Licenses for EX Series

 

Understanding Software Licenses for EX Series Switches

To enable and use some of the Juniper Networks operating system (Junos OS) features, you must purchase, install, and manage separate software licenses. If the switch has the appropriate software license, you can configure and use these features.

The Junos OS feature license (that is, the purchased authorization code) is universal. However, to conform to Junos OS feature licensing requirements, you must install a unique license key (a combination of the authorization code and the switch’s serial number) on each switch.

For a Virtual Chassis deployment, two license keys are recommended for redundancy—one for the device in the master role and the other for the device in the backup role:

  • In an EX8200 Virtual Chassis, the devices in the master and backup roles are always XRE200 External Routing Engines.

  • In all other Virtual Chassis, the devices in the master and backup roles are switches.

You do not need additional license keys for Virtual Chassis member switches that are in the linecard role or for the redundant Routing Engine (RE) modules or the redundant Switch Fabric and Routing Engine (SRE) modules in an EX8200 member switch.

This topic describes:

Purchasing a Software Feature License

The following sections list features that require separate licenses. To purchase a software license, contact your Juniper Networks sales representative (https://www.juniper.net/us/en/contact-us/sales-offices). You will be asked to supply the chassis serial number of your switch; you can obtain the serial number by running the show chassis hardware command.

Note

You are required to provide the 12-digit serial number when purchasing a license for an XRE200 External Routing Engine in an EX8200 Virtual Chassis.

The serial number listed on the XRE200 External Routing Engine serial ID label is 16 digits long. Use the last 12 digits of the 16-digit serial number to purchase the license.

You can use the show chassis hardware command output to display the 12-digit serial number of the XRE200 External Routing Engine.

Features Requiring a License on EX2200 Switches

For EX2200 switches, the following features can be added to basic Junos OS by installing an enhanced feature license (EFL):

  • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)

  • Connectivity fault management (IEEE 802.1ag)

  • IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol) version 1 (IGMPv1), IGMPv2, and IGMPv3 (includes IGMP Snooping)

  • OSPFv1/v2 (with four active interfaces)

  • Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) dense mode, PIM source-specific mode, PIM sparse mode

  • Q-in-Q tunneling (IEEE 802.1ad)

  • Real-time performance monitoring (RPM)

  • Virtual Router

  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)

Table 1 lists the EFLs that you can purchase for EX2200 switch models. If you have the license, you can run all of the enhanced software features mentioned above on your EX2200 switch.

Table 1: Junos OS Part Number on EX2200 Switches

Switch Model

Part Number

EX2200-C-12P-2G

EX2200-C-12T-2G

EX-12-EFL

EX2200-24T-4G

EX2200-24P-4G

EX2200-24T-DC-4G

EX-24-EFL

EX2200-48T-4G

EX2200-48P-4G

EX-48-EFL

Features Requiring a License on EX2300 Switches

EX2300 switches have enhanced feature licenses (EFLs).

To use the following features on the EX2300 switches, you must install an EFL:

  • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)

  • IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol) version 1 (IGMPv1), IGMPv2, and IGMPv3 (includes IGMP Snooping)

  • IPv6 routing protocols: Multicast Listener Discovery version 1 and 2 (MLD v1/v2), OSPFv3, PIM multicast, VRRPv3

  • Multicast Source Discovery protocol (MSDP)

  • OSPF v2/v3

  • Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) dense mode, PIM source-specific mode, PIM sparse mode

  • Real-time performance monitoring (RPM)

  • RIPng (RIPng is for RIP IPv6)

  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)

Table 2 lists the EFLs that you can purchase for EX2300 switch models. If you have the license, you can run all of the enhanced software features mentioned above on your EX2300 switch.

Table 2: Junos OS Part Number on EX2300 Switches

Switch Model

Part Number

EX2300-C-12P

EX2300-C-12T

EX-12-EFL

EX2300-24T

EX2300-24P

EX2300-24MP

EX-24-EFL

EX2300-48T

EX2300-48P

EX2300-48MP

EX-48-EFL

Note

The EX-12-EFL includes the EX2300-VC(virtual chassis) license. EX2300-C-12P and EX2300-C-12T switches do not require an additional EX2300-VC license.

