2801 IOS query :Ipbase Vs Adv enterprise

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May 14th, 2008

Hi All,

Question on 2801 router IOS selection. Cleint will use it as edge rtr and so needs BGP support -ebgp peering (receive default route from carrier).

Now if I order the rtr with 12.4-ipbase image (no bgp support) along with SMARTNET with it saves considerable money when compared to ordering the same with 12.4- advanced enterprise image.

So, is it advised to go with base image (with required flash & Memory) and upgrade later to 12.4- advanced enterprise image using SMARTnet /CCO download (without additional cost)..?

Please suggest.

Thank you

MS

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Although it is possible to download the software once you have download rights by associating the contract with your cco account you will be in breach of software licensing. If you go between feature sets you will need to purchase the appropriate software from Cisco in order to be in line with Cisco's software licensing rules.

Regards

Martin

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