Features at a Glance Cisco IOS XE Software LAN Base: This feature set on the Supervisor 7-E-based bundles provides Layer 2 features for access.
Cisco IOS XE Software IP Base: This feature set is upgradable with a software activation license (SAL). It includes all Layer 2 features and some basic Layer 3 features. ISSU/SSO is supported in this package.
Cisco IOS XE Software Enterprise Services: This feature set is upgradable with a SAL; it supports full Layer 3 protocols and advanced features such as complete routing scalability (256,000), BGP, VRF, Policy-Based Routing, and so on.
As you can see there with the Enterprise Services, VRF is supported, and nothing about VRF-LITE, do you have the information about what you told me???
As far as I know VRF = MPLS VPN and VRF-LITE is VRF without MPLS, am I right???
My customer is running VRFs without MPLS, he is only using the VRF to separate their customers, he is a satellite carrier... Basically what you told me is that he only can configure 64 VRFs, he can only handle 64 "clients"??? Is that right that the 6500 SUP2T can handle 8,192 or am I watching a different value (I attached on my first link???)
Sorry to bother you but my customer asked me to get a CORE switch and I'm consider the best solution.
This is the problem. The customer has 2 4507 with SUP-V I think and he want to upgrade. He asked me about one 6509 with SUP2T but I suggested to upgrade to 4507R+E with SUP7E and VSS, I think that the budget of the customer is low...
He needs at least 4 modules of 48 ports so he can receive all their customers. Regarding SUP7 vs SUP8 the main difference is that the SUP8 supports WLC in the module, and has more switching capacity (928 Gbps vs 848 Gbps of the SUP7).
Let me send a copy of the configuration:
CORE-SWITCH#show run Building configuration...
Current configuration : 77236 bytes ! version 12.2 no service pad service timestamps debug uptime service timestamps log uptime service password-encryption service compress-config ! hostname CORE-SWITCH ! boot-start-marker boot system flash bootflash:cat4500-entservicesk9-mz.122-31.SGA9.bin boot-end-marker
ip vrf TMX1
! ip vrf TMX2 ! ip vrf TMX3
! ip vrf TMX4 !
interface Vlan51 description TMX1 ip vrf forwarding TMX1 ip address 192.168.150.65 255.255.255.240 ! interface Vlan52 description TMX2 ip vrf forwarding TMX2 ip address 192.168.150.113 255.255.255.240 !
As you can see the configuration is so simple, I copy only the VRF side so you can see the VRF configuration that he is doing, as far as I know this is VRF-LITE, BTW he has a lot of static routing with VRFs
The IP Base image supports Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) for Routed Access, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) "limited" Stub Routing, Nonstop Forwarding/Stateful Switchover (NSF/SSO), and RIPv1/v2. The IP Base image does not support enhanced routing features such as BGP, Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS), Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX), AppleTalk, Virtual Routing Forwarding (VRF-lite), GLBP, and policy-based routing (PBR).
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