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 Post subject: EtherSwitch router
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:11 am 

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When you select the EtherSwitch router device, it gives a pretty Multi-layer switch icon and adds a 37xx router complete with a NM-16ESW module installed.

Bug Report (0.8.4 RC2)
In the new fancy "greyed-out" icon world of 0.8.4 RC2, the EtherSwitch router is NOT greyed-out if there is no 37xx router configured.

I'm not going to loose sleep over it, but if someone would like to fix it they can!

Feature Request
Background: If I use say 3725 routers and have my idle-pc and baseconfig.txt set up, then when I add an EtherSwitch router, then it gets my baseconfig.txt by default rather than basconfig_sw.txt.

If I change the Base config: setting to baseconfig_sw.txt, then next time I add a 3725 router, I get the switch config (which has a no ip routing command) which is not what I want.

What I want is to be able to
1. add an EtherSwitch router device to my topology and have it use my default 37xx image, but use baseconfig_sw.txt, while if I
2. add a 37xx router device to my topology, have it use my default 37xx image, but use the normal baseconfig.txt

But I can't think of an elegant way of implementing the option in IOS images and hypervisors, unless of course it just "happens by magic" a bit like the way the NM-16ESW gets added by magic.

My crappy workaround
ATM I have two identical images (with the letters _sw tacked to the end of one copy) - and NO default image for 37xx. One is set up with baseconfig.txt as the default base config, the other with baseconfig_sw.txt. However, this arrangement is less than satisfactory, because I now have to choose an image every time I add a router or EtherSwitch router.

EditAnd one more thing...
Shouldn't the NAMEs of the EtherSwitch router be SW1, SW2 etc rather than R1, R2 - after all, I did select it from the "Switches" device group?

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 Post subject: Re: EtherSwitch router
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:00 am 

Joined: Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:46 am
Posts: 1
Exactly what I experienced! Thanks @Rednectar for reporting it! :)

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