1. Verify the current software version your IPS module is running. You can do this by running a “show module” command. 2. Go to http://cisco.com/go/license. Log in using your Cisco.com username and password. 3. Click on the “Get New” tab and select “Crypto, IPS and Other Licenses” 4. Select Security products and choose between: • Cisco Services for IPS service license (Version 6.1 and later) • Cisco Services for IPS service license (Version 6.0.x and earlier) 5. Choose your device 6. Specify any required information on the following screen. 7. Check to confirm that you agree to theLicense agreement and specify email addresses where you would like the licenses to be sent. 8. Click “Get license”. The license will be emailed within an hour to the specified email addresses.
Now that I have the license, here is how I got it on the IPS module. Remember, you have to have an IP address on the module already. You can follow THIS LINK to find out how to get an IP on your module for this.
Turn on your FTP server on your laptop. Now take a look below.
sensor# copy ftp://firstname.lastname@example.org/JADXXXXXX_XXXXXXXXXXXXX.lic license-key
sensor# sh ver
Cisco Intrusion Prevention System, Version 6.0(6)E4
Realm Keys key1.0
Signature Update S480.0 2010-03-24
OS Version: 2.4.30-IDS-smp-bigphys
Serial Number: JADXXXXXX
Licensed, expires: 24-Mar-2015 UTC
Sensor up-time is 24 days.
Using 659283968 out of 1032499200 bytes of available memory (63% usage)
application-data is using 39.8M out of 166.8M bytes of available disk space (25% usage)
boot is using 37.8M out of 68.6M bytes of available disk space (58% usage)
MainApp N-NUBRA_2009_JUL_15_01_10_6_0_5_57 (Ipsbuild) 2009-07-15T01:15:08-0500 Running
AnalysisEngine NE-NUBRA_E4_2010_MAR_24_22_44_6_0_6 (Ipsbuild) 2010-03-24T22:47:53-0500 Running
CLI N-NUBRA_2009_JUL_15_01_10_6_0_5_57 (Ipsbuild) 2009-07-15T01:15:08-0500
IPS-K9-6.0-6-E4 00:14:06 UTC Thu Mar 25 2010
Recovery Partition Version 1.1 - 6.0(6)E4