Cisco 3550 not able to Configure OSPF

Frnds,

I am using 3550 with c3550-ipservicesk9-mz.122-44.SE6.bin. Have successfully run ipv6 commands on global and interface, however getting below error while configuring "ipv6 router ospf 1" :

SW1(config)#ipv6 router ospf 1
% Failed to create routing protocol ospf

Command syntax help says its configurable but its not configuring ipv6 OSPF.

SW1(config)#ipv6 router     
  eigrp  Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
  ospf   Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  rip    IPv6 Routing Information Protocol (RIPv6)

 

pls suggest.

Comments

  • EDITED:

    ashe - I don't think 3550 support IPv6 routing. 3560 on the other had - do.

    Andrius

  • According to the feature navigator the only IPv6 feature supported for 3550 is IPv6 Dual Stack. Some features maybe accessed via CLI but are not supported.

    You need to do this task on a 3560 or a router. Also remember that everything IPv6 in 3550 is software switched and not hardware switched. Does not matter much for a lab but you get my point.

  • I don't think 3550 support IPv6 routing

    Agree with Andrius2 here. 3550 doesn't support IPv6.

    If you are not convinced, you can see the answer given by Cisco Engineer on this post: https://supportforums.cisco.com/thread/154035

  • Andrius,

     

    3550 is supporting all IPv6 commands except "ipv6 router ospf 1". Its fully supporting EIGRP and RIP for IPv6 but seems issue only with OSPFv3.

    Guys, pls suggest if I need a different IOS or I need to invoke OSPFv3 with some commands. I found this from Cisco:



    Prerequisites for Implementing OSPFv3


    Before you enable OSPFv3 on an interface, you must do the following:


    imageComplete
    the OSPFv3 network strategy and planning for your IPv6 network. For
    example, you must decide whether multiple areas are required.


    imageEnable IPv6 unicast routing.


    imageEnable IPv6 on the interface.


    imageConfigure
    the IP Security (IPsec) secure socket application program interface
    (API) on OSPFv3 in order to enable authentication and encryption.

     

    I am done with first 3 steps w.o. any issue but dont know how to do 4th steps. Please consider it SOS.

     

  • OSPFv3 does not have bultin authentication. It relies on IPSEC instead. We already gave you the answer that 3550 does not support v6, what more do you need? You need to get a 3560 or do a rack rental.

  • 3550 does support IPv6 for EIGRP and RIP but not for OSPFv3.

    SW1(config)#ipv6 router ? 
      eigrp  Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
      ospf   Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
      rip    IPv6 Routing Information Protocol (RIPv6)

    :)
    SW1(config)#ipv6 router eigrp 100
    SW1(config-rtr)#ex
    [:)]

    :)
    SW1(config)#ipv6 router rip RIPNG
    SW1(config-rtr)#
    [:)]


    SW1(config)#ipv6 router ospf 1
    % Failed to create routing protocol ospf
    SW1(config)#

    :( [:(]

     

    Am looking ahead for the solution rather than bankruppting myself.

    Cisco also says its still using 3550 in the lab:

    The lab exam tests any feature that can be configured on the
    equipment and the IOS versions indicated below. You may see more recent
    IOS versions installed in the lab, but you will not be tested on the new
    features of a release unless indicated below.

    • 3725 series routers - IOS 12.4 mainline – Advanced Enterprise Services
    • 3825 series routers - IOS 12.4 mainline – Advanced Enterprise Services
    • Catalyst 3550 series switches running IOS version 12.2 – IP Services
    • Catalyst 3560 Series switches running IOS version 12.2 - Advanced IP Services

     

  • Cisco also says its still using 3550 in the lab:

    The lab exam tests any feature that can be configured on the
    equipment and the IOS versions indicated below. You may see more recent
    IOS versions installed in the lab, but you will not be tested on the new
    features of a release unless indicated below.

    • 3725 series routers - IOS 12.4 mainline – Advanced Enterprise Services
    • 3825 series routers - IOS 12.4 mainline – Advanced Enterprise Services
    • Catalyst 3550 series switches running IOS version 12.2 – IP Services
    • Catalyst 3560 Series switches running IOS version 12.2 - Advanced IP Services

     

    I'm not sure where you got that from, but they haven't used the 3550s for a couple of years now.

    This is current, from https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-5249:


    Lab Equipment and IOS

    The lab exam
    tests any feature that can be configured on the equipment and the IOS
    versions indicated below. You may see more recent IOS versions installed
    in the lab, but you will not be tested on the new features of a release
    unless indicated below.

     

     

    Version 4.0
    • 1841 series routers - IOS 12.4(T) – Advanced Enterprise Services

    • 3825 series routers - IOS 12.4(T) – Advanced Enterprise Services

    • Catalyst 3560 Series switches running IOS version 12.2 - Advanced IP Services

       

  • My 3550s run the latest code available to them (12.2 (44) SE) and they cun run EIGRPv3, RIPng, but not OSPFv3. I use my routers and my 3560 for that part.

  • You could get to that link info above by going cisco.com/go/ccie, following through to R&S, and Lab Equipment.

    You might have got your info from this link: http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/ccie/rs/lab_equipment.html which Cisco still has, but in there, you can see it clearly says that from October 18, 2009, it's only 3560s.

     

  • In my attempt, I am given only Catalyst 3560.

  • That is not correct. They are only using 3560s now. Also for the troubleshooting it is all virtual equipment (IOU and L2IOU).

    We don't want to bankrupt you but we are giving you the facts and that is that 3550 can't run OSPFv3.

    You could do this lab in Dynamips instead or do a rack rental. That won't bankrupt you either.

    This is the reason that one should buy one or two 3560s if building a home lab. 3560s can do OSPFv3, private VLANs and QoS is different etc.

    Yes, they do cost so the alternative is to use all 3550s and then do rack rentals for the rest.

  • northlanboy,

    please check this link:

    http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/ccie/rs/lab_equipment.html

    Exactly - that link says that from October 18, 2009, it will be 3560s. Note also the change to 12.4 T


  • 3725 series routers - IOS 12.4 mainline – Advanced Enterprise Services
    3825 series routers - IOS 12.4 mainline – Advanced Enterprise Services
    Catalyst 3550 series switches running IOS version 12.2 – IP Services
    Catalyst 3560 Series switches running IOS version 12.2 - Advanced IP Services

    I don't know from where you got this information. We should follow the Cisco's offical blueprint and LAB equipment and IOSs: For TS, Cisco Using IOU, for configuration section these are the "only devices and IOS versions" using for R&S exam:

    Version 4.0

    •     1841 series routers - IOS 12.4(T) – Advanced Enterprise Services
    •     3825 series routers - IOS 12.4(T) – Advanced Enterprise Services
    •     Catalyst 3560 Series switches running IOS version 12.2 - Advanced IP Services

    and look anothe reality, R&S v4 blueprint contains private VLAN, but 3550 doesn't support it.

    This is the official page, you can look on it:

    https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-5249

    HAPPY STUDY

    [:D]

  • IPv6 is not fully supported on the 3550. Please check:

     

    www.cisco.com/go/fn

     

    Also the 3550s have been removed from the CCIE lab, replaced by 4x3560.


    HTH

  • Thanks All, for sharing info.

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