EX2300-24T, EX2300-24P, EX2300-24MP, EX2300-48T, EX2300-48P, and EX2300-48MP switches do not include the EX2300-VC. A separate EX2300-VC license is required for each EX2300 switch that is a part of a virtual chassis.

Features Requiring a License on EX3300 Switches

Two types of licenses are available on EX3300 switches: enhanced feature licenses (EFLs) and advanced feature licenses (AFLs).

To use the following features on the EX3300 switches, you must install an EFL:

  • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)

  • IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol) version 1 (IGMPv1), IGMPv2, and IGMPv3 (includes IGMP Snooping)

  • IPv6 routing protocols: Multicast Listener Discovery version 1 and 2 (MLD v1/v2), OSPFv3, PIM multicast, VRRPv3, virtual router support for unicast and filter-based forwarding (FBF)

  • Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS)

  • OSPFv1/v2

  • Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) dense mode, PIM source-specific mode, PIM sparse mode

  • Q-in-Q tunneling (IEEE 802.1ad)

  • Real-time performance monitoring (RPM)

  • Unicast reverse-path forwarding (RPF)

  • Virtual Router

  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)

Table 3 lists the EFLs that you can purchase for EX3300 switch models. If you have the license, you can run all of the enhanced software features mentioned above on your EX3300 switch.

Table 3: Junos OS Part Number on EX3300 Switches

Switch Model

Part Number

EX3300-24T

EX3300-24P

EX3300-24T-DC

EX-24-EFL

EX3300-48T

EX3300-48T-BF

EX3300-48P

EX-48-EFL

To use the following feature on EX3300 switches, you must install an AFL:

  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and multiprotocol BGP (MBGP)

  • IPv6 routing protocols: IPv6 BGP and IPv6 for MBGP

  • Virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) BGP

Table 4 lists the AFLs that you can purchase for EX3300 switch models. For EX3300 switches, you must purchase and install a corresponding EFL along with the AFL to enable the advanced license features. If you have both these licenses, you can run all of the advanced software features mentioned above on your EX3300 switch.

Table 4: Junos OS AFL Part Number on EX3300 Switches

Switch Model

AFL Part Number

EX3300-24T

EX3300-24P

EX3300-24T-DC

EX-24-AFL

EX3300-48T

EX3300-48T-BF

EX3300-48P

EX-48-AFL

Features Requiring a License on EX3400 Switches

EX3400 switches has an enhanced feature licenses (EFLs) and MACSec license.

To use the following features on the EX3400 switches, you must install an EFL:

  • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)

  • IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol) version 1 (IGMPv1), IGMPv2, and IGMPv3 (includes IGMP Snooping)

  • IPv6 routing protocols: : Multicast Listener Discovery version 1 and 2 (MLD v1/v2), OSPFv3, PIM multicast, VRRPv3, virtual router support for unicast and filter-based forwarding (FBF)

  • Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)

  • OSPF v2/v3

  • Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) dense mode, PIM source-specific mode, PIM sparse mode

  • Real-time performance monitoring (RPM)

  • RIPng (RIPng is for RIP IPv6)

  • Unicast reverse-path forwarding (RPF)

  • Virtual Router

  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)

Table 5 lists the EFLs that you can purchase for EX3400 switch models. If you have the license, you can run all of the enhanced software features mentioned above on your EX3400 switch.

Table 5: Junos OS Part Number on EX3400 Switches

Switch Model

Part Number

EX3400-24T

EX3400-24P

EX-24-EFL

EX3400-48P

EX3400-48T

EX3400-48T-AFI

EX3400-48T-DC

EX3400-48T-DC-AFI

EX-48-EFL

To use the following features on the EX3400 switches, you must install an AFL:

  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and multiprotocol BGP (MBGP)

  • Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS)

Table 6 lists the AFLs that you can purchase for EX3400 switch models. For EX3400 switches, you must purchase and install a corresponding EFL along with the AFL to enable the advanced license features. If you have both these licenses, you can run all of the advanced software features mentioned above on your EX3400 switch.

