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Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches

Replace a Failed Redundant Supervisor Module in the Catalyst 6500 Series Switches Running CatOS (Hybrid)

Document ID: 91897

Updated: Jun 08, 2007

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Introduction

This document shows how to replace a failed redundant supervisor module in Catalyst 6500 Series Switches. This document explains the procedure for the supervisor modules that run in Hybrid OS.

Prerequisites

Requirements

Cisco recommends that you have knowledge of these topics:

Components Used

The information in this document is based on these software and hardware versions:

  • Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch

  • Supervisor Module: WS-SUP32-GE-3B

  • Hybrid OS:

    • Catalyst OS (CatOS) 8.5(8)

    • MSFC IOS® 12.2(18)SXF7

The information in this document was created from the devices in a specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you understand the potential impact of any command.

Related Products

This document can also be used with these hardware and software versions:

  • Supervisor 720 that runs Hybrid OS

  • Supervisor 2 that runs Hybrid OS

Conventions

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

Background Information

These are some of the important points related to redundant supervisor modules:

  • On the standby supervisor engine, the console port is inactive, the module status shows as "standby", and the status for the uplink ports is shown normally.

  • In order to allow you to control the booting of each supervisor engine separately, the configuration registers are not synchronized between the supervisor engines.

  • If the software versions of the two supervisor engines are different, or if the NVRAM configuration of the two supervisor engines is different, the active supervisor engine automatically downloads its software image and configuration to the standby supervisor engine.

  • The supervisor engines use two flash images: the boot image and the run-time image. The boot image filename, which is specified in the BOOT environment variable, is stored in NVRAM. The run-time image is the boot image that the ROM monitor uses to boot the supervisor engine. After the system boots, the run-time image resides in dynamic RAM (DRAM).

  • The redundant supervisor engines must be of the same type with the same model feature card. The WS-X6K-SUP1-2GE and the WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE, which are both without Policy Feature Cards (PFCs), are compatible for redundancy. For supervisor engines with PFCs, the PFCs must be identical for redundancy (two PFCs, two PFC2s, two PFC3As, two PFC3Bs, or two PFC3BXLs).

Step by Step Procedure to Replace the Supervisor Module - Same Hybrid OS

This section provides the step by step procedure to replace the Supervisor Module 32 in a Catalyst 6500 Series Switch. This example uses a Cisco Catalyst 6509 Switch, which has two supervisor modules in slot 5 and 6. The supervisor module in slot 6 has failed. It is assumed that the failed supervisor module in slot 6 is removed from the chassis. You can see the procedure to add the new supervisor module into slot 6.

If you have an additional Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch, you can connect the new supervisor on the switch and upgrade or downgrade the Hybrid OS to the same level as the supervisor in slot 5 of the production switch. If you have the same Hybrid OS in the new supervisor module, you do not need to configure anything on the new supervisor module. When you add the supervisor module into slot 6, the active supervisor engine automatically synchs the configuration. This section shows the step by step process and the checklist during the supervisor replacement.

This is the step by step procedure to replace the Supervisor Module 32 in a Catalyst 6500 Series Switch:

  1. Add the supervisor module into slot 6.

    If you have console connection to the supervisor at slot 6, you should see this output:

    
    !--- Supervisor module at slot 6
    
    System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(18r)SX2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
    Copyright (c) 2004 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Cat6k-Sup32 platform with 524288 Kbytes of main memory
    
    Autoboot executing command: "boot bootdisk:cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin"
    Self decompressing the image : ############################################
    ###########################################################################
    ###########################################################################
    ###########################################################################
    ###########################################################################
    ###########################################################################
    ###########################################################################
    ###########################################################################
    ###########################################################################
    ###########################################################################
    ###########################################################################
    ##################################################### [OK]
    
    
    System Power On Diagnostics
    DRAM Size ..........................512 MB
    Testing DRAM .......................Passed
    Verifying Text Segment .............Passed
    NVRAM Size .........................2048 KB
    Level2 Cache .......................Present
    Level3 Cache .......................Absent
    System Power On Diagnostics Complete
    
    Currently running ROMMON from S (Gold) region
    Boot image: bootdisk:cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin
    
    
    Firmware compiled 01-Dec-06 12:57 by integ Build [100]
    
    
    This module is now in standby mode.
    Console is disabled for standby supervisor.
    

    This output shows the console of the active supervisor in slot 5:

    Access2> (enable)
    Access2> (enable)
    Access2> (enable) 2007 May 22 19:17:48 %SYS-5-MOD_INSERT:Module 
    6 has been inserted
    
    Access2> (enable)
    Access2> (enable)
    Access2> (enable) 
    %SYS-5-SUP_MODSBY:Module 6 is in standby mode
    
    %SYS-5-SUP_IMGSYNC:File synchronization process will start in 120 seconds
    
    %DIAG-6-RUN_MINIMUM:Module 6: Running Minimal Diagnostics...
    
