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How to use MDS 9124 evaluation licences

I have 2 MDS9124 fabric switches that have permanent licenses.  Currently the first switch has 16 ports enabled and in use and the second switch has 8 enabled and in use.  I am ordering a license for 8 more for the second switch but in the mean time I would like to use some of the other ports.

Is there a way to activate the 120 day grace period on this switch to use the evaluation licenses for the other 8 to 16 ports?

I have 3 VMware ESXi hosts that I want to connect to our storage and I already have the Cisco SFP's in place at this time.

I use both CLI as well as Device Manager 5.0(1a).

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Robert

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Software
  BIOS:      version 1.0.19
  loader:    version N/A
  kickstart: version 5.0(1a)
  system:    version 5.0(1a)
  BIOS compile time:       02/01/10
  kickstart image file is: bootflash:/m9100-s2ek9-kickstart-mz.5.0.1a.bin
  kickstart compile time:  12/25/2020 12:00:00 [02/21/2010 20:55:31]
  system image file is:    bootflash:/m9100-s2ek9-mz.5.0.1a.bin
  system compile time:     2/2/2010 17:00:00 [02/21/2010 21:40:51]


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  cisco MDS 9124 (1 Slot) Chassis ("1/2/4 Gbps FC/Supervisor-2")
  Motorola, e500  with 516136 kB of memory.
  Processor Board ID JAF1521BLSG

  Device name: WMC-GW-FC-SW-01
  bootflash:     254464 kB
Kernel uptime is 34 day(s), 0 hour(s), 27 minute(s), 59 second(s)

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Feature                      Ins  Lic   Status Expiry Date Comments

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FM_SERVER_PKG                 No    -   Unused             -

ENTERPRISE_PKG                No    -   Unused             -

PORT_ACTIVATION_PKG           No    8   In use never       -

10G_PORT_ACTIVATION_PKG       No    0   Unused             -

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Feature                      Ins  Lic   Status Expiry Date Comments
                                 Count
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FM_SERVER_PKG                 No    -   Unused             -
ENTERPRISE_PKG                No    -   Unused             -
PORT_ACTIVATION_PKG           No    8   In use never       -
10G_PORT_ACTIVATION_PKG       No    0   Unused             -
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New Member

How to use MDS 9124 evaluation licences

on the second switch to use another 8 ports.

there isn't anyway to activate 120 Day grace period license for ports 9 throu 16

Grace period licenses are for "feature" only not for "on demand ports"

I think you can try requesting temp lisense for 8 ports block until permanent lisense is installed.

for that you should contact licensing team (licensing@cisco.com) and see if that request can be accomodated.

Cisco Employee

How to use MDS 9124 evaluation licences

Hi Robert,

Temporary port licenses cannot be installed on the MDS.

If you get a tempoarary port license for the MDS, send me an email.

The licensing team has instructions to stop generating them.

You'll want to ask the vendor to expedite the permanent license.

Regards,

David

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How to use MDS 9124 evaluation licences

Thanks for the feedback.  I eventually came to that conclusion that the grace period is only for features.  Just running short on patience waiting for the approval process at my work to complete my storage project.

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