4500 vrf support

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Oct 20th, 2009
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I've got a doubt. I must configure some bgp peerings with some provider and i must use vrf to separate customers flows from corporate flows. We will use for this A Catalyst 4500 with the last IOS 12.2.53SG enterprise.

Is it supported or no? I thought that yes but now i've got a big doubt ...Thanks for your answers.

Correct Answer by francisco_1 about 7 years 9 months ago

VRF-lite feature is supported on Cat 4500 but switch does not use MPLS to support VPN's


What supervisor engine do you have on the cat 4500?

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francisco_1 Tue, 10/20/2009 - 01:40
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I have check the IOS 12.2(53)SG enterprise (cat4500-entservicesk9-mz.122-53.SG.bin ) for CAT4500-SUP4. Multi-VRF Support (VRF lite) is supported...

Use the Cisco Feature Navigator to see what is supported on your supervisor card...


berkous1 Tue, 10/20/2009 - 01:56
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SUP IV (WS-X4515). We won't use MPLS but only the vrf-lite feature...I feel very relieved with your answer :)...In fact the bgp address-family support was not clearly indicated .....

I'm having a scotch now and can breath normally :)...

Giuseppe Larosa Tue, 10/20/2009 - 01:40
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Hello Berkous,

what supervisor model is in your switch?

check it with sh model

supervisor model counts too.

But generally speaking VRF lite is supported on most C4500 supervisors

Hope to help



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