3750E TD-S or TD-E for eigrp routing

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Jul 28th, 2009
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Hi, I need to run EIGRP. In the beginning, we will just do EIGRP stub routing, so 3750E TD-S is good for us, but later we may reuse the same switch to do full EIGRP routing. My question is if we buy a 3750E-TD-S now, can we upgrade it to 3750E-TD-E for the full EIGRP routing function? Will a software IOS upgrade do that?

Thanks.

Ben

Correct Answer by Jerry Ye about 8 years 1 day ago

Hi Ben,


I believe you can use the command license boot


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst3750e_3560e/software/release/12.2_46_se/command/reference/cli1.html#wp8991321


I cannot verify it in my lab switch.


Here is a link of the license activation commands and procedures


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/csa/configuration/guide/csa_commands.html#wpxref81295


HTH,

jerry

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benny@panamby Tue, 07/28/2009 - 10:33
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Thanks.


But I have colleagues tried that before, but didn't work. They said it seems to be hardware dependent.. even if they downloaded the IOS for 3750E-TD-E switch, when doing 'show version', it still showed as 'IP-Based' and only eigrp-stub routing is avilable, so I would like to confirm if that is the case, that a 3750E-TD-S cannot be upgraded to a 3750E-TD-E just by a IOS upgrade. I want to confirm that before we make the purchase. Thanks.

Jerry Ye Tue, 07/28/2009 - 10:34
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Hi Ben,


You can upgrade to the Enhanced image, since the 3750E-TD-S is the standard image. You will have to purchase the Enhanced image PAK from your reseller since the 3750E will require a license file.


HTH,

jerry

benny@panamby Tue, 07/28/2009 - 10:43
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Hi Jerry,


So even if we can download the Enhanced image, we still need to buy a license in order to activate the full eigrp routing function?


Thanks!

Ben

Jerry Ye Tue, 07/28/2009 - 10:51
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Hi Ben,


That is correct, the new 3750E image is called the Universal image, and software features are activated by license key.


Here is the license example


Switch#sh license all

License Store: Primary License Storage

StoreIndex: 1 Feature: advipservices Version: 1.0

License Type: Permanent

License State: Active, Not in Use

License Priority: Medium


HTH,

jerry

benny@panamby Tue, 07/28/2009 - 10:58
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Jerry,


Thanks a lot for your quick response!


************************************

License Store: Primary License Storage

StoreIndex: 0 Feature: ipbase Version: 1.0

License Type: Permanent

License State: Active, In Use

License Priority: Medium

License Count: Non-Counted


License Store: Evaluation License Storage

StoreIndex: 0 Feature: ipservices Version: 1.0

License Type: Evaluation

License State: Active, Not in Use, EULA not accepted

Evaluation total period: 8 weeks 4 days

Evaluation period left: 8 weeks 4 days

License Priority: None

License Count: Non-Counted


***************************************

This is a capture from my colleague's 3750E, it shows that there is an evaluation 'ipservice' license for 8 weeks. Does it mean we can somehow enable the 'ipservice license' for 8 weeks for testing?


If yes, how do we enable that?


Thanks!

Ben

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Jerry Ye Tue, 07/28/2009 - 11:12
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Hi Ben,


I believe you can use the command license boot


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst3750e_3560e/software/release/12.2_46_se/command/reference/cli1.html#wp8991321


I cannot verify it in my lab switch.


Here is a link of the license activation commands and procedures


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/csa/configuration/guide/csa_commands.html#wpxref81295


HTH,

jerry

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