Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.0 -- Installing and Managing Licenses for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

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* You cannot install more video licenses than voice licenses.
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* Depending on your system configuration, you might not be able to take advantage of all the licenses you purchase. The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system lets you purchase more licenses than your current system capacity.  
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* The maximum number of port licenses that you can apply is 2,000 per license.
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== How to Install and Manage Licenses ==
== How to Install and Manage Licenses ==

Latest revision as of 18:49, 20 April 2012

Main page: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace, Release 8.0

Up one level: Configuration


Licenses enable specific features and capabilities on the system. You purchase license SKUs with your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace order and install the license file for that order to enable the features and capabilities that you purchased. You can also upgrade your system by purchasing and installing additional licenses.


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Restrictions for Licenses

  • By default, every Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system comes with six trial voice licenses and six trial video licenses.
  • You cannot install more video licenses than voice licenses.
  • Depending on your system configuration, you might not be able to take advantage of all the licenses you purchase. The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system lets you purchase more licenses than your current system capacity.
  • The maximum number of port licenses that you can apply is 2,000 per license.


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How to Install and Manage Licenses

If you purchase license SKUs with your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace order, your order comes with a Product Authorization Key (PAK). You obtain a license file by providing the PAK and the MAC address of your server in a form on Cisco.com. Through the Administration Center, you upload the license file to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace to install all purchased licenses in that order.


Note: The new licenses take effect immediately on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server. You do not need to reinstall or restart the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace operating system and application when you add licenses. However, if you added the license file after starting the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server, you must restart the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Master Service or reboot the Web Server. License options are loaded only during Web Server startup. See the Stopping, Starting, or Restarting the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Master Service module.


Determining the MAC Address of your System

Procedure
  1. Sign in to the Administration Center.
  2. Select Maintenance > Licenses > Install Licenses.
    The MAC address is listed in the Host ID (MAC address) field.


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Obtaining the License File

The license file contains all the purchased licenses in your order.


Before You Begin


Procedure
  1. Go to http://www.cisco.com/go/license.
  2. If prompted, sign in with your Cisco.com username and password.
  3. Enter the PAK from your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace order.
  4. Confirm the order information and select Continue.
  5. Fill out all the required fields on the registration form. In particular:
    • Make sure that your email address is correct because the license file will be emailed to you.
    • Enter the MAC address of your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace server.
  6. Select Submit.
    Cisco Systems sends you an email containing the license file.
  7. Save the license file to a location where you can access it from the Administration Center.


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Installing the License File

Before You Begin


Procedure
  1. Sign in to the Administration Center.
  2. Select Maintenance > Licenses > Install Licenses.
  3. Select one of these radio buttons:
    • Upload new license file-Choose this option to delete all previously installed licenses before installing the license file. Select this option only when uploading licenses to your system for the first time, or in the unlikely event that you must install an entirely new set of licenses.
    • Append incremental license file-Choose this option to keep all the previously installed licenses and to add additional licenses from the license file.
  4. Enter the fully-qualified filename in the License file to use field or select Browse to search for the file.
  5. Select Install License.


Troubleshooting Tips

If the Application Server hostname is longer than 32 characters, you might not be able to install licenses. If this occurs, use the net command to change the hostname. Note, however, that changing the Application Server hostname requires a system restart and might require other configuration tasks. See the net command description in the Using the Command-Line Interface (CLI) on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server module.


If you added the license file after starting the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server, you must restart the Web Server. License options are loaded only during Web Server startup. Failure to restart the server might result in the Microsoft Outlook plug-in download link from appearing on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace user web interface.


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What to Do Next

Proceed to the Displaying Licenses to verify license installation.


Displaying Licenses

Complete this task to display the number and types of licenses that are installed on your system, which licenses are enabled, and any further license limitations that are specific to your system.


Procedure
  1. Sign in to the Administration Center.
  2. Select Maintenance > Licenses > Licenses Summary.


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Downloading Licenses

Use this task to back up your license files.


Procedure
  1. Sign in to the Administration Center.
  2. Select Maintenance > Licenses > Licenses Summary or Install Licenses.
  3. Select Download License.
  4. In the File Download dialog box, select Save.
  5. Navigate to the directory where you want to save the exported file.
  6. Select Save.
  7. If the Download Complete dialog box appears, select Close.


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Verifying that the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace License Manager is Running

Before You Begin

In an Application Server Failover deployment, the License Manager is always stopped on the standby server. If you need the License Manager to be running, for example, to configure the Microsoft Exchange Server, then first make sure that the Application Server is active.


Procedure
  1. Sign in to the Application Server CLI as the root user.
  2. Enter mpx_sys status.
  3. Verify that the output indicates that the License Manager is running.
  4. If the output indicates that the License Manager is stopped:
    1. Enter mpx_sys restart.
    2. Repeat Step 1 through Step 3.


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