Juniper's IPv6 feature licencing (was: Re: PXE booting over IPv6)
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Thu Feb 14 16:01:10 CET 2013
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On Feb 13, 2013 11:29 PM, "Tore Anderson" <tore at fud.no> wrote:
> I've named'n'shamed Juniper on this list a few times for requiring a
> licence to run some IPv6 routing protocols on their switches, while
> keeping the corresponding IPv4 routing protocols licence-free.
> Therefore I think it's only fair that I also let the list know when
> there actually is some change for the better. So - starting with JUNOS
> 12.3, they've rescinded the practise of charging extra for IPv6, and
> there is now licencing parity between IPv4 and IPv6:
> * Tore Anderson
> > * Sander Steffann
> >>> Assuming a 24 port C3560-X switch, the GPL cost is:
> >>> LAN Base: $0
> >>> IP Base: C3560X-24-L-S= $900
> >>> IP Services: C3560X-24-L-E= $4900
> >>> The switch hardware itself (WS-C3560X-24T-L) has a list price of $3400.
> >>> I.e. the license to get even base ipv6 L3 functionality (e.g. interface
> >>> configuration) costs almost 50% more than the price of the switch.
> >>> This seriously sucks.
> >> Yes, that sucks enough to buy switches from a different vendor...
> > It's not only Cisco:
> > If you need RIPng or OSPFv3, the licencing may set you back more than
> > the switch hardware and the base licence, depending on which model
> > you're buying. AFAICT, the worst cases are the EX3200-24T and the
> > EX3300-24T, where the required licenses alone list at 133% of the price
> > of the hardware (which includes licences for RIPv2 and OSPFv2).
> > Fair enough for BGP and IS-IS, though, as you'll need the same licences
> > for both IPv4 and IPv6.
> > So while we're all struggling to find a good business case for deploying
> > IPv6, our friendly networking vendors are providing us with a solid
> > business case against it. Thanks guys....
> Tore Anderson
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