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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

CCNP Switch IOS Features

This page lists switch IOS feature sets, versions, and a list of switch IOS features included in CCNP. The tables show an X when a particular feature is supported in a particular version and feature set. The information is these tables are based on the Cisco Feature Navigator tool (www.cisco.com/go/fn). Also, this page does not attempt to list cases where a feature may be supported at a particular version/feature set on one model router, but not on another.
 

Why Some Features, but not All?

The following tables list topics on the CCNP exams as implemented on LAN switches. The tables then show an X if the feature is believed to be supported in the particular version and feature set. The purpose of the tables is to see important differences between one feature set and another, specifically when used to practice for CCNP. As a result, the tables do not list every CCNP feature, but rather lists those most likely to be supported in one version/feature set but not another.
 

Switch Models and Software Feature Support 

When this page last went through a major revision, the most reasonable used switches to use for a CCNP lab were 2950 and 3550 switches. Cisco switches vary much more than Cisco routers in regard to what features the software supports on a give model of switch. As a result, the following tables specifically show features checked versus 2950’s (feature sets 1 and 2) and 3550s.
 
Jump to ... Version 12.2SE Version 12.1EA
 

Version 12.2SE


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Software Images at 12.2SE

  1. 2960 LAN Base without Crypto
  2. 2960 LAN Base
  3. 3550 IP Base without Crypto
  4. 3550 IP Base
  5. 3550 IP Services without Crypto
  6. 3550 IP Services
 
    Software Images
Feature Specific listing in FN 1 2 3 4 5 6
802.1Q trunking
IEEE 802.1Q Trunking
X
X
X
X
X
X
Etherchannel
EtherChannel
X
X
X
X
X
X
PAgP
EtherChannel – Flexible PAgP
X
X
X
X
X
X
LACP (802.3ad)
IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation (LACP)
X
X
X
X
X
X
RPVST
Rapid-Per-VLAN-Spanning-Tree
X
X
X
X
X
X
MSTP (802.1s)
IEEE 802.1s – Multiple Spanning Tree (MST) Standard Compliance
X
X
X
X
X
X
RSTP (802.1w)
IEEE 802.1W Spanning-Tree Rapid Reconfiguration
X
X
X
X
X
X
Backbone Fast
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) – Backbone Fast Convergence
X
X
X
X
X
X
UplinkFast
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) – Uplink Fast Convergence
X
X
X
X
X
X
PortFast
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) – Portfast
X
X
X
X
X
X
Root Guard
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) – Root Guard
X
X
X
X
X
X
BPDU Guard
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) – Portfast BPDU Guard
X
X
X
X
X
X
Loop Guard
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) – Loop Guard
X
X
X
X
X
X
UDLD
Unidirectional Link Detection (UDLD)
X
X
X
X
X
X
Inter-VLAN Routing
IP Routing
 
 
X
X
X
X
RIP, EIGRP
 
 
 
X
X
X
X
OSPF, BGP
 
 
 
 
 
X
X
IPv6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HSRP
HSRP – Hot Standby Router Protocol
 
 
X
X
X
X
VRRP
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
 
 
 
 
 
 
GLBP
Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)
 
 
 
 
 
 
IP SLA
IP SLA’s – ICMP Echo Operation
 
 
X
X
X
X
Voice VLANs
Trusted Boundary
X
X
X
X
X
X
AutoQOS VoIP
AutoQoS - VoIP
X
X
X
X
X
X
QoS Trust Boundary
Trusted boundary (extended trust for CDP devices)
X
X
X
X
X
X
802.1X
IEEE 802.1x with Port Security
X
X
X
X
X
X
DHCP Snooping
DHCP Snooping
X
X
X
X
X
X
IP Source Guard
IP Source Guard (IPSG)
X
X
X
X
X
X
Dynamic ARP Inspection
DAI (Dynamic ARP Inspection)
X
X
X
X
X
X
SSH V1&2 server
Secure Shell SSH Version 1 Server Support, Secure Shell SSH Version 2 Server Support
 
X
 
X
 
X
Private VLANs
Private VLAN’s
 
 
 
 
 
 
VLAN ACLs
VLAN Access Control List (VACL)
 
 
?
?
?
X
Port ACLs
Port-Based Access Control Lists (PACL)
X
X
X
X
X
X
Port Security
Port Security
X
X
X
X
X
X
DHCP Client
DHCP Client
X
X
X
X
X
X
DHCP Server
DHCP Server
X
X
X
X
X
X
Software Image 1 2 3 4 5 6
 

Links/notes

  1. Confirm with Feature Navigator: www.cisco.com/go/fn
  2. Email regarding incorrect data to labdata@certskills.com
  3. Per Hucaby’s SWITCH Official Cert Guide, VRRP is only supported on 4500’s and 6500’s (as of late 2009).
  4. Per Hucaby’s SWITCH Official Cert Guide, GLBP is only supported on 6500’s (as of late 2009).
  5. This link lists a support matrix for Private VLANs and PVLAN Edge (protected ports)
  6. Some versions of software happened to have limited support for IPv6, but many have no support.
  7. Link to versions that support Private VLANs: 

