I just upgraded the IOS on my Catalyst 3560 switch/ router – I finally assembled my ‘proposed’ command line together and then copied and pasted it over to the switch (via telnet) – the switch then loaded the new IOS while ERASING the OLD one (sweat sweat) – finally typing ‘reload’, counting to ten and hitting ‘ENTER’ resulted in a VERY long few minutes that DEMANDED a STRONG DRINK!!! …Several minutes later, I am sure that they could hear me at GOOGLE HQ in California – screaming ‘YESSSSSSSSSSSSSssssssssss!’ as my pride and joy cam back to life (alas, as yet, no CMS) …but with a LOAD more features at the Command Line which look VERY INTERESTING INDEED!!!
SO, HAS THAT GOT YOUR NUT NICELY VEXED UP??? – CISCO ROCKS!!!
Does this look Scary? – STOP READING HERE!!! – if you Like what you see then READ ON!!!
archive download-sw /overwrite /reload tftp://192.168.88.87/c3560-ipbaselmk9-tar.122-55.SE8.tar
Was where I got the command:‘archive download-sw /overwrite /reload tftp://192.168.88.87/c3560-ipbaselmk9-tar.122-55.SE8.tar’ from…
ULTIMATELY had to be loaded from a tftp server which one fired up on a desktop with a
‘c3560-ipbaselmk9-tar.122-55.SE8.tar‘ image handy;
DETAILED BELOW IS A RUNNING INSTANCE OF CISCO CMS – REPLACED BY CISCO NETWORK MANAGER WHEN YOU FEED A
TO YOUR Catalyst 3560;
-ENJOY!!!....now, I am starting to see a LOT of text like This; IPv6PrefixPrimer -Here is some bumf about IPv6; ... (to be going on with for the moment!) .... .... x
When I finished with the Cisco Networking Academy, I learned that upgrading an IOS was as simple as copying the new IOS .bin file to the flash drive of the device you are upgrading. At my first job working with actual Cisco devices, I was tasked with upgrading a 3560. The problem was that the IOS downloaded from Cisco was a .tar–not .bin like I had seen before. This is when I learned that there are two main methods to upgrading your IOS devices.
When you download an IOS from Cisco, some version include extra files in the package such as an SDM interface. Instead of packaging everything individually, Cisco creates a tar file with all the files. Alternatively, if you don’t need all the extras, Cisco can provide a single .bin as well or you can extract the .bin from inside the .tar.
If you decide to use the…
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