C3560 - Upgrade from IP Base to IP Base K9

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Jan 6th, 2010
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i got a C3560 with IP Base Image. Can i (free of charge) change it to IP Base K9 for SSH support? 

I did not find upgrade option beetween these two in global price list.

kind regards


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sachinraja Wed, 01/06/2010 - 07:09
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Hello Thorsten

If your device has smartnet contract, it includes IOS upgrades and maintenance.. Cisco has various levels of support, inside smartnet, and you need to get back to your service partner to clarify this....


you can have a look at this url for more info on smartnets.. i'm sure that smartnets cover ios upgrades within the same major/minor revisions, but might not include feature upgrades... you might have to check back with the partner who sold you the switch.

Hope this helps.. all the best


sachinraja Wed, 01/06/2010 - 07:14
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Attaching a document which confirms the following:

What, then, is a feature-set upgrade and is it included in Cisco SMARTnet Support and SMARTnet Onsite?


A feature-set upgrade is a separately licensed and priced software release that contains enhanced configurations and/or features

that provide additional functionality. For example, to upgrade from IP to IP/IPX feature set or IP-Base to

IP-Advance Security (new feature sets for Catalyst 17000, 2600, and 3700 series) you must purchase the upgrade. However, these

feature-set upgrades are not included in the SMARTnet Support or SMARTnet Onsite programs

Hope this helps.


Ganesh Hariharan Wed, 01/06/2010 - 08:42
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It all depends on your contract with cisco what you have purchased for your network devices in your network.So i will suggests check your contract with cisco.





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