Table 6: Junos OS Part Number on EX3400 Switches

Switch Model

Part Number

EX3400-24T

EX3400-24P

EX-24-AFL

EX3400-48P

EX3400-48T

EX3400-48T-AFI

EX3400-48T-DC

EX3400-48T-DC-AFI

EX-48-AFL

You must download a MACsec feature license to enable MACsec. The MACsec feature license is an independent feature license; the enhanced feature licenses (EFLs) or advanced feature licenses (AFLs) that must be purchased to enable some features on EX Series switches cannot be purchased to enable MACsec.

To purchase a feature license for MACsec, contact your Juniper Networks sales representative (https://www.juniper.net/us/en/contact-us/sales-offices). The Juniper sales representative will provide you with a feature license file and a license key.

MACsec is supported on EX3400 switches.

Table 7 lists the MACsec model number that you can purchase for EX3400 switch models.

Table 7: Junos OS MACsec model number on EX3400 Switches

Switch Model

Model Number

EX3400

EX-QFX-MACSEC-ACC

Features Requiring a License on EX4300 Switches

Two types of licenses are available on EX4300 switches: enhanced feature licenses (EFLs) and advanced feature licenses (AFLs).

To use the following features on the EX4300 switches, you must install an EFL:

  • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)

  • Connectivity fault management (IEEE 802.1ag)

  • IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol) version 1 (IGMPv1), IGMPv2, and IGMPv3 (includes IGMP Snooping)

  • Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)

  • OSPFv2/v3

  • Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) dense mode, PIM source-specific mode, PIM sparse mode

  • Real-time perfomance monitoring (RPM)

  • RIPng (RIPng is for RIP IPv6)

  • Unicast reverse-path forwarding (RPF)

  • Virtual Router

  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)

Table 8 lists the EFLs that you can purchase for EX4300 switch models. If you have the license, you can run all of the enhanced software features mentioned above on your EX4300 switch.

Table 8: Junos OS Part Number on EX4300 Switches

Switch Model

Part Number

EX4300-24T

EX4300-24P

EX4300-24-EFL

EX4300-48MP

EX4300-48P

EX4300-48T

EX4300-48T-AFI

EX4300-48T-DC

EX4300-48T-DC-AFI

EX4300-48-EFL

EX4300-32F

EX4300-32F-DC

EX4300-32F-EFL

To use the following features on EX4300 switches, you must install an AFL:

  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and multiprotocol BGP (MBGP)

  • Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS)

  • Ethernet VPN (EVPN) with Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)

    Note
    • Supported only on EX4300-48MP switch.

    • Requires the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) for configuration.

Table 9 lists the AFLs that you can purchase for EX4300 switch models. For EX4300 switches, you must purchase and install a corresponding EFL along with the AFL to enable the advanced license features. If you have both these licenses, you can run all of the advanced software features mentioned above on your EX4300 switch.

Table 9: Junos OS AFL Part Number on EX4300 Switches

Switch Model

AFL Part Number

EX4300-24T

EX4300-24P

EX4300-24-AFL

EX4300-48MP

EX4300-48P

EX4300-48T

EX4300-48T-AFI

EX4300-48T-DC

EX4300-48T-DC-AFI

EX4300-48-AFL

EX4300-32F

EX4300-32F-DC

EX4300-32F-AFL

You must download a MACsec feature license (Part Number-EX-QFX-MACSEC- ACC) to enable MACsec. The MACsec feature license is an independent feature license; the enhanced feature licenses (EFLs) or advanced feature licenses (AFLs) that must be purchased to enable some features on EX Series switches cannot be purchased to enable MACsec.

To purchase a feature license for MACsec, contact your Juniper Networks sales representative (https://www.juniper.net/us/en/contact-us/sales-offices). The Juniper sales representative will provide you with a feature license file and a license key.

MACsec is supported on EX4300 switches.

Table 10 lists the MACsec model number that you can purchase for EX4300 switch models.

