I've been trying to understand what is actually required in terms of licensing for a 'plain Layer 2 switch'. No special features, just access switching. A number of 9200's were added to the environment, and are currently in eval mode.
As far as I can tell, there exists Network Essentials, Network Advantage, and DNA licenses. With the move to smart licensing, I figure the switch would require at a minimum the Network Essentials license. The following blog post doesn't really clarify, it just states that a device will return to eval mode if it doesn't call home at the required interval: https://blogs.cisco.com/enterprise/cisco-smart-software-licensing
Can anyone confirm based on the output below if these will continue to run without issue? (Meaning both operationally and being within licensing agreements.)
#show license all Smart Licensing Status ====================== Smart Licensing is ENABLED Registration: Status: UNREGISTERED Export-Controlled Functionality: Not Allowed License Authorization: Status: EVAL MODE Evaluation Period Remaining: 46 days, 7 hours, 17 minutes, 24 seconds License Usage ============== (C9200L-DNA-E-48): Description: Count: 4 Version: 1.0 Status: EVAL MODE Export status: NOT RESTRICTED (C9200L-NW-E-48): Description: Count: 4 Version: 1.0 Status: EVAL MODE Export status: NOT RESTRICTED Reservation Info ================ License reservation: DISABLED