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I just purchased two  WS-C2924C-XL switches off of ebay. Are they both catalysts (hence the "c" in their description)? Only one of the auctions said it was a catalyst?

Will I be able to do VLAN with these?
Will I be able to use these for cisco cert tests?
Are these upgradeable to enterprise edition software?
Can anyone recommend where these should be placed in my network?
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by:Yan_west
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Yes, this is a cisco Catalysts Switch.
check out this link:

WS-C2924C-XL = WS-C2924C-XL-A nCatalyst 2924C XL Enterprise Edition WS-C2924C-XL-EN
 
22 autosensing 10/100 ports and 2 100BaseFX ports
64 Vlan
Trunking supported.
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by:dissolved
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you da man yan
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by:Don Johnston
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The 2900XL's are End of Sale. While the IOS commands are similar to the current IOS switches, there are some differences.

As Yan West points out, they support Trunking (ISL or 802.1q) and up to 1024 VLAN's. They do not support 802.1w (rapid spanning tree), 802.1s Multi spanning tree, GVRP, QOS or DTP. These are a few of the features and commands on the CCNP certification track that these switches don't support.

-Don
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one last question. What lastest IOS can I update these too? Reading cisco's website, it seems that you need 8mb of memory to update to IOS ver 12.0  
Is that correct?  

I also notcied there are two types of files to download
Do I just need the bin?
thanks
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