    %DIAG-6-DIAG_OK:Module 6: Passed Online Diagnostics
    
    %SYS-3-TRANSCEIVER_NOTSUPP: Transceiver on port 6/1 is not supported
    
    %SYS-3-TRANSCEIVER_NOTSUPP: Transceiver on port 6/2 is not supported
    
    %SYS-5-PORT_SSUPOK:Ports on standby supervisor (module 6) are up
    
    %SYS-3-MOD_PORTINTFINSYNC:Port Interface in sync for Module 6
    
    %DIAG-6-RUN_MINIMUM:Module 16: Running Minimal Diagnostics...
    
    %DIAG-6-DIAG_OK:Module 16: Passed Online Diagnostics
    
    %SYS-5-MOD_OK:Module 16(WS-F6K-MSFC2A,SAL1018LQ3C) is online
    
    %MGMT-5-SYS_CONFIG_START_MOD_FAIL:Unable to start system configuration 
    for module 6
    
    %MGMT-5-SYS_CONFIG_START_MOD_FAIL:Unable to start system configuration for 
    module 16
    
    %SYS-5-SUP_IMGSYNCSTART:Active supervisor is synchronizing bootdisk:
    cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin
    
    %SYS-5-SUP_IMGSYNCFINISH:Active supervisor has synchronized bootdisk:
    cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin
    
    Access2> (enable)
  2. Verify the supervisor redundancy status:

    Access2> (enable) show system highavailability
    Highavailability: enabled
    Highavailability versioning: disabled
    Highavailability Operational-status: ON
    Access2> (enable)
  3. Verify the MSFC redundancy status:

    Access2> (enable) session 15
    Trying Router-15...
    Connected to Router-15.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    
    LAB-Router>enable
    LAB-Router#show redundancy
    Redundant System Information :
    ------------------------------
           Available system uptime = 10 minutes
    Switchovers system experienced = 0
                  Standby failures = 0
            Last switchover reason = unsupported
    
                     Hardware Mode = Duplex
        Configured Redundancy Mode = Stateful SwitchOver - SSO
         Operating Redundancy Mode = Stateful SwitchOver - SSO
                  Maintenance Mode = Disabled
                    Communications = Up
    
    Current Processor Information :
    -------------------------------
                   Active Location = slot 5
            Current Software state = ACTIVE
           Uptime in current state = 10 minutes
                     Image Version = Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    IOS (tm) MSFC2A Software (C6MSFC2A-ADVENTERPRISEK9_WAN-M), 
    Version 12.2(18)SXF7, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
    Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Thu 23-Nov-06 01:03 by kellythw
                              BOOT =
                       CONFIG_FILE =
                           BOOTLDR =
            Configuration register = 0x2102
    
    Peer Processor Information :
    ----------------------------
                  Standby Location = slot 6
            Current Software state = STANDBY HOT
           Uptime in current state = 2 minutes
                     Image Version = Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    IOS (tm) MSFC2A Software (C6MSFC2A-ADVENTERPRISEK9_WAN-M), 
    Version 12.2(18)SXF7, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
    Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Thu 23-Nov-06 01:03 by kellythw
                              BOOT =
                       CONFIG_FILE =
                           BOOTLDR =
            Configuration register = 0x2102
    
    
    LAB-Router#
  4. Force the supervisor failover and test:

    
    !--- Supervisor in slot 5
    
    Access2> (enable) switch supervisor
    This command will force a switch-over to the standby Supervisor module.
    Do you want to continue (y/n) [n]? y
    2007 May 21 20:40:37 %SYS-5-MOD_RESET:Module 5 reset from Console//
    Access2> (enable)
    System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(18r)SX2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
    Copyright (c) 2004 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Cat6k-Sup32 platform with 262144 Kbytes of main memory
    
    Autoboot executing command: "boot bootdisk:cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin"
    Self decompressing the image : ##############################################
    #############################################################################
    #############################################################################
    #############################################################################
    #############################################################################
    #############################################################################
    #############################################################################
    #############################################################################
    #############################################################################
    #############################################################################
    #############################################################################
    ##################################################### [OK]
    
    
    System Power On Diagnostics
    DRAM Size ..........................256 MB
    Testing DRAM .......................Passed
    Verifying Text Segment .............Passed
    NVRAM Size .........................2048 KB
    Level2 Cache .......................Present
    Level3 Cache .......................Absent
    System Power On Diagnostics Complete
    
    Currently running ROMMON from S (Gold) region
    Boot image: bootdisk:cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin
    
    
    Firmware compiled 01-Dec-06 12:57 by integ Build [100]
    
    This module is now in standby mode.
    Console is disabled for standby supervisor
    
  5. Console into Supervisor 6 and verify the supervisor and MSFC configuration.

Step by Step Procedure to Replace the Supervisor Module - Different Hybrid OS

This section explains the step by step procedure to replace the Supervisor Module 32 in a Catalyst 6500 Series Switch. This example uses a Cisco Catalyst 6509 Switch which has two supervisor modules in slot 5 and 6. The supervisor module in slot 6 has failed. It is assumed that the failed supervisor module in slot 6 is removed from the chassis. You can see the procedure to add the new supervisor module into slot 6.

