Quick Tip: Extending Nexus Lab Licensing Grace Period

Grace period licensing for extra features such as MPLS or VDC on the Nexus 7000/7700 is uptime based, not calendar based. So cable your lab equipment to a remote controllable power distribution board and turn it off overnight/weekends to triple the 120 day grace period. Unsure if this applies to other Nexus or IOS licensing.

Note this doesn’t apply to temporary licences issued by Cisco – they are calendar based.