Published On: July 14ᵗʰ, 2021 08:10

System Management Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.x (Catalyst 9500 Switches)

Contents

Prerequisites for Configuring Smart Licensing

  • Release requirements: Smart Licensing is supported from Cisco IOS XE Fuji 16.9.2 to Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.1. (Starting with Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.2a, Smart Licensing Using Policy is supported.)

  • CSSM requirements:

    • Cisco Smart Account

    • One or more Virtual Account

    • User role with proper access rights

    • You should have accepted the Smart Software Licensing Agreement on CSSM to register devices.

    • Network reachability to https://tools.cisco.com.

Introduction to Smart Licensing

Cisco Smart Licensing is a flexible licensing model that provides you with an easier, faster, and more consistent way to purchase and manage software across the Cisco portfolio and across your organization. And it’s secure – you control what users can access. With Smart Licensing you get:

  • Easy Activation: Smart Licensing establishes a pool of software licenses that can be used across the entire organization—no more PAKs (Product Activation Keys).

  • Unified Management: My Cisco Entitlements (MCE) provides a complete view into all of your Cisco products and services in an easy-to-use portal, so you always know what you have and what you are using.

  • License Flexibility: Your software is not node-locked to your hardware, so you can easily use and transfer licenses as needed.

To use Smart Licensing, you must first set up a Smart Account on Cisco Software Central (software.cisco.com).

For a more detailed overview on Cisco Licensing, go to cisco.com/go/licensingguide.

Overview of CSSM

Cisco Smart Software Manager (CSSM) enables you to manage all your Cisco smart software licenses from one centralized portal. With CSSM, you can organize and view your licenses in groups called virtual accounts (collections of licenses and product instances).

You can access the CSSM on https://software.cisco.com/#, by clicking the Smart Software Licensing link under the License tab.


Note

Use a Chrome 32.0, Firefox 25.0, or Safari 6.0.5 web browser to access CSSM. Also, ensure that Javascript 1.5 or a later version is enabled in your browser.


Use the CSSM to do the following tasks:

  • Create, manage, or view virtual accounts.

  • Create and manage Product Instance Registration Tokens.

  • Transfer licenses between virtual accounts or view licenses.

  • Transfer, remove, or view product instances.

  • Run reports against your virtual accounts.

  • Modify your email notification settings.

  • View overall account information.

CSSM Help describes the procedures for carrying out these tasks.

Connecting to CSSM

The following illustration shows the various options available to connect to CSSM:

Figure 1. Connection Options
  1. Direct cloud access: In this method, Cisco products send usage information directly over the internet to Cisco.com; no additional components are needed for the connection.

  2. Direct cloud access through an HTTPs proxy: In this method, Cisco products send usage information over the internet through a proxy server - either a Call Home Transport Gateway or an off-the-shelf proxy (such as Apache) to Cisco.com.

  3. Mediated access through a connected on-premises collector: In this method, Cisco products send usage information to a locally-connected collector, which acts as a local license authority. Periodically, this information is exchanged to keep the databases synchronized.

  4. Mediated access through a disconnected on-premises collector: In this method, Cisco products send usage information to a local disconnected collector, which acts as a local license authority. Exchange of human-readable information takes place occasionally (maybe once a month) to keep the databases synchronized.

Options 1 and 2 provide an easy connection option, and options 3 and 4 provide a secure environment connection option. Cisco Smart Software Manager On-Prem (formerly known as Cisco Smart Software Manager satellite) provides support for options 3 and 4.

Linking Existing Licenses to CSSM

The following section is required for those licenses that were purchased without a Cisco Smart Account. These licenses will not be available in CSSM after you have upgraded to Cisco IOS XE Fuji 16.9.1. You are requested to contact the Cisco Global Licensing Operations (GLO) team with the following email template. Fill the template with the appropriate information to request linking of your existing licenses to your Cisco Smart Account in CSSM.

Email Template:

To: licensing@cisco.com

Subject: Request for Linking Existing Licenses to Cisco Smart Account

Email Text:

Cisco.com ID: #####

Smart virtual account name: #####

Smart account domain ID (domain in the form of "xyz.com"): #####

List of UDIs:

List of licenses with count:

Proof of purchase (Please attach your proof of purchase along with this mail)

Configuring a Connection to CSSM and Setting Up the License Level

The following sections provide information about how to set up a connection to CSSM and set up the license level.

