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what is the purpose of using rip on cisco css switch. I know it is a routing protocol and is used for advertising routes. But I am confused about the need of advertising route. Can some one explain please.
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Cisco CSS switches are not typical layer 2 switches where the switch is only aware of MAC addressess connected to it.  In such a device, IP routing info is not needed.

The Cisco CSS (Content Services Switch) devices are aware of application and content in the traffic that passes through them and act as routers/load balancers.  As such, they use routing info, hence the rip command.
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