We are purchasing a Cisco ASR router and the company we are buying it through want to charge a yearly support fee of £1000 for the support of the license that increases the routers throughput, is this possible or even ethical?
Yes you can do that if you want to increase the throughput as below there are multiple options in ASR , just giving you the option if you need extra throughput , whether its a rip off is your own opinion :) Cisco is expensive and ASR are top range routers , but if your going to use the 10gb wan ports I think from checking it before you need it , we didn't have to , I have 150mb wan circuits connected to them working fine
#sh license feature Feature name Enforcement Evaluation Subscription Enabled RightToUse adventerprise yes yes no yes yes advipservices yes yes no no yes ipbase no no no no no avc yes yes no no yes broadband no no no no no broadband_4k no no no no no cube_250 no no no no no cube_250_red no no no no no cube_ent_100 no no no no no cube_ent_100_red no no no no no cube_lab no no no no no cube_video_b2btp no no no no no cube_video_b2btp_red no no no no no firewall no no no no no fpi no no no no no fwnat_red yes yes no no yes gtp_addon_aic no no no no no internal_service yes no no no no ipsec yes yes no no yes lawful_intr yes yes no no yes lisp yes yes no no yes nat64_stateful_2m no no no no no otv yes yes no no yes sgt_fw no no no no no sw_redundancy yes yes no no yes throughput_5g yes yes no no yes throughput_5g_to_10g yes no no no no throughput_5g_to_20g yes no no no no throughput_10g yes yes no no yes throughput_10g_to_20g yes no no no no throughput_20g yes yes no no yes vpls yes yes no no yes interface_10g yes yes no no yes FoundationSuiteK9 yes yes no no yes AdvUCSuiteK9 yes yes no no yes
Thanks for your comments Mark, I realise that we need to pay for the license to increase the throughput but I am asking if we need to pay the yearly £1000 for the support agreement for this license as this is something I have never heard of before.
I cant comment on individual company prices but personally from what I buy and support seems like a lot unless there supporting the whole ASR for that price for the year , I just paid 1800 for 3 standard switches for next business day but that was over 3 years support , cant remember of my head what my ASR support was , why not call another local provider ask them what they charge so you have something to go on