Setting Up a Connection to CSSM

The following steps show how to set up a Layer 3 connection to CSSM to verify network reachability. Skip this section if you already have Layer 3 connectivity to CSSM.

Procedure

  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1

enable

Example:

Device> enable

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

Enter your password, if prompted.

Step 2

configure terminal

Example:

Device# configure terminal

Enters global configuration mode.

Step 3

{ip | ipv6} name-server server-address 1 [server-address 2] [server-address 3] [server-address 4] [server-address 5] [server-address 6]

Example:

Device(config)# ip name-server 209.165.201.1 209.165.200.225 209.165.201.14 209.165.200.230

Configures Domain Name System (DNS).

Step 4

ip name-server vrf Mgmt-vrf server-address 1 [server-address 2] [server-address 3] [server-address 4] [server-address 5] [server-address 6]

Example:

Device(config)# ip name-server vrf Mgmt-vrf 209.165.201.1 209.165.200.225 209.165.201.14 209.165.200.230

(Optional) Configures DNS on the VRF interface.

Note 

You should configure this command as an alternative to the ip name-server command.

Step 5

ip domain lookup source-interface interface-type interface-number

Example:

Device(config)# ip domain lookup source-interface Vlan100

(Optional) Configures the source interface for the DNS domain lookup.

Step 6

ip domain name example.com

Example:

Device(config)# ip domain name example.com

Configures the domain name.

Step 7

ip host tools.cisco.com ip-address

Example:

Device(config)# ip host tools.cisco.com 209.165.201.30

(Optional) Configures static hostname-to-address mappings in the DNS hostname cache if automatic DNS mapping is not available.

Step 8

interface vlan_id

Example:


Device(config)# interface Vlan100
Device(config-if)# ip address 192.0.2.10 255.255.255.0
Device(config-if)# exit

Configures a Layer 3 interface.

Step 9

ntp server ip-address [version number] [key key-id] [prefer]

Example:


Device(config)# ntp server 198.51.100.100 version 2 prefer

Forms a server association with the specified system.

Note 

The ntp server command is mandatory to ensure that the device time is synchronized with CSSM.

Step 10

switchport access vlan vlan_id

Example:


Device(config)# interface GigabitEthernet1/0/1
Device(config-if)# switchport access vlan 100
Device(config-if)# switchport mode access
Device(config-if)# exit
Device(config)# 

(Optional) Enables the VLAN for which this access port carries traffic and sets the interface as a nontrunking nontagged single-VLAN Ethernet interface.

Note 

This step is to be configured only if the switchport access mode is required.

Step 11

ip route ip-address ip-mask subnet mask

Example:


Device(config)# ip route 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.255 192.0.2.1

Configures a route on the device.

Note 

You can configure either a static route or a dynamic route.

Step 12

license smart transport callhome

Example:

Device(config)# license smart transport callhome

Enables the transport mode as Call Home.

Note 

The license smart transport callhome command is mandatory.

Step 13

ip http client source-interface interface-type interface-number

Example:

Device(config)# ip http client source-interface Vlan100

Configures a source interface for the HTTP client.

Note 

The ip http client source-interface interface-type interface-number command is mandatory.

Step 14

exit

Example:

Device(config)# exit

(Optional) Exits global configuration mode and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

Step 15

copy running-config startup-config

Example:

Device# copy running-config startup-config

(Optional) Saves your entries in the configuration file.

Configuring the Call Home Service for Direct Cloud Access


Note

By default, the CiscoTAC-1 profile is already set up on the device. Use the show call-home profile all command to check the profile status.


The Call Home service provides email-based and web-based notification of critical system events to CSSM.

To configure and enable the Call Home service, perform this procedure:

Procedure

  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1

enable

Example:

Device> enable

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

Enter your password, if prompted.

Step 2

configure terminal

Example:

Device# configure terminal

Enters global configuration mode.

Step 3

call-home

Example:

Device(config)# call-home

Enters Call Home configuration mode.

Step 4

no http secure server-identity-check

Example:

Device(config-call-home)# no http secure server-identity-check

Disables server identity check when HTTP connection is established.

Step 5

contact-email-address email-address

Example:

Device(config-call-home)# contact-email-addr username@example.com

Assigns customer's email address. You can enter up to 200 characters in email address format with no spaces.

Step 6

profile CiscoTAC-1

Example:

Device(config-call-home)# profile CiscoTAC-1

By default, the CiscoTAC-1 profile is inactive. To use this profile with the Call Home service, you must enable the profile.

