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Cisco Software Activation and Compatibility Document

Software Activation

Feature Sets

Understanding Software Licenses

Getting and Installing Software Licenses

Getting Software Licenses

Installing Software Licenses by Using the Cisco License Manager

Installing Software Licenses Using Cisco License Call Home

Installing Software Licenses Using the Cisco IOS CLI

Rehosting Software Licenses Using the Cisco License Manager

Rehosting Software Licenses Using Cisco License Call Home

Requesting that Software Licenses be Remailed Using Cisco License Call Home

Managing the Software Licenses Using the Cisco IOS CLI

Displaying Software License Information

Examples of Activating Software

Using TFTP to Install a Software License

Using Cisco License Call Home to Rehost a Software License

Using Cisco License Call Home to Resend a Software License File

Changing the Software License on the Switch

Activating Software in Mixed Hardware Stacks

Feature Compatibility

Configuration Guidelines in Mixed Hardware Switch Stacks

Related Publications

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Cisco Software Activation and Compatibility Document


August 28, 2008

This document describes the Cisco software activation process and the feature compatibility of Catalyst switches. Use this document with the Catalyst 3750-E, 3750, 3560-E, and 3560 switches.

For more information, see these documents on Cisco.com:

Getting Started with Cisco License Manager 1.0 on Windows XP

Cisco License Manager online help

API Reference Guide for Cisco License Manager on Windows XP

Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E switch software documents (software configuration guide, command reference, and system message guide)

Catalyst 3750 switch software documents

Catalyst 3560 switch software documents


Note Unless otherwise noted, for complete syntax and usage information for the commands used in this document, see the Cisco Software Activation Tasks and Commands feature module.


For information about how Cisco implements Cisco IOS software activation, go to this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9677/products_ios_technology_home.html

For more information about software activation concepts, tasks, and commands:

See the Cisco Software Activation Tasks and Commands feature module at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/csa/configuration/guide/csa_commands.html

Use the Search field on Cisco.com to locate Cisco IOS software documentation. For example, if you want information about static routes, you can enter Cisco Software Activation Tasks and Commands in the search field.

For a complete list of documents, see the "Related Publications" section.

The document has this information:

Software Activation

Feature Compatibility

Configuration Guidelines in Mixed Hardware Switch Stacks

Related Publications

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Software Activation

Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E switches run the universal software image that has the Cisco IOS code for multiple feature sets. To enable a specific feature set, you must use the software activation feature to install the software license for that feature set. With software activation, you can

Generate a software license.

Install the software license on your switch.

Enable a feature set.

Upgrade a feature set.

Beginning with Cisco IOS Release 12.2(46)SE, the switches support these features:

Temporary software licenses

Rehosting a software license

Cisco License Call Home


Note Catalyst 3750 and 3560 switches run feature-specific software releases and do not support software activation.


Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E switches support either the noncryptographic or the cryptographic universal software image.

This section has this information:

Feature Sets

Understanding Software Licenses

Getting and Installing Software Licenses

Displaying Software License Information

Examples of Activating Software

Activating Software in Mixed Hardware Stacks


Note To connect your management station or PC to the Cisco Product License Registration Portal, use a file transfer protocol such as the Xmodem Protocol or TFTP.

If you are connecting your PC to the Cisco License Manager server, you do not need to use one of these protocols.


Feature Sets

Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E switches support these feature sets:

IP base

IP services

Advanced IP service

The software licenses are not affected by Cisco IOS software upgrades.

Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E switches are backward-compatible with Catalyst 3750 and 3560 switches. For detailed information about the feature compatibility between the switches, see the "Feature Compatibility" section.

Table 1 describes the feature sets supported on Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E switches and the software images supported on Catalyst 3750 and 3560 switches.

Table 1 Supported Feature Combinations 

Feature Combination
Feature Set on the Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E Switches
Software Image on the Catalyst 3750 and 3560 Switches

Layer 2+, basic Layer 3 routing

IP base, noncryptographic

IP base, noncryptographic

Layer 2+ and basic Layer 3 routing, Kerberos, SSH1 , and SSL2

IP base, cryptographic

IP base, cryptographic

Layer 2+ and full Layer 3 routing

IP services, noncryptographic

IP services, noncryptographic

Layer 2+ and full Layer 3 routing, Kerberos, SSH, and SSL

IP services, cryptographic

IP services, cryptographic

Layer 2+, Layer 3 routing, and unicast routing of IPv63 packets

Advanced IP services, noncryptographic

Layer 2+, Layer 3 routing, unicast routing of IPv6 packets, Kerberos, SSH, and SSL

Advanced IP services, cryptographic

Advanced IP services, cryptographic

1 SSH = Secure Shell

2 SSL = Secure Socket Layer

3 IPv6 = IP Version 6


Understanding Software Licenses

A software license applies only to a specific feature set. A Catalyst 3750-E or 3560-E switch can have more than one software license, but you can enable only one license at a time.

By default, if more than one software license is installed on the switch, this hierarchy determines the first software license to locate in the flash memory and to install:

1. Advanced IP services

2. IP services

3. IP base

If all three licenses are installed on the switch, the switch uses the highest license level, the advanced IP services feature set.

To run the IP base feature set on the switch:

If the switch is running a software image earlier than Cisco IOS 12.2(46)SE, remove the IP services and advanced IP services licenses from the switch, save the switch running configuration, and reload the switch.

If the switch is running Cisco IOS Release 12.2(46)SE or later, enter the license boot level ipbase privileged EXEC command, save the switch running configuration, and reload the switch.

The switch supports permanent and temporary software licenses.

The permanent license is node-locked because it is bound to the unique device identifier (UDI) of the switch and can only be used on that switch. When you order a new switch, the switch has the permanent software license that you selected.

A temporary software license is limited to a usage period and can be one of these types:

Embedded evaluation license in the software image

The evaluation license is node-locked and is valid for 60 days.

You can use this license to minimize network downtime if a switch fails and the replacement switch does not have the same software license. You can also use the license to evaluate a feature set on the switch.

Extension license

You can get this license from Cisco TAC. It is node-locked and is valid for 60 days.

Grace-period license

During the rehost process, when the license on a switch is revoked and transferred to another switch, this license is automatically installed to prevent network disruption. It is valid for 60 days.

After the usage period expires, the switch continues to use the temporary software license until it is restarted. Before it restarts, warning messages state the switch is running the feature set without a valid license. After the switch restarts, the switch uses a valid software license based on the previously described hierarchy. If the switch does not have a valid license, it uses the IP base software license. For examples of using a temporary license, see the "Changing the Software License on the Switch" section.

