Installing licenses for Broadcom-supported BES-53248 cluster switches

The Broadcom-supported BES-53248 cluster switch base model is licensed for 16 10G or 25G ports and two 100G ports. New ports can be added by purchasing more licenses. Each license provides an extra eight 10G or 25G ports and two 40G or 100G ports.

Steps

  1. Connect the cluster switch to the management network.
  2. Use the ping command to verify connectivity to the server hosting EFOS, licenses, and the RCF file.
    Example
    This example verifies that the switch is connected to the server at IP address 172.19.2.1:
    (cs2) # ping 172.19.2.1
    Pinging 172.19.2.1 with 0 bytes of data:
    
    Reply From 172.19.2.1: icmp_seq = 0. time= 5910 usec.
  3. Check the current license usage on switch cs2: show license
    Example
    (cs2) # show license
    Reboot needed.................................. No
    Number of active licenses...................... 0
    
    License Index  License Type     Status
    -------------- ---------------- -----------
    
    No license file found.
  4. Install the license file. The following example uses HTTP to copy a license file to a key index 1.
    Repeat this step to load more licenses and to use different key index numbers.
    Example
    (cs2) # copy http://172.19.2.1/tmp/efos/license1.dat nvram:license-key 1
    
    Mode........................................... HTTP
    Set Server IP.................................. 172.19.2.1
    Path........................................... tmp/efos/
    Filename....................................... license1.dat
    Data Type...................................... license
    
    Management access will be blocked for the duration of the transfer
    Are you sure you want to start? (y/n) y
    
    File transfer in progress. Management access will be blocked for the duration of the transfer. Please wait...
    
    License Key transfer operation completed successfully. System reboot is required.
  5. Display all current license information and note the license status before switch cs2 is rebooted: show license
    Example
    (cs2) # show license 
    
    Reboot needed.................................. Yes
    Number of active licenses...................... 0
    
    
    License Index  License Type      Status
    -------------- ----------------- -------------------------------
    1              Port              License valid but not applied
  6. Display all licensed ports: show port all
    The ports from the additional license files are not displayed until after the switch is rebooted.
    Example
    (cs2) # show port all
    
                     Admin     Physical   Physical   Link   Link    LACP   Actor
    Intf      Type   Mode      Mode       Status     Status Trap    Mode   Timeout
    --------- ------ --------- ---------- ---------- ------ ------- ------ --------
    0/1              Disable   Auto              		  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/2              Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/3              Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/4              Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/5              Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/6              Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/7              Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/8              Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/9              Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/10             Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/11             Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/12             Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/13             Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/14             Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/15             Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/16             Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/55             Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/56             Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
  7. Reboot the switch: reload
    Example
    (cs2) # reload
    
    Are you sure you would like to reset the system? (y/n) y
  8. Check that the new license is active and note that the license has been applied: show license
    Example
    (cs2) # show license
    
    Reboot needed.................................. No
    Number of active licenses...................... 1
    Total Downlink Ports enabled................... 8
    Total Uplink Ports enabled..................... 2
    
    
    License Index  License Type      Status
    -------------- ----------------- -------------------
    1              Port              License applied
  9. Check that all new ports are available: show port all
    Example
    (cs2) # show port all
    
                     Admin     Physical   Physical   Link   Link    LACP   Actor
    Intf      Type   Mode      Mode       Status     Status Trap    Mode   Timeout
    --------- ------ --------- ---------- ---------- ------ ------- ------ --------
    0/1              Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/2              Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/3              Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/4              Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/5              Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/6              Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/7              Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/8              Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/9              Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/10             Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/11             Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/12             Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/13             Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/14             Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/15             Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/16             Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/17             Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/18             Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/19             Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/20             Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/21             Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/22             Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/23             Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/24             Disable   Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/53             Disable   100G Full             Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/54             Disable   100G Full             Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/55             Disable   100G Full             Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/56             Disable   100G Full             Down   Enable  Enable long
  10. To apply configuration to additional licensed ports, see Installing the Reference Configuration File (RCF).