Cisco Support Community
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements

Welcome to Cisco Support Community. We would love to have your feedback.

For an introduction to the new site, click here. If you'd prefer to explore, try our test area to get started. And see here for current known issues.

New Member

upgrading Cisco IOS in 2951 router

Hello all, I upgraded my Cisco IOS from 15.0 to 15.4 but I didn't erase the previous  IOS because I have enough space in the flash, now the new IOS saying that I have only 60 days I have to activate it before that time. what to do now? do I really need to get a license key or how can I use the previous key and how can I find it? thanks for your help.

2 REPLIES
Cisco Employee

Hi I have read your case and

Hi I have read your case and understand that after doing a software upgrade on your 2951 router, you are getting a message that you have 60 days to activate new IOS.

Once a permanent license is installed on a router, it is good for that particular feature set for the life of the router even across IOS versions. For example, once a UC, Security or Data license is installed on a router, the subsequent features for that license will be activated even if the router is upgraded to a new IOS release.The following link provides you with options for Managing Software Activation Licenses:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/cloud-systems-management/software-activation-on-integrated-services-routers-isr/white_paper_c11_556985.html#wp9000794

 

 

 

 

 

New Member

fchikomo,I apperciate your

fchikomo,

I apperciate your help, what I understand in the link is once your 60 days is finish or you reload your device the device will go back to it's original features which was working before, am I right? if so then what is the point  of upgrading? once my device will go back to its almost default then....?

 

Now if I reload my device or exceed 60 days, do you think it'll work without problems?

thanks again

116
Views
4
Helpful
2
Replies