please i need to know why i need to purchase RTU license , whereas we can active RTU license offline via CLI command .
Switch# license right-to-use activate ipservices all acceptEULA
Then after reboot the license will be permanent not Evaluation so no expiration time and no need for a Serial no to tie this license with specific device
so why cisco offer this type of license to be purchased ??
so why cisco offer this type of license to be purchased ?
because license is not free and Cisco needs to make money.
You can install any license you want, but if you want to own the license legally, you have to purchase it.
For the registration purpose, we need to have the RTU license. Now on the cisco catalyst switches from 16.9 firmware onwards, the smart licensing came into the picture. Where you need to add and map your account as well as license on the cisco license portal (CSSM)