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Cisco ASR 1002-X bandwidth license increase

I installed a new license to a ASR 1002-X going from the default 5 gig to 20 gig throughput. Installing the license was no problem, but after the reboot nothing changed. I found that I had forgotten to change the hardware throughput settings – I thought the license would jus take care of this, but it didn’t.

Here are the commands/options to get the hardware throughput to match the license

First – lets check to make sure what the level is –

ASR#show platform hardware throughput level
The current throughput level is 5000000 kb/s

You can also do a show version and see this info.

Now, lets change to our installed license throughput level.

ASR(config)#platform hardware throughput level ?
10000000 throughput in kbps
20000000 throughput in kbps
36000000 throughput in kbps
40000000 throughput in kbps
5000000 throughput in kbps

ASR(config)#platform hardware throughput level 20000000

exit, and save config. The throughput level does not kick in until a reboot. After the reboot

ASR#show platform hardware throughput level
The current throughput level is 20000000 kb/s