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Alex Zhilyakov
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      01-29-2004
Hello,

I'm planning to upgrade my Catalyst 6506 from Hybrid CatOS+IOS to
Native IOS. I was trying to find if my hardware supports Native IOS,
but unfortunately the only document I found says that my
WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE is not supported by Native IOS (which is pretty wierd
after all cisco tendencies to drop catos). Did anyone with same
hardware succeed in runing native ios on this platform? You answers
will be higly appreciated. Here is 'sh mod' from my switch:

Console> (enable) sh mod
Mod Slot Ports Module-Type Model Sub
Status
--- ---- ----- ------------------------- ------------------- ---
--------
1 1 2 1000BaseX Supervisor WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE yes ok
15 1 1 Multilayer Switch Feature WS-F6K-MSFC2 no ok
4 4 48 10/100BaseTX Ethernet WS-X6248-RJ-45 no ok

Mod Sub-Type Sub-Model Sub-Serial Sub-Hw
--- ----------------------- ------------------- ----------- ------
1 L3 Switching Engine WS-F6K-PFC SAD954313GU 1.1

Plus there are two 5483 GBICs for copper gigabit ethernet.


Also, what's the best choice IOS nowadays? 12.1(11)E1a?


-Alex
 
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Malhar Shah
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      01-30-2004
hi alex,

you should look for c6sup11-* images.

regarding what is the best IOS on 12.1, its hard to tell.. you should
choose the best IOS based on your current (and near future) feature
requirements..

hope this helps


-malhar


Alex Zhilyakov wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm planning to upgrade my Catalyst 6506 from Hybrid CatOS+IOS to
> Native IOS. I was trying to find if my hardware supports Native IOS,
> but unfortunately the only document I found says that my
> WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE is not supported by Native IOS (which is pretty wierd
> after all cisco tendencies to drop catos). Did anyone with same
> hardware succeed in runing native ios on this platform? You answers
> will be higly appreciated. Here is 'sh mod' from my switch:
>
> Console> (enable) sh mod
> Mod Slot Ports Module-Type Model Sub
> Status
> --- ---- ----- ------------------------- ------------------- ---
> --------
> 1 1 2 1000BaseX Supervisor WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE yes ok
> 15 1 1 Multilayer Switch Feature WS-F6K-MSFC2 no ok
> 4 4 48 10/100BaseTX Ethernet WS-X6248-RJ-45 no ok
>
> Mod Sub-Type Sub-Model Sub-Serial Sub-Hw
> --- ----------------------- ------------------- ----------- ------
> 1 L3 Switching Engine WS-F6K-PFC SAD954313GU 1.1
>
> Plus there are two 5483 GBICs for copper gigabit ethernet.
>
>
> Also, what's the best choice IOS nowadays? 12.1(11)E1a?
>
>
> -Alex


 
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Michael Ryan
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      01-30-2004
I was "told" in a Cisco class this week, that the SUP1A's support Native IOS
as long as they have the MSFC installed. Now I'm wondering...


"Alex Zhilyakov" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed) m...
> Hello,
>
> I'm planning to upgrade my Catalyst 6506 from Hybrid CatOS+IOS to
> Native IOS. I was trying to find if my hardware supports Native IOS,
> but unfortunately the only document I found says that my
> WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE is not supported by Native IOS (which is pretty wierd
> after all cisco tendencies to drop catos). Did anyone with same
> hardware succeed in runing native ios on this platform? You answers
> will be higly appreciated. Here is 'sh mod' from my switch:
>
> Console> (enable) sh mod
> Mod Slot Ports Module-Type Model Sub
> Status
> --- ---- ----- ------------------------- ------------------- ---
> --------
> 1 1 2 1000BaseX Supervisor WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE yes ok
> 15 1 1 Multilayer Switch Feature WS-F6K-MSFC2 no ok
> 4 4 48 10/100BaseTX Ethernet WS-X6248-RJ-45 no ok
>
> Mod Sub-Type Sub-Model Sub-Serial Sub-Hw
> --- ----------------------- ------------------- ----------- ------
> 1 L3 Switching Engine WS-F6K-PFC SAD954313GU 1.1
>
> Plus there are two 5483 GBICs for copper gigabit ethernet.
>
>
> Also, what's the best choice IOS nowadays? 12.1(11)E1a?
>
>
> -Alex



 
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      02-02-2004
Alex Zhilyakov <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm planning to upgrade my Catalyst 6506 from Hybrid CatOS+IOS to
> Native IOS. I was trying to find if my hardware supports Native IOS,
> but unfortunately the only document I found says that my
> WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE is not supported by Native IOS (which is pretty wierd
> after all cisco tendencies to drop catos). Did anyone with same
> hardware succeed in runing native ios on this platform? You answers
> will be higly appreciated. Here is 'sh mod' from my switch:
>
> Console> (enable) sh mod
> Mod Slot Ports Module-Type Model Sub
> Status
> --- ---- ----- ------------------------- ------------------- ---
> --------
> 1 1 2 1000BaseX Supervisor WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE yes ok
> 15 1 1 Multilayer Switch Feature WS-F6K-MSFC2 no ok
> 4 4 48 10/100BaseTX Ethernet WS-X6248-RJ-45 no ok
>
> Mod Sub-Type Sub-Model Sub-Serial Sub-Hw
> --- ----------------------- ------------------- ----------- ------
> 1 L3 Switching Engine WS-F6K-PFC SAD954313GU 1.1
>


Alex,
No problem to upgrade your hardware from hybride to native IOS. Right now
you use catos (ex: cat6000-supk8.7-6-1.bin) then you boot msfc2 once sup1a
is booted (ex: c6msfc-jsv-mz.121-19.E11). With native IOS you will boot with
c6sup12-jsv-mz.121-19.E.bin (you have to use -19 at least). The problem
is size of image:
catos takes 10Mb, IOS hybride 14Mb and you have 16Mb flashboot on sup1a
and 16Mb on msfc2. you will have to use pcmcia 24Mb (only. don't buy more.
it doesn't work) and boot from slot0: IOS native 17Mb.

url:
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/473/81.html

Octave

> Plus there are two 5483 GBICs for copper gigabit ethernet.
>
>
> Also, what's the best choice IOS nowadays? 12.1(11)E1a?
>
>
> -Alex

 
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