For more information about software licenses, see the Cisco Software Activation Conceptual Overview feature module at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/csa/configuration/guide/csa_overview.html

Getting and Installing Software Licenses

This section has these procedures:

Getting Software Licenses

Installing Software Licenses by Using the Cisco License Manager

Installing Software Licenses Using Cisco License Call Home

Installing Software Licenses Using the Cisco IOS CLI

Rehosting Software Licenses Using the Cisco License Manager

Rehosting Software Licenses Using Cisco License Call Home

Requesting that Software Licenses be Remailed Using Cisco License Call Home

Managing the Software Licenses Using the Cisco IOS CLI

Getting Software Licenses

Use one of these methods to get a software license:

When ordering a switch, specify the software image and feature set to be installed.

If you want your switch to run a different feature set, purchase the software license for that feature set, and get a product activation key (PAK). Use one of these processes to install the software license:

Use the Cisco License Manager.

a. Enter the PAK in the GUI.

b. The Cisco License Manager installs the software license for you.

Use the Cisco Product License Registration Portal.

a. To register your software license by using the PAK, go to www.cisco.com/go/license.

b. The software license file is e-mailed to you. We recommend that you copy the file on your switch flash memory.

c. Install the software license on the switch by using Cisco IOS CLI commands.

Use the Cisco License Call Home feature.

Rehost the software license.

Revoke a license from a source switch, and transfer it to a destination switch.

We recommend that you use the Cisco License Manager when rehosting a software license.

You cannot rehost an evaluation software license.

Request that the software license file be remailed from the Cisco Product License Registration Portal if the file is corrupted.

Cisco Product License Registration Portal

Follow these steps to get a PAK and a software license for a feature set:


Step 1 After deciding on the feature set that you want, contact Cisco TAC to request a PAK.

Step 2 After you purchase the software license, the PAK is sent to you.

Step 3 Go to the Cisco Product License Registration Portal at www.cisco.com/go/license.

Step 4 Use the PAK and the switch UDI to create a software license file.

Step 5 The software license file is e-mailed to you.


Cisco License Manager

With Cisco License Manager, you can perform these tasks from one application:

Automatically discover software licenses on your switches

Install software licenses

Track the software license status in your network

Use the Cisco License Manager GUI to perform all of these licensing tasks. You can also use the Cisco License Manager application programming interface (API) to write programs for your specific licensing tasks.

Cisco License Manager runs on Windows XP and uses Java to connect to Cisco.com and to Cisco devices. For information about downloading the free Cisco License Manager Client and Server applications or about ordering the optional Cisco License Manager software development kit (SDK), go to this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps7138/index.html

Cisco License Manager supports devices running the cryptographic or noncryptographic universal software images. For more information, see these documents on Cisco.com:

Getting Started with Cisco License Manager for Windows XP guide at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps7138/prod_installation_guides_list.html

Other Cisco License Manager documentation at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps7138/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

HTTPS - HTTP Server and Client with SSL 3.0 feature description for Cisco IOS Release 12.2(15)T at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_2t/12_2t15/feature/guide/ftsslsht.html

Cisco License Call Home

The Cisco License Call Home feature supports these tasks only on a switch running the cryptographic universal software license:

Installing the software license

Rehosting the license

Requesting that the software license be remailed

You can use CLI commands to connect the switch to the Cisco licensing infrastructure. For more information on the License Call Home feature and the Cisco licensing process, see the Cisco Software Activation Tasks and Command feature module on Cisco.com.

For more information about the License Call Home feature and about transferring software licenses, see the Cisco Software Activation Conceptual Overview feature module on Cisco.com.

For information about the License Call Home interface, see the Cisco Software Activation Tasks and Commands feature module on Cisco.com.

Installing Software Licenses by Using the Cisco License Manager

Use Cisco License Manager to install and manage software licenses on the switch.

Follow these guidelines when using Cisco License Manager:

Cisco License Manager only runs on a server with Windows XP.

Firewalls are not allowed between the Cisco License Manager server and a GUI client.

For device notification to be successful, ensure that the Cisco License Manager hostname exists in the Domain Name Service (DNS) or that the device has the Cisco License Manager hostname and IP address configured to receive messages.

Configure your switch to allow Cisco License Manager to manage software licenses by using the ip http server privileged EXEC command and the license agent default authenticate none global configuration command. For a summary of these commands, see the Getting Started with Cisco License Manager on Windows XP guide. For detailed instructions about enabling Cisco License Agent on your device, see the Cisco License Agent documentation.

Make sure that there is a valid connection from the Cisco License Manager server to Cisco.com.

For additional requirements and guidelines, see the Getting Started with Cisco License Manager for Windows XP guide on Cisco.com.

Installing Software Licenses Using Cisco License Call Home

Beginning in privileged EXEC mode, follow these steps to install a software license and to restart the switch.

 
Command
Purpose

Step 1 

 

Access the Cisco Product License Registration Portal.

Make sure that the switch is configured for the Cisco License Call Home feature. For more information, see the Cisco Software Activation Tasks and Commands feature module on Cisco.com.

Step 2 

license call-home install pak pak-id [switch switch-num]

Install a software license file on the switch by using the product activation key (PAK).

pak pak-id—PAK that was e-mailed to you.

(Optional) switch switch-num—Stack member number. This parameter is supported only on Catalyst 3750-E switches.

Repeat this step when installing more than one software license.

Step 3 

configure terminal

Enter global configuration mode.

Step 4 

license boot level license-level [switch switch-num]

(Optional) Enable a software license on the switch:

level license-level—Specify the license level that is ipbase, ipservices, or advipservices.

(Optional) switch switch-num—Specify the stack member. This option is available only on Catalyst 3750-E switches.

Step 5 

exit

Return to privileged EXEC mode.

Step 6 

show license [all [switch switch-num] | detail [feature-name | switch switch-num] | feature [switch switch-num] | file [switch switch-num] | statistics [switch switch-num] | status [switch switch-num] | udi [switch switch-num]

Verify the information about the software licenses on the switch.

You can enter one of these options:

all—All of the software license information.

detail—Detailed software license information.

feature—Information about the feature sets.

file—Information about the software image files.

statistics—Statistics about the software license.

status—Status of the software license.

udi—Switch UDI information.

(Optional) These parameters are optional:

feature-name—Name of the feature.

switch switch-num—Stack member number. This parameter is supported only on Catalyst 3750-E switches.

Step 7 

 

Restart the switch.

The switch enables the feature set.

Step 8 

show version

Display the software licenses installed on the switch.

Step 9 

copy running-config

(Optional) Save your entries in the configuration file.

Installing Software Licenses Using the Cisco IOS CLI

Beginning in privileged EXEC mode, follow these steps to install a software license and to restart the switch.

 
Command
Purpose

Step 1 

 

Log in to the switch by using the console port, the Ethernet management port, or a Telnet session.

Step 2 

license install file-sys:file-sys//lic-location

Install a software license file on the switch.

Use the file-sys:file-sys//lic-location parameter to specify the location of the software license file. The filename is license-file.xml. These options are supported:

Local flash file system syntax on a standalone Catalyst 3560-E switch:
flash:

Local flash file system syntax on a Catalyst 3750-E standalone switch or stack member:
flash member-number:

The member-number can be from 1 to 9.

