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  • 1.  licence

     
    Posted 07-31-2019 05:08

    Hi there,

    Why does ex4300/ex4200 switch need a licence for routing functions? Musn't it be a permanent base licence that covers any routing protocol when purchase?  How to fix this licence problem?

    bgp Routing Protocol usage requires a license

     

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  • 2.  RE: licence

     
    Posted 07-31-2019 05:29

    Hi Arix,

     

    Two types of licenses are available on EX4300 switches: enhanced feature licenses (EFLs) and advanced feature licenses (AFLs).

    To use the following features on EX4300 switches, you must install an AFL:

    • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and multiprotocol BGP (MBGP)

     

    To use the following features on EX3200, EX4200, EX4500, EX4550, EX8200, EX9200 and EX9250 switches, you must install an advanced feature license (AFL):

    • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and multiprotocol BGP (MBGP)

     

    You can check this link with the licenses for EX switches.

    https://www.juniper.net/documentation/en_US/release-independent/licensing/topics/topic-map/understanding_software_licenses.html#jd0e1001

     



  • 3.  RE: licence

     
    Posted 07-31-2019 05:35

    I am not sure but is it possible to grap one of the 3200EX or 4200ex swithes' key to install to another one. One licence -afl to multiple 4200ex in vc? if so, how to do this? 



  • 4.  RE: licence

     
    Posted 07-31-2019 05:44

    @Arix wrote:

    I am not sure but is it possible to grap one of the 3200EX or 4200ex swithes' key to install to another one. One licence -afl to multiple 4200ex in vc? if so, how to do this? 


     

    EX license are tied to a switch SN, so license keys are not allowed to be moved from one SN to another, although you might try and contact Customer Care if this is desired.  The general rule is to move the switch with the license into the place in the network where that functionality is required.

     

    For 100% sure a product license, say on for EX3300, can NOT be moved to another product, say EX4200/EX3400/EX4300/etc.

     

    Much of this changes with new "Flex Licensing' model, which is not yet a part of current EX License scheme.  First implementation are on some QFX products and MX204.



  • 5.  RE: licence

     
    Posted 07-31-2019 05:38

    This link explains what functionality requires a license on EX4300 - https://www.juniper.net/documentation/en_US/release-independent/licensing/topics/topic-map/understanding_software_licenses.html#jd0e551

     

    The EX4200 had/has no license requirement for L3/Routing.  For EX4300 there was added a new SW license requirement for certain features, similar to what most vendors are doing with SW.  The majority of EX Access layer deployments are run as L2 only.  So the base price of newer ELS based EX's was lowered, and then 2 licenses tiers were created for those who desired extra functionality beyond L2 base (exception is static routes and RIP), with associated extra cost.  The 2 tires are:

     

    EFL - Enhanaced Feature License

    AFL - Advanced Feature License (includes all that is in EFL)

     

    These licenses are honor based, but in feature requireing a license is used, warning messages will be generated.  So the feature can be configured and work without a license installed, but usage without a license is SW pirating.   

     

    BGP requires an AFL license to be used without fear of improper use/SW pirating.

     

    HTH



  • 6.  RE: licence

     
    Posted 07-31-2019 05:39

    As for EX switches used in a VC, only 2 license are need - one for Master RE member and one for Back-Up RE member.