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NPE-G1 Read Me First

Copying the Configuration File to a Flash Disk or PC Card

Copying the Configuration File to a TFTP Server

After Installation

Copying the Saved Configuration to NVRAM

Copying the Saved Configuration File from the Flash Disk or Flash Card

Downloading the Saved Configuration From the TFTP Server

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NPE-G1 Read Me First


Product Number: NPE-G1=

Document Number: DOC-7814025=

Platform: Cisco 7200 VXR

The NPE-G1 is different from prior network processing engines for the Cisco 7200 VXR routers. It is critical that you read the information below before you begin NPE-G1 installation procedures.


Caution Before powering down the router to install the NPE-G1, you must save the running configuration to a Flash Disk, PC Card, or TFTP server before you install the NPE-G1, or the running configuration will be lost and you will have to manually reenter your configuration.

Cisco IOS looks to the NPE-G1 for the running configuration, as the NPE-G1, by default, stores the running configuration, whether or not an I/O controller is installed with the NPE-G1.

For instructions on copying and saving your configuration file, see the Network Processing Engine and Network Services Engine Installation and Configuration publication, Chapter 6, "NPE-G1 Installation and Configuration Information." For preparation for installation instructions, see Chapter 7, "Preparation for Installation," and Chapter 6, "NPE-G1 Installation and Configuration Information" of the Network Processing Engine and Network Services Engine Installation and Configuration publication.


Caution If the NPE-G1 will be installed in a router with either an C7200-I/O-GE/E or C7200-I/O-2FE/E I/O controller, copy your running configuration to a Flash Disk, not a PC card. PC cards are not supported on these I/O controllers when an NPE-G1 is present. If you copy the running configuration to a PC card with these I/O controllers present, you will not be able to retrieve the running configuration after the NPE-G1 is installed.

The RJ-45 ports and GBIC ports are both reported in software as GigabitEthernet 0/1, GigabitEthernet 0/2, and GigabitEthernet 0/3. Only one of the pair of interface ports can be used at a time, for example, GE 0/2 or RJ-45 0/2.

The I/O controller GE/E interface reports GE 0/0, and the I/O controller 2FE/E interface reports FE 0/0.

If the RJ-45 port is in use, the EN (enabled) LED is on. If the GBIC is in use, the EN (enabled) LED is off.

With the NPE-G1 and an I/O controller both installed, the I/O controller functionality on the NPE-G1 is shared with that of the I/O controller.

The console and auxiliary ports on the NPE-G1 are disabled by Cisco IOS when an I/O controller is present; the console and auxiliary ports on the I/O controller are active.

Console port messages can be routed to the auxiliary port on either the NPE-G1 or on the I/O controller.

The default media is the RJ-45 port. To change the media type, use the media-type command.

Only the port selected by the media-type command is active. A cable attached to the other of the RJ-45 and GBIC pair will be ignored. For example, if GBIC GigabitEthernet 0/2 is selected using the media-type command, RJ-45 GigabitEthernet 0/2 is ignored, even if a cable is attached to GBIC 0/2.

The NPE-G1 uses no bandwidth points. If The NPE-G1 is in the router with an I/O controller, the I/O controller also uses no bandwidth points. None of the Gigabit Ethernet interfaces on the NPE-G1 use bandwidth points.

The compact Flash Disk on the NPE-G1 is available at all times, with or without an I/O controller installed.

Copying the Configuration File to a Flash Disk or PC Card

Use the following instructions for copying the router configuration file to a Flash Disk or PC Card.


Step 1 Insert the Flash Disk or PC Card into the I/O controllers PC card slot 0. If slot 0 is full, use slot 1. If you need to format the Flash Disk, go to Step 2. If the Flash Disk is already formatted, go to Step 3.

Step 2 Use the format disk0: command to format a Flash Disk in slot 0. Use the format disk1: command to format a Flash Disk in slot 1.

System# format disk0:
Format operation may take a while. Continue: [confirm]
Format operation will destroy all data in `disk0:'. Continue? [confirm]
Format :Drive communication and 1st Sector Write OK...
Writing Monlib sectors 
..........................................................................................
Monlib write complete
Format:All system sectors written. OK...
Format:Total sectors in formatted partitioin:81760
Format:Total bytes in formatted partition:49861120
Format:Operation completed successfully.

Format of disk0:complete

The Flash Disk is now formatted and ready to use in the system on which you formatted it.

Step 3 Make sure you are at the privileged level of the EXEC command interpreter (check the system prompt for a pound sign [#]). If the system prompt does not have a pound sign (#), enter enable, and then your password.

Step 4 Enter the show running-config command to display the router's running configuration. Ensure that the configuration information is complete and correct. If it is not, use the configure command to add or modify the existing configuration. Then enter the copy running-config command. If you have a Flash Disk 0 or 1, use disk0 or disk1 as part of the command. If you are using a PC card, use slot0 or slot1 as part of the command.

