I am having a hard time trying to figure what code I should be running…I got a 3550 to play with. The blueprint says 12.2 IP Services, but on cisco.com you cannot download any 12.2 IP services IOS images that are EMI. The latest EMI I can pull is 12.1(22) (c3550-i5k2l2q3-mz.121-22.EA10b.bin).

I can pull 12.2(46) IP Services, but when I boot it does not show as EMI

Any help would be great!

*UPDATE* Well it appears I have figured this one out. Apparently, Cisco in all their wisdom decided to change the name of EMI to “IP Services” …so I guess the 12.2(46) IP Services code I got really IS EMI … bah. I wish Cisco would make up their damn mind with these image names. Either change it ALL or don’t change it at all… particuarly irritating is the stuff like ipservicesk9….etc…. wtf do they use “k9” and other codes MIXED with the new names? ugh

Maybe somebody will learn from my mistake:

Switch#sh ver
Cisco IOS Software, C3550 Software (C3550-IPSERVICESK9-M), Version 12.2(46)SE, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)
Copyright (c) 1986-2008 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Thu 21-Aug-08 16:13 by nachen
Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x012B5D98

ROM: Bootstrap program is C3550 boot loader

Switch uptime is 1 minute
System returned to ROM by power-on
System image file is “flash:/c3550-ipservicesk9-mz.122-46.SE.bin”

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Cisco WS-C3550-24-PWR (PowerPC) processor (revision G0) with 65526K/8192K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID CAT0825Z0SD
Last reset from warm-reset
Running Layer2/3 Switching Image

Ethernet-controller 1 has 12 Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces

Ethernet-controller 2 has 12 Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces

Ethernet-controller 3 has 1 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface

Ethernet-controller 4 has 1 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface

24 FastEthernet interfaces
2 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

The password-recovery mechanism is enabled.
384K bytes of flash-simulated NVRAM.
Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:11:92:1A:1D:80
Motherboard assembly number: 73-8100-08
Power supply part number: 341-0029-03
Motherboard serial number: CAT08240ZQX
Power supply serial number: DTH08201YWD
Model revision number: G0
Motherboard revision number: A0
Model number: WS-C3550-24PWR-SMI
System serial number: CAT0825Z0SD
Configuration register is 0x10F
– Joe