Time to replace the office 2951s with 4351s. Since the Internet pipes are 300 Mbps, we purchased the FL-44-PERF-K9 upgrades, which bump the throughput from a 200 Mbps to 400 Mbps cap. I entered the PAK on the Cisco License Portal, installed the license, but noticed upon testing there was still a 200 Mbps limit. The license commands indicated that the license had been installed, but not enabled/activated.
Router#show license feature Feature name Enforcement Evaluation Subscription Enabled RightToUse appxk9 yes yes no no yes uck9 yes yes no no yes securityk9 yes yes no no yes ipbasek9 no no no yes no FoundationSuiteK9 yes yes no no yes AdvUCSuiteK9 yes yes no no yes cme-srst yes yes no no yes hseck9 yes no no no no throughput yes yes no no yes internal_service yes no no no no
The licensing magic trick? Configure the platform to jump from 200 Mbps to 400 Mbps:
Router(config)#platform hardware throughput level 400000 % The config will take effect on next reboot
Upon rebooting, NOW the throughput license is enabled.
Router#sh license feature Feature name Enforcement Evaluation Subscription Enabled RightToUse throughput yes yes no yes yes