Step 5 To copy a the running configuration file to the Flash Disk or PC Card, enter the copy running-config disk0: filename or copy running-config slot0: filename command:

System# copy startup-config disk0: filename


You have finished copying the running configuration file to the Flash Disk or PC Card.

Go to the instructions on removing the current network processing engine or network services engine and then replacing it with the NPE-G1. http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps341/products_installation_guide_book09186a0080551c34.html

Copying the Configuration File to a TFTP Server

Before copying the router configuration file to a TFTP file server, check the following items:

A console terminal is connected to the console port on the I/O controller, or a Telnet session is established to the router.

The router is connected to a network supporting a file server (remote host).

The remote host supports the TFTP application.

You have the name or address of the remote host.

Complete the following steps to copy the router's configuration file to a remote host:


Step 1 Make sure you are at the privileged level of the EXEC command interpreter (check the system prompt for a pound sign [#]). If the system prompt does not have a pound sign (#), enter enable, and then your password.

Step 2 Use the ping command to check the connection between the router and the remote host.

Step 3 Enter the show running-config command to display the router's running configuration. Ensure that the configuration information is complete and correct. If it is not, use the configure command to add or modify the existing configuration. Then enter the copy running-config startup-config command to save the retrieved configuration in NVRAM. NVRAM uses lithium batteries to maintain its contents when disconnected from power.


Note Refer to the appropriate software documentation listed in the "Related Documentation" section and to the Using the Flash Disk document at http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/core/7200vx/72vxfru/5819fdsk.htm for descriptions of the configuration options available for the system and individual interfaces, and for specific configuration instructions.


Step 4 Enter the copy startup-config tftp command. The EXEC command interpreter prompts you for the name or IP address of the remote host that is to receive the configuration file. (The prompt might include the name or address of a default file server.)

Router# copy startup-config tftp
Remote host []? 

Step 5 Enter the name or IP address of the remote host. In the following example, the name of the remote host is servername:

Router# copy startup-config tftp
Remote host []? servername
Translating "servername"...domain server (10.1.1.1) [OK]

Step 6 The EXEC command interpreter prompts you for the name of the file that will contain the configuration. By default, the system appends -confg to the router's name to create the new filename. Press Return to accept the default filename, or enter a different name for the file before pressing Return. In the following example, the default is accepted:

Name of configuration file to write [Router-confg]?
Write file Router-confg on host 10.1.1.1? [confirm]
Writing Router-confg..... 

Step 7 Before the router executes the copy process, it displays the instructions you entered for confirmation. If the instructions are not correct, enter n (no), and then Return to stop the process. To accept the instructions, press Return, or y, and then Return; the system begins the copy process. In the following example, the default is accepted:

Write file Router-confg on host 10.1.1.1? [confirm]
Writing Router-confg: !!!! [ok]

While the router copies the configuration to the remote host, it displays a series of exclamation points (! ! !) or periods (. . .). The exclamation points [!!!!] and [ok] indicate that the operation is successful. A display of periods [. . . ] [timed out] or [failed] indicates a failure, which would probably be because of a network fault or the lack of a writable, readable file on the remote file server.

Step 8 Check the result of the copy process.

If the display indicates that the process was successful (with the series of ! ! ! and [ok]), the copy process is complete. The configuration file is safely stored in the temporary file on the remote file server.

If the display indicates that the process failed (with the series of . . . as shown in the following example) your configuration was not saved:

Writing Router-confg ..... 

Step 9 If your configuration was not saved, repeat the preceding steps, or select a different remote file server and repeat the preceding steps. If you are unable to copy the configuration to a remote host successfully, contact your network administrator or see the "Obtaining Technical Assistance" section.


This completes the procedure for copying the configuration file to a TFTP server. See the Network Processing Engine and Network Services Engine Installation and Configuration document for installation and configuration information.

After Installation

After installing and cabling the NPE-G1 and powering on the router, copy the configuration file to NVRAM on the NPE-G1.

Copying the Saved Configuration to NVRAM

Use one of the two following methods, "Copying the Saved Configuration File from the Flash Disk or Flash Card" or "Downloading the Saved Configuration From the TFTP Server", to copy the saved configuration file to NVRAM on the NPE-G1.

Copying the Saved Configuration File from the Flash Disk or Flash Card

To copy the saved configuration file from the Flash Disk or Flash Card, follow these steps:


Step 1 Make sure you are at the privileged level of the EXEC command interpreter (check the system prompt for a pound sign [#]). If the system prompt does not have a pound sign (#), enter enable, and then your password.

Step 2 Enter the copy disk0: filename running or copy slot0: flename running command.

System# copy disk0: filename running

Step 3 Enter the write command:
System#: write


You have finished copying and writing the saved configuration file to NVRAM.

