doubt abt the EMI and SMI images on 3560 switches

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Oct 2nd, 2006
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hi all i have a silly doubt. if i buy a 3560 with the SMI image loaded in it. and then i install a EMI image in it then will it support the EMI images. i mean my main doubt is is it just abt the images or do we need a license on the switch for running a EMI image in it.



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gpulos Mon, 10/02/2006 - 03:48
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in short, YES, you can load an EMI on your 3560 as it's currently configured.

(no license key or such to activate is required)

if you have an SMI switch that can support EMI image, as in most cases, then you can upgrade to the EMI image with the EMI software downloaded from

technically, you are required to have purchased an EMI license to be legal to use the image.

(although you can load an EMI image at anytime)

the license is NOT installed anywhere, just a piece of paper that confirms you paid for the software.

if you need further information on licensing please contact cisco licensing at (requires CCO login) or call 800.553.2447 and ask for 'licensing'.

sebastan_bach Tue, 10/17/2006 - 12:16
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hi buddy sorry for replying so late. can u pls tell me i have a cco login. i am planning to buy 3560 switches and in the ios download section also they have not mentioned any ios for EMI or SMI seperatly.since the 3560 supports both EMI and SMI images i can download and load it on the switches right. i am not sure abt this. can u pls confirm on the same. thanks. waiting for ur reply.



sebastan_bach Tue, 10/17/2006 - 14:32
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hi david i can download the ios i have the right company privileges. i just to want if i buy 3560 switch with th SMI image installed in it. and then i download and load a advance sip services images which is the EMI image will it work do i need a seperate license for it.

pls reply back. waiting for ur reply.




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