If you do not have an option to upgrade the new supervisor hybrid OS to the same version as the active supervisor, you can perform this procedure to add the supervisor module and synchronize the Hybrid OS and the switch configuration. Most of the procedure is automated. This document shows the step by step process and the checklist to be performed during the supervisor replacement.

Verify Before You Add the New Supervisor Module

This section shows you the show output of the switch without the supervisor in slot 6.

  • Show module

  • Show version

  • Boot variable

  1. Show module output:

    Access2> (enable) show module
    Mod Slot Ports Module-Type               Model               Sub Status
    --- ---- ----- ------------------------- ------------------- --- --------
    1   1    0     1000BaseX Ethernet                            no  power-down
    2   2    48    10/100BaseTX Ethernet     WS-X6248-RJ-45      no  ok
    3   3    48    10/100BaseTX Ethernet     WS-X6348-RJ-45      yes ok
    4   4    48    10/100BaseTX Ethernet     WS-X6348-RJ-45      yes ok
    5   5    9     1000BaseX Supervisor      WS-SUP32-GE-3B      yes ok
    15  5    1     Multilayer Switch Feature WS-F6K-MSFC2A       no  ok
    7   7    5     Communication Media Mod.  WS-SVC-CMM          no  ok
    8   8    0     FXS                                           no  power-down
    9   9    0     10/100BaseTX Ethernet                         no  power-down
    
    
    !--- Output suppressed
    
    
    Mod Sub-Type                Sub-Model           Sub-Serial  Sub-Hw Sub-Sw
    --- ----------------------- ------------------- ----------- ------ ------
    3   Inline Power Module     WS-F6K-VPWR                     1.0    1.1(1)
    4   Inline Power Module     WS-F6K-VPWR                     1.0    1.1(1)
    5   L3 Switching Engine III WS-F6K-PFC3B        SAL1012GREU 2.1
    Access2> (enable)
  2. Show version output:

    Access2> (enable) show version
    WS-C6509 Software, Version NmpSW: 8.5(8)
    Copyright (c) 1995-2006 by Cisco Systems
    NMP S/W compiled on Dec  1 2006, 23:03:43
    
    System Bootstrap Version: 12.2
    System Boot Image File is 'bootdisk:cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin'
    System Configuration register is 0x2102
    
    Hardware Version: 2.0  Model: WS-C6509  Serial #: SCA034500F5
    
    PS1  Module: WS-CAC-6000W    Serial #: AZS10130G7T
    
    Mod Port Model               Serial #    Versions
    --- ---- ------------------- ----------- --------------------------------------
    2   48   WS-X6248-RJ-45      SAD03431007 Hw : 1.1
                                             Fw : 4.2(0.24)VAI78
                                             Sw : 8.5(8)
    3   48   WS-X6348-RJ-45      SAD04150A2T Hw : 1.1
                                             Fw : 5.3(1)
                                             Sw : 8.5(8)
             WS-F6K-VPWR                     Hw : 1.0
                                             Sw : 1.1(1)
    4   48   WS-X6348-RJ-45      SAD05070CNX Hw : 2.0
                                             Fw : 5.4(2)
                                             Sw : 8.5(8)
             WS-F6K-VPWR                     Hw : 1.0
                                             Sw : 1.1(1)
    5   9    WS-SUP32-GE-3B      SAL1010F8KG Hw : 4.2
                                             Fw : 12.2
                                             Fw1: 8.5(8)
                                             Sw : 8.5(8)
                                             Sw1: 8.5(8)
             WS-F6K-PFC3B        SAL1012GREU Hw : 2.1
                                             Sw :
    7   5    WS-SVC-CMM          SAD100707YJ Hw : 2.8
                                             Fw : 12.4(7a),
                                             Sw : 12.4(7a),
    15  1    WS-F6K-MSFC2A       SAL1012GG1X Hw : 3.0
                                             Fw : 12.2(18)SXF7
                                             Sw : 12.2(18)SXF7
    
           DRAM                    FLASH                   NVRAM
    Module Total   Used    Free    Total   Used    Free    Total Used  Free
    ------ ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ----- ----- -----
    5      262144K 124421K 137723K 249772K   9796K 239976K 2048K  366K 1682K
    
    Uptime is 0 day, 0 hour, 3 minutes
    Access2> (enable)
  3. Boot variable:

    
    !--- Current working directory
    
    Access2> (enable) pwd
    bootdisk
    
    
    !--- Files in the bootdisk
    
    Access2> (enable) dir
          2   -rw-  10029260    Dec 13 2006 15:37:08 cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin
    
    245735424 bytes available (10031104 bytes used)
    
    
    !--- Boot variable
    
    Access2> (enable) show boot
    BOOT variable = bootdisk:cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin,1;
    CONFIG_FILE variable = bootflash:switch.cfg
    
