Regarding your 2nd question; your switch now has layer 3 switching capabilites. I've never seen this feature enabled on a lower end Cisco Catalyst 2900 series switch. Looks like you installed the Cisco IOS software on your switch as well; instead of upgrading to a new Catalyst OS. Your higher end switches, such as the Catalyst 4000/5500/6500 series switches can be ordered with an MSFC, NFFC, or RSM. With that type of hardware, your switch can run the Catalyst OS, and your routing cards run the Cisco IOS. I hope this helps!
No. A software upgrade will not provide Layer 3 capabilities to a 2950. As I mentioned earlier you might see the options in the parser since it runs IOS and we have 3550 platform which is a layer 3 switch and runs similar IOS
You might see the command options in parser but you'll not be able to configure an IP address or sub-interfaces on a CAT2950 as it's a Layer 2 only switch. If you need layer 3 features, you might want to consider a 3550
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