on 02-08-202112:49 PM - edited on 04-26-202207:19 AM by kgoode
IOS-XE software version 17.3.2 and NX-OS 10.2.1 for campus networking devices and NextGen platforms simplify the End Customer’s operations by removing the initial software use compliance and the ongoing communication with the Cisco cloud. Also, registration before use is not be required for software use compliance, though software use reporting will be needed.
Easier, faster, and more consistent
Smart Licence Using Policy simplifies the way End Customers activate and manage their licenses. SL now supports simpler and more flexible offer structures, allowing customers to have an easier, faster, and more consistent way to purchase, renew, or upgrade their licenses.
No evaluation mode at product boot, no registration required to cisco.com
No ongoing communication with Cisco cloud per device
Reporting of software use is required
No network deployment operating expense
This new version supports the following Cisco products: Cisco Catalyst 9000 series switches, routing platforms such as the ASR1K, ISR1K, ISR4K, Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers, IoT routers and switches, ACI, NX-OS, MDS, and a few Collab products (CME, SRST, CUBE).
Customers and Partners can upgrade their devices to the newest version of IOS-XE (available via Software Download) and NX-OS.
New purchases of Smart Licensing-enabled products with the new IOS-XE version will automatically be enrolled in this new deployment method, in Cisco Commerce Workspace (CCW).
After implementing the ‘Smart Licensing Using Policy’, customers are responsible for submitting usage reports per the reporting policy installed on their devices instead of registering each device through their Smart Account on Cisco Smart Software Manager (CSSM).
Partners can continue placing orders via Holding Account. The uploading of software usage reports from a customer network to their Smart Account will automatically transfer the purchased assets from the Holding Account to the customer Smart Account.
If you have support questions about Smart Accounts and Software Licensing, open a case via Support Case Manager (SCM). To learn more on how to open a case in SCM, click here.