ip address dhcp command not available on C3550

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Nov 20th, 2011

Hi,

I'm trying to configure my C3550 with fast ethernet port 0/48 assigned to vlan 2 in static access mode and SVI vlan 2 configured as dhcp client.

But I see command ip address dhcp is not available on interface vlan 2:

Cat3550(config-if)#ip ad

Cat3550(config-if)#ip address ?

  A.B.C.D  IP address

Cat3550(config-if)#ip address  

Could it be a problem related to the version running on the equipment (see below the output of sh version command not sure of what

EA1 stands for)?

I read here http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_3t/ip_addr/command/reference/ip1_i1gt.html#wp1164194

that this command was introduced in version 12.1(2)T

If it is a version problem is there any possibility to download upgraded version for free?

Thanks!

Antonio

Cat3550>sh ve

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) C3550 Software (C3550-I5Q3L2-M), Version 12.1(20)EA1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-2004 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Wed 04-Feb-04 23:28 by yenanh

Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x00827298

ROM: Bootstrap program is C3550 boot loader

Cat3550 uptime is 4 hours, 47 minutes

System returned to ROM by power-on

System image file is "flash:c3550-i5q3l2-mz.121-20.ea1.EMI.bin"

cisco WS-C3550-48 (PowerPC) processor (revision C0) with 65526K/8192K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID CAT0622Z0FC

Last reset from warm-reset

Bridging software.

Running Layer2/3 Switching Image

Ethernet-controller 1 has 12 Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces

Ethernet-controller 2 has 12 Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces

Ethernet-controller 3 has 12 Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces

Ethernet-controller 4 has 12 Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces

Ethernet-controller 5 has 1 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface

Ethernet-controller 6 has 1 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface

48 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

2 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

The password-recovery mechanism is enabled.

384K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.

Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:09:E8:28:F5:00

Motherboard assembly number: 73-5701-06

Power supply part number: 34-0967-01

Motherboard serial number: CAT06210B05

Power supply serial number: LIT061601HR

Model revision number: C0

Motherboard revision number: B0

Model number: WS-C3550-48-SMI

System serial number: CAT0622Z0FC

Configuration register is 0x10F

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Correct Answer by mahesh18 about 2 years 5 months ago

Hi giuseppe,

Here is sh ver

3550SMIA#sh ver
Cisco IOS Software, C3550 Software (C3550-IPSERVICESK9-M), Version 12.2(44)SE6, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Copyright (c) 1986-2009 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Mon 09-Mar-09 20:28 by gereddy
Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x012A99FC

ROM: Bootstrap program is C3550 boot loader

3550SMIA uptime is 2 days, 16 hours, 46 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
System restarted at 16:30:05 MST Thu Nov 17 2011
System image file is "flash:c3550-ipservicesk9-mz.122-44.SE6.bin" *****************************************


This product contains cryptographic features and is subject to United
States and local country laws governing import, export, transfer and
use. Delivery of Cisco cryptographic products does not imply
third-party authority to import, export, distribute or use encryption.
Importers, exporters, distributors and users are responsible for
compliance with U.S. and local country laws. By using this product you
agree to comply with applicable laws and regulations. If you are unable
to comply with U.S. and local laws, return this product immediately.

A summary of U.S. laws governing Cisco cryptographic products may be found at:
http://www.cisco.com/wwl/export/crypto/tool/stqrg.html

If you require further assistance please contact us by sending email to
export@cisco.com.

Cisco WS-C3550-24-PWR (PowerPC) processor (revision D0) with 65526K/8192K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID CAT0722R1DQ
Last reset from warm-reset
Running Layer2/3 Switching Image

Ethernet-controller 1 has 12 Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces

Ethernet-controller 2 has 12 Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces

Ethernet-controller 3 has 1 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface

Ethernet-controller 4 has 1 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface

24 FastEthernet interfaces
2 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

The password-recovery mechanism is enabled.
384K bytes of flash-simulated NVRAM.
Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:0D:28:BC:FD:80
Motherboard assembly number: 73-8100-07
Power supply part number: 341-0029-02
Motherboard serial number: CAT072101VJ
Power supply serial number: DTH07220Y3N
Model revision number: D0
Motherboard revision number: A0
Model number: WS-C3550-24PWR-SMI
System serial number: CAT0722R1DQ
Configuration register is 0x10F

Thanks

MAhesh

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Giuseppe Larosa Sun, 11/20/2011 - 07:50

Hello Antonio,

generally speaking yes the IOS version really counts for the feature supported.

in your case C3550 is now an old platform that might be upgraded up to 12.2(44)SE as we can see

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps646/prod_command_reference_list.html

the dhcp option is not present even in last command reference see

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst3550/software/release/12.2_44_se/command/reference/cli1.html#wpmkr1861935

to upgrade you need a regular contract

So it looks like it is not supported on C3550

Hope to help

Giuseppe

mahesh18 Sun, 11/20/2011 - 07:51

Hi Antonio,

ip address dhcp is interface config command as shown below

3550SMIA(config)#int fa0/17
3550SMIA(config-if)#ip add
3550SMIA(config-if)#ip address d?
dhcp

3550SMIA(config-if)#ip address dhcp ?
  client-id  Specify client-id to use
  hostname   Specify value for hostname option
 


Its not available under global config.

