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Licensing at CISCO IOS Gibraltar

k.khussainov
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In the network that I recently started serving, there are quite a few switches with an old version of IOS.

 

Switch Ports Model SW Version SW Image Mode
------ ----- ----- ---------- ---------- ----

1 28 WS-C3650-24PD 06.03.04.E cat3k_caa-universalk9 INSTALL

 

I started updating to the version


Switch Ports Model SW Version SW Image Mode
------ ----- ----- ---------- ---------- ----
1 28 WS-C3650-24PD 16.12.4 CAT3K_CAA-UNIVERSALK9 INSTALL

 

After the update, I noticed that the licensing type changed to SMART and a trial period counter appeared.

Technology Package License Information:

-------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------
Technology-package Technology-package
Current Type Next reboot
-------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------
lanbasek9 Smart License lanbasek9
None Subscription Smart License None


Smart Licensing Status: UNRATED / EVAL MODE

 

Before the update, the following was

 

switch # sh license right-to-use detail
Index 1: License Name: ipservices
Period left: Lifetime
License Type: permanent
License State: Not Activated
License Count: Non-Counted
License Location: Slot 1
Index 2: License Name: ipservices
Period left: 90
License Type: evaluation
License State: Not Activated
License Count: Non-Counted
License Location: Slot 1
Index 3: License Name: ipbase
Period left: Lifetime
License Type: permanent
License State: Not Activated
License Count: Non-Counted
License Location: Slot 1
Index 4: License Name: ipbase
Period left: 90
License Type: evaluation
License State: Not Activated
License Count: Non-Counted
License Location: Slot 1
Index 5: License Name: lanbase
Period left: Lifetime
License Type: permanent
License State: Active, In use
License Count: Non-Counted
License Location: Slot 1
Index 6: License Name: apcount
Period left: 90
License Type: evaluation
License State: Not Activated
License Count: 25
License Location: Slot 1
Index 7: License Name: apcount
Period left: Lifetime
License Type: base
License State: Not Activated
License Count: 0
License Location: Slot 1
Index 8: License Name: apcount
Period left: Lifetime
License Type: adder
License State: Not Activated
License Count: 0
License Location: Slot 1

 

With IOS version 03.06.04.E, I could switch licenses from lanbase to ipservices or ipbase. I noticed that if you update a switch with a lanbase license, then the new IOS 16.12.4 will also have lanbasek9, if the old one has a different license (ipbase) then the new one will have the same license. The actual questions:

1. What happens after the trial period expires and the device is still in the UNRregistered status? (I read that the status will be EVAL EXPIRY, but the functionality will remain)

License Authorization:
Status: EVAL MODE
Evaluation Period Remaining: 87 days, 1 hours, 40 minutes, 30 seconds

2. What happens after 345 days from the date of the update? (Will it turn out "Brick")

3.With what license will the hardware remain after 90 days / 1 year if after the upgrade, there are different licenses on board (lanbase, ipservices, ipbase)?

4. Is it possible to switch from one license to another in the new version?

switch # license right-to-use activate?

apcount
ipbase
ipservices
lanbase

5. What you need to authorize the device in the Smart account. (UDI, Serial Number, Part Number)? And do I need to authorize it at all if the license type is lanbase? (There is a smart account, as far as I know, all equipment was purchased from Cisco or from official suppliers, though back in 2016)
6.If all switches were purchased with the right to use, can this perpetual license be converted to Smart and added to my account?

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balaji.bandi
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As per the output  - you have License of below which is lifetime.

 

Index 5: License Name: lanbase
Period left: Lifetime
License Type: permanent
License State: Active, In use
License Count: Non-Counted
License Location: Slot 1

 

yes cisco Moving forward with smart License to register device with smart License server.

 

I know you have difficulties after upgrade it was not activated as permenant.

 

But good you have 90days time, the device still work as expected.

Best to resolve the issue quick is reach out cisco License team, they can sort out for you, they are very quick and do immediatly if your device registered already.

 

BB

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balaji.bandi
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As per the output  - you have License of below which is lifetime.

 

Index 5: License Name: lanbase
Period left: Lifetime
License Type: permanent
License State: Active, In use
License Count: Non-Counted
License Location: Slot 1

 

yes cisco Moving forward with smart License to register device with smart License server.

 

I know you have difficulties after upgrade it was not activated as permenant.

 

But good you have 90days time, the device still work as expected.

Best to resolve the issue quick is reach out cisco License team, they can sort out for you, they are very quick and do immediatly if your device registered already.

 

BB

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