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nmoore1978
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3650 IP vs LAN base in a stack

I have an existing 3650 with IP Base license.  It's configured with EIGRP.  I need to add a 2nd switch and make it a stack.  Does the 2nd switch need to have IP Base license also, or will a LAN Base unit suffice?  Will the 2nd switch inherit the master switch's license?

Just curious if it's possible to save a little money.

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Reza Sharifi
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Hi,

You need the same license level for the whole stack

see Q&A

Q. What are the license requirements for a Cisco Catalyst 3650 switch stack? A. In a Cisco Catalyst 3650 stack, all switches should be at the same image-based license (IP Services/IP Base/LAN Base) level. The active switch license level is considered as the reference, and the member switch licenses are compared against it. If there is a mismatch, the active switch with the syslog message “license mismatch error” indicates that the stacking was unsuccessful.

Link

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/catalyst-3650-series-switches/q-and-a-c67-729531.pdf

HTH

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Reza Sharifi
Hall of Fame Expert

Hi,

You need the same license level for the whole stack

see Q&A

Q. What are the license requirements for a Cisco Catalyst 3650 switch stack? A. In a Cisco Catalyst 3650 stack, all switches should be at the same image-based license (IP Services/IP Base/LAN Base) level. The active switch license level is considered as the reference, and the member switch licenses are compared against it. If there is a mismatch, the active switch with the syslog message “license mismatch error” indicates that the stacking was unsuccessful.

Link

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/catalyst-3650-series-switches/q-and-a-c67-729531.pdf

HTH

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Excellent.  Thanks!