Table 10: Junos OS MACsec model number on EX4300 Switches

Switch Model

Model Number

EX4300

EX-QFX-MACSEC-ACC

Features Requiring a License on EX4600 Switches

To use the following features on EX4600 switches, you must install an advanced feature license:

  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and multiprotocol BGP (MBGP)

  • Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS)

  • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)

  • Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)

Table 11 lists the AFLs that you can purchase for EX4600 switch models.

Table 11: Junos OS AFL Part Number on EX4600 Switches

Switch Model

AFL Part Number

EX4600-40F

EX4600-AFL

You must download a MACsec feature license to enable MACsec. The MACsec feature license is an independent feature license; the enhanced feature licenses (EFLs) or advanced feature licenses (AFLs) that must be purchased to enable some features on EX Series switches cannot be purchased to enable MACsec.

To purchase a feature license for MACsec, contact your Juniper Networks sales representative (https://www.juniper.net/us/en/contact-us/sales-offices). The Juniper sales representative will provide you with a feature license file and a license key.

MACsec is supported on EX4600 switches.

Table 12 lists the MACsec model number that you can purchase for EX4600 switch models.

Table 12: Junos OS AFL Part Number on EX4600 Switches

Switch Model

Model Number

EX4600-40F

EX-QFX-MACSEC-AGG

Features Requiring a License on EX4650 Switches

Base features on EX4600 switches includes:

  • Basic IPv6

  • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)

  • connectivity fault management (CFM) (IEEE 802.1ag)

  • Class of service (COS), Policing, Shaping, Marking

  • Filtering

  • Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) version 1 or IGMP version 2 or and IGMP version 3 (includes IGMP Snooping)

  • Junos Telemetry Interface

  • Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) version 1 or MLD version 2

  • Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)

  • OSPFv2

  • OSPFv3

  • Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM)-DM or PIM-SM or PIM-SSM

  • PIM version 6

  • Q-in-Q tunneling (IEEE 802.1ad)

  • RIPng

  • Real-time performance monitoring (RPM)

  • Timing – Boundary Clock

  • Timing – Transparent Clock

  • Unicast reverse-path forwarding (RPF)

  • Virtual Router

  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)

  • VRRP version 6

  • Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP)

Two types of licenses are available on EX4650 switches: premium feature licenses (PFLs) and advanced feature licenses (AFLs).

To use the following features on the EX4650 switches, you must install an PFL:

  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and multiprotocol BGP (MBGP)

  • Ethernet VPN

  • IPv6 for BGP or MGBP

  • Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS) or IPv4 and IPv6

  • Virtual Routing and Forwarding

  • Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)

Table 13 lists the PFLs that you can purchase for EX4650 switch models. If you have the license, you can run all of the premium software features mentioned above on your EX4650 switch.

Table 13: Junos OS Part Number on EX4650 Switches

Switch Model

Part Number

EX4650-48Y

EX4650-PFL

To use the following features on the EX4650 switches, you must install an AFL:

  • Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS)

  • MPLS based Circuit cross-connect (CCC)

  • Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) label-switched path (LSP)

  • Segment Routing

Table 14 lists the AFLs that you can purchase for EX4650 switch models.

Table 14: Junos OS AFL Part Number on EX4650 Switches

Switch Model

AFL Part Number

EX4650-48Y

EX4650-AFL

Note

MACsec is not supported on EX4650 switch.

Features Requiring a License on EX3200, EX4200, EX4500, EX4550, EX6200, EX8200, EX9200 and EX9250 Switches

To use the following features on EX3200, EX4200, EX4500, EX4550, EX8200, EX9200 and EX9250 switches, you must install an advanced feature license (AFL):

  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and multiprotocol BGP (MBGP)

  • Ethernet VPN (available only on EX9200 and EX9250 switches)

  • Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS)

  • IPv6 routing protocols: IS-IS for IPv6, IPv6 BGP, IPv6 for MBGP

  • Logical systems (available only on EX9200 switches)

  • MPLS with RSVP-based label-switched paths (LSPs)

    Starting with Junos OS Release 17.3R1, you can enable up to 200 RSVP-TE sessions in the EX9200 advanced feature license (AFL).

