Protocol not in this image

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Jul 21st, 2008

I have got new 2801 router and when I configure BGP, it displays the error "protocol not in this image"

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Router(config)#router bgp ?

<1-65535> Autonomous system number

Router(config)#router bgp 64514

Protocol not in this image

Router(config)#

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Router#show ver

Cisco IOS Software, 2801 Software (C2801-IPBASE-M), Version 12.4(16b), RELEASE S

OFTWARE (fc3)

Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport

Copyright (c) 1986-2007 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Thu 20-Dec-07 03:43 by prod_rel_team

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.4(13r)T, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Router uptime is 26 minutes

System returned to ROM by reload at 02:12:19 UTC Tue Jul 22 2008

System image file is "flash:c2801-ipbase-mz.124-16b.bin"

Do I need to upgrade the image? If so what the right image and is it going to cost?

Thanks

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Correct Answer by Richard Burts about 8 years 4 months ago

avil

This is a fairly common situation. You ordered the router and it came with the IPBASE feature set (which is the least expensive option when you order). But IPBASE includes some routing protocols but not BGP. So if you need to run BGP then yes you do need to upgrade the IOS to a different feature set. And yes it will cost.

[edit] I just did a check with the Feature Navigator on the Cisco site and it looks like with 12.4 main line code you would need Enterprise Services, Advanced Enterprise Services, or Advanced IP Services feature sets to get support for BGP.

HTH

Rick

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Richard Burts Mon, 07/21/2008 - 19:09

avil

This is a fairly common situation. You ordered the router and it came with the IPBASE feature set (which is the least expensive option when you order). But IPBASE includes some routing protocols but not BGP. So if you need to run BGP then yes you do need to upgrade the IOS to a different feature set. And yes it will cost.

[edit] I just did a check with the Feature Navigator on the Cisco site and it looks like with 12.4 main line code you would need Enterprise Services, Advanced Enterprise Services, or Advanced IP Services feature sets to get support for BGP.

HTH

Rick

glen.grant Mon, 07/21/2008 - 19:10

You only have ipbase image, think you need at least ipplus to run bgp . You would have to contact a cisco retailer for cost.

Richard Burts Tue, 07/22/2008 - 04:13

avil

I am glad that my response did resolve your question. Thank you for using the rating system to indicate that your question was resolved (and thanks for the rating). It makes the forum more useful when people can read a question and can know that there was a response which did resolve the question.

The forum is an excellent place to learn Cisco networking. I encourage you to continue your participation in the forum.

HTH

Rick

avilt Tue, 07/22/2008 - 17:31

I have the cisco CCO ID and I could download the IOS image c2801-entservicesk9-mz.124-21.bin

Can I use this image on the new router with out notifying Cisco Vendor? I am just concerned about the licensing issue.

Richard Burts Tue, 07/22/2008 - 18:55

avil

To abide by the terms of the license and to remain legal you should work with the vendor and pay a license upgrade fee. If you have privileges to download software from CCO then you could down load the new feature set and load it and it would run. But doing so will violate the terms of the license. I can only advise you to remain legal and pay the license upgrade fee.

HTH

Rick

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