This document describes changes to Cisco IOS® Software feature licenses on the Cisco® 7200 Series routers. These changes are effective beginning August 1, 2005 for Cisco IOS Software Release 12.4(2)T and later. These changes are also effective beginning January 14, 2008, in Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(33)SRC and later.
Cisco IOS Software Feature Licenses
In some cases, additional value-added capability is provided in software images but is not covered by the "base" Cisco IOS Software images. The right to use these features is offered through a feature license (Cisco IOS Software Feature License). For example, before Cisco IOS Software Release 12.4(2)T, in order to use NetFlow Switching on a Cisco 7200 Series, the WAN Packet Protocols/NetFlow Feature License (product code: FR-WPP72) was required.
It is important to understand that a feature license conveys the right to use a feature, but cannot add a particular feature to a software release that does not support it. Choose a software release that supports all required features, then choose any necessary feature licenses.
Feature License Changes
Table 1 summarizes the changes made to the Cisco IOS Software feature licenses.
Table 1. Cisco IOS Software Feature Licenses Effective Q1FY06 in Cisco IOS Software Release 12.4(2)T and Effective Q3FY08 in Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2SRC
Cisco IOS 7200 Series WAN Packet Protocols/NetFlow License