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IOS image changing

Aug 22, 2009 9:38 AM

EVERGREEN 19 posts since
Aug 22, 2009


       I have a router having IOS  c2600-ADVSECURITYK9-M  version 12.4(1a) release software fc2 and the image is c2600.advsecurityk9-mz.124-1a.bin

                    Today i started to do bgp labs and realised that bgp is not supported by this image.

How can I change the image ? I brought this from ebay 5 months ago. so i cant approach the seller for this . Any advise...


Thanks in advance..

  • Darwin R CCNA/CCDA 580 posts since
    Jun 22, 2009
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    1. Aug 22, 2009 9:32 AM (in response to EVERGREEN)
    Re: IOS image changing

    Hello Sarlulu,


    Your best bet is to contact Cisco support for any options you may or may not have. See link below and look under 'Let Us Help' heading...



    I believe depending on your affiliation with Cisco (business partner...etc) gives you certain benefits such as software downloads. It's unfortunate, when purchasing a product or service and finding out after the fact that it lacks certain necessities.


    Hope this helps,



  • Paul Stewart  -  CCIE Security, CCSI 6,993 posts since
    Jul 18, 2008
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    3. Aug 22, 2009 11:02 AM (in response to EVERGREEN)
    Re: IOS image changing

    To be 100% honest, I think Cisco's license precludes it from being transferred.  In other words, when you buy a device from eBay, it is a legitimate piece of hardware without licensed software.  Software other than the base ip license can be quite expensive to purchase.  I am certainly not a lawyer, so my interpretation may not be completely accurate.  It would certainly be nice if there were some type of legal way to put any software on your lab gear.

  • Conwyn 7,907 posts since
    Sep 10, 2008
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    Re: IOS image changing

    Hi Paul


    The problem is that the 2611XM is end of sale so I question whether one can purchase the IOS from Cisco (via their sales facility).

    For BGP you need C2600-JS-M which is Enterprise services.


    show flash

    System flash directory:
    File  Length   Name/status
      1   19484452  c2600-js-mz.123-12.bin 
    [19484516 bytes used, 13545624 available, 33030140 total]
    32768K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)


    Regards Conwyn

  • Darwin R CCNA/CCDA 580 posts since
    Jun 22, 2009
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    5. Aug 22, 2009 12:56 PM (in response to EVERGREEN)
    Re: IOS image changing

    Hi guys,


    Conwyn you're correct about the version you have listed. It's a 'deferred image'


    COPIED FROM CISCO'S SITE: Deferred images are no longer be available for download. Customers are urged to upgrade to the recommended solution image or most current software version.

    Sarlulu should be able to use either current versions (listed below) for c2611 series routers that include BGP. As Paul stated, it will more then be costly. You should also read the 'release notes' for any gotchas, caveats and additional information pertaining to your needs.



    Release Date: 18/Mar/2008
    Size: 15708.87 KB  (16085876 bytes)
    Minimum Memory: DRAM:64 MB  Flash:16 MB



    Release Date: 14/Aug/2009
    Size: 29255.17 KB  (29957284 bytes)
    Minimum Memory: DRAM:128 MB  Flash:32 MB


    Hope this helps,




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