Configuring Right-To-Use Licenses

Configuring Right-To-Use Licenses

Configuring Right-To-Use Licenses

Finding Feature Information, page 1

Restrictions for Configuring RTU Licenses, page 1

Information About Configuring RTU Licenses, page 2

How to Configure RTU Licenses, page 5

Monitoring and Maintaining RTU Licenses, page 9

Configuration Examples for RTU Licensing, page 10

Additional References for RTU Licensing, page 13

Feature History and Information for RTU Licensing, page 14

Finding Feature Information

Your software release may not support all the features documented in this module. For the latest caveats and feature information, see Bug Search Tool and the release notes for your platform and software release. To find information about the features documented in this module, and to see a list of the releases in which each feature is supported, see the feature information table at the end of this module.

Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and Cisco software image support.

To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to http://www.cisco.com/go/cfn . An account on Cisco.com is not required.

Restrictions for Configuring RTU Licenses

The following are the restrictions for configuring and using RTU licenses.

• AP count licenses can be ordered and pre-activated on your switch.

• Imaged based licenses can be upgraded. AP count licenses can be deactivated and moved between switches and controllers.

• To activate a permanent license, you must reboot your switch after configuring the new image level.

The AP-count license does not require a reboot to activate.

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• An expired image based evaluation license can not be reactivated after reboot.

• Stack members of a switch stack must run the same license level.

• Your switch is pre-installed with the image that you ordered. If an image was not pre-ordered, then the switch is booted with a LAN base image by default.

• Adder AP-count licenses are installed in the factory.

Related Topics

Activating an Imaged Based License, on page 5

Examples: Activating RTU Image Based Licenses, on page 10

Information About Configuring RTU Licenses

Right-To-Use Licensing

Right-to-use (RTU) licensing allows you to order and activate a specific license type and level, and then to manage license usage on your switch. The types of licenses available to order are:

• Permanent licenses—Purchased with a specific feature set with no expiration date.

• Evaluation licenses—Pre-installed on the switch and is valid for only a 90 day in-use period.

To activate a permanent or evaluation license, you are required to accept the End-User License Agreement

(EULA). For the evaluation license, you are notified to purchase a permanent license or deactivate the license before the 90 day period expires.

A permanent license can be moved from one device to another. To activate a license, you must reboot your switch.

An evaluation license is a manufacturing image on your switch and is not transferable to another switch. This type of license cannot be reactivated after reboot.

Related Topics

Activating an Imaged Based License, on page 5

Examples: Activating RTU Image Based Licenses, on page 10

Right-To-Use Image Based Licenses

Right-to-use imaged licenses support a set of features based on a specific image-based license:

• LAN Base—Layer 2 features.

• IP Base—Layer 2 and Layer 3 features.

• IP Services—Layer 2, Layer 3, and IPv6 features. (Applicable only to switches and not controllers.)

The default image based license is LAN Base.

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Right-To-Use License States

Right-To-Use License States

After you configure a specific license type and level, you can manage your licenses by monitoring the license state.

Table 1: RTU License States

License State

Active, In Use

Active, Not In Use

Not Activated

Description

EULA was accepted and the license is in use after device reboot.

EULA was accepted and the switch is ready to use when the license is enabled.

EULA was not accepted.

Guidelines to follow when monitoring your image based license state:

• A purchased permanent license is set to Active, In Use state only after a switch reboot.

• If more than one license was purchased, a reboot will activate the license with the highest feature set.

For instance, the IP Services license is activated and not the LAN Base license.

• Remaining licenses purchased after switch reboot, stay in Active, Not In Use state.

Note

For the AP count license, to change the state to Active, In Use, you must first make sure that the evaluation

AP count license is deactivated.

License Activation for Switch Stacks

Right-to-use licensing is supported on switch stacks. You can connect only one switch type in a stack. One switch in the stack is identified as the active switch and the remaining switches are standby switches. The active switch is the switch that is activated with an RTU license and from its active console, the license level for the standby switches in the stack can be activated at the same time.

A new switch is allowed to join the switch stack if its license level matches. If there is a mismatch, then the active switch can reconfigure the license level and reboot it to allow it to join the stack.

Mobility Controller Mode

AP-count licenses are used only when the switch is in Mobility Controller mode. The MC is the gatekeeper for tracking the AP-count licenses and allows an access point to join or not.

Management of AP-count licenses is performed by the switch in mobility controller mode configurable through the CLI.

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Right-To-Use AP-Count Licensing

Right-To-Use AP-Count Licensing

Right-to-use licensing (RTU) allows you to order and activate a specific license type, and then to manage license usage on your switch.

You can order your switch with support for a specific number of adder access point count licenses, but the total number of licenses ordered should not exceed 501000. You can also order your adder access point count licenses after receiving the switch.

