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ROMMON Release Notes for WS-X4013+10GE and WS-X4516-10GE

Table Of Contents

ROMMON Release Notes for
WS-X4013+10GE and WS-X4516-10GE

ROMMON Image Overview

Guidelines for Upgrading the ROMMON

Upgrading the Supervisor Engine ROMMON

Caveats

Open Caveats in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(31r)SGA7

Resolved Caveats in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(31r)SGA7

Open Caveats in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(31r)SGA4

Resolved Caveats in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(31r)SGA4

Open Caveats in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(31r)SGA3

Resolved Caveats in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(31r)SGA3

Related Documentation

Hardware Documents

Software Documentation

Cisco IOS Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


ROMMON Release Notes for
WS-X4013+10GE and WS-X4516-10GE


Current Release: 12.2(31r)SGA7—September 7, 2011

Previous Releases
12.2(31r)SGA4, 12.2(31r)SGA3

This publication describes how to download the new ROMMON image from Cisco.com and then upgrade the ROMMON on WS-X4013+10GE (Supervisor Engine II+10GE).

This document consists of these sections:

ROMMON Image Overview

Guidelines for Upgrading the ROMMON

Upgrading the Supervisor Engine ROMMON

Caveats

Related Documentation

ROMMON Image Overview

This is a new ROMMON software image, which can be installed with the ROMMON upgrade procedure outlined below. This ROMMON image can be installed on WS-X4013+10GE, WS-X4013+, WS-X4013+TS, WS-X4015, WS-X4516, WS-X4516-10GE, WS-C4948, WS-C4948-10GE.

Guidelines for Upgrading the ROMMON


Caution If your supervisor engine is shipped with a newer version of ROMMON then do not downgrade! The new ROMMON will have board settings based on a hardware revision of components, and old settings will not work.

Upgrading the Supervisor Engine ROMMON


Caution To avoid actions that might make your system unable to boot, read this entire section before starting the upgrade.


Note The examples in this section use the programmable read-only memory (PROM) upgrade version 12.2(31r)SGA7 and Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SG. For other releases, replace the ROMMON release and Cisco IOS software release with the appropriate releases and filenames. This document describes the procedure for a single supervisor system. You must perform the process on each supervisor in a dual supervisor system.


Follow this procedure to upgrade your supervisor engine ROMMON:


Step 1 Directly connect a serial cable to the console port of the supervisor engine.

Step 2 Download the cat4500-e-ios-promupgrade-122_31_SGA7 program from Cisco.com, and place it on a TFTP server in a directory that is accessible from the switch that is upgraded.

The cat4500-e-ios-promupgrade-122_31_SGA7 programs are available on Cisco.com at the same location from which you download Catalyst 4500 system images and this release note.

Step 3 Use the dir bootflash: command to ensure that sufficient space exists in Flash memory to store the PROM upgrade image. If you are using a CompactFlash card, replace bootflash: with slot0:

If more space is needed, delete an existing file and run the squeeze command to reclaim the space.

Step 4 Download the cat4500-e-ios-promupgrade-122_31r_SGA7 program into Flash memory using the copy tftp command.

The following example shows how to download the PROM upgrade image cat4500-e-ios-promupgrade-122_31r_SGA7 from the remote host 172.20.58.78 to bootflash:

Switch# copy tftp: bootflash: 
Address or name of remote host [172.20.58.78]?  
Source filename [cat4500-e-ios-promupgrade-122_31r_SGA7]?  
Destination filename [cat4500-e-ios-promupgrade-122_31r_SGA7]?  
Accessing tftp://172.20.58.78/cat4500-e-ios-promupgrade-122_31r_SGA7... 
Loading cat4500-e-ios-promupgrade-122_31r_SGA7 from 172.20.58.78 (via
FastEthernet2/1):!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!
[OK - 2404172 bytes] 

2404172 bytes copied in 28.536 secs (84250 bytes/sec) 
Switch#
 
   

Step 5 On a dual-supervisor system, copy the same ROMMON image to the standby supervisor engine with the
copy bootflash:cat4500-e-ios-promupgrade-122_31r_SGA7 slavebootflash command.

