Feature-Based Licenses for the Cisco Nexus 5000, Nexus 5500 and Nexus 5600 Series

Feature-based licenses make features available to the entire physical device.

Therefore, you only require one copy of the license for a device.

A license only supports the listed features. Licenses may be specific to a particular hardware platform.

Any feature that is not included in a license package is bundled with the Cisco NX-OS software and is provided at no extra charge to you.

The following table lists the feature-based license packages for the Cisco Nexus 5600 Series switches.

Table 10 Feature-Based Licenses for the Cisco Nexus 5600 Series
Feature License Product ID Feature Name
FabricPath Services Package

ENHANCED_LAYER2_PKG

N5672-EL2-SSK9

N56128-EL2-SSK9

N5696-EL2-SSK9

N5624Q-EL2-SSK9

N5648Q-EL2-SSK9

FabricPath
FCoE NPV Package

FCOE_NPV_PKG

N56-FNPV-SSK9 FCoE NPV
Layer 3 Base Services Package

LAN_BASE_SERVICES_PKG 11

N56-BAS1K9 Layer 3 Base Services Package

Unlimited static routes and maximum of 256 dynamic routes

  • Static Routes
  • RIPv2
  • OSPFv2 and OSPFv3
  • EIGRP Stub
  • HSRP 12
  • VRRP13
  • IGMP v2/v3
  • PIMv2 (sparse mode)
  • VRF Lite
  • Routed ACL
  • NAT
Layer 3 Enterprise Services Package

LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG14 15

N56-LAN1K9 Layer 3 Enterprise Services Package

The N56-LAN1K9 license includes the following features in addition to the ones under the N56-BAS1K9 license.

  • BGP
  • PBR
  • Full EIGRP
  • PIMv2 (all modes)
  • L3 IS-IS16
  • uRPF
  • MSDP
  • Sampled NetFlow
  • VxLAN Flood and Learn17
  • VxLAN EVPN18
  • Intelligent Traffic Director (ITD)
Network Services Package

NETWORK_SERVICES_PKG

N56-SERVICES1K919 Remote Integrated Services Engine (RISE )

Intelligent Traffic Director (ITD)

Storage Protocols Services Package

FC_FEATURES_PKG

ENTERPRISE_PKG

N56-16p-SSK9

N56-12P-SSK920

N5672-72P-SSK9

N56128-128P-SSK9

N56-20P-SSK9 21

N56-12Q-SSK9

N56-4Q-SSK9

N56-48Q-SSK9

  • Native Fibre Channel
  • FCoE
  • NPV
  • FC Port Security
  • Fabric Binding
  • Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP) Authentication
VM-FEX Package N56-VMFEX9 VM-FEX
  • 11 The LAN_BASE_SERVICES_PKG gives unlimited static routes and a maximum of 256 dynamic routes across all the protocols.
  • 12 Although this feature can be enabled and configured in the CLI without this license, it will not function until the license is installed.
  • 13 Although this feature can be enabled and configured in the CLI without this license, it will not function until the license is installed.
  • 14 The LAN_BASE_SERVICES_PKG license should be installed in order to use the LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG license.
  • 15 Routes above 256 for all the protocols included in the LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG license.
  • 16 L3 IS-IS will be available starting with the Cisco NX-OS Release 7.0(1)N1(1).
  • 17 VXLAN Flood and Learn is supported from Cisco NX-OS Release 7.1(0)N1(1) and requires the LAN_BASE_SERVICES_PKG license and the ENHANCED_LAYER2_PKG license. From Cisco NX-OS Release 7.2(1)N1(1), VXLAN Flood and Learn will require the LAN_BASE_SERVICES_PKG license and the LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG license only.
  • 18 VXLAN EVPN is supported from Cisco NX-OS Release 7.3(0)N1(1) and will require the LAN_BASE_SERVICES_PKG license and the LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG license.
  • 19 N56-SERVICES1K9 is available from Cisco NX-OS Release 7.2(0)N1(1). To use RISE and ITD features with Cisco NX-OS Release 7.1(1)N1(1), use the ENHANCED_LAYER2_PKG license.
  • 20 This license is applicable to Cisco Nexus 5672UP-16G only.
  • 21 This license is applicable to Cisco Nexus 5696 20 Port UP LEM only.

