Posted on July 19, 2021 1:08 pm
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Hello Everyone!

I am new to Arista switches and I have a DCS-7050S-52-F in my environment.

My questions are as follows;

  1. In a production environment, is it possible to move the license from one switch to another when replacing the switch?
  2. What command do I need to check if there is a license already installed in a switch?
  3. How do I find the license file in the switch?
  4. What is the procedure for moving the license to the new switch?

 

Thank you.

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Answered on July 21, 2021 4:35 pm

Hello obioma okoroafor,

If you are referring to EOS licensing for features/platform license. You can get more information at the below link

https://www.arista.com/en/support/product-documentation/eos-feature-licensing

https://www.arista.com/assets/data/pdf/Software-Licensing-Framework.pdf

To answer the following questions

  1. In a production environment, is it possible to move the license from one switch to another when replacing the switch?
    >> You will need to consult your SE in this case.
  2. What command do I need to check if there is a license already installed in a switch?
    >>You can run the show license command on the CLI
  3. How do I find the license file in the switch?
    >> This is usually a JSON file format license provided.
  4. What is the procedure for moving the license to the new switch?
    >> You will need to contact your SE further on this.

    Regards,
    Pushkar

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Posted by obioma okoroafor
Answered on July 28, 2021 4:33 am

Hello ,

Thank you for responding to my post.

  1. In a production environment, is it possible to move the license from one switch to another when replacing the switch?
    >> You will need to consult your SE in this case.                                                                                                           //Understood. However, I the below document states that "EOS are offered on per-system basis".                Is it safe to assume that the license is not transferable?                                                                                             
  2. >>You can run the show license command on the CLI                                                                                            Understood, I will give it a shot.
  3. How do I find the license file in the switch?
    >> This is usually a JSON file format license provided.                                                                                           My understanding is that Arista provides the JSON file by email and the customer uploads it to the switch. It would be nice to know what directory to look in for the license file.

Thank you.

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Posted by obioma okoroafor
Answered on September 29, 2021 8:21 am

Hello @Pushkraj,

I ran the "show license" command as you suggested but it was not recognized

by the switch.

The output of "show tech-support" did not also include the license type information.

Is there another way to confirm the license type installed in the switch or is the command incorrect?

Thank you.

 

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Answered on October 4, 2021 12:58 pm

Hello Obioma,

Thank you for getting back to us.

I see you opened a case 315561 where we are discussing this further. We shall further work on this via the case.

Regards,
Pushkar

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