Lan lite vs Lan base vs IP base vs IP services

As we know, there are four basic editions of IOS, including LAN Lite, LAN Base, IP Base and IP Services.

Let’s watch a video about cisco ios editions.

Different Business use Different IOS:

·LAN Lite — small business

·LAN Base– small-to-medium sized business

·IP Base — medium-large business

·IP Service — large-scale operations managing vast networks between many offices

The Features of Four Editions:

LAN Lite:


·Only bundled with small-business hardware

·Only supports Layer 2 routing

·A bare minimum of VoIP enhancement and security services

LAN Base:

·A good choice for small-to-medium sized businesses

·Enterprise access Layer 2 and Layer 3 routing

·Ingress policing, Auto QOS, and DSCP mapping.

IP Base:

·Medium-large business

·Complete access Layer 2 and Enterprise access Layer 3 routing

·Advanced quality of service (QoS), rate limiting, access control lists (ACLs), basic static and Routing Information Protocol (RIP) functions.

IP Services:

·Large-scale business

·Complete access Layer 2 and Complete access Layer 3 routing

·Dynamic IP routing protocols (Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), BGPv4, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)

The Comparison of four editions:


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