How do I find the correct (.bin?) file on the Cisco website?
I searched for "C3500XL" (from the show version output as shown below) and was presented with Cisco Search Results ... but the links don't actually lead to downloads; they lead me through a maze of product selection menu/web pages.
I know how to access the device via serial console and how to configure TFTP services on my laptop. I can ping the switch from my laptop and the laptop from my switch (using using a cross-over ethernet patch; there are no other switches between the two).
Here's what I know:
sw01>show version Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software IOS (tm) C3500XL Software (C3500XL-C3H2S-M), Version 12.0(5)WC3b, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1) Copyright (c) 1986-2002 by cisco Systems, Inc. Compiled Fri 15-Feb-02 10:51 by antonino Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x00337600 ROM: Bootstrap program is C3500XL boot loader
Once I am able to download the correct file (c3500xl-c3h2s-mz.120-5.WC10.bin according to the search results?) and put it in /private/tftpboot then what commands do I issue from the IOS xxx> prompt to fetch and install the .bin file?
Also how do I check the provenance of the file? Do they publish SHA-256 checksums? Do they GPG sign them? Where do I get their GPG public key?