For example, if you have ordered 50700 new adder licenses, you can add only those ordered adder licenses to the switch. The licenses can be added in increments of 1, but the total number of licenses added for the switch should not exceed 50 1000.

You can configure switch to manage the access point count licenses from the CLI and view the number of access points currently in use from both the CLI and GUI.

You can configure your switch to manage the access point count licenses and view the number of access points currently in use from the CLI.

The following are two different types of access point licenses:

1

Permanent licenses for the access points

• Adder access point count license—You can purchase the adder license to increase the switch capacity at a later time. You can transfer the adder access point count license from one switch to another.

2

Evaluation licenses for the access points

• You can activate these licenses to evaluate more access points before purchasing the licenses.

• The maximum number of access points that can be evaluated is 50 1000.

• The evaluation period for using the access point licenses is 90 days.

• You can activate and deactivate the evaluation licenses from the CLI.

Related Topics

Activating an AP-Count License, on page 7

Obtaining an Upgrade or Capacity Adder License, on page 7

Rehosting a License, on page 8

Right-to-Use AP-Count Evaluation Licenses

If you are considering upgrading to a license with a higher access point count, you can try an evaluation license before upgrading to a permanent version of the license. For example, if you are using a permanent license with a 50-access-point count and want to try an evaluation license with a 100-access-point count, you can try out the evaluation license for 90 days.

When an evaluation license is activated, the permanent AP-count licenses are ignored. The maximum supported licenses of 1000 access points are available for 90 days .

To prevent disruptions in operation, the switch does not change licenses when an evaluation license expires.

A warning expiry message is displayed daily starting five days prior to the expiry date. After 90 days, the

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Right-To-Use Adder AP-Count Rehosting Licenses

evaluation license expires with a warning message. You must disable the evaluation license and then purchase the permanent license.

When the switch reboots after the evaluation license expiry, the license defaults to a permanent license.

Related Topics

Activating an AP-Count License, on page 7

Obtaining an Upgrade or Capacity Adder License, on page 7

Rehosting a License, on page 8

Right-To-Use Adder AP-Count Rehosting Licenses

Revoking a license from one device and installing it on another is called rehosting. You might want to rehost a license to change the purpose of a device. For example, if you want to move your Office Extend or indoor access points to a different switch, you could transfer the adder ap-count license from one switch to another.

To rehost a license, you must deactivate the adder ap-count license from one device and activate the same license on another device.

Evaluation licenses cannot be rehosted.

How to Configure RTU Licenses

Activating an Imaged Based License

SUMMARY STEPS

1. license right-to-use activate{ipbase |ipservices | lanbase} {all | evaluation all } [slot slot-number] [

acceptEULA]

2. reload [ LINE | at | cancel | in | slot stack-member-number | standby-cpu ]

3. show license right-to-use usage [ slot slot-number ]

DETAILED STEPS

Command or Action

Step 1

license right-to-use activate{ipbase |ipservices | lanbase} {all | evaluation all }

[slot slot-number] [ acceptEULA]

Purpose

Activates a type of image based license. Activation can happen on all switches and also include the EULA acceptance.

Example:

Switch#

license right-to-use activate ipservices all acceptEULA

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Step 2

Command or Action

reload [ LINE | at | cancel | in | slot stack-member-number | standby-cpu ]

Example:

Switch#

reload slot 1

Proceed with reload? [confirm]

y

Step 3

show license right-to-use usage [ slot slot-number ]

Example:

Switch#

show license right-to-use usage

Slot# License Name Type usage-duration(y:m:d) In-Use EULA

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

1

1

1

1

1

1

1 ipservices ipbase ipbase lanbase apcount apcount apcount permanent permanent evaluation 0 :0 :0 permanent 0 :0 :7 evaluation 0 :0 :0 base 0 :0 :0 adder

0 :10 :0

0 :0 :0

0 :0 :0 yes no no no no no no yes no no yes no no no

Purpose

Note

If you do not accept EULA, the modified configuration will not take effect after reload. The default license (or a license that was not deactivated) becomes active after reload.

Reloads a specific stack member to complete the activation process for the

RTU adder AP-count license.

Note

The reminder to accept a

EULA is displayed after reload if it was not accepted earlier.

Displays detailed usage information.

Switch#

Related Topics

Restrictions for Configuring RTU Licenses, on page 1

Right-To-Use Licensing, on page 2

Monitoring and Maintaining RTU Licenses, on page 9

Examples: Activating RTU Image Based Licenses, on page 10

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Activating an AP-Count License

Activating an AP-Count License

SUMMARY STEPS

1. license right-to-use activate{apcount ap-number slot slot-num} | evaluation} [ acceptEULA]

2. show license right-to-use usage [ slot slot-number ]

DETAILED STEPS

Step 1

Step 2

Command or Action

license right-to-use activate{apcount ap-number slot slot-num} | evaluation} [

acceptEULA]

Purpose

Activates one or more adder

AP-count licenses and immediately accepts the EULA.