Thanks

Mahehs

Giuseppe Larosa Sun, 11/20/2011 - 08:06

Hello Mahesh,

what version is running on your C3550?

I tried to look in the command reference but I didn't see the option.

it may help Antonio the original poster.

Best Regards

Giuseppe

Correct Answer
mahesh18 Sun, 11/20/2011 - 08:17

Hi giuseppe,

Here is sh ver

3550SMIA#sh ver
Cisco IOS Software, C3550 Software (C3550-IPSERVICESK9-M), Version 12.2(44)SE6, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Copyright (c) 1986-2009 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Mon 09-Mar-09 20:28 by gereddy
Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x012A99FC

ROM: Bootstrap program is C3550 boot loader

3550SMIA uptime is 2 days, 16 hours, 46 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
System restarted at 16:30:05 MST Thu Nov 17 2011
System image file is "flash:c3550-ipservicesk9-mz.122-44.SE6.bin" *****************************************


This product contains cryptographic features and is subject to United
States and local country laws governing import, export, transfer and
use. Delivery of Cisco cryptographic products does not imply
third-party authority to import, export, distribute or use encryption.
Importers, exporters, distributors and users are responsible for
compliance with U.S. and local country laws. By using this product you
agree to comply with applicable laws and regulations. If you are unable
to comply with U.S. and local laws, return this product immediately.

A summary of U.S. laws governing Cisco cryptographic products may be found at:
http://www.cisco.com/wwl/export/crypto/tool/stqrg.html

If you require further assistance please contact us by sending email to
export@cisco.com.

Cisco WS-C3550-24-PWR (PowerPC) processor (revision D0) with 65526K/8192K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID CAT0722R1DQ
Last reset from warm-reset
Running Layer2/3 Switching Image

Ethernet-controller 1 has 12 Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces

Ethernet-controller 2 has 12 Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces

Ethernet-controller 3 has 1 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface

Ethernet-controller 4 has 1 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface

24 FastEthernet interfaces
2 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

The password-recovery mechanism is enabled.
384K bytes of flash-simulated NVRAM.
Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:0D:28:BC:FD:80
Motherboard assembly number: 73-8100-07
Power supply part number: 341-0029-02
Motherboard serial number: CAT072101VJ
Power supply serial number: DTH07220Y3N
Model revision number: D0
Motherboard revision number: A0
Model number: WS-C3550-24PWR-SMI
System serial number: CAT0722R1DQ
Configuration register is 0x10F

Thanks

MAhesh

alabarba82 Sun, 11/20/2011 - 14:43

Thank you guys!

so it really seems I could solve the issue by upgrading my IOS version to Version 12.2(44)SE6.

Anyway it's really strange, as me too I have just verified, this command to not be inserted in the command reference.

Beside this I have purchased this switch on ebay and I have regular invoice, Giuseppe when you say "I should have a regular contract", do you mean a sort of payment technical support contract?

Thanks

Reza Sharifi Sun, 11/20/2011 - 16:26

Antonio,

Cisco does not offer warranty and contract services for equipment purchased on ebay or any other auction site.  In addition to service contract, you need a CCO account to download the IOS.

HTH

alabarba82 Wed, 11/23/2011 - 14:35

Hi Reza,

excuse me but I never had a chance to deal with Cisco software before now, so I'm pretty ignorant about this.

I logged with my cisco credentials that I received when I obtained CCNA certification and I tried to visit http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/navigator.html section, I followed all the steps and I finally was able to download the image

Release:12.2.44-SE6

Filename: c3550-ipbasek9-mz.122-44.SE6.bin , Feature set: IP BASE

for Cisco Catalyst 3550 48 SMI Switch

I didn't proceed with the download as I'm not sure if I can download it as I was asked to agree on the following points:

1.         That you shall be bound by Cisco's End User Software License Agreement  posted at the above URL regarding your use of any Cisco software you download from this web site;

2.         That you are only entitled to download Cisco software for the Cisco  hardware chassis or device or the particular application software or  signature file for which you have paid the applicable software license  fees;

3.         That you must purchase a Cisco Operating system Software feature set  upgrade license if the feature set you intend to download is not  included in your initial license;

4.         That you have a current and valid service contract that covers either           the specific Cisco hardware chassis or device for which you are  downloading software and/or the software image or subscription file update (e.g., For Intrusion Detection System) that you are  downloading;

5.         That Cisco reserves the right to: (a) charge you for, and you agree to pay for, software /signature file downloads to which you are not  entitled, and (b) immediately suspend or terminate your access to this web site if you Download software to which you are not so entitled.

I initially agreed with the points above only to see if I was allowed to download the image then I verified i was allowed and didn't proceed with the download.

Now I'm pretty confused about how getting updates and software download works.

Can you please help me to understand better how this process works?

Thanks!

Antonio


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