Step 7

destination transport-method http

Example:

Device(config-call-home-profile)# destination transport-method http

Enables the Call Home service via HTTP.

Step 8

destination address http url

Example:

Device(config-call-home-profile)# destination address http https://tools.cisco.com/its/service/oddce/services/DDCEService

Connects to CSSM.

Step 9

active

Example:

Device(config-call-home-profile)# active

Enables the destination profile.

Step 10

no destination transport-method email

Example:

Device(config-call-home-profile)# no destination transport-method email

Disables the Call Home service via email.

Step 11

exit

Example:

Device(config-call-home-profile)# exit

Exits Call Home destination profile configuration mode and returns to Call Home configuration mode.

Step 12

exit

Example:

Device(config-call-home)# exit

Exits Call Home configuration mode and returns to global configuration mode.

Step 13

service call-home

Example:

Device(config)# service call-home

Enables the Call Home feature.

Step 14

exit

Example:

Device(config)# exit

Exits global configuration mode and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

Step 15

copy running-config startup-config

Example:

Device# copy running-config startup-config

(Optional) Saves your entries in the configuration file.

Configuring the Call Home Service for Direct Cloud Access through an HTTPs Proxy Server

The Call Home service can be configured through an HTTPs proxy server. This configuration requires no user authentication to connect to CSSM.


Note

Authenticated HTTPs proxy configurations are not supported.


To configure and enable the Call Home service through an HTTPs proxy, perform this procedure:

Procedure

  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1

enable

Example:

Device> enable

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

Enter your password, if prompted.

Step 2

configure terminal

Example:

Device# configure terminal

Enters global configuration mode.

Step 3

call-home

Example:

Device(config)# call-home

Enters Call Home configuration mode.

Step 4

contact-email-address email-address

Example:

Device(config-call-home)# contact-email-addr sch-smart-licensing@cisco.com

Configures the default email address as sch-smart-licensing@cisco.com.

Step 5

http-proxy proxy-address proxy-port port-number

Example:

Device(config-call-home)# http-proxy 198.51.100.10 port 3128

Configures the proxy server information to the Call Home service.

Step 6

profile CiscoTAC-1

Example:

Device(config-call-home)# profile CiscoTAC-1

By default, the CiscoTAC-1 profile is inactive. To use this profile with the Call Home service, you must enable the profile.

Step 7

destination transport-method http

Example:

Device(config-call-home-profile)# destination transport-method http

Enables the Call Home service via HTTP.

Step 8

no destination transport-method email

Example:

Device(config-call-home-profile)# no destination transport-method email

Disables the Call Home service via email.

Step 9

profile name

Example:

Device(config-call-home)# profile test1

Enters Call Home destination profile configuration mode for the specified destination profile name. If the specified destination profile does not exist, it is created.

Step 10

reporting smart-licensing-data

Example:

Device(config-call-home-profile)# reporting smart-licensing-data

Enables data sharing with the Call Home service via HTTP.

Step 11

destination transport-method http

Example:

Device(config-call-home-profile)# destination transport-method http

Enables the HTTP message transport method.

Step 12

destination address http url

Example:

Device(config-call-home-profile)# destination address http 
https://tools.cisco.com/its/service/oddce/services/DDCEService

Connects to CSSM.

Step 13

active

Example:

Device(config-call-home-profile)# active

Enables the destination profile.

Step 14

exit

Example:

Device(config-call-home-profile)# exit

Exits Call Home destination profile configuration mode and returns to Call Home configuration mode.

Step 15

exit

Example:

Device(config-call-home)# exit

Exits Call Home configuration mode and returns to global configuration mode.

Step 16

service call-home

Example:

Device(config)# service call-home

Enables the Call Home feature.

Step 17

ip http client proxy-server proxy-address proxy-port port-number

Example:

Device(config)# ip http client proxy-server 198.51.100.10 port 3128

Enables the Call Home feature.

Step 18

exit

Example:

Device(config)# exit

Exits global configuration mode and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

Step 19

copy running-config startup-config

Example:

Device# copy running-config startup-config

(Optional) Saves your entries in the configuration file.

Configuring the Call Home Service for Cisco Smart Software Manager On-Prem

For information about Cisco Smart Software Manager On-Prem (formerly known as Cisco Smart Software Manager satellite), see https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/buy/smart-accounts/software-manager-satellite.html.

