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Upgrade Nexus 5548 from Layer 2 to Layer 3

We are planning to upgrade our Nexus 5548 switches from the standard Layer 2 configuration to Layer 3 configuration, using the

N55-D160L3 daughter card. Do we need to purchase a separate license for the Layer 3 capability or can we use what we already have?  Currently, we are running the following firmware on our Nexus 5548 swtiches:

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Software

  BIOS:      version 3.5.0

  loader:    version N/A

  kickstart: version 5.0(3)N2(1)

  system:    version 5.0(3)N2(1)

  power-seq: Module 1: version v3.0

             Module 2: version v1.0

             Module 3: version v2.0

  uC:        version v1.2.0.1

  BIOS compile time:       02/03/2011

  kickstart image file is: bootflash:///n5000-uk9-kickstart.5.0.3.N2.1.bin

  kickstart compile time:  6/13/2011 6:00:00 [06/13/2011 13:43:33]

  system image file is:    bootflash:/n5000-uk9.5.0.3.N2.1.bin

  system compile time:     6/13/2011 6:00:00 [06/13/2011 15:33:42]

Hardware

  cisco Nexus5548 Chassis ("O2 32X10GE/Modular Supervisor")

  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU         with 8299528 kB of memory.

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NX5K-A# show license usage

Feature                                               Ins       Lic       Status      Expiry      Date      Comments

                                                                    Count

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FCOE_NPV_PKG                                 No         -        Unused             -

FM_SERVER_PKG                               No         -       Unused             -

ENTERPRISE_PKG                                 No      -        Unused             -

FC_FEATURES_PKG                              No      -        Unused             -

LAN_BASE_SERVICES_PKG                  No       -        Unused             -

LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG        No    -        Unused             -

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Re: Upgrade Nexus 5548 from Layer 2 to Layer 3

As usual, it depends. Below is the details of the default base license and the Enterprise license. Hope it helps.

Layer 3 Base License

The Layer 3 base license (N55-BAS1K9) is included with the Cisco Nexus 5500 Platform switch. The license provides the following support:

Connected, Static, RIPv2, OSPF (256 Dynamically Learnt Routes), EIGRP-Stub, HSRP, VRRP, IGMPv2/3, PIMv2, RACLs, uRPF

Layer 3 LAN-Enterprise License

The Layer 3 LAN Enterprise license (N55-LAN1K9) includes the following:

All base license features

Full EIGRP

Unrestricted OSPF routes

BGP

VRF-Lite

Beginner

I have the basic L2 license,

great

Cisco Employee

Upgrade Nexus 5548 from Layer 2 to Layer 3

Looks like you don't have any required L3 license. Like Collin said, you need minimum of Layer 3 Base (

LAN_BASE_SERVICES_PKG).

Please take a look at Table 2:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/datacenter/sw/nx-os/licensing/guide/Cisco_NX-OS_Licensing_Guide_chapter1.html

HTH,

jerry

Upgrade Nexus 5548 from Layer 2 to Layer 3

You need at least a base license, which is free of cost. Just contact your account team or TAC.

Beginner

Upgrade Nexus 5548 from Layer 2 to Layer 3

can we have 5500 Layer 3 capability without L3 daughter card?

Thanks

Hall of Fame Community Legend

Upgrade Nexus 5548 from Layer 2 to Layer 3

can we have 5500 Layer 3 capability without L3 daughter card?

Without the L3 daughter card, the 5500 is nothing but a Layer 2 switch.  You can connect a router that will do the routing OR if you have a Nexus 7K upstream with an F1/M1/M2 or F2 card, then it's possible. 

Beginner

Upgrade Nexus 5548 from Layer 2 to Layer 3

Hello,

When we list the available features for each license package on the cisco nexus licensing guide (page 5)

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/datacenter/sw/nx-os/licensing/guide/b_Cisco_NX-OS_Licensing_Guide.pdf

the  N55-BAS1K9 provide unresitrcted OSPF routing capabilities. but on the Cisco web site they seen that the

N55-BAS1K9 provide a limited (256 routes) learned via OSPF.

Please would you confirme witch one is correct?

N.B : the hardware plateforme is NX5K 5596UP with L3 Routing module 160Gbps.

regards

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Hello, I need to upgrade N5K

Hello, I need to upgrade N5K I've the lastest licences, But I don't know how do .. Do you have any best practice to upgrade them ? thanks all for your replies,

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