Downloading the Saved Configuration From the TFTP Server

After you install the NPE-G1 in the router and verify a successful router boot, you must retrieve the router configuration from the TFTP server and copy it to NVRAM. Use the copy tftp running-config command to copy the saved configuration from the TFTP file server. The system prompts you for a host name and address, the name of the configuration file stored on the host, and confirmation to reboot using the remote file.

After the NPE-G1 in installed, save the router configuration file to NVRAM (the default is the NPE-G1 NVRAM) using the copy system:running-config nvram:startup-config command as follows:

System# copy system:running-config nvram:startup-config

You will want to configure NPE-G1 interfaces after retrieving the router configuration and copying it to NVRAM.

Before retrieving the router configuration file from the TFTP server, check the following:

A console terminal is connected to the console port on the NPE-G1, or a Telnet session is established to the router.

The router is connected to a network supporting a file server (remote host).

The remote host supports the TFTP application.

You have the name or address of the remote host.

Before configuring the new interfaces on the NPE-G1, be prepared with the following information:

Protocols and encapsulations you plan to use on the new interface

Protocol-specific information, such as IP addresses if you will configure the interface for IP routing

For complete descriptions of interface commands and the configuration options available for Cisco 7200 VXR-related interfaces, refer to the documentation resources listed in the"Related Documentation" section.

To retrieve the saved router configuration from the remote host, complete the following steps:


Step 1 Make sure you are at the privileged level of the EXEC command interpreter (check the system prompt for a pound sign [#]). If the system prompt does not have a pound sign (#), enter enable, and then your password.


Note Until you retrieve the saved configuration, the router runs from the default configuration in NVRAM. Therefore, any passwords that were previously configured on the system are not valid until you retrieve the configuration.


Step 2 Use the ping command to check the connection between the router and the remote host (the remote file server to which you copied the configuration file).

Step 3 At the system prompt, enter the copy tftp running-config command and press Return to enter configuration mode. Specify that you will configure the system from a network device (instead of from the console terminal, which is the default).

Router# copy tftp running-config

Step 4 The system prompts you to select a host or network configuration file. The default is host; press Return to accept the default.

Host or network configuration file [host]?

Step 5 The system prompts you for the IP address of the host. Enter the IP address or name of the remote host.

IP address of remote host [255.255.255.255]? 10.1.1.1

Step 6 The system prompts you for the name of the configuration file. When the system copies the file to the server, the default is to use the name of the router with the suffix -confg (router-confg in the following example). If you specified a different filename when you copied the configuration, enter that filename; otherwise, press Return to accept the default.

Name of configuration file [router-confg]?

Step 7 Before the system reboots with the new configuration, it displays the instructions you entered for confirmation. If the instructions are not correct, enter n (no), and then press Return to cancel the process. To accept the instructions, press Return, or y, and then Return.

Configure using router-confg from 10.1.1.1? [confirm]
Booting router-confg from 10.1.1.1: ! ! [OK - 874/16000 bytes]

While the router retrieves and boots from the configuration on the remote host, the console display indicates whether or not the operation was successful. A series of exclamation points [!!!! ] and [OK] (as shown in the preceding example) indicates that the operation was successful. A series of periods [ . . . ]and [timed out] or [failed] indicates a failure (which would probably be due to a network fault or an incorrect server name, address, or filename). The following is an example of a failed attempt to boot from a remote server:

Booting Router-confg ..... [timed out]

If the display indicates that the process was successful, proceed to the next step.

If the display indicates that the process failed, verify the name or address of the remote server and the filename, and repeat the preceding steps. If you are unable to retrieve the configuration, contact your network administrator or see the "Obtaining Technical Assistance" section.

Step 8 Enter the show running-config command to display the currently running configuration on the terminal. Review the display and ensure that the configuration information is complete and correct. If it is not, verify the filename and repeat the preceding steps to retrieve the correct file, or use the configure command to add or modify the existing configuration. (Refer to the appropriate software documentation for descriptions of the configuration options available for the system and individual interfaces and specific configuration instructions.)

Step 9 When you have verified that the currently running configuration is correct, enter the copy running-config startup-config command to save the retrieved configuration in NVRAM. Otherwise, the new configuration will be lost when you restart the system.


Related Documentation

Cisco IOS software configuration documentation contains Cisco IOS software configuration information and support. See the modular configuration and modular command reference publications in the set that corresponds to the software release installed on your Cisco hardware. Access these documents at: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/index.htm.

Network Processing Engine and Network Services Engine Installation and Configuration at:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/core/7206/fru/npense/index.htm

Cisco 7200 Series Port Adapter Hardware Configuration Guidelines at:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/core/7206/port_adp/config/index.htm

Memory Replacement Instructions for the Network Processing Engine or Network Services Engine and Input/Output Controller at:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/core/7206/fru/memory/index.htm

Cisco 7200 VXR Installation and Configuration Guide at:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/core/7200vx/72vxicg/index.htm

Cisco 7200 VXR Routers Quick Start Guide at:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/core/7200vx/12769q.htm

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