FTP syntax: ftp:[[//username[:password]@location]/directory]/
license-file.xml

HTTP server syntax:
http://[[username:password]@]{hostname | host-ip}[/directory]/license-file.xml

Secure HTTP server syntax:
https://[[username:password]@]{hostname | host-ip}[/directory]/license-file.xml

Null destination for copies syntax:
null:

NVRAM file system syntax:
nvram:

Remote Copy Protocol (RCP) syntax: rcp:[[//username@location]/directory]/license-file.xml

System memory syntax:
system:

TFTP syntax:
tftp:[[//location]/directory]/license-file.xml

Repeat this step when installing more than one software license.

Step 3 

configure terminal

Enter global configuration mode.

Step 4 

license boot level license-level [switch switch-num]

(Optional) Enable a software license on the switch:

level license-level—Specify the license level that is ipbase, ipservices, or advipservices.

(Optional) switch switch-num—Specify the stack member. This option is available only on Catalyst 3750-E switches.

Step 5 

exit

Return to privileged EXEC mode.

Step 6 

show license [all [switch switch-num] | detail [feature-name | switch switch-num] | feature [switch switch-num] | file [switch switch-num] | statistics [switch switch-num] | status [switch switch-num] | udi [switch switch-num]

Verify the information about the software licenses on the switch.

You can enter one of these options:

all—All of the software license information.

detail—Detailed software license information.

feature—Information about the feature sets.

file—Information about the software image files.

statistics—Statistics about the software license.

status—Status of the software license.

udi—Switch UDI information.

(Optional) These parameters are optional:

feature-name—Name of the feature.

switch switch-num—Stack member number. This parameter is supported only on Catalyst 3750-E switches.

Step 7 

show license agent {counters | session}

(Optional) Display the information about the software license agent.

You can enter one of these options:

counters—License-agent statistic counters.

session—Session information related to the license agent.

Step 8 

 

Restart the switch.

The switch enables the feature set.

Step 9 

show version

Display the software licenses installed on the switch.

Step 10 

copy running-config

(Optional) Save your entries in the configuration file.

Rehosting Software Licenses Using the Cisco License Manager

In the Cisco License Manager GUI, follow these steps to revoke a software license from the source switch and to transfer it to the destination switch:


Step 1 Select the source switch.

Step 2 Select the software license to revoke from the source switch.

Step 3 Select the destination switch.

Step 4 Transfer the software license to the destination switch.


Rehosting Software Licenses Using Cisco License Call Home

Beginning in privileged EXEC mode, follow these steps to revoke a software license from the source switch and to transfer it to the destination switch.

 
Command
Purpose

Step 1 

 

Log in to the switch by using the console port, the Ethernet management port, or a Telnet session.

Step 2 

license call-home revoke udi destination-udi file-sys:file-sys//lic-save-location [switch switch-num]

Revoke a software license, and create a rehost ticket using the Cisco License Call Home feature:

udi destination-udi—Unique device identifier (UDI) of the switch to which the software license is transferred.

file-sys:file-sys//lic-save-location—Location to which the rehost ticket is saved. These options are supported:

Local flash file system syntax on a standalone Catalyst 3560-E switch:
flash:

Local flash file system syntax on a Catalyst 3750-E standalone switch or stack member:
flash member-number:

The member-number can be from 1 to 9.

FTP syntax: ftp:[[//username[:password]@location]/directory]/
license-file.xml

HTTP server syntax:
http://[[username:password]@]{hostname | host-ip}[/directory]/license-file.xml

Secure HTTP server syntax:
https://[[username:password]@]{hostname | host-ip}[/directory]/license-file.xml

Null destination for copies syntax:
null:

NVRAM file system syntax:
nvram:

Remote Copy Protocol (RCP) syntax: rcp:[[//username@location]/directory]/license-file.xml

System memory syntax:
system:

TFTP syntax:
tftp:[[//location]/directory]/license-file.xml

(Optional) switch switch-num—Stack member (source switch) from which the software license is transferred or revoked. This parameter is supported only on
Catalyst 3750-E switches.

Step 3 

 

After entering the previous command, you are prompted to

1. Enter your CCO user name and password and to select the software license to transfer to the destination switch.

2. Accept the end user license agreement (EULA).

3. Enter user information for the new license.

The software license file is e-mailed to you.

Step 4 

show license detail

Verify that the software license has been transferred.

Step 5 

 

Install the software license file on the switch, and enable the software license on the switch. See the "Installing Software Licenses Using the Cisco IOS CLI" section.

Requesting that Software Licenses be Remailed Using Cisco License Call Home

Beginning in privileged EXEC mode, follow these steps to request that a software license be remailed:

 
Command
Purpose

Step 1 

 

Log in to the switch with a valid license by using the console port, the Ethernet management port, or a Telnet session.

Step 2 

license call-home resend dest-lic-location [switch switch-num]

Request that the software license file be remailed from the Cisco Product License Registration Portal. Enter these options:

dest-lic-location—Location to which the software license file is saved.

(Optional) switch switch-num—Stack member number. This parameter is supported only on Catalyst 3750-E switches.

Step 3 

 

After entering the previous command, you are prompted to

1. Enter your CCO user name and password and to select the software license to transfer to the destination switch.

2. Enter your e-mail address.

The software license file is saved in the dest-lic-location specified in Step 2. The software license file is also e-mailed to you. You can use either file.

Step 4 

 

Install the software license file on the switch. See the "Installing Software Licenses Using the Cisco IOS CLI" section.

If the software license file is saved on the switch, such as in the flash memory, enable the software license and restart the switch.

If the software license file is not saved on the switch, such as on a secure HTTP server, save the file on the switch, enable the software license, and restart the switch.

Managing the Software Licenses Using the Cisco IOS CLI

You can perform any of these tasks:

Removing a software license from the switch:

In software releases earlier than Cisco IOS Release 12.2(46)SE, enter the license clear license-level [switch switch-num] privileged EXEC command.

Use the license-level parameter to specify the software license to remove.

Use the switch switch-num parameter to specify the stack member. The switch switch-num option is supported only on Catalyst 3750-E switches.

In Cisco IOS Release 12.2(46)SE or later, if the software license is in use (active):

a. Enter the license boot level license-level global configuration command to specify a license level different from the current one.

b. Restart the switch to enable new software license.

c. Enter the license clear license-level [switch switch-num] privileged EXEC command to remove previous software license.

In Cisco IOS Release 12.2(46)SE or later, enter the license clear license-level [switch switch-num] privileged EXEC command to remove an unused software license.

Backing up and saving software license information—Enter the license save {credential url | url} privileged EXEC command.

Use the credential url parameter to save the device credential information and to specify the URL to which the information is saved.

Use the url parameter to specify the URL of the software image.