    Configuration register is 0x2102
    ignore-config: disabled
    auto-config: non-recurring, overwrite, sync disabled
    ROMMON console baud: 9600
    boot: image specified by the boot system commands
    
    Image auto sync is enabled
    Image auto sync timer is 120 seconds
    Access2> (enable)

Add the New Supervisor Module

The supervisor module is inserted into slot 6. The console output of the active and standby supervisor modules when you add the new standby supervisor module into the switch is shown here:

  1. Insert the new supervisor module into slot 6.

    You can see this log message in the active supervisor module:

    Access2> (enable) 2007 May 21 20:21:14 %SYS-5-MOD_INSERT:Module 6 has been 
    inserted

    If you have consoled into the standby supervisor at 6, you can see this boot process:

    System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(18r)SX2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
    Copyright (c) 2004 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Cat6k-Sup32 platform with 524288 Kbytes of main memory
    
    Autoboot executing command: "boot bootdisk:cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-4-5.bin"
    Self decompressing the image : ##############################################
    #############################################################################
    #############################################################################
    #############################################################################
    #############################################################################
    #############################################################################
    #############################################################################
    #############################################################################
    #############################################################################
    #############################################################################
    ######################################################################## [OK]
    
    
    System Power On Diagnostics
    DRAM Size ..........................512 MB
    Testing DRAM .......................Passed
    Verifying Text Segment .............Passed
    NVRAM Size .........................2048 KB
    Level2 Cache .......................Present
    Level3 Cache .......................Absent
    System Power On Diagnostics Complete
    
    Currently running ROMMON from S (Gold) region
    Boot image: bootdisk:cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-4-5.bin
    
    
    Firmware compiled 02-Aug-05 16:08 by integ Build [100]
    
    
    This module is now in standby mode.
    Console is disabled for standby supervisor
    
  2. You can verify the redundancy status from the active supervisor module at slot 5.

    Access2> (enable) 2007 May 21 20:23:09 %SYS-5-SUP_MODSBY:Module 6 is in standby
    mode
    2007 May 21 20:23:11 %SYS-5-SUP_IMGSYNCSTART:Active supervisor is synchronizing
    bootdisk:cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin
    
    Access2> (enable) show system highavailability
    Highavailability: enabled
    Highavailability versioning: disabled
    Highavailability Operational-status: OFF(standby-supervisor-image-incompatible)
    

    The active supervisor module copies the CatOS into the standby supervisor module. It also configures the boot variable of the standby supervisor engine to the new CatOS.

    Access2> (enable)
    2007 May 21 20:24:23 %SYS-5-SUP_IMGSYNCFINISH:Active superviso
    r has synchronized bootdisk:cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin

    After the CatOS image is copied to the standby supervisor, the standby module 6 automatically reloads with the new image.

    This module is now in standby mode.
    Console is disabled for standby supervisor
    
    System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(18r)SX2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
    Copyright (c) 2004 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Cat6k-Sup32 platform with 524288 Kbytes of main memory
    
    Autoboot executing command: "boot bootdisk:RTSYNC_cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin"
    Self decompressing the image : #################################################
    ################################################################################
    ################################################################################
    ################################################################################
    ################################################################################
    ################################################################################
    ################################################################################
    ################################################################################
    ################################################################################
    ################################################################################
    ################################################################################
    ##################################################### [OK]
    
    
    System Power On Diagnostics
    DRAM Size ..........................512 MB
    Testing DRAM .......................Passed
    Verifying Text Segment .............Passed
    NVRAM Size .........................2048 KB
    Level2 Cache .......................Present
    Level3 Cache .......................Absent
    System Power On Diagnostics Complete
    
    Currently running ROMMON from S (Gold) region
    Boot image: bootdisk:RTSYNC_cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin
    
    
    Firmware compiled 01-Dec-06 12:57 by integ Build [100]
    
    This module is now in standby mode.
    Console is disabled for standby supervisor
  3. Once the standby module is up, you can verify the redundancy status from the active supervisor module.

    Access2> (enable) 2007 May 21 20:26:22 %SYS-5-SUP_MODSBY:Module 6 is in standby
    mode
    2007 May 21 20:26:23 %SYS-5-SUP_IMGSYNC:File synchronization process will start
    in 120 seconds
    2007 May 21 20:27:08 %SYS-1-SYS_LCPERR1:Module 16: RP requested reset of peer RP
    : MSFC on module 16 will be reset
    2007 May 21 20:27:24 %DIAG-6-RUN_MINIMUM:Module 6: Running Minimal Diagnostics..
    .
    2007 May 21 20:27:24 %DIAG-6-DIAG_OK:Module 6: Passed Online Diagnostics
    2007 May 21 20:27:25 %SYS-3-TRANSCEIVER_NOTSUPP: Transceiver on port 6/1 is not
    supported
    2007 May 21 20:27:25 %SYS-3-TRANSCEIVER_NOTSUPP: Transceiver on port 6/2 is not
    supported
    2007 May 21 20:27:25 %SYS-5-PORT_SSUPOK:Ports on standby supervisor (module 6) a
    re up
    2007 May 21 20:27:25 %SYS-3-MOD_PORTINTFINSYNC:Port Interface in sync for Module
     6
    2007 May 21 20:28:24 %SYS-5-SUP_IMGSYNCSTART:Active supervisor
     is synchronizing bootdisk:cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin
    2007 May 21 20:28:25 %SYS-5-SUP_IMGSYNCFINISH:Active supervisor has synchronized
     bootdisk:cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin
    
