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Cat OS or IOS?

We have ordered 15 - 4000 series switches in IOS,

1 - 6513 switch in IOS

4 - 6513 switches in Cat OS.

My two options are:

1) align all switches to run IOS: change 4 - 6513 from Cat OS to IOS, or

2) keep 2 types of Cisco operation systems such as 6513 in Cat OS and 4000 in IOS: change 1 - 6513 from IOS to Cat OS.

Any recommendation? Does changing operating system involve combination of HW and SW?

Thanks

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Re: Cat OS or IOS?

If Native IOS has all the features you need, I suggest that you stick with Native IOS. To run Native IOS, you'll need to have an MSFC or MSFC2. The following page should help

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/473/81.html

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Re: Cat OS or IOS?

Changing the OS doesn't involve any hardware change.

Which Supervisors do you have ?

Are you doing lots of layer 3 ?

My preference is IOS. But if the 4 6513's are doing wiring-closet type stuff in the datacenter CatOS will be easier.

Do you have skills in both ? If not then putting them all on IOS makes sense.

Simon

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