Recovering from a corrupt license:

Use the Cisco License Call Home feature to request that the software license file be remailed.

Use the Cisco IOS CLI commands to re-install an uncorrupted version of the license on the switch.

Displaying Software License Information

To display information about the software licenses on your switch, use one of these methods:

Use Cisco License Manager to view license and device information. In the GUI, the discovery and polling features collect all the license and device information that appears in the Properties window. For detailed instructions, see the Cisco License Manager online help.

Use the Cisco IOS privileged EXEC commands in Table 2.

Table 2 Commands for Displaying Software License Information 

Command
Description

show license agent {counters | session}

Displays the information about the software license agent.

For information about the show license agent privileged EXEC command, see the Cisco Software Activation Tasks and Commands feature module.

show license [all [switch switch-num] | detail [feature-name | switch switch- num] | feature [switch switch-num] | file [switch switch-num] | statistics [switch switch-num] | status [switch switch-num] | udi [switch switch-num]]

Displays information about the software license.

For information about the show license privileged EXEC command, see the Cisco IOS Software Licensing feature module at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_2/12_2se/feature/guide/se_cisl.html

show version

Displays the software licenses installed on the switch.

For information about this command, including examples of command output, see the Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E Switch Command Reference on Cisco.com.


This is an example of output from the show license command:

Switch# show license detail
Index: 1        Feature: advipservices                     Version: 1.0
        License Type: Permanent
        License State: Active, In Use
        Lock type: Node locked
        Vendor info <PID>WS-C3750E-24PD-S</PID><SN>CAT1033R2KD</SN>
        License Addition: Exclusive
        License Generation version 135266304
        License Priority: Medium
        License Count: Non-Counted

Index: 2        Feature: ipbase                            Version: 1.0
        License Type: Permanent
        License State: Active, Not in Use
        Lock type: Node locked
        Vendor info <PID>WS-C3750E-24PD-S</PID><SN>CAT1033R2KD</SN>
        License Addition: Exclusive
        License Generation version 135266304
        License Priority: Medium
        License Count: Non-Counted

Index: 3        Feature: ipservices                        Version: 1.0
        License Type: Permanent
        License State: Active, Not in Use
        Lock type: Node locked
        Vendor info <PID>WS-C3750E-24PD-S</PID><SN>CAT1033R2KD</SN>
        License Addition: Exclusive
        License Generation version 135266304
        License Priority: Medium
        License Count: Non-Counted

This is an example of output from the show license feature command:

Switch# show license feature
Feature name             Enforcement  Evaluation  Clear Allowed  Enabled
advipservices            yes          yes         yes            no   
ipservices               yes          yes         yes            no   
ipbase                   no           no          yes            yes  

This is an example of output from the show license file command:

Switch# show license file
License Store: Primary License Storage
  Store Index: 0
    License: 11 advipservices 1.0 LONG NORMAL STANDALONE EXCL INFINITE_KEYS IN
             FINITE_KEYS NEVER NEVER NiL SLM_CODE CL_ND_LCK NiL *1GXTAN6SWZLFG
             PL400 NiL NiL NiL 5_MINS <UDI><PID>WS-C3750E-24PD-S</PID><SN>CAT1
             033R2KD</SN></UDI> 0HurYu7c2pSyykIVdJe7f2PfK8FP9JozlqB:9uZHhFVkMH
             bB17q6GZYHB9lQs9bffknap1x9JPevJ:lWGPyhOZVpYs8A:ZXi9r7vW67ct2LcLjb
             QDsxlw3DMKpI2c9591234$<WLC>AQEBIQAB///O1IhupmYJseU4uN7uAuI8vmuaMU
             /JLIEFY0w7gjwGBuuMNMxetNM/4mI30pPbC3scqvPiAmWSaEmUT56rstk6gvmj+EQ
             KRfD9A0ime1czrdKxfILT0LaXT416nwmfp92Tya6vIQ4FnlBdqJ1sMzXeSq8PmVcT
             U9A4o9hil9vKur8N9F885D9GVF0bJHciT5M=</WLC>
    Comment:
       Hash: /DjCLyoejF4OnAUcu8buXPtA+s8=
  Store Index: 1
    License: 11 ipbase 1.0 LONG NORMAL STANDALONE EXCL INFINITE_KEYS INFINITE_
             KEYS NEVER NEVER NiL SLM_CODE CL_ND_LCK NiL *1GXTAN6SWZLFGPL400 N
             iL NiL NiL 5_MINS <UDI><PID>WS-C3750E-24PD-S</PID><SN>CAT1033R2KD
             </SN></UDI> 6OKG2h1SUGiUwXJ9AoixV:EAeJwNjZzqnMKEoE0zVYLA0fKLuu:oA
             iuqFV:klYxef,XYLv8xsEN51Veh4qNOW8LkCMjHu1uyfKka:xU3M39NfUwMCeiU:P
             ,THWvJ0zSejf3c$<WLC>AQEBIQAB//+xIhXYlKd1gNvLPLu+9kCQBa844qSPYCctD
             tPxgCm5K3hnsN/+l2wSYNshE55JRcIcqvPiAmWSaEmUT56rstk6gvmj+EQKRfD9A0
             ime1czrdKxfILT0LaXT416nwmfp92Tya6vIQ4FnlBdqJ1sMzXeSq8PmVcTU9A4o9h
             il9vKur8N9F885D9GVF0bJHciT5M=</WLC>
<output truncated>

This is an example of output from the show license statistics command:

Switch# show license statistics
                Administrative status
        Install success count:   0
        Install failure count:   0
        Install duplicate count: 0
        Comment add count:       0
        Comment delete count:    0
        Clear count:             0
        Save count:              0
        Save cred count:         0

                Client statistics
        Request success count 1
        Request failure count 0
        Release count         0
        Global Notify count   0

This is an example of output from the show license status command:

Switch# show license status
                 License Type Supported
permanent  Non-expiring node locked license
extension  Expiring node locked license
evaluation Expiring non node locked license

                License Operation Supported
        install    Install license
        clear      Clear license
        annotate   Comment license
        save       Save license
        revoke     Revoke license
        call-home  License call-home

                Call-home Operation Supported
        show pak   Display license pak via call-home
        install    Install license via call-home
        revoke     Revoke license via call-home
        resend     Fetch license via call-home

                Device status
        Device Credential type: DEVICE
        Device Credential Verification: PASS
        Rehost Type: DC_OR_IC

SWIFT url status

        Swift URL set to default value : https://tools.cisco.com/SWIFT/Licensing

This is an example of output from the show license udi command for a Catalyst 3750-E-only switch stack:

Switch# show license udi
Device#   PID                   SN              UDI
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
*2        WS-C3750E-48PD-S      CAT1033R1XU     WS-C3750E-48PD-S:CAT1033R1XU
 5        WS-C3750E-48PD-S      CAT1033R1KF     WS-C3750E-48PD-S:CAT1033R1KF

