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Use this tool to determine the license PIDs you need to order based on your network requirements.



  • For which platform are you looking for a license?
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
    • In what type of license are you interested?
    • Tier-Based Licenses — support groups of features.
      • Which type of deployment do you have?
      • DCN (ACI + NX-OS) Licenses — for ACI + NX-OS deployments.
        • How long do you want to use the license?
        • Subscription Licenses — can be purchased for a period of 3 years or 5 years based on your requirement.
          • Do you want the license to include all features or a subset of features?
          • Premier (includes Advantage and Essentials)
            • The Premier license supports the following features:

              • Cisco Network Assurance Engine
              • Cisco Network Insights Advisor
              • Cisco Network Insights for Resources
              • All of the features supported in the Advantage and Essentials licenses
              C1P1TN9300GF-3Y -- DCN Premier package for a 1G fixed platform (GF), 3 year term
              C1P1TN9300GF-5Y -- DCN Premier package for a 1G fixed platform (GF), 5 year term
              C1P1TN9300XF-3Y -- DCN Premier package for a 10/25/40/100G fixed platform (XF), 3 year term
              C1P1TN9300XF-5Y -- DCN Premier package for a 10/25/40/100G fixed platform (XF), 5 year term
              C1P1TN9300XF2-3Y -- DCN Premier package for a Nexus 9364C and 9300-GX platform (XF2), 3 year term
              C1P1TN9300XF2-5Y -- DCN Premier package for a Nexus 9364C and 9300-GX platform (XF2), 5 year term
              C1P1TN9500M4-3Y -- DCN Premier package for a 4-Slot modular platform, 3 year term
              C1P1TN9500M4-5Y -- DCN Premier package for a 4-Slot modular platform, 5 year term
              C1P1TN9500M816-3Y -- DCN Premier package for an 8- or 16-Slot modular platform, 3 year term
              C1P1TN9500M816-5Y -- DCN Premier package for an 8- or 16-Slot modular platform, 5 year term
                                                                          

              NOTE: Feature support varies by platform and release. See the release notes and configuration guides to determine which features are supported for your platform.

          • Advantage (includes Essentials)
            • The Advantage license supports the following features:

              • ACI features (Multi-Site and physical remote leaf)
              • Advanced fabric features (Pervasive Load Balancing and Tenant Routed Multicast)
              • DCI overlay features (Inter AS option B, Layer 3 EVPN over segment routing, MPLS Layer 3 VPN, and VXLAN EVPN Multi-Site)
              • All of the features supported in the Essentials license
              C1A1TN9300GF-3Y -- DCN Advantage package for a 1G fixed platform (GF), 3 year term
              C1A1TN9300GF-5Y -- DCN Advantage package for a 1G fixed platform (GF), 5 year term
              C1A1TN9300XF-3Y -- DCN Advantage package for a 10/25/40/100G fixed platform (XF), 3 year term
              C1A1TN9300XF-5Y -- DCN Advantage package for a 10/25/40/100G fixed platform (XF), 5 year term
              C1A1TN9300XF2-3Y -- DCN Advantage package for a Nexus 9364C and 9300-GX platform (XF2), 3 year term
              C1A1TN9300XF2-5Y -- DCN Advantage package for a Nexus 9364C and 9300-GX platform (XF2), 5 year term
              C1A1TN9500M4-3Y -- DCN Advantage package for a 4-Slot modular platform, 3 year term
              C1A1TN9500M4-5Y -- DCN Advantage package for a 4-Slot modular platform, 5 year term
              C1A1TN9500M816-3Y -- DCN Advantage package for an 8- or 16-Slot modular platform, 3 year term
              C1A1TN9500M816-5Y -- DCN Advantage package for an 8- or 16-Slot modular platform, 5 year term
                                                                          

              NOTE: Feature support varies by platform and release. See the release notes and configuration guides to determine which features are supported for your platform.

