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L3 switch "ip services" installation...

I'm in the market for a L3 switch. I'm interested in WS-C3560G-24TS-E or WS-C3560G-24TS-S. I won't need the features that "IP Services" offers for the time being however the time might come where I will need the functionality it provides over "IP Base". My question is, if I purchase a WS-C3560G-24TS-S will I be able to install the "IP Services" image at some point? I'm assuming I'll have to purchase a license but will the hardware I have work? Or when I purchase the license will I be provided with some sort of module I install to upgrade it to the WS-C3560G-24TS-E model? TIA.

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Re: L3 switch "ip services" installation...


You can upgrade your WS-C3560G-24TS-S with IP services image and like you mentioned, they only thing you have to pay for is the license. As for WS-C3560G-24TS-E, this is a different model and you can not upgrade form you current switch to this one.

Here is a data sheet for 3560 switches:



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Re: L3 switch "ip services" installation...

Thanks. I see the "IP Services" software available on the Cisco site. So, when I purchase a license will they send me a new activation code of some sort? Or is this upgrade on the "honor system"?

Super Bronze

Re: L3 switch "ip services" installation...

For original 3560/3750 switches (i.e. non-E series), "honor system".


Re: L3 switch "ip services" installation...


Actually, if you order a WS-C3560G-24TS-E you already have a switch with IP Services image so there's no need for upgrading.

The naming convention with -S and -E comes from the times when the images were called Standard and Enhanced instead of as they are called now IP Base and IP Sevices.

HTH, Ingolf

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Re: L3 switch "ip services" installation...

Correct, although I hadn't considered the possible confusion of "-E" series with the part number for the installed image that Ingolf is addressing.

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