IPbase vs ipbasek9 IOS?

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Oct 17th, 2007

if I have a new router, that has the ipbase image on it (as ordered unfortunately), can I just simply download the ipbasek9, or even the advipservicesk9 image and it be completely operable? As in, will I have full SSH support and all will be good?

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I just did a little peaking at some 2811/3560 IOS version comparisons on the Cisco Software Advisor web page. Looks like the are now calling IP BASE the older IP BASE W/Crypto. My recollection of IP BASE includes a feature set called IP BASE W/O Crypto.

You might be in luck if IP BASE is the "bottom level" authorized IOS on a basic device purchase.

The basek9 IOS feauture set gives you more than just SSH V2 stuff. You might consider jumping on the Software Advisor and comparing the feature sets on a couple of IOS feature images

I bet they upped the "BASE" feature set to account for the ever increasing default security features required at the vast majority of customer sites.

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dirkmelvin Wed, 10/17/2007 - 06:48

I do have a CCO login, and I have access to all the images, I just haven't updated/upgraded many routers to know if it was just that simple. I figure I would have to pay for the AdvIP stuff (which is how it should have been ordered in the first place), but does the ipbasek9, just give me the SSH ability?

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I just did a little peaking at some 2811/3560 IOS version comparisons on the Cisco Software Advisor web page. Looks like the are now calling IP BASE the older IP BASE W/Crypto. My recollection of IP BASE includes a feature set called IP BASE W/O Crypto.

You might be in luck if IP BASE is the "bottom level" authorized IOS on a basic device purchase.

The basek9 IOS feauture set gives you more than just SSH V2 stuff. You might consider jumping on the Software Advisor and comparing the feature sets on a couple of IOS feature images

I bet they upped the "BASE" feature set to account for the ever increasing default security features required at the vast majority of customer sites.

dirkmelvin Wed, 10/17/2007 - 07:07

Thank you for the 411. I'll hop on over there now and take a gander.

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