Cisco IOS Software Activation

Simplified Software Deployment and Activation

Cisco Software Activation is a simplified approach to software deployment and management, and is implemented on Cisco Catalyst 3750-E/X and 3560-E/X Switches, Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Supervisor Engine7-E and Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2.

It helps enable customers to:

  • Speed deployment and roll out new Cisco Software Activation feature sets across customers' global networks
  • Centrally and more accurately manage and track software and license compliance
  • Easily conduct software compliance audits to meet regulations without impacting network operations

Operational Simplicity:

  • Simplified upgrades and license transfers save time and improve productivity; you can add new capabilities simply by using a license file.
  • You can easily track software assets, licenses, and feature set status.
  • A single software image improves service delivery.

Ease of Ordering:

  • Try and Buy lets you use a temporary license to try and evaluate new Cisco IOS functionality before purchase.
  • Pay-as-you-grow software key enables new features incrementally without service calls.

Ease of Management:

  • The automated software activation and deployment capabilities of Cisco License Manager facilitate deployment and minimize errors.

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