In a mixed hardware stack, the show license udi command output shows only the Catalyst 3750-E UDIs because only those member switches support the software activation process. For example, in a mixed hardware stack with a Catalyst 3750 switch as the stack master and a Catalyst 3750-E switch as the stack member, this output appears when you enter the show switch privileged EXEC command on the Catalyst 3750 stack master:

Switch# show switch
Switch/Stack Mac Address : 0012.7f43.b680
                                           H/W   Current
Switch#  Role   Mac Address     Priority Version  State
----------------------------------------------------------
 1       Member 0012.8092.2900     9      1       Ready
*3       Master 0012.7f43.b680     1      0       Ready

When you enter the show license udi command on the Catalyst 3750 stack master, this output appears for all the stack members that support software activation:

Switch# show license udi
Device#   PID                   SN              UDI
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 1        WS-C3750E-24TD-EF     CAT1007R02W     WS-C3750E-24TD-EF:CAT1007R02W

This is an example of output from the show license udi switch 1 command on the stack master, which shows that the UDI is for the local switch, switch 1:

Switch# show license udi switch 1
Device#   PID                   SN              UDI
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
*1        WS-C3750E-24TD-EF     CAT1007R02W     WS-C3750E-24TD-EF:CAT1007R02W

If you enter the show license udi switch 3 command on the stack master, this output appears for all of the stack members that support software activation. It is the same as the show license udi command output:

Switch# show license udi switch 3
Device#   PID                   SN              UDI
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 1        WS-C3750E-24TD-EF     CAT1007R02W     WS-C3750E-24TD-EF:CAT1007R02W

If a mixed hardware stack has a Catalyst 3750 member switch, this is an example of output when you enter the show license udi command on any Catalyst 3750 member:

Switch# show license udi switch 5
% Slot 5 does not exist or is not licensable

Examples of Activating Software

This section has this information:

Using TFTP to Install a Software License

Using Cisco License Call Home to Rehost a Software License

Using Cisco License Call Home to Rehost a Software License

Changing the Software License on the Switch

Using TFTP to Install a Software License

After you get a software license file from the Cisco Product License Registration Portal, this example shows how to use TFTP to install the license on a switch:

Switch# copy tftp flash: 

Address or name of remote host [ ]? 10.0.0.1 

Source filename [ ]? license_name-ips 

Destination filename [license_name-ips]? 

Accessing tftp://172.20.244.138/r1fs-ips... 

Loading license_name-ips from 172.20.244.138 (via GigabitEthernet1/0/1): ! 

[OK - 1161 bytes] 

1161 bytes copied in 0.059 secs (19678 bytes/sec) 

If you enter the show flash: privileged EXEC command, the command output shows that the software license file is in the flash memory but that the feature set is not enabled.

Switch# license install flash: license_name-ips
Installing licenses from "flash: license_name-ips " 
Installing...Feature:ipservices...Successful:Supported
1/1 licenses were successfully installed 
0/1 licenses were existing licenses
0/1 licenses were failed to install

Switch# 
19:46:56: %IOS_LICENSE_IMAGE_APPLICATION-6-LICENSE_LEVEL: Next reboot level = ipservices 
and License = ipservices

After installing the license for the IP services feature set on the switch, you can enter the show version privileged EXEC command to display the software license information. In this example, the switch is currently running the IP base feature set.

Switch# show version
<output truncated>
License Level: ipbase   Type: Permanent
Next reboot license Level: ipservices

<output truncated>

Restart the switch to enable the IP services feature set.

Use the show version command to display the software license information after restarting the switch:

Switch# show version
<output truncated>
License Level: ipservices   
License Type: Permanent
Next reboot license Level: ipservices

<output truncated>

Using Cisco License Call Home to Rehost a Software License

This example shows show to revoke a software license from a source switch, Switch 2, and transfer it to a destination switch, Switch 3. Switch 2 and Switch 3 are members of a switch stack.

Before revoking the license from Switch 2, enter the show license udi privileged EXEC command to get the PID and UDI of Switch 3.

Switch# show license udi
Device#   PID                   SN              UDI
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
*1        WS-C3750E-48TD-S      CAT1109W085     WS-C3750E-48TD-S:CAT1109W085
 2        WS-C3750E-48TD-S      CAT1109W08W     WS-C3750E-48TD-S:CAT1109W08W
 3        WS-C3750E-24PD-S      CAT1118R0FF     WS-C3750E-24PD-S:CAT1118R0FF

Enter the license call-home revoke udi destination-udi file-sys:file-sys//lic-save-location [switch switch-num] privileged EXEC command to revoke the software license on Switch 2:

Switch# license call-home revoke udi WS-C3750E-24PD-S:CAT1118R0FF flash2:rt switch 2
CCO User name : johndoe
CCO password  : 

Retrieving the sku from swift ..........
!.................
     
     1. SKU Name           : 3750E-AISK9LCBQTY
        SKU Type           : Feature
        Description        : For Internal purposes only
        Ordered Qty        : 1
        Available Qty      : 1
        Feature List       :
            Feature name:      advipservices Count: Uncounted
        Platform Supported : C3750E

     2. SKU Name           : 3750E-IPSLCB-QTY
        SKU Type           : Feature
        Description        : For Internal purposes only
        Ordered Qty        : 1
        Available Qty      : 1
        Feature List       :
            Feature name:         ipservices Count: Uncounted
        Platform Supported : C3750E


     3. All of the above 

Please select the sku number you want to revoke : 2
Retrieving the permission ticket from swift ..........!................
Output file saved ..... to flash2:rt

Retrieving the rehost ticket from the device ..........Following Permanent licen
se(s) will be revoked from this device
        Feature Name: ipservices :Uncounted
Following Extension license(s) will be installed in this device
        Feature Name: ipservices :Uncounted
PLEASE  READ THE  FOLLOWING TERMS  CAREFULLY. INSTALLING THE LICENSE OR
LICENSE  KEY  PROVIDED FOR  ANY CISCO  PRODUCT  FEATURE  OR  USING SUCH
PRODUCT  FEATURE  CONSTITUTES  YOUR  FULL ACCEPTANCE  OF  THE FOLLOWING
TERMS. YOU MUST NOT PROCEED FURTHER IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO  BE BOUND
BY ALL THE TERMS SET FORTH HEREIN.

You hereby  acknowledge  and  agree that  the  product feature  license
is terminable and that the product  feature  enabled  by  such  license
may  be  shut  down or  terminated by  Cisco  after  expiration of  the
applicable  term  of  the license  (e.g., 30-day  trial  period). Cisco
reserves the  right to terminate or shut down  any such product feature
electronically  or by  any other  means available. While alerts or such
messages  may  be provided, it is  your sole  responsibility to monitor
your terminable  usage of any  product  feature enabled by  the license
and to ensure that your systems and  networks are prepared for the shut
down of the product feature. You acknowledge  and agree that Cisco will
not have any liability  whatsoever for  any damages, including, but not
limited to, direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages related
to any product  feature  being shutdown or terminated. By clicking  the
"accept" button  or typing "yes" you are  indicating  you have read and
agree to be bound by all the terms provided herein.

