[c-nsp] Upgrade NPE-400 to NPE-G1

Rob Seastrom rs at seastrom.com
Tue Sep 9 17:40:36 EDT 2014

Having recently done this (and moved to IOS15 at the same time), I
encourage you to find a spare chassis somewhere and hot-stage the
config.  Then when you go to make the upgrade it's just a matter of
swapping the NPEs and pulling out the old IO controller and you're done.


"Joseph Mays" <mays at win.net> writes:

> I have a cisco 7206 VXR with NPE-400 running c7200-ik9su2-mz.123-23.bin. I have an NPE-G1 card now that I would like to put in the router instead. Can I just swap the NPE-400 for the G1 card and expect it to work? I’m attaching the show ver on the NPE-400 system showing the bootloader, IOS, etc.
> core-gw1.noc#show ver
> Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
> IOS (tm) 7200 Software (C7200-IK9SU2-M), Version 12.3(23), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc5)
> Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
> Copyright (c) 1986-2007 by cisco Systems, Inc.
> Compiled Tue 24-Jul-07 21:42 by stshen
> Image text-base: 0x60008AF4, data-base: 0x61F61720
> ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(4r)B, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
> BOOTLDR: 7200 Software (C7200-BOOT-M), Version 12.0(24)S, EARLY DEPLOYMENT RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
> core-gw1.noc uptime is 1 year, 14 weeks, 6 days, 22 hours, 58 minutes
> System returned to ROM by power-on
> System restarted at 16:57:27 EDT Tue May 21 2013
> System image file is "disk0:c7200-ik9su2-mz.123-23.bin"
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> cisco 7206VXR (NPE400) processor (revision A) with 491520K/32768K bytes of memory.
> Processor board ID 20399590
> R7000 CPU at 350MHz, Implementation 39, Rev 3.3, 256KB L2 Cache
> 6 slot VXR midplane, Version 2.0
> Last reset from power-on
> Bridging software.
> X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
> PCI bus mb0_mb1 (Slots 0, 1, 3 and 5) has a capacity of 600 bandwidth points.
> Current configuration on bus mb0_mb1 has a total of 800 bandwidth points.
> The set of PA-2FE, PA-POS-2OC3, and I/O-2FE qualify for "half
> bandwidth points" consideration, when full bandwidth point counting
> results in oversubscription, under the condition that only one of the
> two ports is used. With this adjustment, current configuration on bus
> mb0_mb1 has a total of 800 bandwidth points.
> This configuration has oversubscripted the PCI bus and is not a
> supported configuration.
> PCI bus mb2 (Slots 2, 4, 6) has a capacity of 600 bandwidth points.
> Current configuration on bus mb2 has a total of 380 bandwidth points
> This configuration is within the PCI bus capacity and is supported.
> Please refer to the following document "Cisco 7200 Series Port Adaptor
> Hardware Configuration Guidelines" on Cisco.com <http://www.cisco.com>
> for c7200 bandwidth points oversubscription and usage guidelines.
> WARNING: PCI bus mb0_mb1 Exceeds 600 bandwidth points
> 3 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
> 1 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
> 2 Serial network interface(s)
> 125K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
> 46976K bytes of ATA PCMCIA card at slot 0 (Sector size 512 bytes).
> 4096K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 256K).
> Configuration register is 0x102
> core-gw1.noc#
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