9 Replies Latest reply on Feb 12, 2014 6:19 AM by matt

    change a 7100 to a 6355

    brian_ctl New Member

      I thought I remembered this was going to be a option soon. Is there a procedure documented for it?

        • Re: change a 7100 to a 6355
          markfreeman Employee


          Hope you have been doing well. To convert a 7100 to a 6355, you will need to contact support via phone at 888-423-8726. It requires getting some files from them and loading them into the 7100. They are not posted on the website.


          One other thing to remember with this, is that you plan on carrying maintenance, you will need to have NV7100, not NV6355 maintenance on it.


          Let me know if you have any other questions.



          • Re: change a 7100 to a 6355



            We are working on a guide but don't have it available yet.  I would like to mention this is only capable on units specifically running A2.06.B2.01 bootcode. Here are the steps:



            1. Load the NetVanta 6355 primary and backup images on CFLASH via FTP.  You cannot do this in the NetVanta 7100 GUI since it only allows NetVanta 7100 firmware to be loaded.
            2. Connect a straight through serial cable to the console port of the unit and configure a VT100 terminal emulator for: 9600 bps, 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit and no flow control.
            3. Reboot the 7100.  As the unit boots, you will be given the opportunity to break into bootstrap mode by pressing the ESC key within 5 seconds. Hit the ESC key as soon as you see the message to get in bootstrap.
            4. In bootstrap issue command boot system cflash <primary NV6355 filename> cflash <secondary NV6355 filename> replacing the filenames appropriately.
            5. Issue the boot command.
            6. When the unit boots up it will be running the NetVanta 6355 firmware.




            • Re: change a 7100 to a 6355
              brian_ctl New Member

              Thanks Guys