reply to cramer
Re: [CCNA] how to purhase hardware and determine IOS neededI think my re-seller is shifting "old" stock.
Also worth noting is that 2960S's with 12.55 (and the one IOS previous to that) can do layer 3 static routing with multiple SVI's:
Switch(config)#sdm-prefer ip routing
is the command if I remember correctly. I've used them several times in networks where I don't need an IGP running. They also do DHCP. If you can grab one or two for a lab set up they'd be well worth it. Not cheap though :o
»www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6···son.html suggests they're layer-2 only. (and they don't even support static routes for mgmt.)
sw-R2-8#show ip route
% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.
sw-R2-8(config)#sdm prefer ?
default Default bias
lanbase-routing Lanbase routing