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C3750X can't enable BGP, ver 12.2(55)SE1

I try to enable bgp on our C3750 that 12.2(55)SE1. It has "ipbase" license. And I am getting the following error message when trying to enable bgp

flex_3750_172_24_43_(config)#router bgp 2000
Protocol not in this image

According to the documentation, "ipbase" license should allow BGP. Do I need to upgrade to better version?

The "show version" output as follows:

flex_3750_172_24_43_2#sho ver
Cisco IOS Software, C3750E Software (C3750E-UNIVERSALK9-M), Version 12.2(55)SE1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support:
Copyright (c) 1986-2010 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Thu 02-Dec-10 06:08 by prod_rel_team
Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x02800000

ROM: Bootstrap program is C3750E boot loader
BOOTLDR: C3750E Boot Loader (C3750X-HBOOT-M) Version 12.2(53r)SE2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

flex_3750_172_24_43_2 uptime is 2 years, 18 weeks, 6 days, 5 hours, 24 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
System restarted at 10:52:50 cst Wed Jun 8 2011
System image file is "flash:/c3750e-universalk9-mz.122-55.SE1/c3750e-universalk9-mz.122-55.SE1.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:

If you require further assistance please contact us by sending email to

License Level: ipbase
License Type: Permanent
Next reload license Level: ipbase

cisco WS-C3750X-48 (PowerPC405) processor (revision A0) with 262144K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FDO1517P0BW
Last reset from power-on
7 Virtual Ethernet interfaces
1 FastEthernet interface
52 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
2 Ten Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
The password-recovery mechanism is enabled.

512K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.
Base ethernet MAC Address       : E8:B7:48:C1:44:80
Motherboard assembly number     : 73-12552-05
Motherboard serial number       : FDO15171JB2
Model revision number           : A0
Motherboard revision number     : B0
Model number                    : WS-C3750X-48T-S
Daughterboard assembly number   : 800-32727-01
Daughterboard serial number     : FDO1517174Y
System serial number            : FDO1517P0BW
Top Assembly Part Number        : 800-31326-02
Top Assembly Revision Number    : B0
Version ID                      : V02
CLEI Code Number                : COMJT00ARB
Hardware Board Revision Number  : 0x03

Switch Ports Model              SW Version            SW Image
------ ----- -----              ----------            ----------
*    1 54    WS-C3750X-48       12.2(55)SE1           C3750E-UNIVERSALK9-M

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Re: C3750X can't enable BGP, ver 12.2(55)SE1

BGP is not supported on IP base only a few routing protocols. You need to upgrade to IP Services to get BGP.

Table in link shows what is supported.

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Thanks Phillip, came across

Thanks Phillip, came across this scenario. This post has helped a lot !!!!

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Re: C3750X can't enable BGP, ver 12.2(55)SE1

Hi Pat Liu,

Phillip is correct. ip base on 3750X only supports static, and some routing protocols, but limited functionalities.

For an overview of the 3 diff licenses used in L3 switches now:

LAN-base - L2 functionalities only

IP-base - has L3, but Static, RIP, Stub EIGRP, OSPF with limited routes, Stub PIM, complete QoS,Security

IP-services - has all of IP-base, plus full L3 functionalities just like in routers (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, ISIS, PbR, EEM, VRF-lite, etc.)

Refer to this document for the full documentation and license upgrade procedures.

Upgrade procedure summary:

1. Get your PAK File.

2. Enter PAK number on cisco website with the Serial number of chassis:


3. you will receive .LIC file via email.

4. Upload .LIC file and activate license on the device.

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Hope this helps!

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Thanks so much, s.lachica    

Thanks so much, s.lachica     

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