Example:

Switch#

license right to use activate apcount 5 slot 1 acceptEULA

show license right-to-use usage [ slot slot-number ]

Example:

Switch#

show license right-to-use usage

Slot# License Name Type usage-duration(y:m:d) In-Use EULA

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1 ipservices ipservices ipbase ipbase lanbase apcount apcount apcount permanent evaluation 0 :0 :0 permanent evaluation 0 :0 :0 permanent 0 :0 :0 evaluation 0 :3 :11 base adder

0 :3 :29

0 :0 :0

0 :0 :0

0 :0 :17 yes no no no no no no yes yes no no no no no yes yes

Displays detailed usage information.

Switch#

Related Topics

Monitoring and Maintaining RTU Licenses, on page 9

Right-To-Use AP-Count Licensing, on page 4

Right-to-Use AP-Count Evaluation Licenses, on page 4

Obtaining an Upgrade or Capacity Adder License

You can use the capacity adder licenses to increase the number of access points supported by the switch.

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Rehosting a License

SUMMARY STEPS

1. license right-to-use {activate | deactivate} apcount {ap-number | evaluation } slot slot-num [

acceptEULA]

DETAILED STEPS

Step 1

Command or Action Purpose

license right-to-use {activate | deactivate} apcount {ap-number |

evaluation } slot slot-num [ acceptEULA]

Activates one or more adder AP-count licenses and immediately accepts the EULA.

Example:

Switch#

license right to use activate apcount 5 slot 2 acceptEULA

Related Topics

Right-to-Use AP-Count Evaluation Licenses, on page 4

Right-To-Use AP-Count Licensing, on page 4

Rehosting a License

To rehost a license, you have to deactivate the license from one switch and then activate the same license on another switch.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. license right-to-use deactivate apcount ap-number slot slot-num [ acceptEULA]

2. license right-to-use activate apcount ap-number slot slot-num [ acceptEULA]

DETAILED STEPS

Step 1

Step 2

Command or Action

license right-to-use deactivate apcount ap-number slot slot-num [

acceptEULA]

Purpose

Deactivates the license on one switch.

Example:

Switch#

license right to use deactivate apcount 1 slot 1 acceptEULA

license right-to-use activate apcount ap-number slot slot-num [

acceptEULA]

Example:

Switch#

license right to use activate apcount 2 slot 2 acceptEULA

Activates the license on another switch.

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Related Topics

Right-To-Use AP-Count Licensing, on page 4

Right-to-Use AP-Count Evaluation Licenses, on page 4

Monitoring and Maintaining RTU Licenses

Command show license right-to-use default

Purpose

Displays the default license information.

show license right-to-use detail

Displays detailed information of all the licenses in the switch stack.

show license right-to-use eula {adder | evaluation

| permanent}

Displays the end user license agreement.

Displays the license information that does not match.

show license right-to-use mismatch

show license right-to-use slot slot-number

show license right-to-use summary

Displays the license information for a specific slot in a switch stack.

Displays a summary of the license information on the entire switch stack.

]

show license right-to-use usage [ slot slot-number Displays detailed information about usage for all licenses in the switch stack.

show switch

Displays detailed information of every member in a switch stack including the state of the license.

Related Topics

Activating an Imaged Based License, on page 5

Examples: Activating RTU Image Based Licenses, on page 10

Activating an AP-Count License, on page 7

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Configuration Examples for RTU Licensing

Examples: Activating RTU Image Based Licenses

This example shows how to activate an IP Services image license and accept the EULA for a specific slot:

Switch#

license right-to-use activate ipservices slot 1 acceptEULA

% switch-1:stack-mgr:Reboot the switch to invoke the highest activated License level

This example shows how to activate a license for evaluation:

Switch#

license right-to-use activate ipservices evaluation acceptEULA

% switch-1:stack-mgr:Reboot the switch to invoke the highest activated License level

Related Topics

Activating an Imaged Based License, on page 5

Restrictions for Configuring RTU Licenses, on page 1

Right-To-Use Licensing, on page 2

Monitoring and Maintaining RTU Licenses, on page 9

Examples: Displaying RTU Licensing Information

This example shows the consolidated RTU licensing information from the active switch on a switch stack.

All of the members in the stack have the same license level. When the evaluation AP-count license is activated, the adder AP-count licenses are ignored. The maximum number of AP-count licenses are available when evaluation is enabled.

