Upgrading RTU Licenses

In Cisco IOS XE Denali 16.1.1, right-to-use (RTU) licensing has been modified to allow stack members to join a stack without having the same license level as the rest of the existing stack. The mismatched switch will not be put into Lic-Mismatch state. Even though the switch with the mismatched license is allowed to join the stack, the following syslog message is displayed periodically reminding you to fix the RTU license level:

%STACK_RTU_LICENSE-6-IOSD_LIC_MISMATCH:Switch 5 R0/0: stack_mgr: Switch #5: Current IOSd runs on lanbase license while RTU active license is ipservices. Please configure RTU license to current IOSd license.

For more information, see CSCux27336 .

The EXEC mode Right to Use License command allows you to activate or deactivate feature set licenses or Adder AP Count Licenses. This command provides options to activate or deactivate any license supported on the platform.

license right-to-use [activate|deactivate] [ lanbase | ipbase | ipservices | ap-count] {evaluation | <count> } [ all | slot <switch id>] {acceptEULA}

Ugrading an IP Base SKU to IP Services License

Step

Command

Purpose

1

license right-to-use activate ipservices slot <switch id>

Activate IP Services license. Pass the switch id. EULA will be prompted, accept the EULA by typing ‘yes’.

2

show license right-to-use summary

Check the reboot license level is ipservices.

3

reload

Reboot the switch to boot with ipservices.

Evaluating IP Services License on IP Base SKU

Step

Command

Purpose

1

license right-to-use activate ipservices evaluation slot <switch id>

Activate IP Services evaluation license. Pass the switch id. EULA will be prompted, accept the EULA by typing ‘yes’.

2

show license right-to-use summary

Check the reboot license level is ipservices eval.

3

reload

Reboot the switch to boot with ipservices eval.

Upgrading an LAN Base SKU to IP Services License Without Prompting EULA

Step

Command

Purpose

1

license right-to-use activate ipservices slot <switch id> acceptEULA

Activate IP Services license. Pass the switch id. EULA will be accepted automatically without being prompted.

2

Show license right-to-use summary

Check the reboot license level is ipservices.

3

Reload

Reboot the switch to boot with ipservices.

Deactivating Evaluation IP Services License on IP Base SKU

Step

Command

Purpose

1

license right-to-use deactivate ipservices evaluation slot <switch id>

Deactivates IP Services evaluation license.

2

Show license right-to-use summary

Check the reboot license level is ipbase.

3

Reload

Reboot the switch to boot with ipbase.

Upgrading LAN Base Stack to IP Base Stack

Step

Command

Purpose

1

license right-to-use activate ipbase all

Activate IP Base license on all the switches in the stack. EULA will be prompted, accept the EULA by typing ‘yes’.

2

Show license right-to-use

Check the reboot license level is ipbase for all the switches.

3

Reload

Reboot the switch to boot with ipbase.

Changing the License Level of License Mismatch Switch from Active’s Console

If the license mismatch switch has a lower license level than other switches in the stack, and the stack is running at IP Services and the mismatch switch is booted with IP Base license.

Step

Command

Purpose

1

show switch

Get the switch number in license mismatch state.

2

show license right-to-use mismatch

Check the license level of the license mismatch switch.

3

license right-to-use activate ipservices slot <switch-id>

Activate IP Services license on all the mismatch switches in the stack. EULA will be prompted, accept the EULA by typing ‘yes’.

4

Reload slot <switch-id>

Reboot the license mismatch switch to boot with ipservices and join the stack.

If the license mismatch switch has a higher license level than other switches in the stack, and the stack is running at IP Base and the mismatch switch is booted with IP Services license.

Step

Command

Purpose

1

show switch

Get the switch number in license mismatch state.

2

show license right-to-use mismatch

Check the license level of the license mismatch switch.

3

license right-to-use activate ipbase slot <switch-id>

Activate IP Base license on the license mismatch switch. EULA will be prompted, accept the EULA by typing ‘yes’.

Adding Adder AP Count Licenses

Step

Command

Purpose

1

license right-to-use activate apcount <count> slot <switch id>

Pass the number of AP count licenses to add as count. Pass the switch-id on which the Adder AP count licenses are to be added. EULA is prompted, accept it by typing ‘yes’.

2

Show license right-to-use slot <switch-id>

Check the adder AP count licenses are incremented on the given switch.

3

Show license right-to-use summary

Check the total Adder AP count licenses are incremented and the Total available AP count are incremented.

Decrementing Adder AP Count licenses

Step

Command

Purpose

1

license right-to-use deactivate apcount <count> slot <switch id>

Pass the number of AP count licenses to be removed as count. Pass the switch-id on which the Adder AP count licenses are to be removed.

2

Show license right-to-use slot <switch-id>

Check the adder AP count licenses are decremented on the given switch.

3

Show license right-to-use summary

Check the total Adder AP count licenses are reduced by count and the Total available AP Count are reduced.

Activating Evaluation AP Count License on the Stack

Step

Command

Purpose

1

license right-to-use activate apcount evaluation

Activated evaluation AP Count licenses on the stack. EULA will be prompted, accept it.

2

Show license right-to-use summary

Check the license type evaluation with maximum supported AP Count is displayed. Base and adder AP Count licenses are not seen.

3

Show license right-to-use

To check the base and adder apcount licenses, if any.

Deactivating Evaluation AP Count License

Step

Command

Purpose

1

license right-to-use deactivate apcount evaluation

Deactivates evaluation AP Count licenses on the stack.

2

Show license right-to-use summary

Base and Adder AP Count licenses are displayed. Total available AP Count is sum of Base and Adder AP Count.