Cisco CSR 1000V “license boot level” broken

So you’re trying to install a Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V. You try to install the Evaluation license that you got from Cisco.

But the command doesn’t work. :(

router# conf t
router(config)# license boot level ax
% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

Solution: At least in AWS, there are several different classes of CSR. Once of the discriminations is “License Included” vs. “Bring Your Own License (BYOL).”

You can only install an eval license on a BYOL version. You’re probably trying to install it on a “License Included” version.

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