Upgrading 6500 Switch

Hello Experts,

We want to upgrade our two  6500 Core switches, please find below the output of show module.

Mod Ports Card Type                              Model              Serial No.
--- ----- -------------------------------------- ------------------ -----------
  1   24  CEF720 24 port 1000mb SFP              WS-X6724-SFP       SAL10425VXM
  2   24  CEF720 24 port 1000mb SFP              WS-X6724-SFP       SAL10414EL3
  3   48  SFM-capable 48 port 10/100/1000mb RJ45 WS-X6548-GE-TX     SAL1106GFFU
  5    2  Supervisor Engine 720 (Active)         WS-SUP720-3B       SAL1109JJMR

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I need some help like what are the important things should be considered and  also need to find the right IOS.

Any help much appreciated.
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Craig BeckCommented:
What exactly do you want to upgrade?  Code,  line cards, etc?

What code do you have on the switch already?

What features do you need?
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
Sir,
Basically we want to upgrade the code. If there is an opportunity we can upgrade other things.

After we'll be installing WS-X6708-10G-3C line card. We have also purchased 512 MB compact flash memory.

Nothing additional features we need.

Current code

sh version  #

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software 
IOS (tm) s72033_rp Software (s72033_rp-PK9SV-M), Version 12.2(18)SXD7b, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
For more information these are line cards I have currently installed and their running version

sh module version 
Mod Port Model              Serial #    Versions
--- ---- ------------------ ----------- --------------------------------------
 1   24  WS-X6724-SFP       SAL10425VXM Hw : 2.5
                                        Fw : 12.2(14r)S5
                                        Sw : 12.2(18)SXD7b
                                        Sw1: 8.4(0.61)RCC10 
         WS-F6700-CFC       SAL1107GYNF Hw : 2.1
 2   24  WS-X6724-SFP       SAL10414EL3 Hw : 2.5
                                        Fw : 12.2(14r)S5
                                        Sw : 12.2(18)SXD7b
                                        Sw1: 8.4(0.61)RCC10 
         WS-F6700-CFC       SAL1107GRJM Hw : 2.1
 3   48  WS-X6548-GE-TX     SAL1106GFFU Hw : 11.1
                                        Fw : 7.2(1) 
                                        Sw : 8.3(0.156)ROC20 
 5    2  WS-SUP720-3B       SAL1109JJMR Hw : 5.3
                                        Fw : 8.4(2)
                                        Sw : 12.2(18)SXD7b
                                        Sw1: 8.4(0.61)RCC10 
         WS-SUP720          SAL1109JM3P Hw : 2.6
                                        Fw : 12.2(17r)S4
                                        Sw : 12.2(18)SXD7b
         WS-F6K-PFC3B       SAL1102DRWS Hw : 2.3

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NetExpert Network Solutions Pte LtdTechnical SpecialistCommented:
Sameer,

what is the purpose of upgrading the code?  

you can install the new module without changing/upgrading the IOS on the switch.

can you collected "#sh version" command output from the switch and paste it here
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Craig BeckCommented:
Show version is already provided.
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
As I know to install this module  software  6500 should be at least 12.2(18)SXF5.

Also we need to upgrade the IOS since the current is  old now.
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NetExpert Network Solutions Pte LtdTechnical SpecialistCommented:
I don't see a huge difference in version between the current and newly proposed IOS.

The proposed IOS(12.2(18)SXF5) should be Bug free.  if there is no Bug on the proposed IOS, you can go ahead and upgrade the IOS.

Few steps you can do before upgrading the IOS
1.Configuration Backup
2.Sh tech and Sh log command output
3.If you are running active active ( by using HSRP and STP Priority) then force all traffic to one switch by increasing the HSRP priority and decreasing STP priority
4.Proceed to upgrade the IOS on the standby switch.
5.If everything went in smooth manner, then you can proceed to upgrade on the other switch
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
Thanks
What about the upgrading other line cards,firmware etc.
I went to Cisco Website to download the required software but I am confused which one to download.

Please any help.
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NetExpert Network Solutions Pte LtdTechnical SpecialistCommented:
Sameer,

You no need to upgrade the firmware on each and every modules,

Since you are upgrading to minor versions, the hardware module version no need to upgrade.

If you are going with higher version of upgrade then you might need to check the compatibility between currnent HW and new FW versions.

can you paste the complete #sh version command output, as we need to download the right IOS version.
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
Here you go

Core_Switch_1#sh ver
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software 
IOS (tm) s72033_rp Software (s72033_rp-PK9SV-M), Version 12.2(18)SXD7b, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Fri 08-Dec-06 12:51 by ccai
Image text-base: 0x4002100C, data-base: 0x42320000

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(17r)S4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
BOOTLDR: s72033_rp Software (s72033_rp-PK9SV-M), Version 12.2(18)SXD7b, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Core_Switch_1 uptime is 1 year, 33 weeks, 1 day, 1 hour, 52 minutes
Time since Core_Switch_1 switched to active is 1 year, 33 weeks, 1 day, 1 hour, 57 minutes
System returned to ROM by bus error at PC 0x403812E0, address 0x0 at 23:49:24 PDT Wed Mar 28 2007 (SP by reload)
System restarted at 09:03:09 KSA Mon Dec 9 2013
System image file is "sup-bootflash:s72033-pk9sv-mz.122-18.SXD7b.bin"


This product contains cryptographic features and is subject to United
States and local country laws governing import, export, transfer and
use. Delivery of Cisco cryptographic products does not imply
third-party authority to import, export, distribute or use encryption.
Importers, exporters, distributors and users are responsible for
compliance with U.S. and local country laws. By using this product you
agree to comply with applicable laws and regulations. If you are unable
to comply with U.S. and local laws, return this product immediately.

