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AVC Licensing and Feature Activation
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AVC Licensing and Feature Activation

Table Of Contents

AVC Licensing and Feature Activation

Licensing and Feature Activation

AVC Functionality

Required IOS XE Image and License

AVC Licensing for Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers

Temporary Activation/Deactivation of the AES or AIS License

AVC Licensing for Cisco CSR 1000V


AVC Licensing and Feature Activation


Revised: April 14, 2013, OL-29170-02

  

This chapter addresses Cisco AVC licensing and includes the following topic(s):

Licensing and Feature Activation

Licensing and Feature Activation

Activating full Cisco AVC functionality on supported platforms may require additional feature licensing and activation. See AVC Supported Platforms for information about supported platforms.

Feature activation is accomplished differently for different platforms. See the following sections for details:

AVC Licensing for Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers

AVC Licensing for Cisco CSR 1000V

AVC Functionality

The AES or AIS license adds advanced AVC functionality, as summarized in Table 3-1.

Table 3-1 AVC feature licensing

Feature
Without Additional Licensing
With AES or AIS Licensing

NBAR1 Protocol Pack

Standard

Advanced

NBAR custom protocols

Not available

Available

NBAR customization of application protocol attributes

Not available

Available

NBAR HTTP field extraction

Not available

Available

NBAR IPv6 tunneling

Not available

Available

WAAS2

Not available

Available

1 NBAR = Cisco Network Based Application Recognition

2 WAAS = Cisco Wide Area Application Services


Required IOS XE Image and License

Table 3-2 describes the IOS XE image and the license required to activate full AVC functionality for supported models.

Table 3-2 Image/License required for AVC functionality

Platform
IOS XE image required for AVC functionality
License
Temporary licence activation supported

Cisco ASR 1001
Cisco ASR 1002-X

Universal

AES1 or AIS2

Yes

Cisco ASR 1000 Series routers other than ASR 1001 and ASR 1002-X

Note: These platforms are also provided with the IPBASE image, which does not include AVC functionality.

AES or AIS

AES or AIS

Note: This license is typically bundled with the AIS or AES image.

No

Cisco CSR-1000V Cloud Services Router

AES

AES

Note: The AES license is typically bundled with the AES image provided with the platform.

No

1 AES = Advanced Enterprise Services

2 AIS = Advanced IP Services


AVC Licensing for Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers

See Table 3-2 for information about the IOS XE image and the license required to activate full AVC functionality.

For additional information about purchasing and installing the AES or AIS license for Cisco ASR 1000 series routers, see:

Software Activation Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE Release 3S

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers Ordering Guide

Temporary Activation/Deactivation of the AES or AIS License

Cisco ASR 1001 and Cisco ASR 1002-X routers support temporary activation of AES or AIS features before obtaining a license, using the license boot level CLI command. Activating either of these feature sets provides full AVC functionality.


Note Cisco ASR 1000 series models other than Cisco ASR 1001 and Cisco ASR 1002-X do not support temporary license activation.


Activation

To temporarily activate AES or AIS features, load the AES or AIS image and reboot the router. Execute the following from the console (using adventerprise for the AES image or advipservices for the AIS image):

conf t
     license boot level [adventerprise | advipservices]
end
reboot

Deactivation

To deactivate the AES/AIS license features, load the IPbase image and reboot the router. Execute the following from the console:

conf t
     license boot level ipbase 
end
reboot

AVC Licensing for Cisco CSR 1000V

Cisco CSR 1000V Cloud Services Routers are provided with an Advanced Enterprise Services (AES) IOS XE image and license, providing full AVC functionality.