Hi All, I acquired a 3560X-24P-L Switch which I wanted to use at our datacenter. However, I need a switch that supports OSPF. It came with a Universal IOS but there was no "Router" command under conf t. I downloaded and applied the latest "IP Base" IOS, but still no Router OSPF. Based on the matrix here > http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps6406/qa_c67-578933_ps10744_Products_Q_and_A_Item.html I thought "IP Base" supported OSPF, but what exactly is "OSPF for routed access" ? Do I actually need an "IP Services" IOS? From my download options, I do not see an IP Services IOS for the 3560X-24P-L so I'm left to assume that the switch does not support L3 / OSPF. So my question is, does anyone know if this particular switch supports L3 / OSPF and what is Universal IOS?
And btw, what's with the proprietary power cord on these models? You guys are killing me Cisco!
The idea of the Universal image is that there is now one code image that supports multiple feature sets. Instead of one image for LAN Base, another image for IP Base, and another image for IP Services there is now one image that supports all three. And which one you use is controlled by the license on the switch. Your 3560X-24P-L came with the LAN Base license, which does not support OSPF.
This question and answer from the link that you provided sheds some light on your question.
Q. What is the difference between the Cisco Catalyst 3750-X and 3560-X Series LAN Base and IP Base models?
A. The LAN Base feature set enables comprehensive Layer 2 functionality, while the IP Base feature set provides more advanced features such as Cisco StackPower (available only on the Catalyst 3750-X), MACsec, protocol-independent multicast (PIM) stub, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) stub, and full Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing.
So it looks to me like the LAN Base does support OSPF but your switch seems to still be running the IP Base license which does not support it.
Thanks Rick, Universal IOS sounds like a good idea, but this is the first time I've run into it. So how does one check the license level, sh ver? Do you know if it's possible to upgrade the license? I actually have a few of these switches, but they are worthless to me without OSPF.
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