I acquired a 7206 with NPE-200 real cheap, but it also "issues". I am not very familiar with the 7200 series, so I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I want to buy some parts to beef it up and get it ready to Prod use. I intend to use it as an edge router running BGP with two uplinks (T1 and 100Mb ethernet handoff, from two different providers).
The first major issue I see is the unit does not appear to be able to save configurations. When I bring it up and config it, then do write mem, reload. When it reboots, its back to square one, as if I never touched it. So something is wrong somewhere with the flash. But I dont know what.
Visually, the NPE-200 boards has 4 DIMM slots, two are filled, looks to be very old and small amount. The C7200-I/O-FE boards has two empty PC card slots, and on the inside has a single FLASH SIMM slot. That pretty much about it. Below is a show ver. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Do I just need to get a new flash simm and some more ram? Or do I need a PC card, etc.,.
Router(boot)>show ver Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software IOS (tm) 7200 Software (C7200-BOOT-M), Version 12.0(27), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1) Copyright (c) 1986-2003 by cisco Systems, Inc. Compiled Mon 09-Jun-03 21:57 by srani Image text-base: 0x60008900, data-base: 0x60606000
ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 11.1(13)CA, EARLY DEPLOYMENT RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Router uptime is 0 minutes System restarted by reload Running default software
cisco 7206 (NPE200) processor with 26624K/6144K bytes of memory. R5000 processor, Implementation 35, Revision 2.1 (512KB Level 2 Cache) Last reset from power-on Bridging software. X.25 software, Version 126.96.36.199 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s) 8 Serial network interface(s) 125K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory. 4096K bytes of packet SRAM memory.
4096K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 256K). Configuration register is 0x142