?
Solved

Cisco SMARTnet Advice

Posted on 2008-10-15
6
Medium Priority
?
487 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi,

Just looking for some advice about buying Ciscos SMARTnet. I have a few bits of Cisco kit a home and Id like to get the software updated so I have to buy a SMARTnet agreement. I'm looking for software updates only, I'm not so interested in hardare replacement. My questions is how can I do this? Since Im a individual and not a company a lot of the major vendors wont play ball. Ive seen www.ciscohardwaremaintenance.co.uk but cant find any reviews etc that proves theyre legit. What would experts suggest?

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:MrPrince
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 79

Accepted Solution

by:
lrmoore earned 240 total points
ID: 22727872
Beware that if you do want to add maintenance to a used piece of equipment you will first have to relicense it. The IOS license is NOT transferable. A re-license cost is sometimes almost as much as buying a new product.
They don't sell software only maintenance. All you need is the least expensive 8x5xNBD SmartNet (SNT).
This document explains the policy to re-license before getting smartNet
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/hw_sw_relicensing_program.html
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:devangshroff
ID: 22729397
conatc cisco partner
0
 

Author Comment

by:MrPrince
ID: 22736470
Thanks for the advice, the kit i have is originally mine so there is no reason to relicense it but the link is useful  though.

The problem with most Cisco partners is that they won't deal with individuals i.e. people without companies. Any ideas as to who to approach? For example; my main supplier at work, insight, wont do it.
0
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 79

Expert Comment

by:lrmoore
ID: 22736700
Check with http://www.cdw.com

0
 

Author Comment

by:MrPrince
ID: 22736749
Thanks, they do have prices so I'll look in to that.... Any companies specific to the UK you might know of?
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:MrPrince
ID: 31506599
Thanks for the help.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Powerful tools can do wonders, but only in the right hands.  Nowhere is this more obvious than with the cloud.
You deserve ‘straight talk’ from your cloud provider about your risk, your costs, security, uptime and the processes that are in place to protect your mission-critical applications.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month12 days, 15 hours left to enroll

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question