I'm sure this is probably covered in some obscure note in the VSOM Guide somewhere, but it's likely not too prominent. It's by design! Super awesome, eh?
So yeah, what you are seeing is how Cisco has arranged the licensing. Apparently, you can use the 'free' licenses up to the limit of 10... unless you want to exceed that with 3rd Party HW, at which point, you need to license *ALL* 3rd Party and anything that was previously free goes away :-/
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Where can I find out how to integrate my Cisco products with Threat Response?
There are quick start guides and instructional videos to help you get set up with your Cisco products and the Cisco Threat Response platform.
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This guide is intended to show some nifty and powerful use cases that a lot of customers either want or don’t know they want. There are tons of other content out there for specific knobs or capabilities, but this is looking to be a more complete...