The prefix of the Product ID number indicates the platform for which the license applies. For example, N5548 indicates that the license is for the Cisco Nexus 5548 switch only, and N5K indicates that the license is for all Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switches.

The following table lists the feature-based license packages for the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series and Cisco 5500 Series Platform.

Table 11 Feature-Based Licenses for the Cisco Nexus 5000 and Nexus 5500 Series
Feature License Product ID Features
FabricPath Services Package

ENHANCED_LAYER2_PKG

N5548-EL2-SSK9

N5596-EL2-SSK9

FabricPath
FCoE NPV Package

FCOE_NPV_PKG

N5010-FNPV-SSK9

N5020-FNPV-SSK9

N5548-FNPV–SSK9

N5596-FNPV-SSK9

FCoE NPV
Layer 3 Base Services Package

LAN_BASE_SERVICES_PKG 22

N55-BAS1K9 Layer 3 Base Services Package

Unlimited static routes and a maximum of 256 dynamic routes

  • Static Routes
  • RIPv2
  • OSPFv2 and OSPFv3
  • EIGRP Stub
  • HSRP 23
  • VRRP 24
  • IGMP v2/v3
  • PIMv2 (sparse mode)
  • VRF Lite
  • Routed ACL
Layer 3 Enterprise Services Package

LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG 25 26

N55-LAN1K9 Layer 3 Enterprise Services Package

N55-LAN1K9 includes the following features in addition to the ones under the N55-BAS1K9 license

  • BGP
  • PBR
  • PIMv2 (all modes)
  • Full EIGRP
  • uRPF
  • MSDP
  • Intelligent Traffic Director (ITD)
Network Services Package

NETWORK_SERVICES_PKG

N55-SERVICES1K9 27 Remote Integrated Services Engine (RISE)

Intelligent Traffic Director (ITD)

Storage Protocols Services Package

FC_FEATURES_PKG

ENTERPRISE_PKG

N5010-SSK9

N5020-SSK9

N55-8P-SSK9

N55-48P-SSK9

  • Native Fibre Channel
  • FCoE
  • NPV
  • FC Port Security
  • Fabric Binding
  • Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP) Authentication
VM-FEX Package N55-VMFEXK9 VM-FEX
  • 22 The LAN_BASE_SERVICES_PKG gives unlimited static routes and a maximum of 256 dynamic routes across all the protocols.
  • 23 Although this feature can be enabled and configured in the CLI without this license, it will not function until the license is installed.
  • 24 Although this feature can be enabled and configured in the CLI without this license, it will not function until the license is installed.
  • 25 The LAN_BASE_SERVICES_PKG license should be installed to use the LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG license.
  • 26 Routes above 256 for all the protocols are included in the LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG license.
  • 27 N55-SERVICES1K9 is available from Cisco NX-OS Release 7.2(0)N1(1). To use RISE and ITD features with the Cisco NX-OS Release 7.1(1)N1(1), use the ENHANCED_LAYER2_PKG license.
Cisco NX-OS Software Overview

NX-OS is a purpose-built data center operating system designed for performance, resiliency, scalability, manageability, and programmability.

NX-OS meets Ethernet and storage networking requirements, providing a robust and comprehensive feature set that can meet the demanding requirements of virtualization and automation in present and future data centers.

The enhanced Cisco fabric solution allows the transparent integration of the virtual and physical devices on a unified network. In addition, users can use the comprehensive NX-OS service set to create unique innovations for customized solutions.

With its MIBs, native XML interface, and command-line interface (CLI) like that of Cisco IOS Software, NX-OS provides drastically simplified management for the devices in which it runs.

For a complete list of all the features and benefits of NX-OS, see http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/iosswrel/ps9494/ps9372/data_sheet_c78-652063.html.

More Reference: Licensing Cisco NX-OS Software Features

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