IP Base vs IP services

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Dec 23rd, 2010

I'm thinking about updating my IOS software on my switches.

What's the difference between IP Base and IP Services? 

I have 3560-48ts and 3750-48ts  switches.      I wish to have the Web interface for controlling these switches as I'm not experienced at using the CLI.

I have this problem too.
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subma Thu, 12/23/2010 - 07:59

Hi Richard,

The IP Base feature set includes advanced quality of service (QoS), rate limiting,  access control lists (ACLs), and basic static and Routing Information  Protocol (RIP) functions. Dynamic IP routing protocols (Open Shortest  Path First (OSPF), BGPv4, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol  (EIGRP)) are available only on the IP services image.

The IP Services image provides a richer set of enterprise-class features, which  includes advanced hardware-based IP unicast and IP Multicast routing.  Support for IPv6 Layer 3 switching in hardware is also available with  the addition of the Advanced IP Services license to either the IP Base  or the IP Services images. Both the IP base Image and the IP services  image allow for Layer 3 and Layer 4 lookups for QoS and security.


You can compare all the features provided by the two feature sets using the Cisco feature navigator

http://tools.cisco.com/ITDIT/CFN/jsp/index.jsp


For you to use the graphical interface, you will have to use the IOS image with  .tar extension available on the download page.

Thanks

Subbiah

richard.adams@s... Thu, 12/23/2010 - 09:10

My network currently has 2  3560G-48TS switches connected via sfp twisted pair module.

These switches are running IP Base IOS.

I am trying to add 2 stacked 3750-48ts switches to the network.   I'm trying to connect them also via sfp twisted pair module to one of the 3560's.

The 3750's are running an older IP Services IOS.   

When I plug the 3750's to the 3560,  all my sfp channels go down due to error after a few minutes.   I cannot figure out why and want to know if it is imperative that all the switches are all running either IP Base or IP Services.

Leo Laohoo Thu, 12/23/2010 - 13:08

IP Base version 12.2(55)SE now supports OSPFv1.  But IP Base itself will also support RIPv1, RIPv2 and IS-IS.  Now if you want to do more "funky" routing then upgrade to IP Services.  If not, then I don't see why.  If you want to upgrade from IP Base to higher feature set, you'll need to pay for it.

ganeshh.iyer Thu, 12/23/2010 - 22:15

'm thinking about updating my IOS software on my switches.

What's the difference between IP Base and IP Services? 

I have 3560-48ts and 3750-48ts  switches.      I wish to have the Web interface for controlling these switches as I'm not experienced at using the CLI.

Hi,

The IP base is for the Standard Multilayer Software Image (SMI) switches, and the IP services image is for the Enhanced Standard Multilayer Software Image (EMI) switches in Cisco IOS  Software Release 12.2(25)SEB and later.

For the Catalyst 3750 and 3560 switches, Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(25)SEA and earlier referred to the image that provides Layer 2+ (L2) features and basic Layer 3 routing as the Standard Multilayer Image (SMI). The image that provides full Layer 3 routing and advanced services was referred to as the EMI.

The inter VLAN routing feature is supported on both IP base or SMI and IP services or EMI image Layer 3 switches. For Layer 2-only switches, you require a Layer 3 routing device with any of the previous images.

The IP Base feature set includes advanced quality of service (QoS), rate limiting, access control lists (ACLs), and basic static and Routing Information Protocol (RIP) functions. Dynamic IP routing protocols (Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), BGPv4, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)) are available only on the IP services image.

The IP Services image provides a richer set of enterprise-class features, which includes advanced hardware-based IP unicast and IP Multicast routing. Support for IPv6 Layer 3 switching in hardware is also available with the addition of the Advanced IP Services license to either the IP Base or the IP Services images. Both the IP base Image and the IP services image allow for Layer 3 and Layer 4 lookups for QoS and security.

Hope to Help !!

Ganesh.H

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