Re: layer 3 switch [7:63407] posted 02/20/2003
""Robert Edmonds"" wrote in message
> Just set the 3550 as a VTP client in your current domain and it will just
> a layer 2 device. Or order it with the SMI software load rather than the
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
> > Hello All:
> > Question - By default, out of the box, will a L3 switch simply act as a
> > switch?
> > I am planning to purchase a Cisco 3550-12G, along with other fiber
> > 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
> > use it simply as a device to connect the different areas. I do not want
> > 3550 to act as a L3 switch to start. Is it possible to install this
> > 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,
> > like a little OJT.
> > Thanks,
> > Tim
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