Step 6 From the console, enter the reload command to reset the switch, press Ctrl-C to stop the boot process, then re-enter ROMMON mode.


Note On a redundant system, this action causes a switchover.


The following example shows the output after a reset into ROMMON:

Switch# reload
Proceed with reload? [confirm]
 
   
03:57:16:%SYS-5-RELOAD:Reload requested  
 
   
 
   
 Rom Monitor Program Version 12.1(12r)EW 
 
   
 
   
.
.(output truncated)
.
 
   
 Established physical link 1Gb Full Duplex
 Network layer connectivity may take a few seconds
rommon 1 >
 
   

Step 7 Run the PROM upgrade program by entering this command:
boot bootflash:cat4500-e-ios-promupgrade-122_31r_SGA7


Caution No intervention is necessary to complete the upgrade. To ensure a successful upgrade, do not interrupt the upgrade process. Do not perform a reset, power cycle, or OIR of the supervisor engine until the upgrade is complete.

The following example shows the output from a successful upgrade, followed by a system reset:

rommon 2 > boot bootflash:cat4500-e-ios-promupgrade-122_31r_SGA7 

********************************************************** 
 *                                                        * 
 * Rom Monitor Upgrade Utility For WS-X4516-10GE System   * 
 *                                                        * 
 * Copyright (c) 2003-2006  by Cisco Systems, Inc.        * 
 * All rights reserved.                                   * 
 *                                                        * 
 **********************************************************
 
 Upgrading Image... DO NOT RESET the system 
 unless instructed or upgrade will fail !!!
 
   
 Image Name : Cat4K_Mpc8540_Rommon  
 Image size : 1048576 bytes 
 
   
 Uncompressing image..... 
 Done!
 
   
 Beginning erase operation...... 
 Done!
 
   
 Beginning write operation......
 Done!
 
   
 Verifying......
 Done!
 
   
 
   
 **********************************************************
 System will now reset itself and reboot within few seconds
 **********************************************************
 
   
*!*
 
   
********************************************************** 
 *                                                        * 
 * Welcome to Rom Monitor for WS-X4516-10GE System.       * 
 * Copyright (c) 2003-2006, 2008 by Cisco Systems, Inc.         * 
 * All rights reserved.                                   * 
 *                                                        * 
 **********************************************************
 
 Rom Monitor Program Version 12.2(31r)SGA4 
 Supervisor: WS-X4516-10GE  Chassis: WS-C4507R-E 
 Hardware Revisions - Board: 4.10 CPLD Tie: 32 FPGA Pod: 16 
 ...
rommon 1 >
 
   

Step 8 Boot the Cisco IOS software image. This may happen automatically if the system is configured to auto-boot.

Step 9 On a redundant system, hook up a console to the now-active supervisor engine. After the system achieves an SSO state, repeat steps 6-8.

Step 10 Use the show version command to verify that you have upgraded the ROMMON:

Switch# show version
Cisco IOS Software, Catalyst 4500 L3 Switch Software (cat4500-IPBASEK9-M), Version 
12.2(31)SGA8, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2008 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Tue 29-Jul-08 12:15 by tinhuang
Image text-base: 0x10000000, data-base: 0x115D3CD0
 
   
ROM: 12.2(31r)SGA7
Pod Revision 16, Force Revision 34, Tie Revision 32
 
   
...
Switch#
 
   

Step 11 Use the delete command on the active supervisor to delete the PROM upgrade program from bootflash.

The following example shows how to delete cat4500-e-ios-promupgrade-122r_31_SGA7 image from bootflash:

Switch# delete bootflash:cat4500-e-ios-promupgrade-122_31r_SGA7
 
   

Step 12 On a redundant system, also delete the upgrade file from the standby supervisor engine:

Switch# delete slavebootflash:cat4500-e-ios-promupgrade-122_31r_SGA7

The ROMMON has now been upgraded.

Caveats

Caveats describe unexpected behavior in Cisco IOS releases.

Open Caveats in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(31r)SGA7

This section lists the open caveats in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(31r)SGA7.