To configure the Call Home service for the Cisco Smart Software Manager On-Prem (formerly known as Cisco Smart Software Manager satellite), perform this procedure:

Procedure

  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1

enable

Example:

Device> enable

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

Enter your password if prompted.

Step 2

configure terminal

Example:

Device# configure terminal

Enters global configuration mode.

Step 3

call-home

Example:

Device(config)# call-home

Enters Call Home configuration mode.

Step 4

profile CiscoTAC-1

Example:

Device(config-call-home)# profile CiscoTAC-1

By default, the CiscoTAC-1 profile is inactive. To use this profile with the Call Home service, you must enable the profile.

Step 5

no destination address http url

Example:

Device(config-call-home-profile)# no destination address http 
https://tools.cisco.com/its/service/oddce/services/DDCEService

Disable the default destination address.

Step 6

no http secure server-identity-check

Example:

Device(config-call-home)# no http secure server-identity-check

Disables server identity check when HTTP connection is established.

Step 7

profile name

Example:

Device(config-call-home)# profile test1

Enters Call Home destination profile configuration mode for the specified destination profile name. If the specified destination profile does not exist, it is created.

Step 8

reporting smart-licensing-data

Example:

Device(config-call-home-profile)# reporting smart-licensing-data

Enables data sharing with the Call Home service via HTTP.

Step 9

destination transport-method http

Example:

Device(config-call-home-profile)# destination transport-method http

Enables the HTTP message transport method.

Step 10

destination address http url

Example:

Device(config-call-home-profile)# 
destination address http https://209.165.201.15:443/Transportgateway/services/DeviceRequestHandler 

or

Device(config-call-home-profile)# 
destination address http http://209.165.201.15:80/Transportgateway/services/DeviceRequestHandler

Configures the destination URL (CSSM) to which Call Home messages are sent.

Note

Ensure the IP address or the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) in the destination URL matches the IP address or the FQDN as configured for the Satellite Name on the Cisco Smart Software Manager On-Prem.

Step 11

destination preferred-msg-format {long-text | short-text | xml}

Example:

Device(config-call-home-profile)# destination preferred-msg-format xml

(Optional) Configures a preferred message format. The default is XML.

Step 12

active

Example:

Device(config-call-home-profile)# active

Enables the destination profile. By default, a profile is enabled when it is created.

Step 13

exit

Example:

Device(config-call-home-profile)# exit

Exits Call Home destination profile configuration mode and returns to Call Home configuration mode.

Step 14

exit

Example:

Device(config-call-home)# exit

Exits Call Home configuration mode and returns to global configuration mode.

Step 15

ip http client source-interface interface-type interface-number

Example:

Device(config)# ip http client source-interface Vlan100

Configures a source interface for the HTTP client.

Note 

The ip http client source-interface interface-type interface-number command is mandatory for a vrf interface.

Step 16

crypto pki trustpoint name

Example:

Device(config)# crypto pki trustpoint SLA-TrustPoint

(Optional) Declares the trustpoint and a given name and enters ca-trustpoint configuration mode.

Step 17

revocation-check none

Example:

Device(ca-trustpoint)# revocation-check none

(Optional) Specifies that certificate checking is ignored.

Step 18

end

Example:

Device(ca-trustpoint)# end

(Optional) Exits ca-trustpoint configuration mode and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

Step 19

copy running-config startup-config

Example:

Device# copy running-config startup-config

(Optional) Saves your entries in the configuration file.

Configuring the License Level

This procedure is optional. You can use this procedure to :
  • Downgrade or upgrade licenses.

  • Enable or disable an evaluation or extension license

  • Clear an upgrade license

The required license level(s) needs to be configured on the device before registering. The following are the license levels available for Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches:

Base licenses

  • Network Essentials

  • Network Advantage (includes Network Essentials)

Add-on licenses—These can be subscribed for a fixed term of three, five, or seven years.

  • Digital Networking Architecture (DNA) Essentials

  • DNA Advantage (includes DNA Essentials)

To configure the license levels, follow this procedure:

Procedure

  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1

enable

Example:

Device> enable

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

Enter your password, if prompted.

Step 2

configure terminal

Example:

Device# configure terminal

Enters global configuration mode.

Step 3

license boot level license_level

Example:

Device(config)# license boot level network-essentials

Activates the licenses on the switch.

Step 4

exit

Example:

Device(config)# exit

Returns to the privileged EXEC mode.

