The MIB module for managing the running image level of a Cisco device. Cisco’s licensing mechanism provides flexibility to run a device on a chosen image level. This mechanism is referred to as image level licensing. Image level licensing leverages the universal image based licensing solution.
The image level licensing mechanism works as follows -
A universal image that contains all levels of software packages is loaded on to the device. At boot time, the device determines the highest level of license and brings up the appropriate software features or subsystems. The user can configure the image level with which the device has to boot. The system will verify whether the appropriate license is available for the configured image level. The image level for the next boot will be determined based on the availability of the license. The following scenarios explains some use-cases of image level licensing:
Scenario 1: - Customer selects advsecurityk9 based image. - Manufacturing installs advsecurity license on the device. - This device will run all features that are part of the base advsecurity license. - Customer upgrades to advipservicesk9 license. - The next boot level is set to advipservicesk9. - The device will run advsecurityk9 feature until the next reboot. After reboot the device will run advipservicesk9 features.
Scenario 2: - Customer selects advipservicesk9 based image. - Manufacturing installs advipservices and advsecurity license on the device. - This device will run all features that are part of the base advipservices license. - No upgrades available for advipservices license.
The user has to accept the End User License Agreement(EULA) before using this MIB to configure the image level.
This MIB should be used in conjuntion with CISCO-LICENSE-MGMT-MIB module to achieve the image level licensing functionality.
This MIB module defines objects which provides the different image levels supported by the device and the license required to enable a particular image level. It also defines objects to let the user configure the required image level. The MIB module contains notification which will be triggered when the user changes the image level for next boot.
The CISCO-LICENSE-MGMT-MIB module should be used to export the EULA and to configure the required license.
This MIB module is defined generically so it can be used for both stand-alone as well as stackable devices. The entPhysicalIndex imported from ENTITY-MIB is used to identify the device uniquely.