Ciscoworks LMS 3.0 licensing question

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Dec 6th, 2007

What would be the right license if I have 500 devices (routers and switchs) and 1500 IP phones? 1.5 k or 5k?


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Correct Answer by Joe Clarke about 8 years 10 months ago

The 1.5K license is fine. The phones do not count against the device count.

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Joe Clarke Thu, 12/06/2007 - 22:30

The 1.5K license is fine. The phones do not count against the device count.

jones_mj14 Fri, 01/18/2008 - 02:32

Hi I have a similar question

I have about 100 switches in my network, with about 1500 users. If i buy the 300 user license, and when all is setup, i did a user aquistion top get all my users on each port (giving me user names and IP addresses). would i still just need a 300 licence or would i need one that take into account my switches and the users


LMS is licenced on a PER DEVICE basis, which considering lots of other tools that have a per seat, per port, per element cost is quite a bargin.

The only thing you need to do is watch for the application limits. 50,000 mac addresses for user tracking per instance of campus, 5,000 collectors per instance of IPM (thats 3.01), 5,000 devices per instance of campus and DFM. You can have, depending on your licencing, up to 10,000 devices in your DCR.

jones_mj14 Fri, 01/18/2008 - 03:35


Thanks for your response, however just to clarify. Per Device basis is litery every ip address it recieves? which means that it would include user details, or it just means per switch / router?

jones_mj14 Fri, 01/18/2008 - 06:06

Thanks, that makes that a bit easier. I think i might struggle to get the 1500 device license signed off! ;-)

Thanks for your help

Margaret Tonso Wed, 04/30/2008 - 14:36

I have a question regarding devices and licensing. Would a firewall service module or NAM count as a seperate device even though it is housed within a 6500switch? We are looking into upgrading to LMS 3.0/300 licenses and we need to take those modules into consideration if they are counted as a device.

Joe Clarke Wed, 04/30/2008 - 15:46

Yes, these would be counted as separate devices since they run their own operating system, and are addressed separately from the switch.

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