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Nexus 5500 Licencing question

I have Nexus 5596UP switch running ver 5.2.1, I recently added Layer 3 card to the swicthes, L3 cards by default comes with  LAN_BASE_SERVICES_PKG licence. According to Cisco web site, I need LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG in order to use VRF lite..

However I was able to create many VRFs on the swicthe and they work very fine. I assume that could be the grace period for LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG licence, but according to Cisco I will get a daily notification about the grace period, which I don't. Also looking to the licence usage, I don't see LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG being used..

 

N5K#sh license usage
Feature                      Ins  Lic   Status Expiry Date Comments
                                 Count
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FCOE_NPV_PKG                  No    -   Unused             -
FM_SERVER_PKG                 No    -   Unused             -
ENTERPRISE_PKG                No    -   Unused             -
FC_FEATURES_PKG               No    -   Unused             -
VMFEX_FEATURE_PKG             No    -   Unused             -
ENHANCED_LAYER2_PKG           No    -   Unused             -
LAN_BASE_SERVICES_PKG         Yes   -   In use Never       -
LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG   No    -   Unused             -
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Here is sample of the VRFs I created on the swicth.

 

vrf context management
  ip route 0.0.0.0/0 10.239.10.1
vrf context vrf2
  ip route 0.0.0.0/0 10.239.240.5
vrf context vrf3

  ip route 0.0.0.0/0 10.239.240.205
vrf context vrf 3
  ip route 0.0.0.0/0 10.239.240.29
vrf context vrf 4

  ip route 0.0.0.0/0 10.239.240.213
vrf context vrf 5

  ip route 0.0.0.0/0 10.239.240.37
 

Also many SVIs are attached to several vrfs

example

interface vlan 123

vrf member vrf1

ip address 10.1.1.1/24

!

So my question, for these VRFs, do I really need LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG? or what I have is enough?

 

Thanks for your help

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According to license description and as you noted, you need enterprise service license to do VRF, but if it is working without it, than I guess you don't need it.  Also check the the routing protocols you are going to be using.

HTH 

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