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Nexus 5596UP - Verify Fiber Channel Licensing

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Dec 16th, 2013
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The "show license usage" Show Command, shows you whether the FC/storage licensing is enabled, but it does not indicate how many ports are supported.  Is there a way to show this?

N5K-2# show license usage

Feature                     Ins Lic   Status Expiry Date Comments



FCOE_NPV_PKG                 No   -   Unused             -

FM_SERVER_PKG                 No   -   Unused             -

ENTERPRISE_PKG               Yes   -   Unused Never      -

FC_FEATURES_PKG               Yes   -   In use Never       -

VMFEX_FEATURE_PKG             No   -   Unused             -

ENHANCED_LAYER2_PKG           No   -   Unused             -

LAN_BASE_SERVICES_PKG         No   -   Unused             -

LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG   No   -   Unused             -



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jihicks Tue, 12/17/2013 - 07:34
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All the Fibre Channel features of the Cisco Nexus device are packaged in the FC Plugin. When you enable FCoE, the switch software checks for the FC_FEATURES_PKG license. If it finds the license, the software loads the plugin. If the license is not found, the software loads the plugin with a grace period of 180 days.

After the FC Plugin is loaded, the following occurs:

    All Fibre Channel and FCoE related CLI are available

    The Fibre Channel interfaces of any installed Expansion Modules are available

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