I have seen some other posts here and there about this issue but it cannot find anywhere that it has been resolved. I am trying to do a lab for CCNA 4, specifically 4.6.1 but I keep getting an error from SDM that my 2621XM router is unsupported. I followed the instructions in the lab and also tried following the curriculum instructions but neither have worked. I get logged in to SDM so I think I have the http server and passwords all setup okay. I tried 12.3(26) IOS and also 12.4 - a telco version that I have on another 2621XM to no avail. The 12.4 version was compiled in 2006, not sure about the 12.3 but I can find out if it is important.
The filename for the 12.3 is c2600-i-mz.123-26.bin and the 12.4 is c2600-telco-mz.124-7.bin. I also have c2600-is-mz.122-3.bin available.
thanks in advance,
it's telling you clearly that it will not work. Is not supported.
And by the way, if you want to learn something, forget about it and put your hands on the router console terminal
According to cisco you should be able to run it with the right IOS. The telco image will not run.
These are the five SDM related objectives on the CCNA:
If you can do these in cli, then dont worry too much about the SDM on the exam. Just be grounded in the concepts, and you should be able to do any SDM questions fairly easily. You can always go to youtube and find some SDM videos, and that should be enough to get you familiar with how it looks, and the basic navigation.
Thanks for the reply, upon closer inspection, much to my disappontment, my routers are 2621 not 2621XM so SDM is not an option. This was the first time we have been asked to do anything with SDM, hopefully, it will not come up again. Even then, it was at the tail-end of the lab, just kind of a side note or afterthought.
I am much more comfortable with command line anyway... I cut my teeth back in the MS-DOS days in the late 80s.
Have you tried using gns3 connected to a PC using a (loopback interface), and then try connecting to a gns3 router with SDM. Don't hold me to this, but I seem to remember doing this and it worked. I will try this tomorrow and post results.
I can confirm SDM working with GNS3 when using the correct image. You have to use the "cloud" connection in order to establish a connection between the router within GNS3 and the physical or virtual machine running SDM.