Cisco IOS Packages and Licenses

Feature Sets/Technology Package
  1. IP Base (ipbasek9) – Entry level Cisco IOS functionality. Some of the key feature are AAA BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, ISIS, RIP, PBR, IGMP, Multicast, DHCP, HSRP, GLBP, NHRP, HTTP, HQF QoS ACL, NBAR GRE CDP, ARP NTP PPP PPPoA PPPoE RADIUS TACACS, RSVP, NTP, Flexible Netflow etc.
  2. DATA  (datak9) – Data features found in SP Services and Enterprise Services IOS image on ISR Routers. It support MPLS, ATM, and Multiprotocol support.
  3. Security (securityk9) – It support Cisco IOS Firewall , IPS , IPsec , 3DES, VPN etc.
  4. Unified Communications (uck9) – It support VOIP & IP Telephony


Universal IOS Packaging Overview

ISR Integrated Service Router comes with IPbase feature set and we need to get the license package to  run the other three technology packages.

License Types Available on ISR Routers
Permanent Licenses

Permanent licenses are valid for the life of the device on which it is installed. Some examples of permanent licenses are IOS Technology Packages (IPBase, UC, SEC, DATA), Feature Licenses such as SSL VPN etc.

Temporary Licenses

Temporary licenses are used for evaluating new capabilities or in emergency situations. A temporary license allows a feature set to be used for 60 days of actual usage. When the 60-day period expires, the device will continue to operate normally until reloaded. After the reload, the device will default to the original functionality before the temporary license was enabled. Only actual time that the temporary license is enabled counts towards the 60 day limit. The Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) can provide an extension license for longer trials or other circumstances.


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