As we’ve know, every Cisco Catalyst switch support an IOS image.
For example, the WS-C2960X-48TS-L is a LAN Base switch because of the last “L” in the SKU.
Example again, the WS-C2960X-48TS-LL is a LAN Lite switch because of the last “LL” in the SKU.
In fact, any piece of Cisco hardware is going to ship with one of four basic editions of IOS.
So, as the editions of IOS include LAN Lite, LAN Base, IP Base and IP Services, what are their difference?
How do they use for different business?
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There are four basic editions of IOS, including LAN Lite, LAN Base, IP Base and IP Services.
Different Business use Different IOS:
·LAN Lite—small business
·LAN Base– small-to-medium sized business
·IP Base – medium-large business
·IP Service — large-scale operations managing vast networks between many offices
The Features of Four Editions:
·Only bundled with small-business hardware
·Only supports Layer 2 routing
·A bare minimum of VoIP enhancement and security services
·A good choice for small-to-medium sized businesses
·Enterprise access Layer 2 and Layer 3 routing
·Ingress policing, Auto QOS, and DSCP mapping.
·Complete access Layer 2 and Enterprise access Layer 3 routing
·Advanced quality of service (QoS), rate limiting, access control lists (ACLs), basic static and Routing Information Protocol (RIP) functions.
·Complete access Layer 2 and Complete access Layer 3 routing
·Dynamic IP routing protocols (Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), BGPv4, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
The Comparison of four editions:
We’ve known the difference of four editions of IOS. It may be easy for us to select a suitable network hardware now.