Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series Switches are the next generation of the world’s most widely deployed access switches. They are scalable, smart, simple, and secure and at the same time provide investment protection. These switches also provide Layer 3 routing capability, application-aware intelligence, and double the scale. They are the greenest Cisco Catalyst access switches ever. These switches are built to reduce total cost of ownership.
● LAN Lite feature set has entry-level Layer 2 features and is targeted at midmarket deployments.
● LAN Base feature set comes with advanced Layer 2 features and is typically targeted at enterprise customers.
● IP Lite feature set comes with enterprise access Layer 3 features and is typically targeted at enterprise customers.
The Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series come with a common universal image and supports LAN Lite, LAN Base, and IP Lite feature sets.
The Cisco Catalyst 2960-X switches support LAN Base and LAN Lite software feature sets. Following are the notable hardware components present only in LAN Base switches:
● Ease of management with Cisco FlexStack-Plus
● Power over Ethernet/Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE/PoE+) capabilities
● Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) support
The difference between IP Lite, LAN Base, and LAN Lite switches for the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series?
A. Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series front panel sticker has the feature set name. From the rear of the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series Switch, the LAN Lite models do not support stacking. The left side will not have a location for the FlexStack-Plus module to be inserted.
From the Cisco IOS Software command line, there are two ways to tell which software image the switch has.
● The last letter in the product ID. If the last letter is “-L,” it’s LAN Base. If it’s “-LL,” it’s LAN Lite. If it’s “-I,” it’s IP Lite.
WS-C2960XR-48FPS-I is IP Lite.
WS-C2960X-24TD-L is LAN Base.
WS-C2960X-24TS-LL is LAN Lite.
● The output from the “show license” Cisco IOS Software command-line interface (CLI) command. If LAN Base is being used, that will be the active license. If it’s LAN Lite, that will be the active license. In the following example output, LAN Base is the active license.
C2960-X_Switch# show license
Index 1 Feature: lanlite
Period left: 0 minute 0 second
Index 2 Feature: lanbase
Period left: Lifetime
License Type: Permanent
License State: Active, In Use
License Priority: Medium
License Count: Non-Counted
More related Cisco 2960X switch:
Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series Switch Overview
PoE Capacity of Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series Switches
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