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3750 vs. Metro 3750

Does anyone know if a regular Catalyst 3750 (WS-C3750G-24TS-S) can be turned into a Metro 3750 (ME-C3750-24TE-MA) simply by changing the code?

The switches look the same and are priced the same. I believe it should work, but figured it was safest to ask before trying it.

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Re: 3750 vs. Metro 3750

Not possible. The switches may look the same from far, but the hardware is different. The cat3750me has a "daughter card" integrated to it's motherboard for handling the mpls etc functionality. The cat3750 has 4 x SFP slots out of which 2 are so called ES-ports that have mpls support, you can't find those in regular cat 3750. I got 2 of those new Cat 3750me's at my desk..

Just my 2c

- Juha Lindström

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Re: 3750 vs. Metro 3750

Thanks for the quick response. Guess that I won't try upgrading software...

Since you have two, have you had success with EoMPLS on them? Have you heard if they will eventually support VPLS?

New Member

Re: 3750 vs. Metro 3750

Hi,

3750m does support VPLS (with Advanced IP Feature License)

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Re: 3750 vs. Metro 3750

I am finding it difficult to find a document which says 3750 metro switch supports VPLS. I couldn't find in the datasheet as well. Are you sure it supports?

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Re: 3750 vs. Metro 3750

current docs for metro 3750 shows EoMPLS. I haven't seen it for VPLS. I heard that metro 3750 will support VPLS sometime this year.

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Re: 3750 vs. Metro 3750

P2P VPLS is equivalent to EoMPLS. So it is possible they to support it. Anyway, I don't find any reasons to use that exact feature

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