There are, currently, four different license upgrades for the Nexus 7000 and Cisco has a discounted license for the OTV feature set. The normal license cost for OTV is list USD$25000. But for some period of time, probably to encourage early adopters, the license has a special part number that sell for USD$5000.
N7K-TRS1K9 Nexus 7000 Transport Services License (OTV) $25,000
N7K-TRS-P1 Limited Time Promotion for Transport Services license (OTV) $5,000
Of course, Cisco requires that you have a full set of licenses to use OTV, even if you don’t want them. Thus to use the OTV license you must also have the L3 licenses and the VDC license.
So even if you ONLY want the OTV feature for L2 extension, you are still going to pay USD$40000 per chassis.
Apologies if I implied that Nexus OTV was cheap. Because it isn’t. Thanks to Chris Marget for pointing that out in the comments.
The EtherealMind View
Yay, a discount from Cisco! That doesn’t happen every day.
After the usual customer discounts, that’s a tasty reduction. I will probably just buy these licenses to have them, but we are not planning on using them for a couple of years. Of course, Cisco will soon state that (very large) number of OTV licenses have been sold and therefore it has been well received by customers and you should be using OTV as well. You won’t be able to find anyone who is actually using it in real life. Such are the lies of marketing.
Also, watch out for less scrupulous resellers who might try to sell you the full license and earn themselves a nice little bonus by shipping the discounted item.