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4500 WS-X45-SUP8-E

Hello experts,

A client of ours wants to know if in a Cat4510R+E loaded with redundant WS-X45-SUP8-E supervisor cards, he needs to buy an Enterprise License for each supervisor card, or only one license works for both supervisor cards. We have not found such info in Cisco documentation.

Any help will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advanced.

Alejandro Sánchez


Friends, we found the

Friends, we found the following document ( referring to Supervisor 7E and 7L-E which mentions the following:

"...When upgrading a system to Enterprise Services license, only one license “C4500E-IP-ES” needs to be purchased when ordering 4500E Chassis and redundant Supervisor 7-E or 7L-E. Once the license is installed on the active Supervisor, the standby Supervisor copies the license as part of the bulk synchronization process; and gets automatically installed on the standby supervisor.

The license is based on the chassis and not the Supervisor 7-E or 7L-E - although the license is stored on the Supervisor for that chassis...."


We did not find a similar document regarding Supervisor 8E, so does anybody know if the same applies to such Supervisor type?

VIP Super Bronze

Hi,When you purchase one


When you purchase one chassiss with 2 Sups, you pay only for one Enterprise license because at any given time one of them is active and the other one is on stand-by.

And you are correct, this is not documented any where.



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