          • Essentials
            • The Essentials license supports the following features:

              • ACI base features (ecosystem security, fabric management, intent-based networking, multi-pod, and virtualization)
              • Fabric management features (DCNM LAN and PTP)
              • Fabric services features (Catena, iCAM, ITD, IP fabric for media non-blocking multicast, and smart channel)
              • Routing and switching features (BGP, EIGRP, GRE, IS-IS, MSDP, OSPF, PBR, PIM, SSM, VRF, and VXLAN BGP EVPN)
              • Telemetry features (NetFlow and Cisco Tetration Analytics™)
              C1E1TN9300GF-3Y -- DCN Essentials package for a 1G fixed platform (GF), 3 year term
              C1E1TN9300GF-5Y -- DCN Essentials package for a 1G fixed platform (GF), 5 year term
              C1E1TN9300XF-3Y -- DCN Essentials package for a 10/25/40/100G fixed platform (XF), 3 year term
              C1E1TN9300XF-5Y -- DCN Essentials package for a 10/25/40/100G fixed platform (XF), 5 year term
              C1E1TN9300XF2-3Y -- DCN Essentials package for a Nexus 9364C and 9300-GX platform (XF2), 3 year term
              C1E1TN9300XF2-5Y -- DCN Essentials package for a Nexus 9364C and 9300-GX platform (XF2), 5 year term
              C1E1TN9500M4-3Y -- DCN Essentials package for a 4-Slot modular platform, 3 year term
              C1E1TN9500M4-5Y -- DCN Essentials package for a 4-Slot modular platform, 5 year term
              C1E1TN9500M816-3Y -- DCN Essentials package for an 8- or 16-Slot modular platform, 3 year term
              C1E1TN9500M816-5Y -- DCN Essentials package for an 8- or 16-Slot modular platform, 5 year term
                                                                          

              NOTE: Feature support varies by platform and release. See the release notes and configuration guides to determine which features are supported for your platform.

        • Perpetual Licenses — purchased once and do not expire.
          • Do you want the license to include all features or a subset of features?
          • Advantage (includes Essentials)
            • The Advantage license supports the following features:

              • ACI features (Multi-Site and physical remote leaf)
              • Advanced fabric features (Pervasive Load Balancing and Tenant Routed Multicast)
              • DCI overlay features (Inter AS option B, Layer 3 EVPN over segment routing, MPLS Layer 3 VPN, and VXLAN EVPN Multi-Site)
              • All of the features supported in the Essentials license
              ACI-AD-GF -- ACI Advantage package for a 1G fixed platform (GF)
              ACI-AD-XF -- ACI Advantage package for a 10/25/40/100G fixed platform (XF)
              ACI-AD-XF2 -- ACI Advantage package for a Nexus 9364C and 9300-GX platform (XF2)
                                                                          

              NOTE: Feature support varies by platform and release. See the release notes and configuration guides to determine which features are supported for your platform.

          • Essentials
            • The Essentials license supports the following features:

              • ACI base features (ecosystem security, fabric management, intent-based networking, multi-pod, and virtualization)
              • Fabric management features (DCNM LAN and PTP)
              • Fabric services features (Catena, iCAM, ITD, IP fabric for media non-blocking multicast, and smart channel)
              • Routing and switching features (BGP, EIGRP, GRE, IS-IS, MSDP, OSPF, PBR, PIM, SSM, VRF, and VXLAN BGP EVPN)
              • Telemetry features (NetFlow and Cisco Tetration Analytics™)
              ACI-ES-GF -- ACI Essentials package for a 1G fixed platform (GF)
              ACI-ES-XF -- ACI Essentials package for a 10/25/40/100G fixed platform (XF)
              ACI-ES-XF2 -- ACI Essentials package for a Nexus 9364C and 9300-GX platform (XF2)
                                                                          

              NOTE: Feature support varies by platform and release. See the release notes and configuration guides to determine which features are supported for your platform.

