Do the FCF and FCoE functions of CE series switches require licenses

The FCF function of CE12800 switches is controlled by a license. By default, the FCF function is disabled on a new CE12800 switch. To use the FCF function, apply for and purchase a license from the device supplier.
The FCF and NPort Virtualization (NPV) functions of CE8800, CE7800, and CE6800 switches are controlled by licenses. By default, the FCF and NPV functions are disabled on a new CE8800, CE7800, or CE6800 switch. To use the FCF and NPV functions, apply for and purchase licenses from the device supplier.

There are two types of licenses for the FCF function:
- CE-LIC-FCF-ALL
The FCF function can be configured on all interfaces.
- CE-LIC-FCF-PORT
The FCF function can be configured on a maximum of 48 interfaces of the same card or different cards of a CE12800 switch.
The FCF function can be configured on a maximum of 16 interfaces of a CE8800, CE7800, or CE6800 switch.
Multiple CE-LIC-FCF-PORT licenses can be loaded on a switch for capacity expansion.
The Fibre Channel Initialization Protocol Snooping Bridge (FSB) function is a basic function of a switch and can be used without a license.

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