I have inherited some IDSM-2 modules for our 6500 switches. These have been lying around for some time and i just need some clarification on how the modules are licensed.
When you purchase these modules do they come with a base license already on like the Firewall Services Module. Or do you have to register them with their serial number before you can use them ?
I ask because we are now trying to deploy them and i am being told that they cannot be activated without a license key.
Any pointers would be much appreciated
isgphyd12 is correct. You can still apply OS patches and upgrades to an unlicensed sensor. This will provide you with the signatures current as of the release date of the patch or upgrade.
You can configure the IDSM-2 and start using it without license. only thing you will not get updated signature without registration.
As you said get register you IDSM with Cisco using serial number and start downloading update of signature.