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PBR feature not working on Nexus 5K




i am trying to enable policy based routing feature on Nexus switch, but i am getting error, command not available.

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Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) Software
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  BIOS:      version 3.6.0
  loader:    version N/A
  kickstart: version 6.0(2)N1(2a)
  system:    version 6.0(2)N1(2a)
  Power Sequencer Firmware:
             Module 1: version v1.0
             Module 3: version v5.0
  Microcontroller Firmware:        version v1.2.0.1
  SFP uC:    Module 1: v1.0.0.0
  QSFP uC:   Module not detected
  BIOS compile time:       05/09/2012
  kickstart image file is: bootflash:///n5000-uk9-kickstart.6.0.2.N1.2a.bin
  kickstart compile time:  5/20/2013 9:00:00 [05/20/2013 17:43:34]
  system image file is:    bootflash:///n5000-uk9.6.0.2.N1.2a.bin
  system compile time:     5/20/2013 9:00:00 [05/20/2013 20:18:17]

  cisco Nexus5548 Chassis ("O2 32X10GE/Modular Universal Platform Supervisor")
  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU         with 8262944 kB of memory.
  Processor Board ID FOC17165AVX

  Device name: NFRA1L3CORE1
  bootflash:    2007040 kB

Kernel uptime is 468 day(s), 3 hour(s), 45 minute(s), 44 second(s)

Last reset
  Reason: Unknown
  System version: 6.0(2)N1(2a)

  Core Plugin, Ethernet Plugin


 show feature
Feature Name          Instance  State
--------------------  --------  --------
Flexlink              1         disabled
amt                   1         disabled
bgp                   1         enabled
cts                   1         disabled
dhcp                  1         enabled
dot1x                 1         disabled
eigrp                 1         disabled
eigrp                 2         disabled
eigrp                 3         disabled
eigrp                 4         disabled
eth_port_sec          1         disabled
fcoe                  1         disabled
fcoe-npv              1         disabled
fex                   1         enabled
glbp                  1         disabled
hsrp_engine           1         enabled
interface-vlan        1         enabled
isis                  1         disabled
isis                  2         disabled
isis                  3         disabled
isis                  4         disabled
lacp                  1         enabled
ldap                  1         disabled
lldp                  1         enabled
msdp                  1         disabled
oim                   1         disabled
ospf                  1         enabled
ospf                  2         enabled (not-running)
ospf                  3         enabled (not-running)
ospf                  4         enabled (not-running)
ospfv3                1         disabled
ospfv3                2         disabled
ospfv3                3         disabled
ospfv3                4         disabled
pbr                   1         disabled
pim                   1         disabled
poe                   1         disabled
private-vlan          1         disabled
privilege             1         disabled

NFRA1L3CORE1# configure terminal

Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.

NFRA1L3CORE1(config)# feature ?

  bgp             Enable/Disable Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)

  cts             Enable/Disable CTS

  dhcp            Enable/Disable DHCP Snooping

  dot1x           Enable/Disable dot1x

  eigrp           Enable/Disable Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)

  fcoe            Enable/Disable FCoE/FC feature

  fcoe-npv        Enable/Disable FCoE NPV feature

  fex             Enable/Disable FEX

  flexlink        Enable/Disable Flexlink

  hsrp            Enable/Disable Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)

  http-server     Enable/Disable http-server

  interface-vlan  Enable/Disable interface vlan

  lacp            Enable/Disable LACP

  msdp            Enable/Disable Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)

  ntp             Enable/Disable NTP

  ospf            Enable/Disable Open Shortest Path First Protocol (OSPF)

  ospfv3          Enable/Disable Open Shortest Path First Version 3 Protocol (OSPFv3)

  pim             Enable/Disable Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM)

  port-security   Enable/Disable port-security

  private-vlan    Enable/Disable private-vlan

  privilege       Enable/Disable IOS type privilege level support

  ptp             Enable/Disable PTP

  rip             Enable/Disable Routing Information Protocol (RIP)

  scp-server      Enable/Disable SCP server

  sftp-server     Enable/Disable SFTP server

  ssh             Enable/Disable ssh

  tacacs+         Enable/Disable tacacs+

  telnet          Enable/Disable telnet

  udld            Enable/Disable UDLD

  vpc             Enable/Disable VPC (Virtual Port Channel)

  vrrp            Enable/Disable Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)

  vtp             Enable/Disable Vlan Trunking Protocol (VTP)



NFRA1L3CORE1(config)# fea

feature       feature-set

NFRA1L3CORE1(config)# feature pbr


Can someone suggest me what can be the issue? Switch have LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG license.



Rashpal Singh

2 Replies 2

Reza Sharifi
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See table-5 in this link:

Note 19:

The LAN_BASE_SERVICES_PKG license needs to be installed in order to use the LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG license.


Thanks Reza

Switch have both the LAN_BASE_SERVICES_PKG and LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG license installed.



Rashpal Singh

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