We just bought some new Cat4507R+E distribution switches. When we bought the switches, we asked for an Advanced Services K9 image, but our reseller told us they only come with a Universal K9 image. I didn't know better, so I said OK.
However, when I tried to bring the switches online in production, I had a problem with a huge number of unreachable subnets. After sweating it for a very long fifteen minutes (while my boss insulted me for not testing the switch), I finally tracked the problem down to
eigrp stub connected in the EIGRP process.
I tried remove the "eigrp stub" statement but I couldn't. When I tried, the switch errors out with
EIGRP is restricted to stub configurations only on this platform.
I had to roll back to our original distributions and my boss got even hotter about it.
My google searches blame this problem on the ip base license, which only supports EIGRP stub routing. Our reseller says it will take at least 24 hours and thousands of dollars to get the Advanced Services K9 upgrade. We didn't budget for the extra expense and we have other business units waiting on the upgrade. Oh yeah, and my boss isn't happy.
Before we borrow money from another department, is there anything else we can do to get this working now?