3560E, 4948, IP Base, Enterprise?

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Mar 24th, 2009

I'm looking at the two switches above and need to run OSPF. Do I have to pay the extra cost for the E version to run the enterprise software?? Or can I buy the S version? I notice there is a substantial price difference between S and E versions..

Correct Answer by Sushil Kumar Katre about 7 years 11 months ago

Hi Andy,


3560E switch comes with a Universal Image. You have the following three IOS feature set available for 3560E -


IP Base

IP Services

Advanced IP Services


IP Base is the switch with "S" in the part code, which does not supports OSPF.


IP Services is the switch with "E" in the part code, which supports OSPF.


Thus you need to purchase the switch with "E" in the part code to support OSPF. Although "S" switches can be later upgraded to IP Services.


Have a look at the Q&A for details on these feature sets - http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps7078/prod_qas0900aecd805bacc7.html


Advanced IP Services has been announced EOS - http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps7078/eol_c51_519627.html


Even on 4948 switch IP Base does not supports OSPF. Its supported in Enterprise Services.

You need to purchase switch with "E" in the part code.


HTH

-> Sushil

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Sushil Kumar Katre Tue, 03/24/2009 - 20:56

Hi Andy,


3560E switch comes with a Universal Image. You have the following three IOS feature set available for 3560E -


IP Base

IP Services

Advanced IP Services


IP Base is the switch with "S" in the part code, which does not supports OSPF.


IP Services is the switch with "E" in the part code, which supports OSPF.


Thus you need to purchase the switch with "E" in the part code to support OSPF. Although "S" switches can be later upgraded to IP Services.


Have a look at the Q&A for details on these feature sets - http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps7078/prod_qas0900aecd805bacc7.html


Advanced IP Services has been announced EOS - http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps7078/eol_c51_519627.html


Even on 4948 switch IP Base does not supports OSPF. Its supported in Enterprise Services.

You need to purchase switch with "E" in the part code.


HTH

-> Sushil

Leo Laohoo Tue, 03/24/2009 - 20:56

Yes you do. If you purchase the "S" and realize that you require the "E" version, you need to purchase the license key fromm Cisco.

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