Step 5

write memory

Example:

Device# write memory

Saves the license information on the switch.

Step 6

show version

Example:

Device# show version
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Technology-package Current    Type                           Technology-package Next reboot 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
network-essentials             Smart License                    network-essentials            
None                           Subscription Smart License       None     


Shows license-level information.

Step 7

reload

Example:

Device# reload

Reloads the device.

Registering a Device on CSSM

To register a device on CSSM, you must do the following tasks:

  1. Generate a unique token from the CSSM.

  2. Register the device with the generated token.

On successful registration, the device will receive an identity certificate. This certificate is saved on your device and automatically used for all future communications with Cisco. CSSM will attempt to renew the registration information every 30 days.

Additionally, license usage data is collected and a report is sent to you every month. If required, you can configure your Call Home settings to filter out sensitive information (like hostname, username and password) from the usage report.


Note

Downgrading a device from Cisco IOS XE Fuji 16.9.1 to any prior release will migrate the smart license to traditional license. All smart license information on the device will be removed. In case the device needs to be upgraded back to Cisco IOS XE Fuji 16.9.1, the license status will remain in evaluation mode until the device is registered again in CSSM.


Generating a New Token from CSSM

Tokens are generated to register new product instances to the virtual account.

Procedure


Step 1

Log in to CSSM from https://software.cisco.com/#.

You must log in to the portal using the username and password provided by Cisco.

Step 2

Click the Inventory tab.

Step 3

From the Virtual Account drop-down list, choose the required virtual account.

Step 4

Click the General tab.

Step 5

Click New Token.

The Create Registration Token window is displayed.
Step 6

In the Description field, enter the token description.

Step 7

In the Expire After field, enter the number of days the token must be active.

Step 8

(Optional) In the Max. Number of Uses field, enter the maximum number of uses allowed after which the token expires.

Step 9

Check the Allow export-controlled functionality on the products registered with this token checkbox.

Enabling this checkbox ensures Cisco compliance with US and country-specific export policies and guidelines. For more information, see https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/about/legal/global-export-trade.html.

Step 10

Click Create Token to create a token.

Step 11

After the token is created, click Copy to copy the newly created token.


Registering a Device with the New Token

To register a device with the new token, perform this procedure:

Procedure

  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1

enable

Example:

Device> enable

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

Enter your password, if prompted.

Step 2

license smart register idtoken token_ID

Example:

Device# license smart register idtoken $Tl4UytrNXBzbEs1ck8veUtWaG5abnZJOFdDa1FwbVRa%0AblRMbz0%3D%0A 

Registers the device with the back-end server using the token generated from CSSM.

Step 3

write memory

Example:

Device# write memory

Saves the license information on the device.

Verifying the License Status After Registration

To verify the status of a license after registration, use the show license all command.


Device> enable
Device# show license all
Smart Licensing Status
======================

Smart Licensing is ENABLED

Registration:
  Status: REGISTERED
  Smart Account: Smart Account Name
  Virtual Account: Virtual Account 1
  Export-Controlled Functionality: Allowed
  Initial Registration: SUCCEEDED on Jul 16 09:44:50 2018 IST
  Last Renewal Attempt: None
  Next Renewal Attempt: Jan 12 09:44:49 2019 IST
  Registration Expires: Jul 16 09:39:05 2019 IST

License Authorization:
  Status: AUTHORIZED on Jul 31 17:30:02 2018 IST
  Last Communication Attempt: SUCCEEDED on Jul 31 17:30:02 2018 IST
  Next Communication Attempt: Aug 30 17:30:01 2018 IST
  Communication Deadline: Oct 29 17:24:12 2018 IST

Export Authorization Key:
  Features Authorized:
    <none>

Utility:
  Status: DISABLED

Data Privacy:
  Sending Hostname: yes
    Callhome hostname privacy: DISABLED
    Smart Licensing hostname privacy: DISABLED
  Version privacy: DISABLED

Transport:
  Type: Callhome

License Usage
==============

C9500 48Y4C DNA Advantage (C9500-DNA-48Y4C-A):
  Description: C9500 48Y4C DNA Advantage
  Count: 1
  Version: 1.0
  Status: AUTHORIZED
  Export status: NOT RESTRICTED

C9500 48Y4C NW Advantage (C9500-48Y4C-A):
  Description: C9500 48Y4C NW Advantage
  Count: 1
  Version: 1.0
  Status: AUTHORIZED
  Export status: NOT RESTRICTED

Product Information
===================
UDI: PID:C9500-48Y4C,SN:CAT2150L5HK

Agent Version
=============
Smart Agent for Licensing: 4.5.2_rel/32
Component Versions: SA:(1_3_dev)1.0.15, SI:(dev22)1.2.1, CH:(rel5)1.0.3, PK:(dev18)1.0.3

Reservation Info
================
License reservation: DISABLED

Canceling a Device's Registration in CSSM

When your device is taken off the inventory, shipped elsewhere for redeployment, or returned to Cisco for replacement using the return merchandise authorization (RMA) process, you can use the deregister command to cancel the registration of your device.

