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What are some similarities and differences between Lite Layer 3 managed switches and Layer 3 managed switches?


Both switches support static and dynamic routing. However, Lite Layer 3 managed switches are aimed at small to medium-sized networks since the maximum number of supported entries in the routing table is 64 whereas Layer 3 managed switches are aimed at medium to large-sized networks, which can support up to 8K routing table entries. Refer to the following comparison table for detail.

ModelCategoryRouting Table EntryStatic RoutingDynamic RoutingMulticast Routing
EX73900 SeriesLite Layer 364YesRIPv1/v2, OSPFN/A
EX77900 SeriesLite Layer 364YesRIPv1/v2, OSPFN/A
EG99000 SeriesLayer 38KYesRIPv1/v2, OSPFPIM-DM/SM
EG97000 SeriesLayer 38KYesRIPv1/v2, OSPFPIM-DM/SM