ACCEPT? (yes/[no]): yes

6d21h: %LICENSE-6-EULA_ACCEPTED: EULA for feature ipservices 1.0 has been accept
ed. UDI=WS-C3750E-48TD-S:CAT1109W08W; StoreIndex=-1:UNKNOWN License Store (t11-3
750e-2)
6d21h: %IOS_LICENSE_IMAGE_APPLICATION-6-LICENSE_LEVEL: Module name = c3750e Next
 reboot level = ipbase and License = ipbase (t11-3750e-2)
6d21h: %LICENSE-6-REVOKED: License for feature ipservices 1.0 has been revoked. 
UDI=WS-C3750E-48TD-S:CAT1109W08W; StoreIndex=1:Primary License Storage (t11-3750
e-2)
 (t11-3750e-2)Output file saved ..... to flash2:rt

Retrieving the revoked license line from the swift ..........

Please enter the user's detail:

First Name : john
Last Name : doe
Title : sweng
Company Name : cisco
Address1 : 170 w tasman drive
Address2  [Optional]: 
City : san jose
State : ca
Province  [Optional]: 
Zipcode : 95134
Country : usa
Phone : 4081234567
Fax  [Optional]: 
Email : johndoe@cisco.com
!.......................
Output file saved ..... to flash2:rt

Switch#

After the software license is revoked from Switch 2, the software license file for Switch 3, the destination switch, is e-mailed to you. After you install the software license file on Switch 3, restart it to enable the IP services software license.

Using Cisco License Call Home to Resend a Software License File

This example shows to request that the software license file be remailed from the Cisco Product License Registration Portal to Switch 3.

Switch# license call-home resend flash3:resend.lic switch 3
CCO User name : johndoe
CCO password  : 

Email address : johndoe@cisco.com
!................

The software license file is e-mailed to you.

Use the dir flash3: command to verify that the software license file is stored in the flash memory.

Switch# dir flash3:
Directory of flash3:/

<output truncated>

22  -rwx        4096  Jun 25 2008 16:11:35 -07:00  resend.lic
          
57409536 bytes total (9097216 bytes free)

Install the software license file on Switch 3, and restart the switch.

Changing the Software License on the Switch

These are valid rehost and upgrade scenarios:

If your switch is running the IP base feature set, you cannot rehost the IP base license, but you can upgrade to the IP services feature set by getting the IP services software license. After you restart the switch, it runs the IP services feature set.

If your switch is running the IP services feature set and you rehost the IP services software license to another switch, the switch continues to run the IP services grace-period license. After the grace-period license expires, messages appear about the switch running the IP services feature set without a valid license. After you restart the switch, the switch runs the IP base feature set.

You can upgrade the software license to the advanced IP services license. The switch continues to run the IP services feature set. After the switch restarts, it runs the advanced IP services feature set.

If your switch is running the IP services feature set, you can enable the advanced IP services evaluation software license to try the advanced IP services feature set. If you decide to buy the advanced IP services software license, get the upgrade PAK, and install it on the switch. The software license automatically replaces the evaluation license, and the switch continues to run the advanced IP services feature set. You do not need to restart the switch.

Activating Software in Mixed Hardware Stacks

Although the Catalyst 3750 switch does not support software activation, the Catalyst 3750 master in a mixed hardware stack supports the software license administration and management functions.

We recommend that all stack members run Cisco IOS Release 12.2(35)SE or later. The stack members are then fully compatible, and the interface-specific settings of the stack master are saved if the stack master is replaced without saving the running configuration to the startup configuration.

When you upgrade the Catalyst 3750-E universal software image in the stack, all stack members automatically get the copies of the Catalyst 3750-E software image and the Catalyst 3750 feature-specific image. During the upgrade, these actions occur automatically:

On a Catalyst 3750-E member, the software images are copied to the switch, and the switch enables the appropriate feature set.

On a Catalyst 3750 member, the software images are copied to the switch, and the switch uses the feature-specific image that corresponds with the enabled feature set on the Catalyst 3750-E member.

Make sure that the Catalyst 3750 members have enough flash memory to store both images. For instance, only Catalyst 3750 switches with 32 MB of flash memory (such as the Catalyst 3750G-48TS switch) have enough. If a member switch does not have enough flash memory, the upgrade process stops, and an error message appears.

When archiving (uploading and downloading) software images in a mixed hardware stack, you can specify multiple software images. For example, to download the two image files from the TFTP server to the switch, enter the archive download-sw/directory tftp://10.1.1.10/ c3750-ipservices-tar.122-35.SE1.tar c3750e-universal-tar.122-35.SE2.tar privileged EXEC command.

For more information about working with software images, see the "Working with Software Images" section in the Catalyst 3750-E and 3750 switch software configuration guides and the archive commands in the Catalyst 3750-E and 3750 switch command references.

Feature Compatibility

Unless otherwise noted, the features on Catalyst 3750-E, 3750, 3560-E, and 3560 switches are the same except for the information in this section.

Only the Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E switches support these features:

Power monitoring and power policing on Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports

On-board failure logging (OBFL)

Ethernet management ports

Support for universal software images and the software activation feature.

Full IPv6 prefix length for IPv6 ACLs

Flow-based SPAN

Enhanced Power over Ethernet to 20 W

Table 3 describes the feature behavior differences between the Catalyst 3750-E, 3750, 3560-E, and 3560 switches.

Table 3 Feature Behavior Differences 

Feature
Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E Switches
Catalyst 3750 and 3560 Switches
Mixed Hardware Stacks

Fallback bridging

The switch stores the MAC addresses of the bridge group and of the VLAN associated with the SVI as two separate entries in the bridge-group MAC address table.

When fallback bridging is enabled, the switch uses only half of the feature resources allowed by the configured SDM1 template to store MAC addresses.

Because of collisions, the switch might not be able to store a few MAC address table entries even if it has free hardware memory.

The switch stores the MAC address of the bridge group and of the VLAN associated with the SVI as one entry in the bridge-group MAC address table.

When fallback bridging is enabled, the switch can use all of the feature resources allowed by the configured SDM template.

A Catalyst 3750-E member behaves like a Catalyst 3750 member.

HSRP

The switch supports up to 32 unique HSRP groups.

When you specify the same group number for multiple VLANs or router interfaces, the switch creates one hardware entry per HSRP group number.

The switch supports up to 32 HSRP groups regardless of the group number.

When you specify the same group number for multiple VLANs or router interfaces, the switch creates a hardware entry for each VLAN or interface. Some HSRP groups might have the same group number associated with different VLANs or router interfaces.

