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Cisco 7200 and 7500 Series Routers Software Feature Licenses

Introduction

Cisco IOS Software Feature Licenses

Interdomain Routing/MPLS Feature License

WAN Packet Protocol/NetFlow Feature License

Additional Information

Product Bulletin, No. 1580

Cisco 7200 and 7500 Series Routers Software Feature Licenses


Introduction

Cisco IOS® Software on the Cisco 7200 and 7500 Series Routers offers three distinctly different types of software licensing: Cisco IOS Software Licenses, Cisco IOS Software Feature Licenses, and Cisco IOS Feature Upgrade Licenses. This document describes the recent changes made to Cisco IOS Software Feature Licenses on the Cisco® 7200 and Cisco 7500 Series routers that add more value and functionality.

Cisco IOS Software Feature Licenses

In some cases, additional value-added functionality is provided in software images but are not covered by the "base" Cisco IOS Software License. The right to use these features is offered through a feature license (Cisco IOS Software Feature License). For example, in order to use NetFlow Switching on a Cisco 7200 Series, the WAN Packet Protocol/NetFlow feature license (product code: FR-WPP72) is 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. For instance, purchasing the WAN Packet Protocols/NetFlow license for software Release 12.3 will not upgrade the software to support NetFlow. Choose a software release that supports all required features, then choose any necessary feature licenses.

Interdomain Routing/MPLS Feature License

The Interdomain Routing/MPLS feature license (formerly named Interdomain Routing/Tag Switching) has been modified to include MPLS support. To increase functionality and offer better value, several features originally supported by this license are now supported by the WAN Packet Protocol/NetFlow feature license, and other features no longer require a feature license. Table 1 summarizes the changes made to this feature license.

Table 1  Former and Current Features Supported Under the Interdomain Routing/MPLS Feature License (FR-IR72 and FR-IR75)

Features
Feature License Required To Use Feature
BGP

Feature license no longer required.

BGP4

Feature license no longer required.

EGP for Internet Scale Routing

Feature license no longer required.

CIP Support

Feature license no longer required as of April, 2004.

SNA Support

Feature license no longer required as of April, 2004.

TCP/IP Offload

Feature license no longer required as of April, 2004.

Tag Switching/MPLS

Still supported by the Interdomain Routing/MPLS Feature License


WAN Packet Protocol/NetFlow Feature License

The WAN Packet Protocol/NetFlow feature license has also been modified to provide more value-added functionality. Table 2 summarizes the changes made to this feature license.

Table 2  Former and Current Features Supported by the WAN Packet Protocol/NetFlow Feature License (FR-WPP72 and FR-WPP75)

Features
Feature License Required to Use Feature
ATM DXI

Still supported by the WAN Packet Protocol/NetFlow feature license.

Frame Relay Switching

Feature license no longer required.

Frame Relay SVC Support (DTE)

Feature license no longer required.

Frame Relay Traffic Shaping

Feature license no longer required.

SMDS Over ATM

Still supported by the WAN Packet Protocol/NetFlow feature license.

X.25 Switching

Still supported by the WAN Packet Protocol/NetFlow feature license.

NetFlow Switching

Still supported by the WAN Packet Protocol/NetFlow feature license.

CIP Support

Feature license no longer required as of April, 2004.

SNA Support

Feature license no longer required as of April, 2004.

TCP/IP Offload

Feature license no longer required as of April, 2004.


Additional Information

For additional information on feature licences and other software licensing offered by the Cisco 7200 and 7500 Series routers, review Product Bulletin #965 at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps341/prod_bulletin09186a00800a229c.html

Please contact Cisco Customer Service or your Cisco Account Manager if you have any questions about the subject matter contained in this product bulletin.