To cancel device registration, follow this procedure:

Before you begin

Layer 3 connection to CSSM must be available to successfully deregister the device.

Procedure

  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1

enable

Example:

Device> enable

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

Enter your password, if prompted.

Step 2

license smart deregister

Example:

Device# license smart deregister 

Cancels the device's registration, and sends the device into evaluation mode. All smart licensing entitlements and certificates on the corresponding platform are removed. The device product instance stored on CSSM is also removed.

Monitoring Smart Licensing Configuration

Use the following commands in privileged EXEC mode to monitor smart licensing configuration.

Table 1. Commands to Monitor Smart Licensing Configuration

Command

Purpose

show license status

Displays the compliance status of smart licensing. The following is the list of possible statuses:

  • Enabled: Indicates that smart licensing is enabled.

  • Waiting: Indicates the initial state after your device has made a license entitlement request. The device establishes communication with Cisco and successfully registers itself with the CSSM.

  • Registered: Indicates that your device is able to communicate with the CSSM, and is authorized to initiate requests for license entitlements.

  • Authorized: Indicates that your device is in Compliance status and is authorized to use the requested type and count of licenses. The Authorization status has a lifetime of 90 days. At the end of 30 days, the device will send a new entitlement authorization request to the CSSM to renew the authorization.

  • Out Of Compliance: Indicates that one or more of your licenses are out of compliance. You must buy additional licenses.

  • Eval Mode: You must register the device with the CSSM within 90 days (of device usage). Otherwise, your device's evaluation period will expire.

  • Evaluation Period Expired: At the end of 90 days, if your device has not registered, the device enters Evaluation Expired mode.

show license all

Displays all the entitlements in use. Additionally, it shows the associated licensing certificates, compliance status, UDI, and other details.

show tech-support license

Displays the detailed debug output.

show license usage

Displays the license usage information.

show license summary

Displays the summary of all the active licenses.

Configuration Examples for Smart Licensing

The following sections provide various Smart Licensing configuration examples.

Example: Viewing the Call Home Profile

Example

To display the Call Home profile, use the show call-home profile all command:


Device> enable
Device# show call-home profile all
Profile Name: CiscoTAC-1
    Profile status: ACTIVE
    Profile mode: Full Reporting
    Reporting Data: Smart Call Home, Smart Licensing
    Preferred Message Format: xml
    Message Size Limit: 3145728 Bytes
    Transport Method: http
    HTTP  address(es): https://tools.cisco.com/its/service/oddce/services/DDCEService
    Other address(es): default

    Periodic configuration info message is scheduled every 1 day of the month at 09:15

    Periodic inventory info message is scheduled every 1 day of the month at 09:00

    Alert-group               Severity
    ------------------------  ------------
    crash                     debug       
    diagnostic                minor       
    environment               warning     
    inventory                 normal      

    Syslog-Pattern            Severity
    ------------------------  ------------
    APF-.-WLC_.*              warning     
    .*                        major     

Example: Viewing the License Information Before Registering

Example

To display the license entitlements, use the show license all command:


Device> enable
Device# show license all

Smart Licensing Status
======================

Smart Licensing is ENABLED

Registration:
  Status: UNREGISTERED
  Export-Controlled Functionality: Not Allowed

License Authorization: 
  Status: EVAL MODE
  Evaluation Period Remaining: 68 days, 0 hours, 30 minutes, 5 seconds

Utility:
  Status: DISABLED

Data Privacy:
  Sending Hostname: yes
    Callhome hostname privacy: DISABLED
    Smart Licensing hostname privacy: DISABLED
  Version privacy: DISABLED

Transport:
  Type: Callhome

License Usage
==============

C9500 48Y4C DNA Advantage (C9500-DNA-48Y4C-A):
  Description: C9500 48Y4C DNA Advantage
  Count: 1
  Version: 1.0
  Status: EVAL MODE

