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Upgrading the Catalyst 6500 Content Switch Module Software

Document ID: 5207

Updated: Oct 08, 2006

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Introduction

This document describes each of the three possible methods for upgrading the Content Switching Module (CSM), including the following:

  • Upgrading from the Supervisor Engine Bootflash

  • Upgrading from a PCMCIA Card

  • Upgrading the CSM from an External TFTP Server

Prerequisites

Requirements

There are no specific requirements for this document.

Components Used

This document is not restricted to specific software and hardware versions.

Conventions

Refer to Cisco Technical Tips Conventions for more information on document conventions.

Before Upgrading

  1. All commands are entered on a console connected to the Supervisor.

  2. When performing the upgrade procedures, enter one configuration command per line.

  3. After completing the upgrade procedure, enter Exit to return to the Supervisor prompt.

When upgrading to a new software release, you must upgrade the CSM image before upgrading the Cisco IOS® software image. Failure to do so will cause the Supervisor Engine to not recognize the CSM. In this case, you would have to downgrade the Cisco IOS image, upgrade the CSM image, and then upgrade the Cisco IOS image.

When you establish a session with the CSM as part of the upgrade procedure, you must enter Exit to terminate the session. If you do not terminate the session and remove the CSM from the Cat6k, you will be unable to issue IP SLB commands to configure the CSM. To recover from this problem, you must reset the Supervisor.

Upgrading from the Supervisor Engine Bootflash

This procedure describes how to perform the upgrade from the Supervisor's boot flash.

Refer to the Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine Flash PC Card Installation Note for instructions on loading images into bootflash.

Once the CSM image is in the Supervisor's bootflash, the procedure below describes how to load the CSM image from bootflash into the CSM.

  1. Enable the TFTP server to supply the image from bootflash by issuing the tftp-server sup-bootflash: filename command.

    cat#conf t 
    cat(config)#tftp-server sup-bootflash:c6slb-apc.2-1-0.bin 
    cat(config)# 
  2. Establish a session between the Supervisor Engine and the CSM.� Issue the show module command to determine the correct slot.

    cat#show module 
    Mod Ports Card Type                              Model                     Serial No. 
    --- ----- -------------------------------------- ----------------- --------------------------------- 
      1    2  Cat 6k sup 1 Enhanced QoS (Active)     WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE          SAD05020E10 
      2   48 48 port 10/100 mb RJ45                  WS-X6348-RJ-45            SAL05073TGR 
      3    0  SLB Application Processor Complex      WS-X6066-SLB-APC          SAD051102E1 
  3. Since the previous command displayed the SLB module in slot 3, open a session into that module.

    cat#session slot 3 processor 0 
    The default escape character is Ctrl-^, then x. 
    You can also type 'exit' at the remote prompt to end the session 
    Trying 127.0.0.30 ... Open 
    
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    �www.C o n t e n t����� w 
    �www.S w i t c h i n g� w 
    �www.M o d u l e������� w 
    �wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww 
  4. Load the image from the Supervisor Engine to the CSM by issuing the upgrade ipaddress filename command.

    CSM> 
    CSM> upgrade 127.0.0.12 c6slb-apc.2-1-0.bin 
    
    127.0.0.12 = 12 if the supervisor engine is installed 
    in chassis slot 1 
    127.0.0.22 = 22 if the supervisor engine is installed 
    in chassis slot 2 
    
    Upgrading System Image 0 
    Laminar ExImage Apr 13 2001 
    R|W\� Reading:lam_ppc.bin..DONE��� Writing:lam_ppc.bin..DONE 
    Read 13 files in download image. (9,0,0) 
    Saving image state for image 0...done. 
    
    CSM> exit 
    Good Bye. 
    
    [Connection to 127.0.0.30 closed by foreign host] 
    cat#
  5. Reboot the CSM by power cycling the CSM or by issuing the power cycle module 3 command on the Supervisor Engine console.

    cat(config)#power cycle module 3
    

Upgrading from a PCMCIA Card

This procedure describes how to perform the CSM upgrade from a removable Flash (PCMCIA) card inserted in the Supervisor Engine.

  1. Enable the TFTP server to supply the image from the removable Flash card by issuing the tftp-server slot0: filename command.

    cat#conf t 
    cat(config)#tftp-server slot0:c6slb-apc.2-1-0.bin 
  2. Establish a session between the Supervisor Engine and the CSM.

    cat#session slot 3 processor 0 
  3. Load the image from the Supervisor Engine to the CSM by issuing the upgrade slot: filename command.

    CSM> upgrade slot:c6slb-apc.2-1-0.bin
    
  4. Reboot the CSM by power cycling the CSM or by issuing the power cycle module 3 command on the Supervisor Engine console.

    cat(config)#power cycle module 3
    

Upgrade the CSM from an External TFTP Server

This procedure describes how to perform the CSM upgrade from an external TFTP server.

  1. Create a VLAN on the Supervisor Engine for the TFTP CSM image download. It is possible to use an existing VLAN.

    cat(config)#inter vlan 100 
    cat(config-if)#ip address 172.17.63.180 255.255.255.192 
    
  2. Add the interface to the VLAN.

    cat(config)#interface fastEthernet 2/4 
    cat(config-if)#switchport 
    cat(config-if)#switchport access vlan 200 
    cat(config-if)#no shut 
    
  3. Configure the IP SLB VLAN client and gateway.

    cat(config)#ip slb vlan 100 client 
    cat(config-slb-vlan-client)#ip address 172.17.63.217 255.255.255.192 
    cat(config-slb-vlan-client)# gateway 172.17.63.193 
  4. Set up a session between the Supervisor Engine and the CSM.

    cat#session slot 3 processor 0
    
  5. Upgrade the image by issuing the upgrade ipaddress filename command.

    CSM> upgrade 171.70.32.109 c6slb-apc.2-1-0.bin 
    Upgrading System Image 1 
    Laminar ExImage Apr 13 2001 
    R|W|� Reading:lam_ppc.bin..DONE��� Writing:lam_ppc.bin..DONE 
    Read 13 files in download image. (9,0,0) 
    Saving image state for image 1...done. 
    CSM>

Troubleshooting

If you are seeing a version mismatch followed by a trace back message, similar to that of the following, your Cisco IOS version is incorrect and you would need to upgrade.

d18h: %SNMP-5-MODULETRAP: Module 3 [Up] Trap 
4d18h: %CSM_SLB-3-VERMISMATCH: Image version mismatch: 
4d18h: %OIR-SP-6-INSCARD: Card inserted in slot 3, interfaces are now online 
4d18h: %ALIGN-3-SPURIOUS: Spurious memory access made at 0x60183E0C reading 0x3 
4d18h: %ALIGN-3-TRACE: -Traceback= 60183E0C 60182D84 60176864 60176BF0 60176E984 
4d18h: %ALIGN-3-TRACE: -Traceback= 60183F5C 60182D84 60176864 60176BF0 60176E984 
4d18h: %ALIGN-3-TRACE: -Traceback= 60183E0C 60182CE8 60C101AC 60176EF0 6056D0800 
4d18h: %ALIGN-3-TRACE: -Traceback= 60183F5C 60182CE8 60C101AC 60176EF0 6056D0800 
cat#

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Updated: Oct 08, 2006
Document ID: 5207