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CIsco C9500 24y4c-e stack function

nyinyi84083
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Beginner

hi every one,

I would like to use 2x c9500 24y4c-e to stack function. But i heard about that -E Network Essential does not support stack wise function. Can I use another stack function like tradition not stack wise or do i need to be upgrade license to -A network advantage?

Thank you all.

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virparma
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee
Hi nyinyi84083,

First of all, please be advised that C9500 is the replacement of the Cat4k or C4500X(pizza box design) where both of these platforms do not support the traditional stacking functionality/feature.

Hence, the only way to implement stacking is to use the stackwise-virtual feature.

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You can use the evaluation mode for now in case if you are deploying the switches for the first time while you are in the process of purchasing the license. Moreover, be aware of smartlicense (implemented from 16.9.x) so, you can start working on it before the license is added into your smart account.

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Yes. For now, you can use the switches in EVAL mode and then deploy the permanent license once you purchase it. However, make sure you do not use 16.9.x IOS version (for this models stackwise-virtual is not supported). You need to use 16.10.x or later IOS.

 

Also, make sure you have virtual account and smartaccount before you purchase the license as it would be directly deposited into that.

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No. You would be keep on using it. Until the switch is rebooted. One the switch is rebooted the DNA licenses would be invalid.

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virparma
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee
Hi nyinyi84083,

First of all, please be advised that C9500 is the replacement of the Cat4k or C4500X(pizza box design) where both of these platforms do not support the traditional stacking functionality/feature.

Hence, the only way to implement stacking is to use the stackwise-virtual feature.

 Hi virparma

 

Is there another way to upgrade license  Network Essential to Advantage?

 

Thank you

You can use the evaluation mode for now in case if you are deploying the switches for the first time while you are in the process of purchasing the license. Moreover, be aware of smartlicense (implemented from 16.9.x) so, you can start working on it before the license is added into your smart account.

Hi Virparma 

U mean if I wanna upgrade Network Essential to Advantage i should upgrade in EVAL License MODE and then the switch will be Network Advantage and can use stackwise function. it is correct?

Thank you 

Yes. For now, you can use the switches in EVAL mode and then deploy the permanent license once you purchase it. However, make sure you do not use 16.9.x IOS version (for this models stackwise-virtual is not supported). You need to use 16.10.x or later IOS.

 

Also, make sure you have virtual account and smartaccount before you purchase the license as it would be directly deposited into that.

Thank you for helping me a lot.

Hi Virparma

Now I've change license boot level to Network Advantage in RTU EVAL Mode, then i  can make config Stack-wise command now. If I forget (or) late to apply license (DNA -E or -A for 3 years) What will happen after RTU EVAL MODE Timer Expired? Everything will be gone?

Thank you.

No. You would be keep on using it. Until the switch is rebooted. One the switch is rebooted the DNA licenses would be invalid.

I am replacing two 4500X with ipbase that are using VSS.  Are you stating that if I replace these with a pair C9500-24Y4C that I will need -A advantage just to get the same features as ipbase which included VSS?

iamshakeel
Beginner
Beginner

Complete Stack Configuration of C9500

 

https://www.mediafire.com/folder/hzrnuqww4tl3q/C9500

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