How stable is the switch Cisco 2960G with BGP4

Hi, I have a switch cisco 2960G with some vlans configured, all is ok, now I need to receive an additional link with BGP4 and receive a C class ip pool.

I have always used a dedicated router to receive BGP4, but have never used a switch to do it. My doubts are:

-Is the switch able to do it without problems? (we graph cpu usage, it's low for the moment)
-Is it recommended or a common practice?
-If I add the port in a production service, won't it affect the default route?

Regards,

Omar
Omar ArmasAsked:
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
No. While the 2960 is capable of some limited layer 3 operations, BGP is not one of them.
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Bryant SchaperCommented:
correct, no BGP, routing is meant for InterVLAN
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Omar ArmasAuthor Commented:
The switch accepts the bgp commands, so it seems possible to configure it. Now, is it not recommended then?
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Bryant SchaperCommented:
very surprised, could have been added, it didn't have other routing protocols initially.

I would say that it depends on your network, certainly you could try but if you have 100's of clients I would expect it to fail.
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
It is my understanding that the 2960's only support static routes... and maybe RIP.

But no OSPF, EIGRP or and advanced routing protocols.

What model switch and what IOS version do you have?
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Omar ArmasAuthor Commented:
Hi, IOS Version 12.2(44)SE6, Cisco 2960G-48.

This is what the prompt shows:

SW-DC(config)#router ?
  bgp Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  isisISO IS-IS
  iso-igrpIGRP for OSI networks
  mobileMobile routes
  odr On Demand stub Routes
  ospfOpen Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  rip Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
The fact that you see a command does not necessarily mean that the device supports it.

If you go just a little further ("router bgp 2000", for example) you'll see that you get an error.  Something along the lines of "This feature not supported in this image".
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Omar ArmasAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot, it solved my doubt.
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