6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 22, 2009 2:35 PM by EVERGREEN RSS

    IOS image changing



             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..

        • 1. Re: IOS image changing
          Darwin R CCNA/CCDA

          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,



          • 2. Re: IOS image changing

            hai Darwin.. I was in a great trouble...  Thanks for your immediate reply.

            • 3. Re: IOS image changing
              Paul Stewart  -  CCIE Security

              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.

              • 4. 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

                • 5. Re: IOS image changing
                  Darwin R CCNA/CCDA

                  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,



                  • 6. Re: IOS image changing

                    Hai friends...


                                        I am so lucky.. I contacted the seller  and he agreed to give me a copy of the file.. so.  thanks a lot..for your valuable time spend for this problem...


                           I am sure Conwyn's comment in the given thread will help me to install the IOS image=> https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/message/12571


                    Once more thanks to all..