      • NX-OS Licenses — for NX-OS deployments only.
        • How long do you want to use the license?
        • Perpetual Licenses — purchased once and do not expire.
          • Do you want the license to include all features or a subset of features?
          • Advantage (includes Essentials)
            • The Advantage license supports the following features:

              • Advanced fabric features (Pervasive Load Balancing and Tenant Routed Multicast)
              • DCI overlay features (Inter AS option B, Layer 3 EVPN over segment routing, MPLS Layer 3 VPN, and VXLAN EVPN Multi-Site)
              • All of the features supported in the Essentials license
              NXOS-AD-GF -- NX-OS Advantage package for a 1G fixed platform (GF)
              NXOS-AD-XF -- NX-OS Advantage package for a 10/25/40/100G fixed platform (XF)
              NXOS-AD-XF2 -- NX-OS Advantage package for a Nexus 9364C and 9300-GX platform
              NXOS-AD-M4 -- NX-OS Advantage package for a 4-Slot modular platform
              NXOS-AD-M8-16 -- NX-OS Advantage package for an 8- or 16-Slot modular platform
                                                                          

              NOTE: Feature support varies by platform and release. See the release notes and configuration guides to determine which features are supported for your platform.

          • Essentials
            • The Essentials license supports the following features:

              • Fabric management features (DCNM LAN and PTP)
              • Fabric services features (Catena, iCAM, ITD, IP fabric for media non-blocking multicast, and smart channel)
              • Routing and switching features (BGP, EIGRP, GRE, IS-IS, MSDP, OSPF, PBR, PIM, SSM, VRF, and VXLAN BGP EVPN)
              • Telemetry features (NetFlow and Cisco Tetration Analytics™)
              NXOS-ES-GF -- NX-OS Essentials package for a 1G fixed platform (GF)
              NXOS-ES-XF -- NX-OS Essentials package for a 10/25/40/100G fixed platform (XF)
              NXOS-ES-XF2 -- NX-OS Essentials package for a Nexus 9364C and 9300-GX platform
              NXOS-ES-M4 -- NX-OS Essentials package for a 4-Slot modular platform
              NXOS-ES-M8-16 -- NX-OS Essentials package for an 8- or 16-Slot modular platform
                                                                          

              NOTE: Feature support varies by platform and release. See the release notes and configuration guides to determine which features are supported for your platform.

    • Add-on Licenses — support additional features. They can be purchased independently or with a tier-based license.
      • For which features do you need a license?
      • Security Licenses — support MACsec.
        • How long do you want to use the license?
        • Subscription Licenses — can be purchased for a period of 3 years or 5 years based on your requirement.
          • C1-N9K-SEC-XF-3Y -- Security license for a 10/25/40/100G fixed platform, 3 year term
            C1-N9K-SEC-XF-5Y -- Security license for a 10/25/40/100G fixed platform, 5 year term
            C1-N9K-SEC-M-3Y -- Security license for a 4-, 8-, or 16-Slot modular platform, 3 year term
            C1-N9K-SEC-M-5Y -- Security license for a 4-, 8-, or 16-Slot modular platform, 5 year term
                                                                

            NOTE: Feature support varies by platform and release. See the release notes and configuration guides to determine which features are supported for your platform.

        • Perpetual Licenses — purchased once and do not expire.
          • ACI-SEC-XF -- Security license for a 10/25/40/100G fixed platform
            ACI-SEC-XM -- Security license for a 4-, 8-, or 16-Slot modular platform
                                                                

            NOTE: Feature support varies by platform and release. See the release notes and configuration guides to determine which features are supported for your platform.

      • Storage Licenses — support FC NPV, FCoE NPV, and SAN switching.
        • How long do you want to use the license?
        • Subscription Licenses — can be purchased for a period of 3 years or 5 years based on your requirement.
          • C1-N9K-STRG-XF-3Y -- Storage license for a Nexus N9K-93180YC-FX switch, 3 year term
            C1-N9K-STRG-XF-5Y -- Storage license for a Nexus N9K-93180YC-FX switch, 5 year term
            C1-N9K-STRG-M-3Y -- Storage license for a 4-, 8-, or 16-Slot modular platform, 3 year term
            C1-N9K-STRG-M-5Y -- Storage license for a 4-, 8-, or 16-Slot modular platform, 5 year term
                                                                

            NOTE: Feature support varies by platform and release. See the release notes and configuration guides to determine which features are supported for your platform.