 

Known items that need research or verification

  1. None

 

Version 12.1EA


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Software Images at 12.1EA

  1. 2950 EI + SI image
  2. 2950 EI + SI Crypto
  3. 3550 SMI
  4. 3550 SMI + Crypto
  5. 3550 EMI
  6. 3550 EMI + Crypto
 
    Software Images
Feature Specific listing in FN 1 2 3 4 5 6
802.1Q trunking
IEEE 802.1Q Trunking
X
X
X
X
X
X
Etherchannel
EtherChannel
X
X
X
X
X
X
PAgP
EtherChannel – Flexible PAgP
X
X
X
X
X
X
LACP (802.3ad)
IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation (LACP)
X
X
X
X
X
X
MSTP (802.1s)
IEEE 802.1s
 
 
 
 
X
X
RSTP (802.1w)
IEEE 802.1W Spanning-Tree Rapid Reconfiguration
X
X
X
X
X
X
Backbone Fast
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) – Backbone Fast Convergence
X
X
X
X
X
X
UplinkFast
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) – Uplink Fast Convergence
X
X
X
X
X
X
PortFast
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) – Portfast
X
X
X
X
X
X
Root Guard
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) – Root Guard
X
X
X
X
X
X
BPDU Guard
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) – Portfast BPDU Guard
X
X
X
X
X
X
Loop Guard
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) – Loop Guard
X
X
X
X
X
X
UDLD
Unidirectional Link Detection (UDLD)
X
X
X
X
X
X
Inter-VLAN Routing
IP Routing
 
 
X
X
X
X
RIP
 
 
 
X
X
X
X
EIGRP, OSPF, BGP
 
 
 
 
 
X
X
IPv6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HSRP
HSRP – Hot Standby Router Protocol
 
 
X
X
X
X
VRRP
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
 
 
 
 
 
 
GLBP
Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)
 
 
 
 
 
 
IP SLA
IP SLA’s – ICMP Echo Operation
 
 
 
 
 
 
Voice VLANs
Trusted Boundary
X
X
X
X
X
X
AutoQOS VoIP
AutoQoS - VoIP
X
X
X
X
X
X
QoS Trust Boundary
Trusted boundary (extended trust for CDP devices)
X
X
X
X
X
X
802.1X
IEEE 802.1x with Port Security
X
X
X
X
X
X
DHCP Snooping
DHCP Snooping
X
X
X
X
X
X
IP Source Guard
IP Source Guard
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dynamic ARP Inspection
DAI (Dynamic ARP Inspection)
 
 
 
 
 
 
SSH V1&2 server
Secure Shell SSH Version 1 Server Support, Secure Shell SSH Version 2 Server Support
 
X
 
X
 
X
Private VLANs
Private VLAN’s
 
 
X
X
X
X
VLAN ACLs
VLAN Access Control List (VACL)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Port ACLs
Port-Based Access Control Lists (PACL)
 
 
 X
X
X
X
Port Security
Port Security
X
X
 
 
 
 
DHCP Client
DHCP Client
X
X
X
X
X
X
DHCP Server
DHCP Server
 
 
X
X
X
X
Software Image 1 2 3 4 5 6
 

Links/notes

  1. Confirm with Feature Navigator: www.cisco.com/go/fn
  2. Email regarding incorrect data to labdata@certskills.com 
  3. There are some version comments in the 802.1s MST section of this document; the text implies the version where Cisco added 802.1s support. http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/ios/12.1E/native/configuration/guide/spantree.html#wp1050594
  4. List of 2950’s w/ standard image: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps628/products_data_sheet09186a00801cfb71.html
  5. List of 2950’s with enhanced image: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps628/product_data_sheet09186a00801cfb64.html 
 

Known items that need research or verification

  1. None.
 

Change History

March 1, 2010: Version 1.0
May 25th, 2010: Version 1.1. Changes listed in the change log.
May 3rd, 2011: Version 1.2. Change tables to show no support for IPv6 or private VLANs. See notes 6 and 7 below the first table.

 

Contributions and Fixes

The information about the lab gear may have errors. Also, there are questions I’ve not yet had time or opportunity to answer, so I list those beneath each of the tables on this page. Help me by letting us know about the errors, or answering any of the items in the lists! Just email labdata@certskills.com with your comments. Thanks!

 

 

 CCNP Products

 


ROUTE Cert Guide

SWITCH Cert Guide
 
TSHOOOT Cert Guide
 
CCNP Cert Library
 
ROUTE Cert Kit
 
SWITCH Cert Kit

TSHOOT Cert Kit

ROUTE Command Guide

SWITCH Command Guide