None

Resolved Caveats in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(31r)SGA7

The following caveat is resolved in this release:

ROMMON 12.2(31r)SGA5 or 12.2(31r)SGA6 might fail when a certain sequence of the ROMMON commands (dir slot0:, dir bootflash:, and dev) are invoked from the rommon> prompt. The failure manifests itself as an UNHANDLED ROMMON EXCEPTION.

Workaround: None.

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Open Caveats in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(31r)SGA4

This section lists the open caveats in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(31)SG4:

None

Resolved Caveats in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(31r)SGA4

The following caveat is resolved in this release:

While attempting to upgrade the IOS image on supervisor engine WS-X4013+10GE, the engine might fail to boot. An Unhandled Rommon Exception will display.

Workaround: None.

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Open Caveats in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(31r)SGA3

This section lists the open caveats in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(31r)SGA3:

None

Resolved Caveats in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(31r)SGA3

This section lists the resolved caveats in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(31r)SGA3:

A redundant Supervisor on a Catalyst 4500 may become unresponsive due to missed keepalives. The standby supervisor engine status becomes unknown.

Workarounds:

Continue to operate system in non-redundant mode.

Reset active supervisor to operate in RPR redundant mode.

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Related Documentation

Although their Release Notes are unique, the 4 platforms (Catalyst 4500, Catalyst 4900, Catalyst ME 4900, and Catalyst 4900M) use the same Software Configuration Guide, Command Reference Guide, and System Message Guide. Refer to the following home pages for additional information:

Catalyst 4500 Series Switch Documentation Home

http://www.cisco.com/go/cat4500/docs

Catalyst 4900 Series Switch Documentation Home

http://www.cisco.com/go/cat4900/docs

Cisco ME 4900 Series Ethernet Switches Documentation Home

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps7009/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Hardware Documents

Installation guides and notes including specifications and relevant safety information are available at the following URLs:

Catalyst 4500 Series Switches Installation Guide

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst4500/hardware/installation/guide/78-14409-08/4500inst.html

Catalyst 4500 E-series Switches Installation Guide

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst4500/hardware/catalyst4500e/installation/guide/Eseries.html

For information about individual switching modules and supervisors, refer to the Catalyst 4500 Series Module Installation Guide at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps4324/prod_installation_guides_list.html

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Catalyst 4500 Series Switches

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst4500/hardware/regulatory/compliance/78_13233.html

Installation notes for specific supervisor engines or for accessory hardware are available at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps4324/prod_installation_guides_list.html

Catalyst 4900 and 4900M hardware installation information is available at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6021/prod_installation_guides_list.html

Cisco ME 4900 Series Ethernet Switches installation information is available at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps7009/prod_installation_guides_list.html

Software Documentation

Software release notes, configuration guides, command references, and system message guides are available at the following URLs:

Catalyst 4500 release notes are available at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps4324/prod_release_notes_list.html

Catalyst 4900 release notes are available at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6021/prod_release_notes_list.html

Cisco ME4900 4900 Series Ethernet Switch release notes are available at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst4500/release/note/OL_11511.html

Software documents for the Catalyst 4500 Classic, Catalyst 4500 E-Series, Catalyst 4900, and
Cisco ME 4900 Series Ethernet Switches are available at the following URLs:

Catalyst 4500 Series Software Configuration Guide

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps4324/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html

Catalyst 4500 Series Software Command Reference

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps4324/prod_command_reference_list.html

Catalyst 4500 Series Software System Message Guide

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps4324/products_system_message_guides_list.html

Cisco IOS Documentation

Platform-independent Cisco IOS documentation may also apply to the Catalyst 4500 and 4900 switches. These documents are available at the following URLs:

Cisco IOS configuration guides, Release 12.x

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6350/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html

Cisco IOS command references, Release 12.x

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6350/prod_command_reference_list.html

You can also use the Command Lookup Tool at:

http://tools.cisco.com/Support/CLILookup/cltSearchAction.do

Cisco IOS system messages, version 12.x

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6350/products_system_message_guides_list.html

You can also use the Error Message Decoder tool at:

http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/Support/Errordecoder/index.cgi

For information about MIBs, refer to:

http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/netmgmt/cmtk/mibs.shtml

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

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