Updating the Code of a ipbase Licensed Cisco Catalyst 3750X Switch Stack

Here in the office the Access Layer of our switching infrastructure is handled completely with a 7 unit stack of Cisco 3750X switches.  There is no need for these to do any routing other than intervlan so when purchased 3 years ago we just ordered the IP Base licensing level.  Well from what I can tell there is a universal code base and a licensed feature level of each code revision.  The universal naming convention looks like c3750e-universalk9-mz.122-55.SE1 while the ipbase looks like  c3750e-ipbasek9-mz.150-2.SE6.  What I found is that I do not have the ability to download the universal code of later releases due to my licensing level and possibly the lack of SmartNet I keep on these, but I do have access to the ipbase code.  When attempting to update the code on this stack I was presented with the error

Error: The image in the archive which would be used to upgrade
Error: system number 1 does not support the same feature set.

After some searching I found reference to others trying to go from IP Base to Advanced IP Services code having to put the /allow-feature-upgrade switch on the archive download-sw code in order to allow the upgrade as well as it seems a downgrade.  Evidently this feature came about with IOS version 12.2(35).  Now the upgrade progressed and I have happy little upgrades switches.

switch#archive download-sw /overwrite /allow-feature-upgrade tftp://172.16.3.40/c3750e-ipbasek9-tar.150-2.SE6.tar
Loading c3750e-ipbasek9-tar.150-2.SE6.tar from 172.16.3.40 (via Vlan3): !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[OK - 25671680 bytes]

Loading c3750e-ipbasek9-tar.150-2.SE6.tar from 172.16.3.40 (via Vlan3): !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
examining image...
extracting info (106 bytes)
extracting c3750e-ipbasek9-mz.150-2.SE6/info (522 bytes)
extracting info (106 bytes)

Stacking Version Number: 1.49

System Type:             0x00000002
  Ios Image File Size:   0x0137E200
  Total Image File Size: 0x0187BA00
  Minimum Dram required: 0x08000000
  Image Suffix:          ipbasek9-150-2.SE6
  Image Directory:       c3750e-ipbasek9-mz.150-2.SE6
  Image Name:            c3750e-ipbasek9-mz.150-2.SE6.bin
  Image Feature:         IP|LAYER_3|SSH|3DES|MIN_DRAM_MEG=128
....
All software images installed.

Another note about this upgrade I found in the official release notes is any upgrade from 15.0(2)SE to later will result in a microcode upgrade which when unmitigated will lead to an exceptionally long restart of the switch.  You can mitigate this either by using the /force-ucode-reload parameter when downloading the code to the devices or by using the archive download-sw /upgrade-ucode privileged EXEC mode command afterwards.

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