[c-nsp] Cisco IOS Licensing - Downgrade

Drew Weaver drew.weaver at thenap.com
Tue Jan 6 13:58:17 EST 2015

I know that when we purchased some ASR 9000s they shipped with IOS XR 5 and then TAC pretty much immediately told me to downgrade to 4.3.x.

I'm not sure that applies to your specific product.


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Subject: [c-nsp] Cisco IOS Licensing - Downgrade

Trying to get a straight answer from Cisco and I¹m not getting any definitive answers.

Can anyone here comment on if you¹re legally able to downgrade IOS without a SMARTnet contract?

A bunch of routers arrived and I want to downgrade the code to match the ones we already have in production (same make/model - 887VA).

Getting the IOS of one of the existing routers isn¹t a problem - it¹s the legal issue of using code that it wasn¹t shipped with? The EULA has Œupgrades¹ written all over it, but no mention of downgrade.


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