Output from show ver on a router here shows: IOS (tm) C2600 Software (C2600-I-M), Version 12.0(7)T, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2) Copyright (c) 1986-1999 by cisco Systems, Inc.Compiled Tue 07-Dec-99 by phanguye Image text-base: 0x80008088, data-base: 0x807AAF70 ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.1(3r)T2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1) gateway uptime is 9 weeks, 6 days, 14 hours, 11 minutes System returned to ROM by power-on System image file is "flash:c2600-i-mz.120-7.T" I "inherited" a bunch of great Cisco equipment (two 3560's, two 3550's) through contracts that were cancelled, so what are my options for upgrading the IOS on these and getting real Cisco support? edit: Also, I have four 1600 routers but have absolutely no use for them.Depending on the models on 35 you have, Smartnet list puts you at between 0 and 00 per chassis per year for Smartnet support.If you provide the part number then it eliminates the guessing and possibility of error. This does not mean "Hardware Failure", "Part has failed", "Need RMA", etc.Include the symptoms and the troubleshooting you've performed.If you have orange/amber or red LEDs, include this fact.If you have error messages or diagnostics that blatantly states "Part has failed", capture the text and include it in the case. Where you want the replacement shipped and a site contact with phone number Hope this helps I "inherited" a bunch of great Cisco equipment (two 3560's, two 3550's) through contracts that were cancelled, so what are my options for upgrading the IOS on these and getting real Cisco support? edit: Also, I have four 1600 routers but have absolutely no use for them.
In the vein of the OS X, Windows, and Linux "short questions" threads I've caught myself thinking on several occasions "I'd love to ask this stupid little 6500 config question but its not worth a whole thread". Fred here it is, the "Cisco Short/Stupid Questions Thread." Guidelines: The Doco site is also pretty handy to keep bookmarked (and is about the only thing you have access to for reference in your CCIE lab exam) -- It's a pain to navigate, but all the content is there (provided you know where to look) and it doesn't require a login. If you think your hardware has failed, try these troubleshooting steps to confirm it.
What sort of configuration considerations should I have as far as VLANs go? EDC=850884 Can anyone point me in the direction or explain how IOS version numbers work?
Also, should I keep it isolated from the rest of the network, just have it connect via uplink, or have other non clustered servers on the switch as well? A while back, this vulnerability came out - 12.0T is listed as vulnerable, as is 12.1T.
Switch images tend to be fairly robust, compared to the router images.
I wouldn't worry with upgrading unless you're missing specific features, or are running into problems.