A Catalyst 3750-E member behaves like a Catalyst 3750 member. If the Catalyst 3750-E member has an HSRP configuration that the Catalyst 3750 member does not support, the stack discards the HSRP configuration.

If you add a Catalyst 3750 switch as a member in a Catalyst 3750-E-only stack, the switch enters mismatch mode.

IGMP

A multicast packet is unmatched when the destination IPv4 address does not match the destination MAC address. The unmatched multicast packet is forwarded in hardware.

The unmatched multicast packet is forwarded in software, which might cause high CPU utilization.

If a Catalyst 3750 member receives an unmatched multicast packet, the switch forwards the packet in software.

If a Catalyst 3750-E member receives an unmatched multicast packet, the switch forwards the packet in hardware.

IP multicast routing

A multicast packet is unmatched when the destination IPv4 address does not match the destination MAC address. The unmatched multicast packet is forwarded in hardware.

The unmatched multicast packet is forwarded in software, which might cause high CPU utilization.

If a Catalyst 3750 member receives an unmatched multicast packet, the switch forwards the packet in software.

If a Catalyst 3750-E member receives an unmatched multicast packet, the switch forwards the packet in hardware.

You can configure the PIM2 version and enable the PIM mode on the Layer 3 interface on which multicast routing is enabled.

When an IPv4 SDM template is enabled, the switch supports up to 64 PIM-enabled interfaces in hardware. When a dual IPv4 and IPv6 template is enabled, the switch supports up to 32 PIM-enabled interfaces in hardware.

For all SDM templates, the switch supports up to 128 PIM-enabled interfaces in hardware based on the TCAM3 .

IP unicast routing

On the switch or in a Catalyst-3750-E-only stack, you can configure 20 private VLANs and 105 PBR4 policies regardless of the number of configured VRFs5 (up to 26 VRFs).

You can enable VRF on a private VLAN and the reverse.

On the switch or in a Catalyst 3750-only stack, these are the maximum numbers of VRFs, private VLANs, and PBR policies that can be configured:

When no VRFs are configured, you can configure 20 private VLANs and 105 PBR policies.

When up to 26 VRFs are configured, you can configure 20 private VLANs and 42 PBR policies.

If more than 42 PBR policies are configured, you cannot configure VRF.

You cannot enable VRF on a private VLAN and the reverse.

The maximum numbers of VRFs, private VLANs, and PBR policies that can be configured on a mixed hardware stack is the same as those for a Catalyst 3750-only stack.

A Catalyst 3750-E member behaves like a Catalyst 3750 member. After the stack restarts:

The member rejects the VRF configuration when VRF is enabled on a private VLAN.

If at least one VRF is configured, the member rejects the PBR policy configuration after 42 PBR policies is reached.

The Catalyst 3750 switch goes into feature-mismatch mode when the switch tries to join a Catalyst 3750-E-only stack with one of these configurations:

Both VRF and private VLANs are enabled.

The VRF configuration has more than 42 configured policies.

You must remove the stack VRF configuration so that the Catalyst 3750 switch can join the stack. The unsupported VRF configuration cannot be part of the provisioned configuration for the Catalyst 3750 switch.

The switch has no limitations for ICMPv46 redirect.

The switch supports ICMPv4 redirect for routes with mask lengths less than 32 bits. ICMP redirect is not supported for host routes or for summarized routes with mask lengths greater than 32 bits.

 

The switch has no limitations for unicast reverse path forwarding (unicast RPF).

The switch does not support unicast RPF.

You cannot configure unicast RPF on switches in a mixed hardware stack.

IPv6 ACLs

The switch supports the ahp and routing keywords in the deny (IPv6 access-list configuration) and the permit (IPv6 access-list configuration) commands.

If a port or router ACL has ACEs7 with the ahp keyword, the routing keyword, or both, you can perform these tasks:

On a standalone switch or a Catalyst 3750-E-only stack

Apply the port ACL to a switch port.

Apply a router ACL to an SVI.

Modify the port or router ACL by adding the ahp keyword, the routing keyword, or both.

On a Catalyst 3750-E-only stack

When a port ACL is attached to the Catalyst 3750-E member switch port, add a Catalyst 3750 switch as a member if the stack does not have router ACLs configured with the ahp keyword, the routing keyword, or both.

When the router ACL is attached to an SVI on a member, add a Catalyst 3750-E switch as a member but not a Catalyst 3750 switch as a member.

The switch does not support the ahp and routing keywords in the deny (IPv6 access-list configuration) and the permit (IPv6 access-list configuration) command.

If an ACL has ACEs with the ahp keyword, the routing keyword, or both, these actions occur on a standalone switch or on Catalyst 3750-only stack:

When you apply a port ACL to a switch port or a router ACL to an SVI, the switch rejects the ACL.

When you modify the port or router ACL by adding the ahp keyword, the routing keyword, or both to the ACE, the switch rejects the ACE.

If a port or router ACL has ACEs with the ahp keyword, the routing keyword, or both, these actions occur:

The port ACL can be applied only to a Catalyst 3750-E member switch port.

The port ACL cannot be applied to any Catalyst 3750 member switch port.

A router ACL cannot be applied to an SVI on any member switch.

If a router ACL is applied to an SVI and you modify the ACL by adding the ahp keyword, the routing keyword, or both to the ACE, the switch rejects the ACE.

If a port ACL is applied to a Catalyst 3750 member switch port and you modify the ACL by adding the ahp keyword, the routing keyword, or both to the ACE, the switch rejects the ACE.

If a port ACL is applied to a Catalyst 3750-E member switch port and you modify the ACL by adding the ahp keyword, the routing keyword, or both to the ACE, the switch accepts the ACE.

 

The switch supports IPv6 address-matching for a full range of prefix lengths.

IPv6 unicast routing

The switch has no limitations for ICMPv68 redirect.

The switch supports ICMPv6 redirect for routes with mask lengths less than 64 bits. ICMP redirect is not supported for host routes or for summarized routes with mask lengths greater than 64 bits.

When configuring equal-cost routes, the router might choose different paths, depending on the ingress switch.

MLD snooping

A multicast packet is unmatched when the destination IPv6 address does not match the destination MAC address. The unmatched multicast packet is forwarded in hardware.

The unmatched multicast packet is forwarded in software, which might cause the high CPU utilization.

If a Catalyst 3750 member receives an unmatched multicast packet, the switch forwards the packet in software.

If a Catalyst 3750-E member receives an unmatched multicast packet, the switch forwards the packet in hardware.

MVR9

When the switch forwards a packet from a source VLAN to a receiver port, the switch does not modify the packet.

When the switch forwards a packet from an source VLAN to a receiver port, the switch modifies the source MAC address and decrements the TTL10 of the packet.

SDM templates

All stack members must use the same SDM template as the stack master.

show platform commands

The switch supports the show platform sf-asic privileged EXEC command to enable debugging of the ASIC data structures.

The switch supports the show platform dl [detail] privileged EXEC command to display dynamically loaded module information.