    Access2> (enable)
    Access2> (enable) dir
          2   -rw-  10029260    Dec 13 2006 15:37:08 cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin
    
    245735424 bytes available (10031104 bytes used)
    Access2> (enable) dir 6/
          2   -rw-   9356096    May 11 2006 19:04:09 cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-4-5.bin
       2287   -rw-  10029260    May 21 2007 20:24:10 RTSYNC_cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-
    8.bin
    
    !--- You can see the copied CatOS name starts with RTSYNC_
    
    236900352 bytes available (19390464 bytes used)
    
    Access2> (enable) show system highavailability
    Highavailability: enabled
    Highavailability versioning: disabled
    Highavailability Operational-status: ON
    

Verify the Supervisor Module After You add the New Supervisor Module

Perform these steps:

  1. Show module output:

    Access2> (enable) show module
    Mod Slot Ports Module-Type               Model               Sub Status
    --- ---- ----- ------------------------- ------------------- --- --------
    1   1    0     1000BaseX Ethernet                            no  power-down
    2   2    48    10/100BaseTX Ethernet     WS-X6248-RJ-45      no  ok
    3   3    48    10/100BaseTX Ethernet     WS-X6348-RJ-45      yes ok
    4   4    48    10/100BaseTX Ethernet     WS-X6348-RJ-45      yes ok
    5   5    9     1000BaseX Supervisor      WS-SUP32-GE-3B      yes ok
    15  5    1     Multilayer Switch Feature WS-F6K-MSFC2A       no  ok
    6   6    9     1000BaseX Supervisor      WS-SUP32-GE-3B      yes standby
    7   7    5     Communication Media Mod.  WS-SVC-CMM          no  ok
    8   8    0     FXS                                           no  power-down
    9   9    0     10/100BaseTX Ethernet                         no  power-down
    
    
    !--- Output suppressed
    
    
    Mod Sub-Type                Sub-Model           Sub-Serial  Sub-Hw Sub-Sw
    --- ----------------------- ------------------- ----------- ------ ------
    3   Inline Power Module     WS-F6K-VPWR                     1.0    1.1(1)
    4   Inline Power Module     WS-F6K-VPWR                     1.0    1.1(1)
    5   L3 Switching Engine III WS-F6K-PFC3B        SAL1012GREU 2.1
    6   L3 Switching Engine III WS-F6K-PFC3B        SAL1017L9WJ 2.1
    
  2. Verify redundancy-history:

    Access2> (enable) show system redundancy-history
       Maximum entries of switchover history table = 10
       System cold start due to switchover failure = 4
       Standby available time (secs*100)          = 33291
    
       Redundant History Switchover Table:

Verify the MSFC IOS

The CatOS is copied automatically during the SYNC process. However, IOS at the MSFC is not copied automatically.

  1. Verify the IOS and redundancy of the MSFC:

    
    !--- 1. Connect to MSFC
    
    Access2> (enable) session 15
    Trying Router-15...
    Connected to Router-15.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    
    LAB-Router>enable
    
    
    !--- 2. Verify the IOS file in the bootflash
    
    LAB-Router#dir
    Directory of bootflash:/
    
        1  -rwx    17966324  Dec 13 2006 15:12:29 +00:00  c6msfc2a-adventerprisek9_w
    an-mz.122-18.SXF7.bin
    
    65536000 bytes total (47569548 bytes free)
    
    
    !--- 3. Show version output
    
    LAB-Router#show version
    Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    IOS (tm) MSFC2A Software (C6MSFC2A-ADVENTERPRISEK9_WAN-M), Version 12.2(18)SXF7,
     RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
    Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Thu 23-Nov-06 01:03 by kellythw
    Image text-base: 0x40101040, data-base: 0x42638000
    
    ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(17r)SX3, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    BOOTLDR: MSFC2A Software (C6MSFC2A-ADVENTERPRISEK9_WAN-M), Version 12.2(18)SXF7,
     RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    
    LAB-Router uptime is 26 minutes
    System returned to ROM by power-on
    System image file is "bootflash:c6msfc2a-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF7.bin"
    
    
    !--- 4. MSFC redundancy status
    
    LAB-Router#show redundancy
    Redundant System Information :
    ------------------------------
           Available system uptime = 4 minutes
    Switchovers system experienced = 0
                  Standby failures = 0
            Last switchover reason = unsupported
    
                     Hardware Mode = Duplex
        Configured Redundancy Mode = Stateful SwitchOver - SSO
         Operating Redundancy Mode = Route Processor Redundancy
    
    !--- It is running in the RPR mode because the standby MSFC 
    !--- is running different version of IOS.
    
