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    Default cisco 2900xl image needed for VTP

    I thought this image would support vtp:


    x2900XL-c3h2s-mz.120-5.WC3b.bin.....


    Cisco's site says this:


    Note: The Catalyst 2900XL series switches with Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2(SA4 and later support VTP protocol. The Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2(SA3 and earlier code do not support VTP protocol on Catalyst 2900XL series switches
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    There are a few models in the 2900XL series that does not support VTP, or trunking in general for that matter.

    Cisco 2900XL Series
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    I don't think any of the XL models would limit you. Just upgrade your IOS.

    Switch IOS upgrades can be downloaded from Cisco with the free account - just sign up.

    To see how much flash memory you have to support your upgrade, use "show flash"

    It will most likely give you your total in bytes. Most models have 4MB and will display something like "3612672 bytes total", which tells you have about 3.6MB of memory installed. You really have 4MB, but it's not all useable. The bytes free output will tell you how much memory you have left.

    Your CCNA textbook should tell you how to upgrade the IOS. I would explain but I am tired of typing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Netwurk
    I don't think any of the XL models would limit you. Just upgrade your IOS.

    Switch IOS upgrades can be downloaded from Cisco with the free account - just sign up.

    To see how much flash memory you have to support your upgrade, use "show flash"

    It will most likely give you your total in bytes. Most models have 4MB and will display something like "3612672 bytes total", which tells you have about 3.6MB of memory installed. You really have 4MB, but it's not all useable. The bytes free output will tell you how much memory you have left.

    Your CCNA textbook should tell you how to upgrade the IOS. I would explain but I am tired of typing.


    I am well aware of how to upgrade IOS. I was just hoping that one of my fellow brains would be able to confirm if this IOS would support VTP.

    I think I have a newer IOS to try, so I will see what happens.


    Thanks all!
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    Sorry - didn't quite get what you were after. The 2900XL-c3h2s-mz.120-5.WC3b.bin will support VTP.

    120-5 translates to version 12.0 (5) and that's well above the 11.2 release that Cisco tells you won't support VTP.

    I use a 12.0 image (c2900xl-c3h2l9s-mz.120-5.WC9.bin) for my 2900 switches - but any version 11.3 or higher will work


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    Bookmark this for future reference: http://tools.cisco.com/ITDIT/CFN/jsp/index.jsp

    It's a slick tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Netwurk
    I don't think any of the XL models would limit you. Just upgrade your IOS.
    Go ahead and try to upgrade the IOS to 12.0 on a WS-C2924-XL or WS-C2924C-XL
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    It is free to get an IOS?

    I didn't know that.

    I have some 1721 Routers here that may need an upgrade... Excellent
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    AFAIK, they're only free for switches, unless something changed recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gorebrush
    It is free to get an IOS?

    I didn't know that.

    I have some 1721 Routers here that may need an upgrade... Excellent
    You used to just need a guest account to download IOS for switches but it was changed awhile back. You have always had to have a SMARTnet contract for routers.
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    Ah.

    I don't have a SMARTnet, however, my work has a support contract in place for all the Cisco kit... maybe I might be able to get them to obtain a newer IOS (If they have a SMARTnet, and are kind enough to retrieve one)

    Can I do that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gorebrush
    It is free to get an IOS?

    I didn't know that.

    I have some 1721 Routers here that may need an upgrade... Excellent
    It's only free for switches, not routers. Subject to change I am sure.


    Quote Originally Posted by bighornsheep
    Quote Originally Posted by Netwurk
    I don't think any of the XL models would limit you. Just upgrade your IOS.
    Go ahead and try to upgrade the IOS to 12.0 on a WS-C2924-XL or WS-C2924C-XL
    Well he didn't post his model. Hopefully he has the EN (enterprise) model. But that's a real good point, especially for anyone trying to decide on what model to buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gorebrush
    Ah.

