How to Upgrade IOS Image on Cisco Catalyst Switch 2960x

By | December 24, 2018

Firstly before upgrading IOS, you need to obtain the latest IOS version by logging on to Cisco Software Central at https://software.cisco.com/ and selecting your device type and version.

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In my case I will be upgrading IOS image for Cisco Catalyst 2960X-24TS-L Switch. The downloaded c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-6.E2.bin file must be copied to your TFTP server as we will transfer the IOS image and perform our upgrade IOS via TFTP.

login as: admin
Using keyboard-interactive authentication.
Password:


UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THIS DEVICE IS PROHIBITED.

You must have explicit, authorized permission to access or configure this device. Unauthorized attempts and actions to access or use this system may result in civil and/or criminal penalties. All activities performed on this device are logged and monitored.


HO_SW01>en
Password:
HO_SW01#dir
Directory of flash:/

2 -rwx 3828 Dec 17 2018 12:20:59 +00:00 private-config.text
3 -rwx 616 Nov 24 2018 14:59:06 +00:00 vlan.dat
4 -rwx 3096 Dec 17 2018 12:20:59 +00:00 multiple-fs
5 -rwx 624 Nov 16 2018 19:16:47 +00:00 express_setup.debug
6 drwx 512 Jun 5 2016 20:12:07 +00:00 c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-2.E3
671 drwx 512 Jun 5 2016 20:12:07 +00:00 dc_profile_dir
673 -rwx 2688 Nov 17 2018 13:46:40 +00:00 config.text.renamed
674 -rwx 1915 Nov 17 2018 13:46:40 +00:00 private-config.text.renamed
675 -rwx 2835 Dec 17 2018 12:20:59 +00:00 config.text

122185728 bytes total (95062016 bytes free)

HO_SW01#show switch
Switch/Stack Mac Address : 0056.2b8c.7200
H/W Current

Switch# Role Mac Address Priority Version State

*1 Master 0056.2b8c.7200 1 4 Ready

122185728 bytes total (68257280 bytes free)

HO_SW01#show version

Switch Ports Model SW Version SW Image
—— —– —– ———- ———-
*1 28 WS-C2960X-24TS-L 15.2(2)E3 C2960X-UNIVERSALK9-M

Configuration register is 0xF

HO_SW01#show boot
BOOT path-list : flash:/c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-2.E3/c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-2.E3.bin
Config file : flash:/config.text
Private Config file : flash:/private-config.text
Enable Break : yes
Manual Boot : no
Allow Dev Key : yes
HELPER path-list :
Auto upgrade : yes
Auto upgrade path :
NVRAM/Config file
buffer size: 524288
Timeout for Config
Download: 0 seconds
Config Download
via DHCP: disabled (next boot: disabled)

HO_SW01#delete /f /r flash:/c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-2.E3

HO_SW01#copy tftp flash1
Address or name of remote host []? 10.11.1.33
Source filename []? c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-6.E2.bin
Destination filename [flash1]? c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-6.E2.bin
Accessing tftp://10.11.1.33/c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-6.E2.bin…
Loading c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-6.E2.bin from 10.11.1.33 (via Vlan1): !!!!!!!!!!!!!O!!O!!O!!!!O!!!!!!!!!!!O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!O!OO!!!!!!!!!!!!O!!O!!O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[OK – 26590208 bytes]

26590208 bytes copied in 443.670 secs (59932 bytes/sec)

HO_SW01#verify /md5 flash1:c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-6.E2.bin
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verify /md5 (flash:c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-6.E2.bin) = 94167367c0a8ebde238177a4b9d9b5c4

HO_SW01#config t
Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.
HO_SW01(config)#boot system switch all flash:c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-6.E2.bin
HO_SW01(config)#end
HO_SW01#show boot
BOOT path-list : flash:c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-6.E2.bin
Config file : flash:/config.text
Private Config file : flash:/private-config.text
Enable Break : yes
Manual Boot : no
Allow Dev Key : yes
HELPER path-list :
Auto upgrade : yes
Auto upgrade path :
NVRAM/Config file
buffer size: 524288
Timeout for Config
Download: 0 seconds
Config Download
via DHCP: disabled (next boot: disabled)
HO_SW01#write mem
Building configuration…
[OK]
HO_SW01#show switch
Switch/Stack Mac Address : 0056.2b8c.7200
H/W Current
Switch# Role Mac Address Priority Version State

*1 Master 0056.2b8c.7200 1 4 Ready

HO_SW01#reload
Proceed with reload? [confirm]
login as: admin
Using keyboard-interactive authentication.
Password:


UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THIS DEVICE IS PROHIBITED.

You must have explicit, authorized permission to access or configure this device. Unauthorized attempts and actions to access or use this system may result in civil and/or criminal penalties. All activities performed on this device are logged and monitored.


HO_SW01>en
Password:
HO_SW01#show boot
BOOT path-list : flash:c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-6.E2.bin
Config file : flash:/config.text
Private Config file : flash:/private-config.text
Enable Break : yes
Manual Boot : no
Allow Dev Key : yes
HELPER path-list :
Auto upgrade : yes
Auto upgrade path :
Boot optimization : disabled
NVRAM/Config file
buffer size: 524288
Timeout for Config
Download: 0 seconds
Config Download
via DHCP: disabled (next boot: disabled)
HO_SW01#show version

Switch Ports Model SW Version SW Image
—— —– —– ———- ———-
*1 30 WS-C2960X-24TS-L 15.2(6)E2 C2960X-UNIVERSALK9-M

Configuration register is 0xF

HO_SW01#

Warning:

I am not responsible for any damage to your Cisco Catalyst 2960X-24TS-L Switch. If you point the finger at me for messing up your Cisco Catalyst 2960X-24TS-L Switch, I will laugh at you.

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