STP11

All stack members must run the same version of STP.

Switch-based authentication

The SSH12 connection to the switch stack can be lost if the Catalyst 3750-E master running the cryptographic software image and the IP base or IP services feature set fails and one of these actions occur:

The stack master is replaced by a Catalyst 3750-E member running the noncryptographic image and the IP base or IP services feature set.

The master is replaced by a Catalyst 3750 switch running the noncryptographic image and the IP base or IP services image.

We recommend that a stack master run the cryptographic image and the IP base or IP services feature set.

Switch memory usage

The switch uses hardware memory to store unicast routes, MAC addresses, ACLs, and other feature information and to provide the SDM templates that allocate memory resources, depending on how the switch is used.

Because of collisions, in some cases, the switch cannot store a few MAC address table entries even if it has free hardware memory.

The switch uses TCAM to store unicast routes, MAC addresses, ACLs, and other feature information and to provide the SDM templates that allocate memory resources, depending on how the switch is used.

System MTU

You can configure the system jumbo MTU and the system routing MTU values on the switch ports.

The switch allows multicast routing of jumbo frames.

You can configure the system MTU, the system jumbo MTU, and the system routing MTU values on the switch ports.

For information about configuring the system MTU values on stack members, see the "Configuring the System MTU" section in the Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E Switch Software Configuration Guide.

1 SDM = switch database management

2 PIM = Protocol-Independent Multicast

3 TCAM = ternary content addressable memory

4 PBR = policy-based routing

5 VRF = Virtual Private Network (VPN) routing/forwarding

6 ICMPv4 = IP Control Message Protocol Version 4

7 ACEs = access control entries

8 ICMPv6 = IP Control Message Protocol Version 6

9 MVR = Multicast VLAN Registration

10 TTL = time-to-live

11 STP = Spanning Tree Protocol

12 SSH = Secure Shell


Configuration Guidelines in Mixed Hardware Switch Stacks

This document describes the interactions of Catalyst 3750-E and 3750 members in a mixed hardware switch stack. For more information about switch stacks, see the Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E Switch Software Configuration Guide and the Catalyst 3750 Switch Software Configuration Guide on Cisco.com.

Follow these guidelines when configuring mixed hardware stacks:

We recommend that a Catalyst 3750-E switch be the stack master.

We recommend that all stack members run Cisco IOS Release 12.2(35)SE or later to ensure compatibility between the stack members. For more information, see these sections in the "Managing Switch Stacks" chapter in the Catalyst 3750-E and 3750 software configuration guides:

"Switch Stack Software Compatibility Requirements" section

"Stack Protocol Version Compatibility" section

"Major Version Number Compatibility Among Switches" section

"Minor Version Number Compatibility Among Switches" section

The stack members in a mixed software stack use the automatic upgrade (auto-upgrade) and the automatic advise (auto-advise) processes to detect mismatched software and to try to upgrade a member in version-mismatch (VM) mode.

We recommend assigning the highest priority value to the switch that you prefer to be the stack master. This ensures that the switch is re-elected as stack master if a re-election occurs. In a mixed hardware stack, assign the highest priority value to a Catalyst 3750-E switch.

When configuring system-wide features, see the "Feature Compatibility" section and the "Additional Considerations for System-Wide Configuration on Switch Stacks" section in the "Managing Switch Stacks" chapter in the Catalyst 3750-E and Catalyst 3750 switch software configuration guides.

Hardware compatibility and SDM mismatch mode

The Catalyst 3750-E switch supports only the desktop Switch Database Management (SDM) templates. The Catalyst 3750 switch supports either the desktop or aggregator SDM templates.

All stack members use the SDM template configured on the stack master. In a mixed hardware stack:

Only the switches using the same desktop SDM template as the stack master can be stack members. All other switches trying to join this switch stack enter SDM-mismatch mode.

If a Catalyst 3750 stack master is using an aggregator template, Catalyst 3750-E switches cannot be stack members. Only Catalyst 3750 aggregator switches can be stack members.

You can connect to the stack master by using one of these methods:

You can connect a terminal or PC to the stack master through the console ports of one or more stack members.

You can connect a PC to the stack master through the Ethernet management ports of one or more Catalyst 3750-E stack members. If the stack master is a Catalyst 3750 switch and at least one stack member is a Catalyst 3750-E switch, you can manage the stack through the PC.

Related Publications

These documents provide complete information about the switches and are available from this Cisco.com site:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps7077/tsd_products_support_series_home.html


Note Before installing, configuring, or upgrading a switch, see these documents:

For initial configuration information, see the "Using Express Setup" section in the getting started guide or the "Configuring the Switch with the CLI-Based Setup Program" appendix in the hardware installation guide.

For device manager requirements, see the "System Requirements" section in the release notes (not orderable but available on Cisco.com).

For Network Assistant requirements, see the Getting Started with Cisco Network Assistant (not orderable but available on Cisco.com).

For cluster requirements, see the Release Notes for Cisco Network Assistant (not orderable but available on Cisco.com).

For upgrading information, see the "Downloading Software" section in the release notes.


See these documents for other information about the switch:

Cisco License Manager

Getting Started with Cisco License Manager 1.0 on Windows XP

Cisco License Manager online help

API Reference Guide for Cisco License Manager on Windows XP

Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E switches

Release Notes for the Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E Switches

Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E Switch Software Configuration Guide

Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E Switch Command Reference

Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E Switch System Message Guide

Device manager online help (available on the switch)

Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E Switch Hardware Installation Guide

Getting Started Guide for the Catalyst 3750-E Switch

Getting Started Guide for the Catalyst 3560-E Switch

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E Switches

Catalyst 3750 and 3560 switches

Release Notes for the Catalyst 3750, 3560, 2970, and 2960 Switches

Catalyst 3750 Switch Software Configuration Guide

Catalyst 3750 Switch Command Reference

Catalyst 3750 Switch Hardware Installation Guide

Catalyst 3560 Switch Software Configuration Guide

Catalyst 3560 Switch Command Reference

Catalyst 3560 Switch Hardware Installation Guide

Catalyst 3750, 3560, 3550, 2970, and 2960 Switch System Message Guide

Switch documentation

Getting Started with Cisco Network Assistant

Release Notes for Cisco Network Assistant

Cisco Small Form-Factor Pluggable Modules Installation Notes

Cisco CWDM GBIC and CWDM SFP Installation Note

These compatibility matrix documents are available from this Cisco.com site:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps5455/products_device_support_tables_list.html

Cisco Gigabit Ethernet Transceiver Modules Compatibility Matrix

Cisco 100-Megabit Ethernet SFP Modules Compatibility Matrix

Cisco Small Form-Factor Pluggable Modules Compatibility Matrix

Compatibility Matrix for 1000BASE-T Small Form-Factor Pluggable Modules

For information about the Network Admission Control (NAC) features, see the Network Admission Control Software Configuration Guide

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http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

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