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Cisco 867VAE Router IOS Upgrade

Hi All,

I've got myself into a bit of a problem, I've purchased a Cisco 867VAE (I'm already using these around the company) and unfortunately it came with image c860vae-ipbasek9-mz.152-4.M1.bin

This image doesnt support VPN isakmp I need the advanced security ios.

I downloaded c860vae-advsecurityk9-mz.154-3.M4.bin and flashed it to the FLASH booted up and now I get:

System Bootstrap, Version 15.1(4r)M2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 2011 by cisco Systems, Inc.

C860VAE ipbase platform with 256 MB of main memory


Booting flash:c860vae-advsecurityk9-mz.154-3.M4.bin
boot: Launch entrypt: 0x80800000
Self decompressing the image : ################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################ [OK]

Wrong IOS image on IPBASE Router

I can goto ROMmon and boot back into the old image but how do properly upgrade this router to the new firmware I downloaded?

Another idential model router on another site is running:
System image file is "flash:c860vae2-advseck9-mz.SPA.156-3.M3a.bin"

This is why I downloaded the image I did to try and re-flash from the standard ipbase ios

Many thanks,
Shaun
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arnold

8/22/2022 - Mon
arnold

Likely issue, you lack the license for the function/component.
Did you register the new device within Cisco, and the image you downloaded was for this device?

Compare the two version, image can not add features/functionality to which it is not entitled.

You likely gave to purchase either the module and/or license upgrade.
arnold

Shaun Okeefe CITP

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hi Guys it wasn’t brand new was from eBay, so just wanna get the right iOS on it that supports vpn :) by hook or by crook
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arnold

I do not think you can unless the version of the device includes the support.
The short answer you got the wrong version.

check which model of the router you have C867VAE-<the additional option indicate what it is licensed for> whether VPN is available.

The upgrade path might not be direct, you may need intermediate updates to get it closer to the version you need

see if you are authorized for IPBASE to get it to the 154-3.m4 version and then see whether it starts, then you can try the other.

could you post the output of show license?
compare the devices parameters/options/features.
Shaun Okeefe CITP

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Hi Arnold,

Thanks, here's the output from both routers (existing working one first)

Existing Show Ver

Cisco IOS Software, C860 Software (C860VAE2-ADVSECK9-M), Version 15.6(3)M3a, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2017 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Tue 19-Sep-17 00:39 by prod_rel_team

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.4(20160812:080043) [pallavik-v153_3r_m_throttle-rommon 112], RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

RTR-01 uptime is 1 week, 1 hour, 31 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
System image file is "flash:c860vae2-advseck9-mz.SPA.156-3.M3a.bin"
Last reload type: Normal Reload
Last reload reason: power-on

New Router

Cisco IOS Software, C860 Software (C860VAE-IPBASEK9-M), Version 15.2(4)M1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2012 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Fri 27-Jul-12 02:47 by prod_rel_team

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 15.1(4r)M2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

RTR-02 uptime is 2 minutes
System returned to ROM by reload at 11:45:04 BST Sat Sep 7 2019
System image file is "flash:c860vae-ipbasek9-mz.152-4.M1.bin"
Last reload type: Normal Reload
Last reload reason: Reload Command

Cheers,
Shaun
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