Catalyst 2960

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Sep 6th, 2007

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Is a Catalyst 2960 24 10/100 + 2T/SFP LAN Base Image a layer 2 switch. Does it have layer 3 routing capabilities like the 3560?

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Correct Answer by felixdav about 9 years 2 months ago

The Catalyst 2960 does not support Layer 3 routing. The documentation will be corrected.

Correct Answer by Joseph W. Doherty about 9 years 2 months ago

Don't believe so, although Q&A (http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6406/products_qanda_item0900aecd80322c37.shtml) states ("high-performance routing"):

POSITIONING

Q. What is the positioning of the Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series relative to the Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series?

A. The Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series provides Cisco intelligent switching and 10/100/1000 offerings. Both product families are designed for similar topological positions in the network, deploying networkwide intelligent services such as advanced QoS, rate limiting, ACLs, multicast management, and high-performance routing. In contrast to the Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series, the Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series offers 10/100/1000 models, as well as the flexibility of dual-purpose uplink options through SFP-based Gigabit Ethernet ports instead of gigabit interface converter (GBIC)-based ports.

and in http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps5023/prod_release_note09186a008089a797.html#wp919132

table 7 has:

Support for Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) IPv6 12.2(40)SE 3750, 3560, 2960

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Joseph W. Doherty Thu, 09/06/2007 - 05:50

Don't believe so, although Q&A (http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6406/products_qanda_item0900aecd80322c37.shtml) states ("high-performance routing"):

POSITIONING

Q. What is the positioning of the Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series relative to the Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series?

A. The Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series provides Cisco intelligent switching and 10/100/1000 offerings. Both product families are designed for similar topological positions in the network, deploying networkwide intelligent services such as advanced QoS, rate limiting, ACLs, multicast management, and high-performance routing. In contrast to the Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series, the Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series offers 10/100/1000 models, as well as the flexibility of dual-purpose uplink options through SFP-based Gigabit Ethernet ports instead of gigabit interface converter (GBIC)-based ports.

and in http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps5023/prod_release_note09186a008089a797.html#wp919132

table 7 has:

Support for Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) IPv6 12.2(40)SE 3750, 3560, 2960

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felixdav Thu, 09/06/2007 - 20:19

The Catalyst 2960 does not support Layer 3 routing. The documentation will be corrected.

karlhall Thu, 09/06/2007 - 23:45

Many thanks for the replies, VERY helpful I will see if I can get 3560's instead.

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