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Product Bulletin, No. 1580
Cisco 7200 and 7500 Series Routers Software Feature Licenses
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.
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.
For additional information on feature licences and other software licensing offered by the Cisco 7200 and 7500 Series routers, review Product Bulletin #965 at:
Please contact Cisco Customer Service or your Cisco Account Manager if you have any questions about the subject matter contained in this product bulletin.