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We have Cisco Nexus C9396PX and i want to run HSRP on this to do failover, I just looked at licence and its showing following does that mean switch has activated Layer 3 license?

switch# show lic u
Feature                      Ins  Lic   Status Expiry Date Comments
                                 Count
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LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG   No    -   Unused             -
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What does about output meas?

  • That license has nothing to do with HSRP. LAN enterprise covers: OSPF, BGP IS-IS, PIM, SSM, MSDP, Policy based routing, GRE tunneling, EIGRP, VRF leaking, VXLAN and BGP eVPN. – user36472 Dec 27 '17 at 17:49
  • HSRP requires no license. Any feature not included in a license package is bundled with the nx-os image and is provided at no extra charge. To activate HSRP simply use: switch(config)# feature hsrp – user36472 Dec 27 '17 at 17:52
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The LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG license has nothing to do with HSRP. LAN enterprise covers: OSPF, BGP, IS-IS, PIM, SSM, MSDP, Policy based routing, GRE tunneling, EIGRP, VRF route leaking, VXLAN and BGP eVPN.

HSRP requires no license. Any feature not included in a license package is bundled with the nx-os image and is provided at no extra charge. To activate HSRP simply use:

switch(config)# feature hsrp

Nexus 9000 series HSRP configuration guide:

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus9000/sw/6-x/unicast/configuration/guide/l3_cli_nxos/l3_hsrp.html#52265

As rnxrx has correctly mentioned in the comment, there's a difference between the Nexus switches and what basic features are supported. Therefore i've added the below license matrix for all Nexus switches and all licenses possible to add:

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/datacenter/sw/nx-os/licensing/guide/b_Cisco_NX-OS_Licensing_Guide/b_Cisco_NX-OS_Licensing_Guide_chapter_01.html

  • You said all nx-os default support HSRP, does that apply to Nexus 3064 switch too – Satish Dec 27 '17 at 18:48
  • @Satish Yes pretty sure it does. – user36472 Dec 27 '17 at 18:54
  • Thanks! But as per my output do you think I have Enterprise license and I can run BGP on it? I want whatever license we have activated or expired. – Satish Dec 27 '17 at 19:33
  • So in my output Ins is NO means license not installed but wondering if license not installed then show lic u output should be empty – Satish Dec 28 '17 at 2:21
  • The 3K and 9K have different license terms. ANY L3 on the 3K requires a license while on a 9K basic L3 is supported without any additional license. – rnxrx Dec 28 '17 at 4:14

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