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IOS / License Questions - Also SSH

Hey everyone,

 

I am doing some work for one of our customers and to my surprise, some of their switches do not have SSH enabled and do not have the crypto key generate rsa command available. I have already learned from reading other forum posts that this is because they are not using a k9 image. I am wondering if it was shipped without the k9 image and left that way.

 

My question is this--is there any licensing restriction preventing me from downloading and installing the appropriate universalk9 image from Cisco Software Central? Does universal imply that it is universally available and does not require purchase of any kind like ipservices or other images? Am I right in thinking that Cisco has actually moved to a model where universal is essentially the only image file available, and special feature sets which used to be contained in separate images are unlocked by installing the appropriate license?

 

I just want to make sure I'm not going out of bounds by loading up the universalk9 image to support SSH. I don't want it to mess with the entservices license that we have either. I am also a little confused as to the output of the show license all command. Why would the license be listed as Eval sometimes and Permanent other times?

 

Thanks for any help and insight!

 

Cheers,

Cameron

 

 

hostname#show ver
Cisco IOS Software, IOS-XE Software, Catalyst 4500 L3 Switch Software (cat4500e-UNIVERSAL-M), Version 03.07.02.E RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2015 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Wed 22-Jul-15 01:45 by prod_rel_team

 

Cisco IOS-XE software, Copyright (c) 2005-2015 by cisco Systems, Inc.
All rights reserved. Certain components of Cisco IOS-XE software are
licensed under the GNU General Public License ("GPL") Version 2.0. The
software code licensed under GPL Version 2.0 is free software that comes
with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. You can redistribute and/or modify such
GPL code under the terms of GPL Version 2.0.
(http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html) For more details, see the
documentation or "License Notice" file accompanying the IOS-XE software,
or the applicable URL provided on the flyer accompanying the IOS-XE
software.

 

ROM: 15.0(1r)SG11
hostname uptime is 4 weeks, 1 day, 8 hours, 56 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
System restarted at 09:29:21 UTC Mon Dec 23 2019
Running default software
Jawa Revision 2, Winter Revision 0x0.0x41

Last reload reason: power-on

 

License Information for 'WS-C4500X-16'
License Level: entservices Type: Permanent
Next reboot license Level: entservices

cisco WS-C4500X-16 (MPC8572) processor (revision 9) with 4194304K bytes of physical memory.
Processor board ID JAE193403VY
MPC8572 CPU at 1.5GHz, Cisco Catalyst 4500X
Last reset from PowerUp
23 Virtual Ethernet interfaces
16 Ten Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
511K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

Configuration register is 0x2101

 

 

hostname#show boot
BOOT variable = bootflash:cat4500e-universal.SPA.03.07.02.E.152-3.E2.bin,1;bootflash:cat4500e-universal.SPA.03.07.01.E.152-3.E1.bin,1;
CONFIG_FILE variable does not exist
BOOTLDR variable does not exist
Configuration register is 0x2101

 

 

hostname#show license all
License Store: Primary License Storage
StoreIndex: 0 Feature: entservices Version: 1.0
License Type: Permanent
License State: Active, In Use
License Count: Non-Counted
License Priority: Medium
License Store: Dynamic License Storage
License Store: Primary License Storage
License Store: Dynamic License Storage
StoreIndex: 0 Feature: entservices Version: 1.0
License Type: Evaluation
Evaluation total period: 8 weeks 4 days
Evaluation period left: 8 weeks 4 days
License State: Inactive
License Count: Non-Counted
License Priority: None
StoreIndex: 1 Feature: entservices Version: 1.0
License Type: PermanentRightToUse
License State: Inactive
License Count: Non-Counted
StoreIndex: 2 Feature: ipbase Version: 1.0
License Type: Evaluation
Evaluation total period: 8 weeks 4 days
Evaluation period left: 8 weeks 4 days
License State: Active, Not in Use, EULA not accepted
License Count: Non-Counted
License Priority: None
StoreIndex: 3 Feature: ipbase Version: 1.0
License Type: PermanentRightToUse
License State: Inactive
License Count: Non-Counted
StoreIndex: 4 Feature: lanbase Version: 1.0
License Type: PermanentRightToUse
License State: Active, Not in Use, EULA not accepted
License Count: Non-Counted

hostname#

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Re: IOS / License Questions - Also SSH

just looking at your output, no worries about licensing. Just grab the k9 image for your platform (you can keep it at the same version if you wish). Frankly, I don't know why it is not running a crypto image, but what you speculate it most likely the case.

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Re: IOS / License Questions - Also SSH

that is the normal output :

 

can you post below command output to understand :

 

show license feature

show license file

show license status

show license summary

 

If you got only Ipbase License, you need to get IPService License to use SSH or Crypto security.

 

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