Cisco Firepower PLR Licensing Introduction

Cisco Firepower PLR Licensing Introduction


Next Generation Firewall - NGFW

The Cisco Firepower (FPR) is the Next-Generation of Cisco Firewall (NGFW) which is the industry’s first threat-focused NGFW. These series firewalls provide comprehensive, unified policy management of firewall functions, application control, threat prevention, and advanced malware protection from the network to the endpoint.

You can use Cisco smart software manager website and your smart account to generate a token for your device’s registration. Also, you can use license permanent reservation feature in order to activate all premium features on your device without using an Internet connection. Generally, Cisco Secure Firewall licensing can be used in highly-secure environments which outside connections are not allowed.  

Please note the SFR (Software Firepower Modules) modules on the Cisco ASA firewalls does not support smart licensing and to activate those, you need PAK licenses. This introduction is only for Cisco Firepower hardware devices.

Cisco Firepower license Installation Through CLI

Please follow the below steps to generate and apply a reservation code from the Cisco smart software management website on your Firepower CLI.  

1- Enter Cisco Software Center (CSC)

2- Login with your Smart Account credentials

3- Navigate to License Tab

4- Click on Smart Software Licensing

5- Load the Inventory tab

6- Select your Virtual Account

7- Click Licenses Tab

8- Select Firepower 2100 ASA Universal License Feature

Note: If currently, you have not owned this license, call your PSS or CSS to purchase one.

9- Connect to FPR over SSH

10- Enter following commands:

FPR2100(Config)#license smart

FPR2100(Config-smart-lic)#feature tier standard

FPR2100(Config-smart-lic)#feature strong-encryption

FPR2100(Config-smart-lic)#license smart reservation request univ

11- Copy the given code

12- Click on License Reservation

13- Paste the Code in the box then select Next

14- Select License and Click Next

15- Select Generate Authorization Code

16- Copy Authorization Code in the box and close the wizard

17- Go back to FPR and paste in the following command:

FPR2100(Config-smart-lic)#license reservation install [Code]

18- Now your Cisco PFR license is registered successfully!



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