Switch#

show license right-to-use summary

License Name Type Count Period left

------------------------------------------------------ipservices permanent 10 Lifetime apcount evaluation 40 90

-------------------------------------------------------

License Level In Use: ipservices

License Level on Reboot: ipbase

Evaluation AP-Count: Enabled

Total AP Count Licenses: 50

AP Count Licenses In-use: 10

AP Count Licenses Remaining: 40

This example shows a summary of permanent and adder licenses. The evaluation AP-count license is disabled displaying the total number of activated adder AP-count licenses in the switch stack. AP-count licenses in-use mean that they are connected.

Switch#

show license right-to-use summary

License Name Type Count Period left

-------------------------------------------------------------

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ipservices apcount apcount permanent base adder

N/A

0

40

Lifetime

Lifetime

-------------------------------------------------------------

License Level In Use: ipservices

License Level on Reboot: ipservices eval

Evaluation AP-Count: Disabled

Total AP Count Licenses: 40

AP Count Licenses In-use: 10

AP Count Licenses Remaining: 30

This example shows the RTU default licenses. Default licenses are pre-installed and cannot be removed or transferred. If no license is activated the switch uses the default license, after a reboot.

Switch#

show license right-to-use default

Slot# License Name Type Count

----------------------------------------------------

1

1

1 ipservices apcount apcount permanent base adder

N/A

0

10

Slot# License Name Type Count

----------------------------------------------------

2 ipservices permanent N/A

2

2 apcount apcount base adder

0

10

Slot# License Name Type Count

----------------------------------------------------

3

3

3 ipservices apcount apcount permanent base adder

N/A

0

10

This example shows the consolidated RTU licensing information of the controller. When the evaluation ap-count license is activated, the base and adder ap-count licenses are ignored. The maximum number of ap-count licenses are available when evaluation is enabled.

This example shows the RTU default licenses. Default licenses are pre-installed and cannot be removed or transferred. If no license is activated the controller uses the default license, after a reboot.

controller#

show license right-to-use default

Slot# License Name Type Count

----------------------------------------------------

1 apcount base 10

Example: Displaying RTU License Details

This example shows all the detailed information for the RTU licenses on slot 1:

Controller#

show license right-to-use detail slot 1

Index 6: License Name: apcount

Period left: Expired

License Type: evaluation

License State: Active, In use

License Count: 1000

License Location: Slot 1

Index 7: License Name: apcount

Period left: Lifetime

License Type: base

License State: Active, Not In use

License Count: 0

License Location: Slot 1

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Example: Displaying RTU License Mismatch

Index 8: License Name: apcount

Period left: Lifetime

License Type: adder

License State: Not Activated

License Count: 0

License Location: Slot 1

Example: Displaying RTU License Mismatch

This example shows the license information of the switches in a stack and a mismatch state of a member switch. The member must match the active.

Switch#

show switch

Switch/Stack Mac Address : 6400.f125.0c80

H/W Current

Switch# Role Mac Address Priority Version State

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

1

*2

3

Standby

Active

Member

6400.f125.1b00

6400.f125.0c80

6400.f125.1780

1

1

1

0

V01

0

Ready

Ready

Lic-Mismatch

Note

To resolve the license mismatch, first check the RTU license summary:

Switch#

show switch right-to-use summary

Then change the license level of the mismatched switched so that it is the same license level of the active switch. This example shows that the IP Base license was activated for the member switch to match the active switch.

Switch#

license right-to-use activate ipbase slot 1 acceptEULA

Example: Displaying RTU Licensing Usage

This example shows the detailed licensing usage on your controller.

1

1

1

Controller#

show license right-to-use usage

Slot# License Name Type usage-duration(y:m:d) In-Use EULA

----------------------------------------------------------------------apcount apcount apcount evaluation base adder

0 :3 :3

0 :0 :0

0 :0 :0 yes no no yes yes no

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Additional References for RTU Licensing

Additional References for RTU Licensing

Related Documents

Related Topic

RTU commands

RTU AP image preload feature

Document Title

System Management Command

Reference (Catalyst 3850

Switches)System Management

Command Reference (Cisco WLC

5700 Series)

System Management Configuration

Guide (Cisco WLC 5700 Series)

Standards and RFCs

Standard/RFC

None

MIBs

MIB

All supported MIBs for this release.

Title

MIBs Link

To locate and download MIBs for selected platforms,

Cisco IOS releases, and feature sets, use Cisco MIB

Locator found at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/go/mibs

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Technical Assistance

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The Cisco Support website provides extensive online resources, including documentation and tools for troubleshooting and resolving technical issues with

Cisco products and technologies.

http://www.cisco.com/support

To receive security and technical information about your products, you can subscribe to various services, such as the Product Alert Tool (accessed from Field

Notices), the Cisco Technical Services Newsletter, and Really Simple Syndication (RSS) Feeds.

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Feature History and Information for RTU Licensing

Release

Cisco IOS XE 3.2SECisco IOS XE 3.2SE

Feature Information

This feature was introduced.

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