OSPF on 3750 with IP Base?

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Aug 31st, 2010

Hi All,

Just doing a quick sanity check on my decision before I purchase but have found some conflicting information that I do with help clarifying!

I'm purchasing a 3750X-48 and need to run OSPF, can I do this with IP Base? The Cisco product page would appear to say Yes, I quote:

"Software versions

  • LAN Base: Enterprise Access Layer 2 Switching
  • IP Base: Enterprise Access Layer 3 Switching, including OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) for routed access
  • IP Services: Advanced Layer 3 Switching (IPv4 and IPv6) "

But from everything else I've read on these forums only static routing is available in IP Base along with RIP, can anyone shed some light on this? By Routed Access does it simply mean OSPF can be used but only as a Stub area (much like EIGRP with IP Base?)



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Correct Answer by Leo Laohoo about 6 years 1 month ago

Newly released IOS version 12.2(55)SE support OSPF v1 ONLY.

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Jerry Ye Tue, 08/31/2010 - 07:46

Can you provide your link? The links I am reading said OSPF is in IP Services.

"The LAN Base feature set offers enhanced  intelligent services that includes comprehensive Layer 2 features. The  IP Base feature set provides baseline enterprise services in addition to  all LAN Base features. IP Base also includes the support for routed  access, StackPower, and MACsec. The IP Services feature set provides  full enterprise services that includes advanced Layer 3 features such as  Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Open Shortest Path  First (OSPF), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Protocol Independent  Multicast (PIM), and IPv6 routing such as OSPFv3 and EIGRPv6. IP  Services feature set also includes the Embedded Event Manager (EEM) and  IP service-level agreements (SLAs) initiator functionalities. All  software feature sets support advanced security, QoS, and management  features. The IP Services feature set is only available as an upgrade  option at the time of ordering or through a license at a later time;  there is no dedicated IP Services switch model."


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Jerry Ye Tue, 08/31/2010 - 08:07

I see. What version are you running in your switch right now. The output of show ver would help.



jbritton1875 Tue, 08/31/2010 - 08:09

Hi Jerry,

I haven't actually bought the switches yet, I am in the process of purchasing them and in doing so and trying to ensure I buy the right software version for the requirements (which is to run OSPF).



Jerry Ye Tue, 08/31/2010 - 08:27

I see. Well, my internal research said 12.2(55)SE will supports OSPF in ipbase. However, I can't find any public documentation or confirmation on software advisor in regard which release has it.



Correct Answer
Leo Laohoo Tue, 08/31/2010 - 17:32

Newly released IOS version 12.2(55)SE support OSPF v1 ONLY.

Rudy Rucker Thu, 01/16/2014 - 12:25

Just an update, version 15.0(2)SE5 supports OSPFv3 iwth IPBASE.  I was turning up IPv6 and IP Services is mentioned in documentation:


WS-C3560X-24       15.0(2)SE5            C3560E-IPBASEK9-M   

Minimal Config:

ipv6 unicast-routing

ipv6 router ospf 1
redistribute connected

interface Vlan88
no ip address
ipv6 address 2607:F598:0:4::3:6/112
ipv6 enable
ipv6 nd ra suppress
ipv6 ospf 1 area

Will Feener Wed, 10/20/2010 - 07:46


Have you tested this yet? Is it full ospf capable? Or is it just EIGRP stub? The release notes say ospfv2 and 3 are capable


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