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Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches

Removal of RMON Licensing for Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 4500 Series Switches

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Effective December 1, 2008, customers with Cisco® Catalyst® 6500 and 4500 Series Switches will no longer be required to purchase RMON licenses for all chassis types (E-Series, non E-Series, and NEBS).

Description

In Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 4500 Series Switches, RMON licensing is tied to the respective chassis. Until now customers who plan to poll RMON MIB were required to purchase RMON licenses. This is no longer required.
Table 1 shows affected product codes.

Table 1. Affected Product Codes

Product Code

Description

WS-C6503-EMS-LIC

Cisco Catalyst 6503 RMON Agent License

WS-C6503-EMS-LIC=

Cisco Catalyst 6503 RMON Agent License

WS-C6504-EMS-LIC

Cisco Catalyst 6504 RMON Agent License

WS-C6504-EMS-LIC=

Cisco Catalyst 6504 RMON Agent License

WS-C6X06-EMS-LIC

Cisco Catalyst 6x06 RMON Agent License

WS-C6X06-EMS-LIC=

Cisco Catalyst 6x06 RMON Agent License

WS-C6X09-EMS-LIC

Cisco Catalyst 6x09 RMON Agent License

WS-C6X09-EMS-LIC=

Cisco Catalyst 6x09 RMON Agent License

WS-C6513-EMS-LIC

Cisco Catalyst 6513 RMON Agent License

WS-C6513-EMS-LIC=

Cisco Catalyst 6513 RMON Agent License

LLC6513-EMS-LIC

Cisco Catalyst 6513 RMON Agent License

LLC6X06-EMS-LIC

Cisco Catalyst 6x06 RMON Agent License

LLC6X09-EMS-LIC

Cisco Catalyst 6x09 RMON Agent License

WS-C4510R-EMS-LIC

Cisco Catalyst 4510R RMON Agent License

WS-C4510R-EMS-LIC=

Cisco Catalyst 4510R RMON Agent License

WS-C4507R-EMS-LIC

Cisco Catalyst 4507R RMON Agent License

WS-C4507R-EMS-LIC=

Cisco Catalyst 4507R RMON Agent License

WS-C4506-EMS-LIC

Cisco Catalyst 4506 RMON Agent License

WS-C4506-EMS-LIC=

Cisco Catalyst 4506 RMON Agent License

WS-C4503-EMS-LIC

Cisco Catalyst 4503 RMON Agent License

WS-C4503-EMS-LIC=

Cisco Catalyst 4503 RMON Agent License

LLC4900-EMS-LIC

RMON License

LLC4912G-EMS-LIC

Cisco Catalyst 4912G RMON Agent License

Q&A

Q. Is the RMON license tied to the chassis or supervisor engine?
A. The RMON license is tied to the chassis.
Q. I purchased a RMON license for a Cisco Catalyst 6500 in October 2008. Do I get a refund?
A. No. Removal of the RMON license is valid from December 1, 2008 onward.
Q. I purchased a Cisco Catalyst 6500 in October 2008 and did not purchase a RMON license for the chassis. Do I need to purchase a RMON license if I decide to use a RMON MIB after December 1, 2008?
A. You are not required to purchase a RMON license.