A summary of U.S. laws governing Cisco cryptographic products may be found at:
http://www.cisco.com/wwl/export/crypto/tool/stqrg.html

If you require further assistance please contact us by sending email to
export@cisco.com.

cisco WS-C6509-E (R7000) processor (revision 1.3) with 458720K/65536K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID SMC11100010
SR71000 CPU at 600Mhz, Implementation 0x504, Rev 1.2, 512KB L2 Cache
Last reset from s/w reset
X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
Bridging software.
60 Virtual Ethernet/IEEE 802.3  interface(s)
98 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
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

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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
BTW, what do you mean by minor and higher version ?
Core_Switch_1#sh ver
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software 
IOS (tm) s72033_rp Software (s72033_rp-PK9SV-M), Version 12.2(18)SXD7b, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Fri 08-Dec-06 12:51 by ccai
Image text-base: 0x4002100C, data-base: 0x42320000

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(17r)S4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
BOOTLDR: s72033_rp Software (s72033_rp-PK9SV-M), Version 12.2(18)SXD7b, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Core_Switch_1 uptime is 1 year, 33 weeks, 1 day, 1 hour, 52 minutes
Time since Core_Switch_1 switched to active is 1 year, 33 weeks, 1 day, 1 hour, 57 minutes
System returned to ROM by bus error at PC 0x403812E0, address 0x0 at 23:49:24 PDT Wed Mar 28 2007 (SP by reload)
System restarted at 09:03:09 KSA Mon Dec 9 2013
System image file is "sup-bootflash:s72033-pk9sv-mz.122-18.SXD7b.bin"


This product contains cryptographic features and is subject to United
States and local country laws governing import, export, transfer and
use. Delivery of Cisco cryptographic products does not imply
third-party authority to import, export, distribute or use encryption.
Importers, exporters, distributors and users are responsible for
compliance with U.S. and local country laws. By using this product you
agree to comply with applicable laws and regulations. If you are unable
to comply with U.S. and local laws, return this product immediately.

A summary of U.S. laws governing Cisco cryptographic products may be found at:
http://www.cisco.com/wwl/export/crypto/tool/stqrg.html

If you require further assistance please contact us by sending email to
export@cisco.com.

cisco WS-C6509-E (R7000) processor (revision 1.3) with 458720K/65536K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID SMC11100010
SR71000 CPU at 600Mhz, Implementation 0x504, Rev 1.2, 512KB L2 Cache
Last reset from s/w reset
X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
Bridging software.
60 Virtual Ethernet/IEEE 802.3  interface(s)
98 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
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

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NetExpert Network Solutions Pte LtdTechnical SpecialistCommented:
Minor version - upgrading the ios on same version code with different versions
Higher Version - upgrading ios from one code to another one.. example 12.2 to 12.5 or higher

Between I don't see 12.2(18)SXF5 for this C-6509-E switches in cisco ios page.IOS
You might need to look under this option as your MSFC is version 3


Downloads Home -->Products--Switches---Campus LAN Switches - Core and Distribution--Catalyst 6500 Series Switches--Catalyst 6509-E Switch---Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 / MSFC3
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay in reply.

I can go with this IOS? s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-33.SXI14.bin
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
Also Do I need to upgrade Boot Loader and ROMMON monitor along with software upgrade ?

Thanks
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NetExpert Network Solutions Pte LtdTechnical SpecialistCommented:
@Sameer - Yes, you can go with s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-33.SXI14.bin

No need to upgrade bootloader or rommon monitor
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
Thanks
I'll go with s72033-adventerprise_wan-mz.122-33.SXJ9.bin even the cisco website suggested

Would you please give guide how to upgrade the software I have Compact Flash memory 512MB RAM still not installed
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NetExpert Network Solutions Pte LtdTechnical SpecialistCommented:
@Sameer, can you run the below command on your switch and paste the output here

#sh run | i boot
#dir /all
#sh file system

If you have a space in Flash memory, then you can upload the image thru tftp server to the 6500 flash memory and set the right boot statement. then reload the switch
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
sh run | in boot - no result

Core1#dir
Directory of sup-bootflash:/

    1  -rwx    46666996  Mar 29 2007 03:38:24 +03:00  s72033-pk9sv-mz.122-18.SXD7b.bin
    2  -rw-         855  Aug 28 2007 13:10:23 +03:00  diaginfo_mod3_20070828-101023
    3  -rw-      245342  Aug 24 2008 12:26:11 +03:00  crashinfo_20080824-092611

