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Re: layer 3 switch [7:63407] posted 02/20/2003
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""Robert Edmonds""  wrote in message
news:200302201542.PAA21092@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Just set the 3550 as a VTP client in your current domain and it will just
be
> a layer 2 device.  Or order it with the SMI software load rather than the
> EMI.


note - the 3550-12G and 12T come only with the EMI image. it's meant as the
aggregation device, and effectively the L3 part of any stack or cluster.



>
>  wrote in message
> news:200302201509.PAA14474@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Hello All:
> >
> > Question - By default, out of the box, will a L3 switch simply act as a
L2
> > switch?
> >
> > I am planning to purchase a Cisco 3550-12G, along with other fiber
gigabit
> > ready L2 switches for a LAN upgrade. The current LAN is one huge flat
> > network with a mixture of hubs and switches. I plan to install the 3550
> and
> > use it simply as a device to connect the different areas. I do not want
> the
> > 3550 to act as a L3 switch to start. Is it possible to install this
switch
> > and have it act as a L2 device. I would then later start segmenting and
> > enabling the L3 functions of the 3550.
> >
> > Any other suggested implementation methods?
> >
> > This goes along well with my current CCNP switching exam studies,
nothing
> > like a little OJT.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Tim
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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