  • MPLS-based circuit cross-connects (CCCs) (available only on EX4200 and EX4550 switches)

  • Open vSwitch Database (OVSDB) (available only on EX9200 switches)

  • Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) (available only on EX9200 and EX9250 switches)

To use the following features on Juniper Networks EX6200 Ethernet Switches, you must install an advanced feature license (AFL):

  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)

  • Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS)

  • IPv6 routing protocols: IS-IS for IPv6, IPv6 BGP

To use MACsec feature on Juniper Networks EX9253 Switches, you must install an security feature license (SFL).

To use Forwarding Information Base (FIB) and Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) features on Juniper Networks EX9251 and EX9253 Switches, you must install an mid-scale license (ML).

Table 15 lists the AFLs that you can purchase for EX3200, EX4200, EX4500, EX4550, EX6200, EX8200, EX9200 and EX9250 switches. If you have the license, you can run all of the advanced software features mentioned above on your EX3200, EX4200, EX4500, EX4550, EX6200, EX8200, or EX9200 switch. An EFL is not applicable to this range of switches.

Table 15: Junos OS AFL Part Number on EX3200, EX4200, EX4500, EX4550, EX6200, EX8200, EX9200 and EX9250 Switches

Switch Model

AFL Part Number

EX3200-24P

EX3200-24T

EX4200-24F

EX4200-24P

EX4200-24PX

EX4200-24T

EX-24-AFL

EX3200-48P

EX3200-48T

EX4200-48F

EX4200-48P

EX4200-48PX

EX4200-48T

EX-48-AFL

EX4500-40F-BF

EX4500-40F-BF-C

EX4500-40F-FB

EX4500-40F-FB-C

EX-48-AFL

EX4550

EX4550-AFL

EX6210

EX6210-AFL

EX8208

EX8208-AFL

EX8216

EX8216-AFL

EX-XRE200

EX-XRE200-AFL

EX9204

EX9204-AFL

EX9208

EX9208-AFL

EX9214

EX9214-AFL

EX9251

EX9251-AFL

EX9251-ML

EX9253

EX9253-AFL

EX9253-ML

EX9253-SFL

You must download a MACsec feature license to enable MACsec. The MACsec feature license is an independent feature license; the enhanced feature licenses (EFLs) or advanced feature licenses (AFLs) that must be purchased to enable some features on EX Series switches cannot be purchased to enable MACsec.

To purchase a feature license for MACsec, contact your Juniper Networks sales representative (https://www.juniper.net/us/en/contact-us/sales-offices). The Juniper sales representative will provide you with a feature license file and a license key.

MACsec is supported on EX4200 and EX4550 switches.

Table 16 lists the MACsec model number that you can purchase for EX4200 and EX4550 switch models.

Table 16: Junos OS MACsec model number on EX4200 and EX4550 Switches

Switch Model

Model Number

EX4550

EX-QFX-MACSEC-AGG

EX4200

EX-QFX-MACSEC-ACC

License Warning Messages

For using features that require a license, you must install and configure a license key. To obtain a license key, use the contact information provided in your certificate.

If you have not purchased the AFL or EFL and installed the license key, you receive warnings when you try to commit the configuration:

The system generates system log (syslog) alarm messages notifying you that the feature requires a license—for example:

Output of the show system alarms command displays the active alarms:

user@switch> show system alarms

Software Features That Require Licenses on EX Series Switches

The following Junos OS features require an Enhanced Feature License (EFL) or Advanced Feature License (AFL) on EX Series devices:

  • (EX2200 only) Bidirectional forwarding detection (BFD)

  • (EX2200 only) Connectivity fault management (IEEE 802.lag)

  • (EX2200 only) Internet Group Management Protocol version 1 (IGMPv1), IGMPv2, and IGMPv3 (includes IGMP Snooping)

  • (EX2200 and EX3300) OSPFv1/v2 (with 4 active interfaces)

  • (EX2200 only) Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) dense mode, PIM source-specific mode, PIM sparse mode

  • (EX2200 and EX3300) Q-in-Q tunneling (IEEE 802.lad)

  • (EX2200 only) Real-time performance monitoring (RPM)