        • Perpetual Licenses — purchased once and do not expire.
          • ACI-STRG -- Storage license for a Nexus N9K-93180YC-FX switch
                                                                

            NOTE: Feature support varies by platform and release. See the release notes and configuration guides to determine which features are supported for your platform.

      • NDB Licenses — support Nexus Data Broker (NX-OS only).
        • How long do you want to use the license?
        • Subscription Licenses — can be purchased for a period of 3 years or 5 years based on your requirement.
          • C1-N9K-NDB-3Y -- Nexus Data Broker license for a fixed platform or Nexus 9364C platform, 3 year term
            C1-N9K-NDB-5Y -- Nexus Data Broker license for a fixed platform or Nexus 9364C platform, 5 year term
            C1-N9K-NDB-M4-3Y -- Nexus Data Broker license for a 4-Slot modular platform, 3 year term
            C1-N9K-NDB-M4-5Y -- Nexus Data Broker license for a 4-Slot modular platform, 5 year term
            C1-N9K-NDB-M816-3Y -- Nexus Data Broker license for an 8- or 16-Slot modular platform, 3 year term
            C1-N9K-NDB-M816-5Y -- Nexus Data Broker license for an 8- or 16-Slot modular platform, 5 year term
                                                                

            NOTE: Feature support varies by platform and release. See the release notes and configuration guides to determine which features are supported for your platform.

        • Perpetual Licenses — purchased once and do not expire.
          • NXOS-NDB -- Nexus Data Broker license for a fixed platform, or Nexus 9364C platform
            NDB-MODM-SWT-K9 -- Nexus Data Broker license for a 4-Slot modular platform
            NDB-NDB-MODL-SWT-K9 -- Nexus Data Broker license for an 8- or 16-Slot modular platform
                                                                

            NOTE: Feature support varies by platform and release. See the release notes and configuration guides to determine which features are supported for your platform.

      • Day 2 Ops Licenses — support NAE, NIA, and NIR.
        • How long do you want to use the license?
        • Subscription Licenses — can be purchased for a period of 3 years or 5 years based on your requirement.
          • C1-N9K-D2OPS-FXD-3Y -- Day 2 Ops license, 3 year term
            C1-N9K-D2OPS-FXD-3Y -- Day 2 Ops license, 5 year term
                                                                

            NOTE: Feature support varies by platform and release. See the release notes and configuration guides to determine which features are supported for your platform.

  • Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches
    • In what type of license are you interested?
    • Tier-Based Licenses — support groups of features.
      • How long do you want to use the license?
      • Subscription Licenses — can be purchased for a period of 3 years or 5 years based on your requirement.
        • Do you want the license to include all features or a subset of features?
        • Advantage (includes Essentials)
          • The Advantage license supports the following features:

            • Advanced fabric features (Pervasive Load Balancing and Tenant Routed Multicast)
            • DCI overlay features (Inter AS option B, Layer 3 EVPN over segment routing, MPLS Layer 3 VPN, and VXLAN EVPN Multi-Site)
            • All of the features supported in the Essentials license
            N3K-AD-XF-3Y -- NX-OS Advantage package for a Nexus 3000 platform with less than 6.4 Tbps, 3 year term
            N3K-AD-XF-5Y -- NX-OS Advantage package for a Nexus 3000 platform with less than 6.4 Tbps, 5 year term
                                                                

            NOTE: Feature support varies by platform and release. See the release notes and configuration guides to determine which features are supported for your platform.

        • Essentials
          • The Essentials license supports the following features:

