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ios transfer on a spare part

Hi,

is it mandatory to order an ios when ordering a spare processor for a router?

For example, if I want to buy  a spare RSP720-3C-10GE=    as a standby processor in c76000 chassis, is it allowed to copy ios from primary processor to it?

BR,

Igor             

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ios transfer on a spare part

Hi Igor,

As far as i know some version of IOS comes default with allmost all Cisco products and you dont have to specifically mention this on order form.

Regards

Najaf

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ios transfer on a spare part

Hi Najaf,

Thank you for the answer but that was not exactly the point

Assumptions:

- c7600 chassis, one active RSP

- buy spare RSP with Sharedsupport or Smartnet  without ios

- put a spare RSP as a redudant standby

- copy ios from active to standby RSP (both RSPs are in the same chassis)

Question: Technically this is not a problem to do, but is this by-the-book (ie acknowledged by Cisco), or not?  

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HI Igor,

I now get where you are heading to :-)

Yes even though technically it is possible to upgrade you would need a smartnet contract to make the upgrade legal.

Legally, the license for the IOS is not transferable.To get a legal version you have to buy smartnet which will give you a legal licensed copy of the IOS.

Ideally you wont get authrorised copy of IOS for a given product from Cisco web site with out a smartnet contract.

Below would be good read for you.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1828/prod_bulletin09186a0080091c59.html

Hope that helps.

Regards

Najaf