Any instructions for upgrading IOS on a Cisco 6506E series switch?

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simple upgrading IOS on a cisco 6506E series switch instructions
ASKED: August 21, 2009  7:07 PM
UPDATED: August 23, 2009  10:05 PM

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<a href=”http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps700/products_tech_note09186a00801347e2.shtml”>Heres how</a>

First I presume you already have the new version of IOS you want to upload to the switch ?

Get a copy of a TFTP server. There is a free one at Solarwinds
<b>http://www.solarwinds.com/products/freetools/free_tftp_server.aspx</b>

Connect the PC to a network that is connected to the switch, and find it’s IP address using the ‘ipconfig’ command on the PC (you will need this in a moment). Run the TFTP server and point the directory to where you have save the new IOS image.

On the switch, log in , and type the following commands

<b>enable
{enter the enable password}
copy tftp bootflash:</b>

It will then prompt for the IP address of the tftp server, and then the IOS image name, then it asks you to confirm, which you can do by just hitting return.

You should then see a series of ‘#’ symbols appear as it downloads.

When it has downloaded, and finished the checks, you will return to the ‘#’ prompt.

Then do the following to use this as the load image

<b>show run</b>

Check and see if there is already a ‘boot system flash’ command. If there is, then do the following

<b>conf t
no boot system flash sup-bootflash:{name of existing image}
end</b>

Then tell it to use the new image

<b>conf t
boot system flash sup-bootflash:{name of the new IOS image}
boot system flash sup-bootflash:{name of existing image}
end</b>

I always like to have the old image as a backup, just for safety. That is why you re-enter the original command, but you need to remove it first and add it after teh new one, as these are processed in order, and you need the new one first.

Finally, when you have reloaded the switch, check it is using the new version by using the command

<b>show version</b>

I think that should be everything ! Please post here if it is all now OK, or if you get any errors.

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