  • (EX3200, EX4200, EX4500, EX6200, and EX8200) Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and multiprotocol BGP (MBGP)

  • (EX3200, EX4200, EX4500, EX6200, and EX8200) Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS)

  • (EX3200, EX4200, EX4500, EX6200, and EX8200) IPv6 protocols: OSPFv3, PIPng, IS-IS for IPv6, IPv6 BGP

  • (EX3200, EX4200, EX4500, EX6200, and EX8200) MPLS with RSVP-based label-switched paths (LSPs) and MPLS-based circuit cross-connects (CCCs)

For more details regarding EX Series feature licenses, see Understanding Software Licenses for EX Series Switches.

For information about how to purchase a software license, contact your Juniper Networks sales representative at https://www.juniper.net/in/en/contact-us/.

License Key Components for the EX Series Switch

When you purchase a license for a Junos OS feature that requires a separate license, you receive a license key.

A license key consists of two parts:

  • License ID—Alphanumeric string that uniquely identifies the license key. When a license is generated, it is given a license ID.

  • License data—Block of binary data that defines and stores all license key objects.

For example, in the following typical license key, the stringJunos204558 is the license ID, and the trailing block of data is the license data:

XXXXXXXXXX xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx

xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx

xxxxxx xxxxxx xxx

The license data defines the device ID for which the license is valid and the version of the license.

Managing Licenses for the EX Series Switch (CLI Procedure)

To enable and use some Junos OS features on an EX Series switch, you must purchase, install, and manage separate software licenses. Each switch requires one license. For a Virtual Chassis deployment, two licenses are recommended for redundancy. After you have configured the features, you see a warning message if the switch does not have a license for the feature.

Before you begin managing licenses, be sure that you have:

  • Obtained the needed licenses. For information about how to purchase software licenses, contact your Juniper Networks sales representative.

  • Understand what makes up a license key. For more information, see License Key Components for the EX Series Switch.

This topic includes the following tasks:

Adding New Licenses

To add one or more new license keys on the switch, with the CLI:

  1. Add the license key or keys:
    • To add one or more license keys from a file or URL, specify the filename of the file or the URL where the key is located:

      user@switch> request system license add filename | url
    • To add a license key from the terminal:

      user@switch> request system license add terminal
  2. When prompted, enter the license key, separating multiple license keys with a blank line.

    If the license key you enter is invalid, an error appears in the CLI output when you press Ctrl+d to exit the license entry mode.

Deleting Licenses

To delete one or more license keys from the switch with the CLI, specify the license ID:

user@switch> request system license delete license-id

You can delete only one license at a time.

Saving License Keys

To save the installed license keys to a file (which can be a URL) or to the terminal:

user@switch> request system license save filename | url

For example, the following command saves the installed license keys to a file named license.conf:

user@switch> request system license save ftp://user@switch/license.conf


Monitoring Licenses for the EX Series Switch

To enable and use some Junos OS features on the EX Series switch, you must purchase, install, and manage the appropriate software licenses. Each switch requires one license. For a Virtual Chassis deployment, two licenses are recommended for redundancy.

To monitor your installed licenses, perform the following tasks:

Displaying Installed Licenses and License Usage Details

Purpose

Verify that the expected license is installed and active on the switch and fully covers the switch configuration.

Action

From the CLI, enter the show system license command. (To display only the License usage list, enter the show system license usage command. To display only the Licenses installed output, enter show system license installed.)

user@switch> show system license

Meaning

The output shows the license or licenses (for Virtual Chassis deployments) installed on the switch and license usage. Verify the following information:

  • If a feature that requires a license is configured (used), a license is installed on the switch. The Licenses neededd column must show that no licenses are required.

  • The appropriate number of licenses is installed. Each switch requires one license. For a Virtual Chassis deployment, two licenses are recommended for redundancy.

  • The expected license is installed.

Displaying Installed License Keys

Purpose

Verify that the expected license keys are installed on the switch.

Action

From the CLI, enter the show system license keys command.

user@switch> show system license keys

Meaning

The output shows the license key or keys (for Virtual Chassis deployments) installed on the switch. Verify that each expected license key is present.