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Do we obtain Software license for 4500 Metro switches


I am also new to this and will need your help on this.

I have Identify the following for my 4500

PartQuantityCostTotalLocationAndra NodeAhus NodeLNG NodePOM NodeApara Node1 spare
WS-X4516-10GE 2168213364210GBPS fibre uplink ports (SM)222212
WS-X4424-GB-SFP 116881GBIC or SFP fibre ports (SM)24122412612
WS-X4424-GB-RJ45 131793179Gigi Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps ports24122412612
SFP LC2679020540GBIC or SFP fibre modules (SM)261226126
(20M SM LC– FC)101801800Fibre Patch Leads LC - FC1010101010
(20M SM FC – FC)5180900Fibre Patch Leads FC - FC55555
WS-C4507R-E 1656265624507 Chasis11
Standalone / 2RU2938/2807Power Supply 15A11
2163403268010GB SFP for WS-X4516-10GE 22

WHich IOS will cover licensing for all below and do I only need SMART NET to cover all.

a)       Metro Advanced IP feature license (MPLS, EoMPLS, and MPLS VPN; IP Services license).

b)       Metro IP Services feature license (BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, PBR, multi-VRF CE, HSRP, PIM, and
         DVMRP tunneling; also includes IP Base license.)

c)       Metro IP Services to Advanced IP upgrade license


VIP Super Bronze

Re: Do we obtain Software license for 4500 Metro switches

Hi Pius,

There is price difference depending on the feature set you need.  You also need a SMART NET contract to be able to download, maintain and upgrade your IOS.  Talk to you sales rep.



New Member

Re: Do we obtain Software license for 4500 Metro switches

Thanks will do that...

I have just discovered that I don't think 4500 series support MPLS

Correct me if I am wrong.

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