                  Maintenance Mode = Disabled
                    Communications = Up
    
    Current Processor Information :
    -------------------------------
                   Active Location = slot 5
            Current Software state = ACTIVE
           Uptime in current state = 4 minutes
                     Image Version = Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    IOS (tm) MSFC2A Software (C6MSFC2A-ADVENTERPRISEK9_WAN-M), 
    Version 12.2(18)SXF7, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
    Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Thu 23-Nov-06 01:03 by kellythw
                              BOOT =
                       CONFIG_FILE =
                           BOOTLDR =
            Configuration register = 0x2102
    
    Peer Processor Information :
    ----------------------------
                  Standby Location = slot 6
            Current Software state = STANDBY COLD
           Uptime in current state = 2 minutes
                     Image Version = Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    IOS (tm) MSFC2A Software (C6MSFC2A-IPBASE_WAN-M), 
    Version 12.2(18)SXF4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
    Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Thu 23-Mar-06 14:53 by tinhuang
                              BOOT =
                       CONFIG_FILE =
                           BOOTLDR =
            Configuration register = 0x2102
    
    !--- Note that the boot variable is blank. The MSFC boots the 
    !--- first IOS image in the bootflash:
    
    LAB-Router#
    
    LAB-Router#exit
    Access2> (enable)
  2. Upgrade the IOS on the standby MSFC.

    1. Copy the IOS image to the standby MSFC:

      LAB-Router#copy c6msfc2a-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF7.bin slavebootflash:/
      Destination filename [c6msfc2a-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF7.bin]?
      Copy in progress...CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
      CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
      CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
      CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
      17966324 bytes copied in 44.180 secs (406662 bytes/sec)
      LAB-Router#
      
      
      !--- Delete the old IOS image. Because the boot variable is blank 
      !--- and the MSFC boots the first IOS image in the bootflash:
      
      
      LAB-Router#cd slavebootflash:
      
      LAB-Router#delete c6msfc2a-ipbase_wan-mz.122-18.SXF4.bin
      Delete filename [c6msfc2a-ipbase_wan-mz.122-18.SXF4.bin]?
      Delete slavebootflash:c6msfc2a-ipbase_wan-mz.122-18.SXF4.bin? [confirm]
      LAB-Router#
    2. Reload the standby supervisor module:

      LAB-Router#exit
      
      Access2> (enable) reset 6
      This command will reset module 6.
      Do you want to continue (y/n) [n]? y
      2007 May 21 21:14:03 %SYS-5-MOD_RESET:Module 6 reset from Console//
      Resetting module 6...
      
      
      Access2> (enable) show system highavailability
      Highavailability: enabled
      Highavailability versioning: disabled
      Highavailability Operational-status: OFF(standby-supervisor-not-present)
      Access2> (enable)
      
      2007 May 21 21:16:01 %SYS-5-SUP_MODSBY:Module 6 is in standby
      mode
      2007 May 21 21:16:02 %SYS-5-SUP_IMGSYNC:File synchronization 
      process will start
      in 120 seconds
      2007 May 21 21:16:03 %DIAG-6-RUN_MINIMUM:Module 6: Running Minimal 
      Diagnostics..
      .
      2007 May 21 21:16:05 %DIAG-6-DIAG_OK:Module 6: Passed Online Diagnostics
      2007 May 21 21:16:06 %SYS-3-TRANSCEIVER_NOTSUPP: 
      Transceiver on port 6/1 is not supported
      2007 May 21 21:16:06 %SYS-3-TRANSCEIVER_NOTSUPP: 
      Transceiver on port 6/2 is not supported
      2007 May 21 21:16:06 %SYS-5-PORT_SSUPOK:Ports on standby supervisor 
      (module 6) are up
      2007 May 21 21:16:07 %SYS-3-MOD_PORTINTFINSYNC:Port Interface in 
      sync for Module
       6
      2007 May 21 21:16:49 %SYS-1-SYS_LCPERR1:Module 16: RP requeste
      d reset of peer RP: MSFC on module 16 will be reset
      
      Access2> (enable) show system highavailability
      Highavailability: enabled
      Highavailability versioning: disabled
      Highavailability Operational-status: ON
      Access2> (enable)
  3. Verify the MSFC IOS after the upgrade:

    Access2> (enable) session 15
    Trying Router-15...
    Connected to Router-15.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    
    LAB-Router>enable
    
    LAB-Router#show redundancy
    Redundant System Information :
    ------------------------------
           Available system uptime = 17 minutes
    Switchovers system experienced = 0
                  Standby failures = 1
            Last switchover reason = unsupported
    
                     Hardware Mode = Duplex
        Configured Redundancy Mode = Stateful SwitchOver - SSO
         Operating Redundancy Mode = Stateful SwitchOver - SSO
                  Maintenance Mode = Disabled
                    Communications = Up
    