            • Fabric management features (DCNM LAN and PTP)
            • Fabric services features (Catena, iCAM, ITD, IP fabric for media non-blocking multicast, and smart channel)
            • Routing and switching features (BGP, EIGRP, GRE, IS-IS, MSDP, OSPF, PBR, PIM, SSM, VRF, and VXLAN BGP EVPN)
            • Telemetry features (NetFlow and Cisco Tetration Analytics™)
            N3K-ES-XF-3Y -- NX-OS Essentials package for a Nexus 3000 platform with less than 6.4 Tbps, 3 year term
            N3K-ES-XF-5Y -- NX-OS Essentials package for a Nexus 3000 platform with less than 6.4 Tbps, 5 year term
            N3K-ES-XF2-3Y -- NX-OS Essentials package for a Nexus 3000 platform with more than 6.4 Tbps, 3 year term
            N3K-ES-XF2-5Y -- NX-OS Essentials package for a Nexus 3000 platform with more than 6.4 Tbps, 5 year term
            N3K-ES-XM-3Y -- NX-OS Essentials package for a Nexus 3000 modular platform, 3 year term
            N3K-ES-XM-5Y -- NX-OS Essentials package for a Nexus 3000 modular platform, 5 year term
                                                                

            NOTE: Feature support varies by platform and release. See the release notes and configuration guides to determine which features are supported for your platform.

      • Perpetual Licenses — purchased once and do not expire.
        • Do you want the license to include all features or a subset of features?
        • Advantage (includes Essentials)
          • The Advantage license supports the following features:

            • DCI overlay features (Inter AS option B, Layer 3 EVPN over segment routing, MPLS Layer 3 VPN)
            • All of the features supported in the Essentials license
            N3K-AD-XF -- NX-OS Advantage package for a Nexus 3000 platform with less than 6.4 Tbps
            N3K-AD-XF2 -- NX-OS Advantage package for a Nexus 3000 platform with more than 6.4 Tbps
                                                                

            NOTE: Feature support varies by platform and release. See the release notes and configuration guides to determine which features are supported for your platform.

        • Essentials
          • The Essentials license supports the following features:

            • Fabric management features (DCNM LAN and PTP)
            • Fabric services features (Catena, iCAM, ITD, IP fabric for media non-blocking multicast, and smart channel)
            • Routing and switching features (BGP, EIGRP, GRE, IS-IS, MSDP, OSPF, PBR, PIM, SSM, VRF, and VXLAN BGP EVPN)
            • Telemetry features (NetFlow and Cisco Tetration Analytics™)
            N3K-ES-XF -- NX-OS Essentials package for a Nexus 3000 platform with less than 6.4 Tbps
            N3K-ES-XF2 -- NX-OS Essentials package for a Nexus 3000 platform with more than 6.4 Tbps
            N3K-ES-XM -- NX-OS Essentials package for a Nexus 3000 modular platform
                                                                

            NOTE: Feature support varies by platform and release. See the release notes and configuration guides to determine which features are supported for your platform.

    • Add-on Licenses — support additional features. They can be purchased independently or with a tier-based license.
      • For which features do you need a license?
      • Security Licenses — support MACsec.
        • How long do you want to use the license?
        • Subscription Licenses — can be purchased for a period of 3 years, or 5 years based on your requirement.
          • N3K-SEC-3Y -- Security license for a Nexus 3000 switch, 3 year term
            N3K-SEC-5Y -- Security license for a Nexus 3000 switch, 5 year term
                                                                

            NOTE: Feature support varies by platform and release. See the release notes and configuration guides to determine which features are supported for your platform.

        • Perpetual Licenses — purchased once and do not expire.
          • N3K-SEC -- Security license for a Nexus 3000 switch
                                                                

            NOTE: Feature support varies by platform and release. See the release notes and configuration guides to determine which features are supported for your platform.

      • NDB Licenses — support Nexus Data Broker (NX-OS only).
        • How long do you want to use the license?
        • Subscription Licenses — can be purchased for a period of 3 years or 5 years based on your requirement.
          • N3K-NDB-3Y -- Nexus Data Broker license for a Nexus 3000 switch, 3 year term
            N3K-NDB-5Y -- Nexus Data Broker license for a Nexus 3000 switch, 5 year term
                                                                

            NOTE: Feature support varies by platform and release. See the release notes and configuration guides to determine which features are supported for your platform.

        • Perpetual Licenses — purchased once and do not expire.
          • N3K-NDB -- Nexus Data Broker license for a Nexus 3000 switch
                                                                

            NOTE: Feature support varies by platform and release. See the release notes and configuration guides to determine which features are supported for your platform.



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Revised 25 August 2020


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