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Redundant Sup720 IOS Requirement

We are scoping out the 6509 with dual Sups.. do we have to purchase (2) IOS licenses or does (1) satisfy both Sups? It could get pretty expensive if wqe have to pay $6800 per Sup for IOS code.


Re: Redundant Sup720 IOS Requirement

You might be better off contacting someone on your Cisco sales team to get an answer for this.

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Re: Redundant Sup720 IOS Requirement

As Nadim alluded, the answer is 'it depends'. Price is one customer satisfaction element that Cisco is consistently rated low on. That said, Cisco's account teams (in conjunction with their Customer Advocacy counterparts) can make convincing arguments the corporate sales organization that sweetening a large contract with things like heavily discounted software (or hardware) should be part of the package. The term often used is 'value proposition'. Cisco likes to use it to advance the argument that the value of their portfolio justifies the cost. A successful negotiator can also argue that the value of your organization's business justifies willingness to bend on cost, licensing fees, etc.

This can be especially true for an item such as software which has essentially no incremental cost to distribute more of it. I do not mean to denigrate the value of Cisco's intellectual property represented by the IOS code, but rather highlight that the value is relative in the context of a business relationship; not absolute as specified on a price list.

(Short answer to your question is 'Yes, you have to pay for each image." All the above is my way of appending 'but not necessarily'.)

HTH, please rate it if it does.