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Community Live video- Introduction to Smart Licensing on Catalyst Switches

(Live event - formerly known as Webcast-  Thursday 30 July, 2020 at 10 am Pacific/ 1 pm Eastern / 7 pm Paris)

This event had place on Thursday 30th, July 2020 at 10hrs PDT 

This event provides an introduction to smart licensing on Cisco Catalyst switches, including 9000 (9200, 9300, 9400, 9500, 9500H, and 9600 Series) and 3000 (3650 and 3850 Series) switches. Cisco experts review the benefits, basic concepts, considerations, different types of registrations, and general FAQs. In addition, a live demonstration on how to register a license with a Cisco server is provided.

Featured Speaker
lcelisve.jpgLuis Celis is a Technical Consulting Engineer on the Enterprise Routing & Switching team at Cisco’s Technical Assistance Center in Mexico. He provides top-level technical support for global customers with Catalyst 9000 and 6800 switches. Previously, he collaborated with the Service Provider team. Before joining Cisco, he worked with Ericsson solving customers challenges and providing solutions for massive network optimizations. Luis holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Electronics Engineering from the Instituto Politecnico Nacional (IPN) in Mexico.

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This event is open to everyone, including students, instructors, Cisco customers and partners.
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1 Comment

Hello Guys!

I still  do not quite understand the licensing scheme.
I ran the #show license command in the following switches;

they all returned nothing.
Error message;
Switch1#show license all
% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

The intention is to replace the switches and I was hoping to get the license information
and see if I can transfer it to the new switches.

It was mentioned in one the community threads that older switches do not make use of licenses, so I want to know if the
2000 series
3000 series and
4000 series switches do not have licenses.

If yes, when replacing a standalone switch(after moving the IOS and config files),
do I need to worry about license problems with the new switches or do I just have to ask cisco for a new PAK?

Thank you.

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