CSS License

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Aug 13th, 2010

We recently purchased a CSS 11501, p/n CSS-11501=. It came without a flash card, which I have, as a result, ordered. My question is, will the flash card provide access to the needed license for the CSS? CSS units that we have purchased in the past have come with both the card, and the license.

I have this problem too.
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yushimaz Mon, 08/16/2010 - 21:15

CSS stores the license in NVRAM on the chassis, not a disk.

If you purchase a CSS11501, you can see the 'SOFTWARE OPTIONS' and select the license.

However, it doesn't appear if you select CSS11501=. So, license key was not shipped.

You will not be able to get the license even when you received the disk.

It seems S11K-500ST-8.1/S11K-500ST-8.2 is not available for order. I recommend you contact

license Team to get WebNS 8.1/8.2 standard feature set.


If you cannot locate the Standard software license key or a license key Claim Certificate in the

accessory kit, call the Cisco Licensing department in the Technical Assistance Center at

(800) 553-2447 or email them at [email protected]






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