    Current Processor Information :
    -------------------------------
                   Active Location = slot 5
            Current Software state = ACTIVE
           Uptime in current state = 17 minutes
                     Image Version = Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    IOS (tm) MSFC2A Software (C6MSFC2A-ADVENTERPRISEK9_WAN-M), 
    Version 12.2(18)SXF7, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
    Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Thu 23-Nov-06 01:03 by kellythw
                              BOOT =
                       CONFIG_FILE =
                           BOOTLDR =
            Configuration register = 0x2102
    
    Peer Processor Information :
    ----------------------------
                  Standby Location = slot 6
            Current Software state = STANDBY HOT
           Uptime in current state = 0 minutes
                     Image Version = Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    IOS (tm) MSFC2A Software (C6MSFC2A-ADVENTERPRISEK9_WAN-M), 
    Version 12.2(18)SXF7, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
    Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Thu 23-Nov-06 01:03 by kellythw
                              BOOT =
                       CONFIG_FILE =
                           BOOTLDR =
            Configuration register = 0x2102
    
    
    LAB-Router#

Failover to Standby Supervisor and Verify

Now, you can failover the supervisor module to the newly added standby supervisor module and test it.

  1. Failover the supervisor module:

    Access2> (enable) switch supervisor
    This command will force a switch-over to the standby Supervisor module.
    Do you want to continue (y/n) [n]? y
    2007 May 21 20:40:37 %SYS-5-MOD_RESET:Module 5 reset from Console//
    Access2> (enable)
    System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(18r)SX2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
    Copyright (c) 2004 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Cat6k-Sup32 platform with 262144 Kbytes of main memory
    
    Autoboot executing command: "boot bootdisk:cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin"
    Self decompressing the image : #################################################
    ################################################################################
    ################################################################################
    ################################################################################
    ################################################################################
    ################################################################################
    ################################################################################
    ################################################################################
    ################################################################################
    ################################################################################
    ################################################################################
    ##################################################### [OK]
    
    
    System Power On Diagnostics
    DRAM Size ..........................256 MB
    Testing DRAM .......................Passed
    Verifying Text Segment .............Passed
    NVRAM Size .........................2048 KB
    Level2 Cache .......................Present
    Level3 Cache .......................Absent
    System Power On Diagnostics Complete
    
    Currently running ROMMON from S (Gold) region
    Boot image: bootdisk:cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin
    
    
    Firmware compiled 01-Dec-06 12:57 by integ Build [100]
    
    This module is now in standby mode.
    Console is disabled for standby supervisor
    
  2. Console into Supervisor 6, which is the active module now.

    1. Redundancy status:

      Access2> (enable) show system highavailability
      Highavailability: enabled
      Highavailability versioning: disabled
      Highavailability Operational-status: ON
      
      Access2> (enable) show system redundancy-history
         Maximum entries of switchover history table = 10
         System cold start due to switchover failure = 4
         Standby available time (secs*100)          = 98984
      
         Redundant History Switchover Table:
            Index: 1
            Previous active supervisor module: 5
            Current active supervisor module : 6
            Switchover reason                : user initiated
            Switchover time                  : Mon May 21 2007, 20:40:37
    2. Show version:

      Access2> (enable) show version
      WS-C6509 Software, Version NmpSW: 8.5(8)
      Copyright (c) 1995-2006 by Cisco Systems
      NMP S/W compiled on Dec  1 2006, 23:03:43
      
      System Bootstrap Version: 12.2
      System Boot Image File is 'bootdisk:RTSYNC_cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin'
      System Configuration register is 0x2102
    3. Boot variable:

      Access2> (enable) show boot
      BOOT variable = bootdisk:RTSYNC_cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin,1;bootdisk:cat6000
      -sup32pfc3k8.8-4-5.bin,1;
      CONFIG_FILE variable = bootdisk:switch.cfg
      
      Configuration register is 0x2102
      ignore-config: disabled
      auto-config: non-recurring, overwrite, sync disabled
      ROMMON console baud: 9600
      boot: image specified by the boot system commands
      
      Image auto sync is enabled
      Image auto sync timer is 120 seconds
    4. Show module:

      Access2> (enable) show module
      Mod Slot Ports Module-Type               Model               Sub Status
      --- ---- ----- ------------------------- ------------------- --- --------
      1   1          Unknown Card                                  power-down
      2   2    48    10/100BaseTX Ethernet     WS-X6248-RJ-45      no  ok
      3   3    48    10/100BaseTX Ethernet     WS-X6348-RJ-45      yes ok
      4   4    48    10/100BaseTX Ethernet     WS-X6348-RJ-45      yes ok
      5   5    9     1000BaseX Supervisor      WS-SUP32-GE-3B      yes standby
      6   6    9     1000BaseX Supervisor      WS-SUP32-GE-3B      yes ok
      16  6    1     Multilayer Switch Feature WS-F6K-MSFC2A       no  ok
      7   7    5     Communication Media Mod.  WS-SVC-CMM          no  ok
      8   8    0     FXS                                           no  power-down
      9   9          Unknown Card                                  power-down
      
