[c-nsp] IOS-XE Smart licensing

Adrian Minta adrian.minta at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 11:14:18 EST 2021

On 2/24/21 1:18 PM, Hank Nussbacher wrote:
> So we bought a bunch of ASR1009x along with IOS-XE and are 
> encountering the joy of Smart licensing.
> Once we have our license established, do we need to leave the 
> "call-home" section?
> To me it screams "security violation" and something I'd like to 
> permanently disable after getting the license activated.
> Or does Cisco like to have their routers constantly ping the 
> mothership in regards to the licensing?
> Regards,
> Hank
Yes you have to keep the "call-home" section.

 From IOS-XE Fuji 16.9.1 is possible to do a "license reservation" and 
revert to offline licensing mode.

Best regards,
Adrian Minta

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