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3750x IP base IOS updates ?

Do you need valid Cisco smartnet support on a 3750x (ip base) switch in order to obtain ios image updates ?

Also can anyone provide a brief overview of what other feature licensing options there are for this switch that is setup with IP base image.

I'm a little confused that if I have a 3750x with IP base that I will have to buy additional licenses for certain features..

Any help would be appreciated.




3750x IP base IOS updates ?

You need a valid support contract to be able to download software. You may be entitled to some releases if there was an emergency security update that affected you. To see the licensing refer to:

The IP services has full L3 support while the IP base has a more limited feature set for routing.

I did a comparison for two images, one with IP base and one with IP services so you can see the difference. You can use the feature navigator to do the same at

These are the unique features for IP services:

BGP 4 Multipath Support
BGP 4 Prefix Filter and In-bound Route Maps
BGP 4 Soft Config
BGP Conditional Route Injection
BGP Configuration Using Peer Templates
BGP Convergence Optimization
BGP Cost Community
BGP Cost Community Support for EIGRP MPLS VPN PE-CE
BGP Dynamic Update Peer-Groups
BGP Hide Local-Autonomous System
BGP Hybrid CLI Support
BGP Increased Support of Numbered as-path Access Lists to 500
BGP Link Bandwidth
BGP Multipath Load Sharing for Both eBGP and iBGP in an MPLS-VPN
BGP Named Community Lists
BGP Neighbor Policy
BGP Next Hop Propagation
BGP Policy Accounting
BGP Prefix-Based Outbound Route Filtering
BGP Reduction in Transient Memory Usage
BGP Restart Neighbor Session After max-prefix Limit Reached
BGP Route-Map Continue
BGP Route-Map Continue Support for Outbound Policy
BGP Route-Map Policy List Support
BGP Soft Reset
BGP Support for Dual AS Configuration for Network AS Migrations
BGP Support for IP Prefix Import from Global Table into a VRF   Table
BGP Support for Named Extended Community Lists
BGP Support for Sequenced Entries in Extended Community Lists
BGP Support for TTL Security Check
CEFv6 Switching for 6to4 Tunnels
DRP Server Agent
Enhanced IGRP (EIGRP)
IP over IPv6 Tunnels
IPv6 Routing - EIGRP Support
IPv6 Routing: RIP for IPv6 (RIPng)
IPv6 Services: Extended Access Control Lists
IPv6 Switching: CEFv6 Switched Configured IPv6 over IPv4 Tunnels
IPv6 Switching: CEFv6 Switched ISATAP Tunnels
IS-IS Caching of Redistributed Routes
IS-IS HMAC-MD5 Authentication
IS-IS Incremental Shortest Path First (i-SPF) Support
IS-IS Limit on Number of Redistributed Routes
IS-IS Mechanism to Exclude Connected IP Prefix from LSP   Advertisements
IS-IS Multiarea Support
IS-IS Support for IP Route Tags
Integrated ISIS Global Default Metric
Integrated ISIS Point to Point Adjacency over Broadcast Media
Integrated ISIS Protocol Shutdown Support Maintaining   Configuration Parameters
Integrated routing and bridging (IRB)
Multi-protocol BGP (MP-BGP) - MPLS VPN
Multicast Routing Monitor (MRM)
Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)
NetFlow Export of BGP Nexthop Information
Periodic MIB Data Collection and Transfer Mechanism
Policy-Based Routing (PBR)
QoS Policy Propagation via Border Gateway Protocol (QPPB)
RTP Header Compression
Suppress BGP Advertisement for Inactive Routes
TCP Intercept
Transparent Bridging
WCCP Redirection on Inbound Interfaces
WCCP Version 2
x Digital Subscriber Line (xDSL) Bridge Support

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3750x IP base IOS updates ?

Besides Smartnet support (required to update IOS versions and receive hardware and other TAC support) you would need to purchase a license upgrade to move from ipbase to ipservices.

The necessary part number depends on your exact model number and is as specified on Table 20 of the product data sheet.

Hope this helps - please rate helpful posts.