Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cisco IOS 15 Licensing (Count Based) for CME and SRST

Hi Guys

Your up for two blog posts in one day today! You lucky guys! (Cough)

So first thing, I wanted to briefly talk about the new licensing again in IOS 15, by now you probably know that you have four basic licenses:

  • Base
  • Security
  • Voice
  • Data

You get base for free, you add on the other ones, pretty simple right?

What has not always been mentioned and covered off very well is COUNTED licenses, the  fact that licenses such as CME and SRST, which used to be honour based, as of the IOS I am looking at  (Version 15.2(2)T) are now counted, check out the output of a show license:

Index 1 Feature: ipbasek9
        Period left: Life time
        License Type: Permanent
        License State: Active, In Use
        License Count: Non-Counted
        License Priority: Medium
Index 2 Feature: securityk9
        Period left: Not Activated
        Period Used: 0  minute  0  second
        License Type: EvalRightToUse
        License State: Not in Use, EULA not accepted
        License Count: Non-Counted
        License Priority: None
Index 3 Feature: uck9
        Period left: Life time
        License Type: Permanent
        License State: Active, In Use
        License Count: Non-Counted
        License Priority: Medium
Index 4 Feature: datak9
        Period left: Not Activated
        Period Used: 0  minute  0  second
        License Type: EvalRightToUse
        License State: Not in Use, EULA not accepted
        License Count: Non-Counted
        License Priority: None
Index 5 Feature: gatekeeper
        Period left: Not Activated
        Period Used: 0  minute  0  second
        License Type: EvalRightToUse
        License State: Not in Use, EULA not accepted
        License Count: Non-Counted
        License Priority: None
Index 6 Feature: LI
Index 7 Feature: SSL_VPN

        Period left: Not Activated
        Period Used: 0  minute  0  second
        License Type: EvalRightToUse
        License State: Not in Use, EULA not accepted
        License Count: 0/0  (In-use/Violation)

        License Priority: None
Index 8 Feature: ios-ips-update
        Period left: Not Activated
        Period Used: 0  minute  0  second
        License Type: EvalRightToUse
        License State: Not in Use, EULA not accepted
        License Count: Non-Counted
        License Priority: None
Index 9 Feature: SNASw
        Period left: Not Activated
        Period Used: 0  minute  0  second
        License Type: EvalRightToUse
        License State: Not in Use, EULA not accepted
        License Count: Non-Counted
        License Priority: None
Index 10 Feature: hseck9
Index 11 Feature: cme-srst
        Period left: 8  weeks 3  days
        Period Used: 4  hours 56 minutes
        License Type: EvalRightToUse
        License State: Active, In Use

        License Count: 265/0  (In-use/Violation)

        License Priority: Low
Index 12 Feature: WAAS_Express
        Period left: Not Activated
        Period Used: 0  minute  0  second
        License Type: EvalRightToUse
        License State: Not in Use, EULA not accepted
        License Count: Non-Counted
        License Priority: None
Index 13 Feature: UCVideo
        Period left: 8  weeks 3  days
        Period Used: 4  hours 28 minutes
        License Type: EvalRightToUse
        License State: Active, In Use
        License Count: Non-Counted
        License Priority: Low

From here you can see that I have set a license count for my CME/SRST, for 265 users, but chances are from a counted perspective I probably don't have that many licenses!

I can't help but notice too that even though technically for CME your meant to buy handset licenses.. don't actually see it listed there...

UCVideo is a feature im using that i will cover off in another blog post, WAAS Express is exactly as written. It's WAAS express and finally IOS-IPS and SSL_VPN counts for security are in their too.

This shows briefly my IOS 15 counted licenses tutorial, I hope it helps someone out there work out what they will need to license :)



1 comment:

  1. So, is SRST licensing enforced now? I heard it starts getting enforced in SRST 8.5?

    Otherwise, the story so far is that the 60-day eval license for it converts to 12-year permanent license with EULA acceptance (no actual purchase required)?

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