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IOS licensing on 2801

I have 2 2801 routers that need to run BGP. Unfortunately my boss bought them with the advanced security version of IOS on them and not the advanced IP services I need to be able to run BGP. I was able to download the advances IP services version of the code for my routers but am nervous about loading it on to the router until I find out if it will work. Do I have to purchase new licenses for the routers to switch from advanced security to advance IP services IOS?

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Re: IOS licensing on 2801

Technically, you don't need license to run Adv IP image as long as memory/flash size meet the minimum requirement for this image.

But from sale side, I don't know if you need do anything. Please check with your local cisco partner for this.

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Re: IOS licensing on 2801

Technically, you don't need license to run Adv IP image as long as memory/flash size meet the minimum requirement for this image.

But from sale side, I don't know if you need do anything. Please check with your local cisco partner for this.

Re: IOS licensing on 2801

Please check with your local reseller, and get something in writing. I don't want the City of Redmond to get sued for this.

Re: IOS licensing on 2801

You will need to purchase a license/IOS to legally upgrade your feature set on your router. You can usually buy them through your with your local reseller.

HTH,

Mark

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Re: IOS licensing on 2801

I understand...we will be contacting them to make sure the licensing is correct before these go into production. Thanks for the help.

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Malinda

While it was traditionally true that running BGP required the Advanced Services feature set, this has changed in recent versions of IOS. I am running a version of 12.4T Advanced Security feature set which has support for BGP.

While changing from the Advanced Services to the Advanced Security would seem to require a change of license, changing from your current version of Advanced Security to a more current version of Advanced Security does not require a license change. And it might get you support for BGP.

HTH

Rick

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Re: IOS licensing on 2801

Thanks, I'll check that out. :)

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