Smallest switch that support VRF ?

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Aug 19th, 2009

Hi all,

in my labs, i am looking for the smallest SWITCH + IOS that supports VRF ?

Can you please tell me which model ?

Thank you

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yann.boulet Wed, 08/19/2009 - 21:59

Hi thank you for the quick reply, I don't really know what's the difference.

I want to create routing contexts on the same physical equipment.

Thank you

Giuseppe Larosa Wed, 08/19/2009 - 21:58

Hello Yann,

the 3560 model should support 8 VRFs


the 3560-8PC with 8 ports is the smallest one but a 24 ports model can be a better choice.

You need also the ip services image

>>To use multi-VRF CE, you must have the IP services image installed on your switch.


as Leo noted this is for VRF lite no mpls support.

Hope to help



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