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Diffrence between right to use and permanent license

What is the diffrence between right to use and permanent license? Is there any difference in command level/features between two?

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Hello,I don't believe there

Hello,

I don't believe there is a difference in command level/features, but the two biggest differences are not being tied to a serial number and honor based.

 

Descriptions below are from Cisco's doc:

Q. What is Right to Use (RTU) licensing?

A. A Right to Use license scheme is an honor-based model for licensing. Licenses are not tied to an unique device identifier (UDI), product ID, or serial number.
 

Permanent Licenses

Permanent licenses are valid for the life of the device on which it is installed. Some examples of permanent licenses are IOS Technology Packages (IPB, UC, SEC, DATA), Feature Licenses such as SSL VPN etc.

 

Right to Use Feature Licenses

These licenses follow the traditional licensing model and do not use Cisco Software Activation. They can be ordered when the router is initially purchased or at a later date.

Hope this helps,
if so, please rate,
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Hello,I don't believe there

Hello,

I don't believe there is a difference in command level/features, but the two biggest differences are not being tied to a serial number and honor based.

 

Descriptions below are from Cisco's doc:

Q. What is Right to Use (RTU) licensing?

A. A Right to Use license scheme is an honor-based model for licensing. Licenses are not tied to an unique device identifier (UDI), product ID, or serial number.
 

Permanent Licenses

Permanent licenses are valid for the life of the device on which it is installed. Some examples of permanent licenses are IOS Technology Packages (IPB, UC, SEC, DATA), Feature Licenses such as SSL VPN etc.

 

Right to Use Feature Licenses

These licenses follow the traditional licensing model and do not use Cisco Software Activation. They can be ordered when the router is initially purchased or at a later date.

Hope this helps,
if so, please rate,
Thanks.


 

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Beginner

Thanks Charles for your

Thanks Charles for your valuable input.

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Beginner

Re: Hello,I don't believe there

Dears,

 

May i know if the RTU license will be expired at any moment?

Do we need to purchase the permanent license against the RTU license?

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Beginner

Re: Hello,I don't believe there

I also have this question. Does a RTU license "expire"? We are specifically using an RTU license for throughput (which we purchased), but after going through accepting the EULA and a reboot it still shows a countdown until the evaluation is going to expire. Will the feature remain after the countdown expires?
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Cisco Employee

Re: Hello,I don't believe there

All license types (evaluation, RTU, permanent) perform and behave the same; it’s just a matter of differentiating how the license was turned on.  Evaluation license is turned on when customer accepts EULA.  After the evaluation license period is over, the license automatically turns into RTU.  Permanent license is when factory or customer installs the PAK. 

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Explorer

Re: Hello,I don't believe there

Thank you.  So that's a no on "the license will expire" question?     That's if it turns into RTU after eval period...

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Re: Hello,I don't believe there

Thanks for the response.
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Re: Hello,I don't believe there

To remove that countdown  you can use this command

# license right-to-use move "license name" 

you will get confirmation license moved to permanent mode.  

 

You should see  Period left : Life time   after that.