65536000 bytes total (18622420 bytes free)

Core1#sh disk0:
%Error show disk0: (No such  device )
 
 
 
Core1#sh file system
File Systems:

     Size(b)     Free(b)      Type  Flags  Prefixes
           -           -    opaque     rw   system:
           -           -      disk     rw   disk0:
           -           -      disk     rw   disk1:
*   65536000    18622420     flash     rw   sup-bootflash:
    45816554           0    opaque     ro   sup-microcode:
           0   216462688    opaque     wo   sup-image:
      129004      125008     nvram     rw   const_nvram:
     1964024     1871270     nvram     rw   nvram:
           -           -    opaque     rw   null:
           -           -   network     rw   tftp:
    65536000    65241572     flash     rw   bootflash:
           -           -   network     rw   rcp:
           -           -   network     rw   ftp:
           -           -   network     rw   scp:
    15990784    15990784     flash     rw   dfc#2-bootflash:
    15990784    15990784     flash     rw   dfc#1-bootflash:

Core1#dir /all
Directory of sup-bootflash:/

    1  -rwx    46666996  Mar 29 2007 03:38:24 +03:00  s72033-pk9sv-mz.122-18.SXD7b.bin
    2  -rw-         855  Aug 28 2007 13:10:23 +03:00  diaginfo_mod3_20070828-101023
    3  -rw-      245342  Aug 24 2008 12:26:11 +03:00  crashinfo_20080824-092611

65536000 bytes total (18622420 bytes free)
Core_Switch_1#
dir /all
Directory of sup-bootflash:/

    1  -rwx    46666996  Mar 29 2007 03:38:24 +03:00  s72033-pk9sv-mz.122-18.SXD7b.bin
    2  -rw-         855  Aug 28 2007 13:10:23 +03:00  diaginfo_mod3_20070828-101023
    3  -rw-      245342  Aug 24 2008 12:26:11 +03:00  crashinfo_20080824-092611

65536000 bytes total (18622420 bytes free)

Core1sh file system
File Systems:

     Size(b)     Free(b)      Type  Flags  Prefixes
           -           -    opaque     rw   system:
           -           -      disk     rw   disk0:
           -           -      disk     rw   disk1:
*   65536000    18622420     flash     rw   sup-bootflash:
    45816554           0    opaque     ro   sup-microcode:
           0   216462688    opaque     wo   sup-image:
      129004      125008     nvram     rw   const_nvram:
     1964024     1871270     nvram     rw   nvram:
           -           -    opaque     rw   null:
           -           -   network     rw   tftp:
    65536000    65241572     flash     rw   bootflash:
           -           -   network     rw   rcp:
           -           -   network     rw   ftp:
           -           -   network     rw   scp:
    15990784    15990784     flash     rw   dfc#2-bootflash:
    15990784    15990784     flash     rw   dfc#1-bootflash:
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NetExpert Network Solutions Pte LtdTechnical SpecialistCommented:
Sameer,

Based on the output, sup-bootflash doesn't have enough space. you might need to install compact flash card to upload the new image.

Install the compact flash card into the switch(hope you have two new flash card for both switches) and run the same command #sh file system and #dir /all to check the status of new flash card.

Once the card is installed and verified, upload the image into flash card thru tftp server. Once uploaded the image verify the checksum value between switch to cisco webpage

set the boot statement on the switch  

Let me know, when you are planning for the upgrade. I can join with you thru teamviewer
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
Thanks
Yes I have 2 512 MB CF.
After upgrading software I will just plug the new 10G line card
I am going schedule the coming Friday morning 2am +3UTC.
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NetExpert Network Solutions Pte LtdTechnical SpecialistCommented:
Noted.

You can post the status here , I will be available on that time .. I am based in GMT+8 Singapore
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
BTW I was googling and found some times it is necessary to upgrade Bootldr, ROMMO firmware and line cards softwarr

 I have 48 port line cards I need upgrade thos also ?
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Craig BeckCommented:
You don't need to upgrade the firmware on the linecards - they will use the software on the Cat.

If you're using new CF cards, make sure they're Cisco or approved cards.  Some CF cards don't work properly in Cisco switches.

Also, make sure you format the card in the chassis, not in a PC.  Transfer the image to the CF card via FTP or TFTP while it's installed in the front of the supervisior.
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
Thanks Sir,
I've purchase them from Cisco.

Shall I format with B or C Class File system?
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Craig BeckCommented:
You should use the format command, so Class C.
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
Noted Sir. I'll keep posting the status as soon as I upgrade.
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
Hello,
We are going to upgrade our Standby  Core SW by today
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NetExpert Network Solutions Pte LtdTechnical SpecialistCommented:
Great..
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
We are going with this version

s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-33.SXJ10.bin
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
Successfully upgraded the Standby Switch and installed the 10G Module

Thank you all for your help and support. Much Appreciating
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