      
      !--- Output suppressed
      
      
      Mod Sub-Type                Sub-Model           Sub-Serial  Sub-Hw Sub-Sw
      --- ----------------------- ------------------- ----------- ------ ------
      3   Inline Power Module     WS-F6K-VPWR                     1.0    1.1(1)
      4   Inline Power Module     WS-F6K-VPWR                     1.0    1.1(1)
      5   L3 Switching Engine III WS-F6K-PFC3B        SAL1012GREU 2.1
      6   L3 Switching Engine III WS-F6K-PFC3B        SAL1017L9WJ 2.1
      Access2> (enable)
  3. Verify the MSFC:

    Access2> (enable) session 16
    Trying Router-16...
    Connected to Router-16.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    
    LAB-Router>enable
    
    LAB-Router#show version
    Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    IOS (tm) MSFC2A Software (C6MSFC2A-ADVENTERPRISEK9_WAN-M), 
    Version 12.2(18)SXF7, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
    Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Thu 23-Nov-06 01:03 by kellythw
    Image text-base: 0x40101040, data-base: 0x42638000
    
    ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(17r)SX3, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    BOOTLDR: MSFC2A Software (C6MSFC2A-ADVENTERPRISEK9_WAN-M), Version 12.2(18)SXF7,
     RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    
    LAB-Router uptime is 7 minutes
    System returned to ROM by Stateful Switchover
    System image file is "bootflash:c6msfc2a-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF7.bin"
    
    
    This product contains cryptographic features and is subject to United
    States and local country laws governing import, export, transfer and
    use. Delivery of Cisco cryptographic products does not imply
    third-party authority to import, export, distribute or use encryption.
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    compliance with U.S. and local country laws. By using this product you
    agree to comply with applicable laws and regulations. If you are unable
    to comply with U.S. and local laws, return this product immediately.
    
    A summary of U.S. laws governing Cisco cryptographic products may be found at:
    http://www.cisco.com/wwl/export/crypto/tool/stqrg.html
    
    If you require further assistance please contact us by sending email to
    export@cisco.com.
    
    cisco MSFC2A (R7000) processor (revision MSFC2A) with 458752K/65536K bytes of me
    mory.
    Processor board ID MSFC2A
    R7000 CPU at 300Mhz, Implementation 0x27, Rev 3.3, 256KB L2, 1024KB L3 Cache
    Last reset from power-on
    SuperLAT software (copyright 1990 by Meridian Technology Corp).
    X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
    Bridging software.
    TN3270 Emulation software.
    29 Virtual Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces
    509K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
    
    65536K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 512K).
    Configuration register is 0x2102

Rename the Catalyst OS

You can see that the CatOS name in the replaced supervisor module starts with RTSYNC. You can leave the system to run as it is. You can also change the file name and keep it as a standard name as shown here:

Access2> (enable) rename RTSYNC_cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin 
cat6000-sup32pfc3k 8.8-5-8.bin
Access2> (enable) dir
    2287   -rw-  10029260    May 21 2007 21:40:01 cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin

236900352 bytes available (19390464 bytes used)
Access2> (enable)

After you rename the file, you must change the boot variable.


!--- Verify boot variable

Access2> (enable) show boot
BOOT variable = bootdisk:RTSYNC_cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin,1;bootdisk:cat6000
-sup32pfc3k8.8-4-5.bin,1;
CONFIG_FILE variable = bootdisk:switch.cfg

Configuration register is 0x2102
ignore-config: disabled
auto-config: non-recurring, overwrite, sync disabled
ROMMON console baud: 9600
boot: image specified by the boot system commands

Image auto sync is enabled
Image auto sync timer is 120 seconds


!--- Clear all the boot variables

Access2> (enable) clear boot system all
BOOT variable =
Access2> (enable) 2007 May 21 21:41:56 %SYS-5-SUP_IMGSYNC:File synchronization p
rocess will start in 120 seconds


!--- Configure the boot variable

Access2> (enable) set boot system flash bootdisk:cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin
BOOT variable = bootdisk:cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin,1;
Access2> (enable) 2007 May 21 21:42:14 %SYS-5-SUP_IMGSYNC:File synchronization p
rocess will start in 120 seconds


!--- Verify the boot variable

Access2> (enable) show boot
BOOT variable = bootdisk:cat6000-sup32pfc3k8.8-5-8.bin,1;
CONFIG_FILE variable = bootdisk:switch.cfg

Configuration register is 0x2102
ignore-config: disabled
auto-config: non-recurring, overwrite, sync disabled
ROMMON console baud: 9600
boot: image specified by the boot system commands

Image auto sync is enabled
Image auto sync timer is 120 seconds

Related Information

Updated: Jun 08, 2007
Document ID: 91897