Cisco 800 Series Evaluation License Activation

I’ve got an 887 with an advsecurity license but need EIGRP for a quick lab. Normally I’d reach for GNS3 but figured activating an evaluation of the advipservices license would be quicker, and it was something I had never done before.

TEST-IR1#show license
Index 1 Feature: advipservices
        Period left: Not Activated
        Period Used: 0  minute  0  second
        License Type: EvalRightToUse
        License State: Not in Use, EULA not accepted
        License Count: Non-Counted
        License Priority: None
Index 2 Feature: advsecurity
        Period left: Life time
        License Type: Permanent
        License State: Active, In Use
        License Count: Non-Counted
        License Priority: Medium

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We can activate the trial with the license boot module c880-data level advipservices command.

The router configuration needs to be saved and the device reloaded. Following the reload, #show license now shows the trial license in use.

TEST-IR1#show license
Index 1 Feature: advipservices
        Period left: 8  weeks 4  days
        Period Used: 0  minute  0  second
        License Type: EvalRightToUse
        License State: Active, In Use
        License Count: Non-Counted
        License Priority: Low