After a new license has been installed the router must be rebooted using the reload command. As shown in Figure 1, the show version command is used after the router is reloaded to verify that license has been installed.

The show license command in Figure 2 is used to display additional information about Cisco IOS software licenses. This command displays license information used to help with troubleshooting issues related to Cisco IOS software licenses. This command displays all the licenses installed in the system. In this example, both the IP Base and Security licenses have been installed. This command also displays the features that are available, but not licensed to execute, such as the Data feature set. Output is grouped according to how the features are stored in license storage.

The following is a brief description of the output:

Note: Refer to the Cisco IOS 15 command reference guide for complete details on the information displayed in the show license command.