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Cisco Catalyst 8500 Series Campus Switch Routers

Field Notice: *Expired* FN - 10671 - Boot Flash Memory Size Too Small for Next Feature Release of Catalyst 8540 CSR IOS


Revised July 12, 2007

January 26, 2000

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Products Affected

Product

TAN

TAN Rev

BAL

BAL Rev

Comments

HW Rev

C8541CSR-RP=

68-0558-01

-A0

73-3775-01

-A0

^FNLASY,CPU,SABRECAT

N/A

C8541CSR-RP=

68-0558-01

-A0

73-3775-01

-B0

^FNLASY,CPU,SABRECAT

N/A

C8541CSR-RP=

68-0558-01

-A0

73-3775-01

-B1

^FNLASY,CPU,SABRECAT

N/A

C8541CSR-RP=

68-0558-01

-B0

73-3775-01

-A0

^FNLASY,CPU,SABRECAT

N/A

C8541CSR-RP=

68-0558-01

-B0

73-3775-01

-B0

^FNLASY,CPU,SABRECAT

N/A

C8541CSR-RP=

68-0558-01

-B0

73-3775-01

-B1

^FNLASY,CPU,SABRECAT

N/A

C8541CSR-RP=

68-0558-01

-B1

73-3775-01

-A0

^FNLASY,CPU,SABRECAT

N/A

C8541CSR-RP=

68-0558-01

-B1

73-3775-01

-B0

^FNLASY,CPU,SABRECAT

N/A

C8541CSR-RP=

68-0558-01

-B1

73-3775-01

-B1

^FNLASY,CPU,SABRECAT

N/A

C8541CSR-RP=

68-0558-02

-A0

73-3775-02

-A0

^FNLASY,CPU,SABRECAT

N/A

C8541CSR-RP=

68-0558-02

-A0

73-3775-02

-B0

^FNLASY,CPU,SABRECAT

N/A

C8541CSR-RP=

68-0558-02

-B0

73-3775-02

-A0

^FNLASY,CPU,SABRECAT

N/A

C8541CSR-RP=

68-0558-02

-B0

73-3775-02

-B0

^FNLASY,CPU,SABRECAT

N/A

Problem Description

The original boot flash memory size on Catalyst 8540 route processors (RPs) was 8MB. Currently released Campus Switch Router (CSR) images, including CSR release 12.0(4a)W5(11a) and 12.0(5)W5(13) fit into the 8MB boot flash single in-line memory module (SIMM). However, the next feature release of CSR images is too large to fit into the 8MB boot flash SIMM. This CSR release is currently slated for the second quarter of 2000.

Background

Initially, the 8MB boot flash SIMM was sufficient because image sizes were only 3MB to 4MB in size. Because the number of features and linecards is increasing, the image size has grown beyond 8MB.

Problem Symptoms

To check if your system has a 16MB boot flash SIMM, enter the show hardware EXEC command. The part number for the Catalyst 8540 CSR RPs with a default 16MB boot flash SIMM is shown below:

73-3775-03 Rev. A0

You can also issue a show version command to determine if your system has a 16MB boot flash SIMM. An example is shown below:

C8540# show version
SOFTWARE
Copyright (c) 1986-1999 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Fri 24-Sep-99 03:17 by
Image text-base: 0x60010930, data-base: 0x60946000

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.0(4.6)W5(13) RELEASE SOFTWARE

tequila uptime is 2 weeks, 4 days, 21 hours, 58 minutes
System restarted by power-on
System image file is "slot0:cat8540c-wp-mz.120-4a.WX5.11a"

cisco C8540MSR (R5000) processor with 262144K bytes of memory.
R5000 processor, Implementation 35, Revision 2.1 (512KB Level 2 Cache)
Last reset from power-on
1 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
12 ATM network interface(s)
1 Channelized T3 port(s)
507K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

16384K bytes of Flash PCMCIA card at slot 0 (Sector size 128K).
8192K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 256K). <-- boot flash SIMM memory size
Secondary is up
Secondary has 262144K bytes of memory.

Configuration register is 0x2002

C8540#

A copy error results if the image size is too large for the boot flash SIMM.

Workaround/Solution

If you have an 8MB boot flash SIMM and have no additional memory installed, we recommend that you order a spare Flash PC card programmed with the latest version of the system image, part number MEM-8540C-FLC20M=.

For More Information

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