C9500 48Y4C NW Advantage (C9500-48Y4C-A):
  Description: C9500 48Y4C NW Advantage
  Count: 1
  Version: 1.0
  Status: EVAL MODE

Product Information
===================
UDI: PID:C9500-48Y4C,SN:CAT2150L5HK

Agent Version
=============
Smart Agent for Licensing: 4.5.2_rel/32
Component Versions: SA:(1_3_dev)1.0.15, SI:(dev22)1.2.1, CH:(rel5)1.0.3, PK:(dev18)1.0.3

Reservation Info
================ 
License reservation: DISABLED

Example

To display the license usage information, use the show license usage command:


Device> enable
Device# show license usage

License Authorization: 
  Status: EVAL MODE
  Evaluation Period Remaining: 68 days, 0 hours, 29 minutes, 38 seconds

C9500 48Y4C DNA Advantage (C9500-DNA-48Y4C-A):
  Description: C9500 48Y4C DNA Advantage
  Count: 1
  Version: 1.0
  Status: EVAL MODE

C9500 48Y4C NW Advantage (C9500-48Y4C-A):
  Description: C9500 48Y4C NW Advantage
  Count: 1
  Version: 1.0
  Status: EVAL MODE

Example

To display all the license summaries, use the show license summary command:


Device> enable
Device# show license summary

Smart Licensing is ENABLED

Registration:
  Status: UNREGISTERED
  Export-Controlled Functionality: Not Allowed

License Authorization: 
  Status: EVAL MODE
  Evaluation Period Remaining: 68 days, 0 hours, 29 minutes, 33 seconds

License Usage:
  License                 Entitlement tag               Count Status
  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          (C9500-DNA-48Y4C-A)               1 EVAL MODE
                          (C9500-48Y4C-A)                   1 EVAL MODE

Example

To display the license status information, use the show license status command:


Device> enable
Device# show license status

Smart Licensing is ENABLED

Utility:
  Status: DISABLED

Data Privacy:
  Sending Hostname: yes
    Callhome hostname privacy: DISABLED
    Smart Licensing hostname privacy: DISABLED
  Version privacy: DISABLED

Transport:
  Type: Callhome

Registration:
  Status: UNREGISTERED
  Export-Controlled Functionality: Not Allowed

License Authorization: 
  Status: EVAL MODE
  Evaluation Period Remaining: 68 days, 0 hours, 29 minutes, 35 seconds

Example: Registering a Device

Example

To register a device, use the license smart register idtoken command:


Device> enable
Device# license smart register idtoken Tl4UytrNXBzbEs1ck8veUtWaG5abnZJOFdDa1FwbVRa%0AblRMbz0%3D%0A 
Device# write memory

Example: Viewing the License Status After Registering

Example

To display the license entitlements, use the show license all command:


Device> enable
Device# show license all

Smart Licensing Status
======================

Smart Licensing is ENABLED

Registration:
  Status: REGISTERED
  Smart Account: Smart Account Name
  Virtual Account: Virtual Account 1
  Export-Controlled Functionality: Allowed
  Initial Registration: SUCCEEDED on Jul 16 09:44:50 2018 IST
  Last Renewal Attempt: None
  Next Renewal Attempt: Jan 12 09:44:49 2019 IST
  Registration Expires: Jul 16 09:39:05 2019 IST

License Authorization:
  Status: AUTHORIZED on Jul 31 17:30:02 2018 IST
  Last Communication Attempt: SUCCEEDED on Jul 31 17:30:02 2018 IST
  Next Communication Attempt: Aug 30 17:30:01 2018 IST
  Communication Deadline: Oct 29 17:24:12 2018 IST

Export Authorization Key:
  Features Authorized:
    <none>

Utility:
  Status: DISABLED

Data Privacy:
  Sending Hostname: yes
    Callhome hostname privacy: DISABLED
    Smart Licensing hostname privacy: DISABLED
  Version privacy: DISABLED

Transport:
  Type: Callhome

License Usage
==============

C9500 48Y4C DNA Advantage (C9500-DNA-48Y4C-A):
  Description: C9500 48Y4C DNA Advantage
  Count: 1
  Version: 1.0
  Status: AUTHORIZED
  Export status: NOT RESTRICTED

