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Cisco 9300 switch with eval license

I have 2 new 9300 switches which have come with eval license. 
What will happen after EVAL expires? will it drop any network traffic?
Do I need to accept any Smart Software Licensing Agreement?
What will happen If the device is not registered to Smart Software Licensing Agreement, then would it be covered for HW support?
 
License Usage:
  License                 Entitlement tag               Count Status
  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          (C9300-48 Network Advan...)       2 EVAL MODE
 
 
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Re: Cisco 9300 switch with eval license

In theory as per the EVAL License Finished, only perpetual License features works and rest all will be disabled.

 

in your case show as Advantake License, so it will got back to base License, once that expired Advantage feature not longer works.

 

Other hand : i have seen some device keep working even License Expiry ( By saying that, at your risk, and cisco policy should renew license or buy license after or before expiry of evalution)

 

 

 

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Beginner

Re: Cisco 9300 switch with eval license

thanks

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Participant

Re: Cisco 9300 switch with eval license

Did you register your devices with idtoken or not?

 

In theory, after the license expires, the switch should return to its basic functionality essential or advantage.

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Hall of Fame Community Legend

Re: Cisco 9300 switch with eval license

According to the output, the switch is running Advantage.
The current Cisco Smart Licensing/RTU licensing regime does not do any action. Once the evaluation ends, the license stays, HOWEVER, the logs will be continuously spammed about the expired license.
In the future, once the evaluation license expires, the Advantage license will roll back to Essentials license.
NOTE: The Essentials license is the "most basic" of the license. Once in Essentials, there is no "license level" to roll back to. Essentials is the "base" or "lowest" license level.
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Enthusiast

Re: Cisco 9300 switch with eval license

hi,

I had communication with Cisco TAC before, they mentioned that Network Essential License would still consume license (Network Essential License) from your smart account. Therefore, if you have no license from your account, your product will be "out-of-compliance" rather than roll back to Essential.
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