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Can I upgrade IOS versions legally, without a maintenance contract?

Some of my devices do not have maintenance, as we use them for spares.   Can I upgrade the IOS without violating the end user agreement?

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No. You need a valid support

No. You need a valid support contract on the device.

 

Mike

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No. You need a valid support

No. You need a valid support contract on the device.

 

Mike

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Thanks Burleyman.   Not what

Thanks Burleyman.   Not what I wanted to hear, but good information.

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http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/catalyst-4500-series-switches/product_bulletin_c25-696974.html

This document explains that software updates can be deployed without a service contract on devices running LAN Lite, LAN Base and IP Base.

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Is this Always true?Sometimes

Is this Always true?

Sometimes you may see that Cisco offers "free upgrade" in case of security problems, like the Heartbleed bug for example.

 

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Johan

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Hi jimmyc_2 ,  yes , If you

Hi jimmyc_2 , 

 

yes , If you have a valid security reason such as hearthbleed , you can open a case with TAC  as one-time exception ,  and we will publish you the required image to patch the issue.

 

Hope this helps 

-Randy-

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