C9500 48Y4C NW Advantage (C9500-48Y4C-A):
  Description: C9500 48Y4C NW Advantage
  Count: 1
  Version: 1.0
  Status: AUTHORIZED
  Export status: NOT RESTRICTED

Product Information
===================
UDI: PID:C9500-48Y4C,SN:CAT2150L5HK

Agent Version
=============
Smart Agent for Licensing: 4.5.2_rel/32
Component Versions: SA:(1_3_dev)1.0.15, SI:(dev22)1.2.1, CH:(rel5)1.0.3, PK:(dev18)1.0.3

Reservation Info
================
License reservation: DISABLED


Example

To display license usage information, use the show license usage command:


Device> enable
Device# show license usage
License Authorization:
  Status: AUTHORIZED on Jul 31 17:30:02 2018 IST

C9500 48Y4C DNA Advantage (C9500-DNA-48Y4C-A):
  Description: C9500 48Y4C DNA Advantage
  Count: 1
  Version: 1.0
  Status: AUTHORIZED
  Export status: NOT RESTRICTED

C9500 48Y4C NW Advantage (C9500-48Y4C-A):
  Description: C9500 48Y4C NW Advantage
  Count: 1
  Version: 1.0
  Status: AUTHORIZED
  Export status: NOT RESTRICTED

Example

To display all the license summaries, use the show license summary command:


Device> enable
Device# show license summary
Smart Licensing is ENABLED

Registration:
  Status: REGISTERED
  Smart Account: Smart Account Name
  Virtual Account: Virtual Account 1
  Export-Controlled Functionality: Allowed
  Last Renewal Attempt: None
  Next Renewal Attempt: Jan 12 09:44:49 2019 IST

License Authorization:
  Status: AUTHORIZED
  Last Communication Attempt: SUCCEEDED
  Next Communication Attempt: Aug 30 17:30:02 2018 IST

License Usage:
  License                 Entitlement tag               Count Status
  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  C9500 48Y4C DNA Adva... (C9500-DNA-48Y4C-A)               1 AUTHORIZED
  C9500 48Y4C NW Advan... (C9500-48Y4C-A)                   1 AUTHORIZED

Example

To display the license status information, use the show license status command:


Device> enable
Device# show license status
Smart Licensing is ENABLED

Utility:
  Status: DISABLED

Data Privacy:
  Sending Hostname: yes
    Callhome hostname privacy: DISABLED
    Smart Licensing hostname privacy: DISABLED
  Version privacy: DISABLED

Transport:
  Type: Callhome

Registration:
  Status: REGISTERED
  Smart Account: Smart Account Name
  Virtual Account: Virtual Account 1
  Export-Controlled Functionality: Allowed
  Initial Registration: SUCCEEDED on Jul 16 09:44:50 2018 IST
  Last Renewal Attempt: None
  Next Renewal Attempt: Jan 12 09:44:49 2019 IST
  Registration Expires: Jul 16 09:39:05 2019 IST

License Authorization:
  Status: AUTHORIZED on Jul 31 17:30:02 2018 IST
  Last Communication Attempt: SUCCEEDED on Jul 31 17:30:02 2018 IST
  Next Communication Attempt: Aug 30 17:30:01 2018 IST
  Communication Deadline: Oct 29 17:24:12 2018 IST

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Feature History for Smart Licensing

This table provides release and related information for features explained in this module.

These features are available on all releases subsequent to the one they were introduced in, unless noted otherwise.

Release

Feature

Feature Information

Cisco IOS XE Fuji 16.9.1

Smart Licensing

A cloud-based, software license management solution that allows you to manage and track the status of your license, hardware, and software usage trends.

Starting from this release, Smart Licensing is the default and the only available method to manage licenses.

Starting from Cisco IOS XE Fuji 16.9.1 the Right-To-Use (RTU) licensing mode is deprecated, and the associated license right-to-use command is no longer available on the CLI.

Support for this feature was introduced on all models of Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches.

Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.2a

Smart Licensing Using Policy

An enhanced version of Smart Licensing, with the overarching objective of providing a licensing solution that does not interrupt the operations of your network, rather, one that enables a compliance relationship to account for the hardware and software licenses you purchase and use.

Starting with this release, Smart Licensing Using Policy is automatically enabled on the device. This is also the case when you upgrade to this release.

By default, your Smart Account and Virtual Account in CSSM is enabled for Smart Licensing Using Policy

For more information, see the Smart Licensing Using Policy chapter in this guide.

Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform and software image support. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to http://www.cisco.com/go/cfn