Certain feature-based licenses might be required for the switches in a MetroCluster configuration. These licenses enable you to use features such as QoS or long-distance mode credits on the switches. You must install these licenses on all four switches in a MetroCluster configuration.
This enables you to use the QoS feature in Cisco switches.
You can use this license for Cisco 9148 switches. This license enables you to activate or deactivate ports on the switches as long as only 16 ports are active at any given time. By default, 16 ports are enabled in Cisco MDS 9148 switches.
This enables you to manage fabrics simultaneously and to manage switches through a web browser.
The FM_SERVER_PKG license also enables performance management features such as performance thresholds, threshold monitoring, and so on. For more information about this license, see the Cisco Fabric Manager Server Package.
You can verify that the licenses are installed by using the show license usage command. If you do not have these licenses, contact your sales representative before proceeding.