Can I use 2600 series to study BSCI

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Sep 9th, 2008

Hi

Can I use any 2600 series router to study for BSCI?

If I can, then in 2600 series also are there any specific models that I cannot use?

I believe I have to use IOS 12.4 in these routers otherwise I won't be able to configure EIGRPv6 and OSPFv3, am I correct?

Thanks in advance!

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Correct Answer by steve_steele about 8 years 2 months ago

I have a couple of 2620s (plain ones, not the XMs) and I'm running OSPFv3 but not EIGRP v6.

With a 2610XM or 2620XM you can run EIGRP for IPv6. I'm running 14(15) T advanced enterprise services. I think EIGRP support arrived somewhere around 12.4(6) or later. The 15T train seems really solid.

HTH

Steve

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omal Tue, 09/09/2008 - 21:22

Hi Istvan

Thanks a lot for the link.

My doubt is I have read that, for this BSCI new curriculum we need to have 2800 series routers. But if I use a 2600 series routers with 12.4 IOS will I get same features as in 2800 series for BSCI curriculum?

Thanks in advance!

Istvan_Rabai Wed, 09/10/2008 - 10:44

Hi Omal,

Well, if you regard the BSCI curriculum only, then I believe you will get what you need from a 2600 series router.

But if you look further, to the BCMSN, ISCW or ONT curriculums, then you may miss some features that you may get from a 2800 series ISR router: CallManager Express, MPLS, AutoQoS for the Enterprise, option for wireless controller card, just to name a few. (But the differences may depend on the IOS versions).

Cheers:

Istvan

omal Wed, 09/10/2008 - 20:50

Hi Istvan

Well, as long as I can do everything that is said in BSCI, I'm OK.

Thanks a lot for your help!

steve_steele Tue, 09/16/2008 - 02:47

The 2600xm's may be the best option as they will run 12.4. However you can get OSPFv3 on a 2620 running the latest 12.3 as long as you have 32mb flash and 64mb ram. In order to upgrade to 32mb flash you may need to upgrade the boot rom also.

HTH

Steve

omal Tue, 09/16/2008 - 04:36

Hi Steve

That's sounds great. So you mean to say that even if I have a 2600xm, I can use OSPFv3 and EIGRPv6 etc?

Thank you so much for your reply!

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steve_steele Wed, 09/17/2008 - 01:23

I have a couple of 2620s (plain ones, not the XMs) and I'm running OSPFv3 but not EIGRP v6.

With a 2610XM or 2620XM you can run EIGRP for IPv6. I'm running 14(15) T advanced enterprise services. I think EIGRP support arrived somewhere around 12.4(6) or later. The 15T train seems really solid.

HTH

Steve

omal Wed, 09/17/2008 - 19:49

Hi Steve

Many many thanks for your precious replies.

Thank you so much!!!

omal Tue, 10/07/2008 - 05:20

Hi Steve

I have a small question for you and hope you'll be able to solve my doubt.

In your plain 2620s can you configure IPv6 addresses and can you configure IPv6 routing with EIGRPv6 and OSPFv3? And are you able to configure IPv6 with BGP?

And what IOS are you running and how much of flash and DRAM do you have?

It'll be a great help if you can help me out by letting me know these.

Many thanks in advance!

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