    I don't have a SMARTnet, however, my work has a support contract in place for all the Cisco kit... maybe I might be able to get them to obtain a newer IOS (If they have a SMARTnet, and are kind enough to retrieve one)

    Can I do that?
    If you have a SMARTnet contract then you can actually download IOS for anything. Cisco have a clickthrough that says that they may charge you however if they find you downloading something you shouldn't.
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    I'm sure this has been posted before, bit I wanted to add that IOS images are just files that can be "shared" amongst fellow lab enthusiasts. The whole SmartNET thing is to make sure corporations pay for their images. Cisco cops ain't gonna be knocking on your door if you copy a file from work and bring it home. That's called being dedicated to network support.

    Just beg, borrow, but don't steal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Netwurk
    I'm sure this has been posted before, bit I wanted to add that IOS images are just files that can be "shared" amongst fellow lab enthusiasts. The whole SmartNET thing is to make sure corporations pay for their images. Cisco cops ain't gonna be knocking on your door if you copy a file from work and bring it home. That's called being dedicated to network support.

    Just beg, borrow, but don't steal.


    Hmmm... Can you share your source that says an IOS can be shared? Or did you just make that up?


    I do not see that anywhere in the IOS Software License Agreement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by networker050184
    Quote Originally Posted by Netwurk
    I'm sure this has been posted before, bit I wanted to add that IOS images are just files that can be "shared" amongst fellow lab enthusiasts. The whole SmartNET thing is to make sure corporations pay for their images. Cisco cops ain't gonna be knocking on your door if you copy a file from work and bring it home. That's called being dedicated to network support.

    Just beg, borrow, but don't steal.


    Hmmm... Can you share your source that says an IOS can be shared? Or did you just make that up?


    I do not see that anywhere in the IOS Software License Agreement.
    That's for corporations - but you rich kids go ahead and make us struggling working folks follow rules that aren't designed for us.

    Sorry, but I remember the old days when techs actually helped each other out.

    I will go back to being politically correct so that my posts don't get deleted.

    My apologies.
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    There is no issue with helping people out and I am no saint either (far from it), but you should say that it is your opinion and not state it as a fact.
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    I'm trying to drop hints so that folks just getting started with labs don't have to spend thousands to get their labs going. If you want to flame my posts and help make Cisco richer, then go ahead. Don't get me wrong. I like Cisco, but I care more about the little guy.

    If I go astray and say too much, the moderators will delete my post. So let them decide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Netwurk
    I'm trying to drop hints so that folks just getting started with labs don't have to spend thousands to get their labs going. If you want to flame my posts and help make Cisco richer, then go ahead. Don't get me wrong. I like Cisco, but I care more about the little guy.

    If I go astray and say too much, the moderators will delete my post. So let them decide.

    Like I said nothing wrong with helping people out.


    Everyone breaks the rules but that doesn't mean you need to come on hear and push illegal use of any companies software as acceptable.

    Like you said that is the mods decision and not mine weather it is allowed or not. I just wanted to warn the people getting started that those methods of obtaining an IOS are not supported or in line with the IOS Software Agreement as far as I know even though pretty much everyone does it. Just because everyone does something doesn't mean its right though....
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    Agreed. I am going to go back to trying to put my new 3550 into my rack.

    I hope this darn Skeletek rack doesn't tip over from the added weight.

    Will post new pics soon in the pics thread.

    I know, I know.

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    gorebrush demands pictars
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    Quote Originally Posted by gorebrush
    gorebrush demands pictars
    Coming soon. Need the wife's OK to borrow the camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by Netwurk
    Quote Originally Posted by gorebrush
    gorebrush demands pictars
    Coming soon. Need the wife's OK to borrow the camera

    Do I hear a whip crack?


    Just kidding I'd have to get the camera from my wife too
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    Quote Originally Posted by networker050184
    Quote Originally Posted by Netwurk
    Quote Originally Posted by gorebrush
    gorebrush demands pictars
    Coming soon. Need the wife's OK to borrow the camera

    Do I hear a whip crack?


    Just kidding I'd have to get the camera from my wife too
    I have no choice. I only use it a few times a year and I have to ask her because I have no clue where it is. So I can't even grab it when she's not looking.

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    This thread slid a little.

    This is exactly the model I have:

    Model number: WS-C2924M-XL-EN


    With IOS:

    System image file is "flash:c2900XL-c3h2s-mz.120-5.WC3b.bin"



    But when I go into VTP mode I can't change the domain name or anything like that.

    It is really frustrating me.
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