Firmware Upgrade of Catalyst 2950 Series Switches

2950Switch#archive tar /x tftp:// flash:

Extracts a new IOS image into Flash memory. The image c2950-c3h2s-mz.120-5.3.WC.1.tar must be on the TFTP server located at

2950Switch(config)#boot system flash c2950-c3h2s-mz.120-5.3.WC.1.bin

Switch will now boot to this IOS




Restarts the switch


Tape Archive (TAR) is a compression format used in the transfer of files. TAR is a UNIX utility.

BIN is an abbreviation for the word binary. A binary (.bin) file is a file containing information in binary form.

Because Cisco IOS Software was based originally on a UNIX platform, IOS images are .bin or .tar files.

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