CatOS to IOS?

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by Calvin.Lai, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. Calvin.Lai

    Calvin.Lai Guest

    We acquire a few WS-C2948G-GE-TX and WS-C2948. Seems like they have
    CatOS. Is it possible to change them to the more common typical IOS?
    If so, what's the cost associated with the upgrade and any implications
    from an upgrade?
    Calvin.Lai, Oct 7, 2005
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  2. Walter Roberson, Oct 7, 2005
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  3. Nope, its a CatOS only switch. CatOS is pretty typical cisco for a few
    years ago, although I think they are stopping teaching it now-a-days.

    I have a few myself, its a nice product, and the latest CatOS work
    just as well as IOS, just different.
    Doug McIntyre, Oct 7, 2005
  4. Calvin.Lai

    ESM Guest

    The 6500 series still ships with CatOS on it, it's the only switch Cisco
    still ships this way. Up until fairly recently, the IOS for the 6500 series
    lacked many features, but today, it's getting closer to equivalency. IOS
    still lacks some basic items on this switch such as autoqos, which is the
    reason I still have CatOS on mine.

    Plus, when you run a 13 blade switch with 8 48 ports blades, its a hell of a
    lot easier to manage in CatOS as opposed to IOS.
    ESM, Oct 8, 2005
  5. www.BradReese.Com, Oct 8, 2005
  6. Calvin.Lai

    RJ45 Guest

    I had a WS-C2948G-GE-TX
    if you have access to cisco download area because you have a contract
    with Cisco you can only download CatOS software for that model of
    you cannot install IOS on it.
    this is my experience.
    I had a bad experience with WS-C2948G-GE-TX.
    This switch won;t let certain broadcasts to pass.
    IT was impossibls for me to use dhcp on that switch.
    dhcp requests were filtered.
    I replaced it with 3 WS-C3750 connected in stack.

    RJ45, Oct 10, 2005
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