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Month: August 2014

Opening the Cisco Cool Switch WS-C2960X-24PSQ-L

I just ended up buying a new Cisco 24 port switch WS-C2960X-24PSQ-L . This switch is awesome, and these are the main reasons I decided to purchase this switch.

– Silent , No Fans
– 24 Gigabit Ports, and 4 Uplinks
– PoE on 8 Ports

This is a layer 2 switch, and so far im very impressed with it. If you’re a Cisco fan and want something silent this is the one. I have made this video so you can have a look and decide for yourself 🙂

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Upgrading Cisco TAR image

I was recently going to upgrade a Cisco image on a switch but wanted to keep the webinterface etc and to update to the next image release which was a tar file. The easiest way of doing this and upgrading the image … simply to enter one command..

Switch#archive download-sw /overwrite tftp://tftpip/file.tar

Basically you can specify either your TFTP or FTP server where the TAR file is and download it to the switch. Once this is downloaded it will overwrite anything on the switch. Most Cisco switches dont have enough space for an additional image so the overwrite parameter is useful. After the upgrade is complete , simply issue reload. If you prefer to reload it at the same time you could include /reload parameter after the overwrite.

Switch#archive download-sw /overwrite /reload tftp://tftpip/file.tar


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