I want to buy 2x 3550 and 2x 3560 switches. I am a bit confused about the 3550s. On eBay I found many relatively cheap 3550-SMIs which have the EMI image installed. My question with regards to the CCIE labs, would I have any disadvantage buying these SMI switches with EMI image installed? Is that even allowed?
Or should I stay away from those, and get the real EMI switches instead?
Thanks in advance!
yes, that's what it means. Previous switches were tied to SMI or EMI in the hardware, not the 3550/3560.