509-E Switches
Posted on 2014-03-13
I have about 20 large configs that I need to get onto 20 different 6509-E's. They're currently all in one location, and before we move them I want to get the configs on them and then send them to their destinations. I want to accomplish this as efficiently as possible. I've been reading up on how to tweak SecureCRT to increase the "Send delay options" and have tried different values ranging from the default 5 up to 100 milliseconds but it's not yielding positive results.
What I've done thus far is copied the config via tftp to a text file on my laptop. Win7.
The Switches are not on the network and I can hook them all up to a Term. server in about 30 mins. and connect to them all via their console ports and knock them out if I could paste the original config.txt file but it's not working. It keeps hanging. Different areas. In theory I could invest a few hours, more like a most of the day and clean up the config.txt file into a more suitable format and then try that but in theory, "should I not be able to just paste the configuration from the config.txt file"? Do I really need to IP all the switches and upload the config.txt file(s) via tftp? That would take up a lot of time. I've read up on how to setup a server and set the switches to grab the file via a server but that will also take a while to setup. Would really like to just copy and paste and maybe build a tftp server that the switches could boot and grab the config files when I had the time to invest in this approach.
I originally did a: copy running-config tftp: all
Address or name of remote host ? 10.88.24.162
Destination filename [B10-C15-s03-confg]? B10-C15-s03-confg.txt
103498 bytes copied in 18.812 secs (5502 bytes/sec)
Appreciate any feedback on how to perform a simple paste of a large .txt file if someone knows any tricks using SecureCRT or another (better) emulation application.