CCM 5.x licensing

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May 11th, 2007
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I would like two know about the licensing of ccm5.x

1.Is it needed to buy seperate license(Node&Device) for each callmanagers in a cluster?


Correct Answer by Rob Huffman about 9 years 11 months ago

Hi Thomas,


Just to add a note to Mahesh's good info;


Licenses are generated for requested Cisco CallManager nodes (servers in a Cisco CallManager cluster - with seats) and the phones that are associated with those nodes.



Uploading a License file


Use the following procedure to upload a license file to the Cisco CallManager server with the matching MAC address that is provided when requesting for a license file. For information about obtaining a license file see the "Obtaining a License File" section. The Cisco CallManager server where the license file is loaded takes on the functionality of the license manager.




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***Note - Upload the license file only on the first node of Cisco CallManager cluster.



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Procedure



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Step 1 Choose System > License > Upload License File.


The License File Upload window displays.


Step 2 The Existing License Files drop-down list box displays the license files that are already uploaded to the server.




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Note Click View File to view the file content of any existing files.



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Step 3 To choose a new license file to upload, click Upload License File.


The Upload File pop-up window displays.


Step 4 Browse and choose a license file to upload to the server.


Step 5 Click Upload License File.


After the upload process is complete, the Upload Result file displays.


Step 6 Click Close.


Step 7 In the License File Upload window, the status of the uploaded file displays.


From this good doc:


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_administration_guide_chapter09186a0080530f9b.html


The Cisco CallManager server where the license file is loaded, assumes the functionality of a license manager.


The license manager serves as the logical component that keeps track of the licenses that the customer purchases and the licenses that customer uses. It refers to the processes that control the checkin and checkout of the licenses. It keeps track of the number of license units that are required for each phone type. The license manager has responsibility for issuing and reclaiming licenses, and detecting whether there is an overdraft of licenses.


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_administration_guide_chapter09186a0080531ebb.html#wp49438


Hope this helps!

Rob

Correct Answer by mchandak about 9 years 11 months ago

All License files are installed on the publisher and the information is replicated to the subscribers. You dont have to install anything on the subscriber.

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ozgurguler Fri, 05/11/2007 - 01:46
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You should buy node license for each of the call managers. But you don't need to buy device licences for all CMs.

mchandak Fri, 05/11/2007 - 06:10
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The Way CallManager 5.x Licensing works is that you need 1 Node License per CallManager in the cluster and Device Units based on the number of devices (Every device has a different License requirment) across the cluster. So assuming you have 2 CallManagers and 100 7960 IP Phones you need 2 Mode License and 400 Device Unity Licenses (Each 7960 Phone needs 4 DLUs). Check the following document for more information about CallManager 5.x Licensing.

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/c_callmg/5_0/sys_ad/5_0_4/ccmsys/a02licen.htm


Also, check the License Calculator.

thomasarun Fri, 05/11/2007 - 22:18
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thanks for the information

If i am using 2 callmanagers one publisher and other sub. on which sever i have to load the device licenses?i think i have to load the seat(Node)licenses on each servers and device license into publisher.If wrong plz correct me

thomasarun Fri, 05/11/2007 - 22:27
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Is that Node license and seat (LIC-CM5.1-7816=License Unified CM 5.1 7816 Appliance, 500 seats)

license is same?

On which server i have to load the license files publisher or subscriber?

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mchandak Sat, 05/12/2007 - 05:33
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All License files are installed on the publisher and the information is replicated to the subscribers. You dont have to install anything on the subscriber.

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Rob Huffman Sat, 05/12/2007 - 06:49
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Hi Thomas,


Just to add a note to Mahesh's good info;


Licenses are generated for requested Cisco CallManager nodes (servers in a Cisco CallManager cluster - with seats) and the phones that are associated with those nodes.



Uploading a License file


Use the following procedure to upload a license file to the Cisco CallManager server with the matching MAC address that is provided when requesting for a license file. For information about obtaining a license file see the "Obtaining a License File" section. The Cisco CallManager server where the license file is loaded takes on the functionality of the license manager.




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


***Note - Upload the license file only on the first node of Cisco CallManager cluster.



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Procedure



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Step 1 Choose System > License > Upload License File.


The License File Upload window displays.


Step 2 The Existing License Files drop-down list box displays the license files that are already uploaded to the server.




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Note Click View File to view the file content of any existing files.



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Step 3 To choose a new license file to upload, click Upload License File.


The Upload File pop-up window displays.


Step 4 Browse and choose a license file to upload to the server.


Step 5 Click Upload License File.


After the upload process is complete, the Upload Result file displays.


Step 6 Click Close.


Step 7 In the License File Upload window, the status of the uploaded file displays.


From this good doc:


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_administration_guide_chapter09186a0080530f9b.html


The Cisco CallManager server where the license file is loaded, assumes the functionality of a license manager.


The license manager serves as the logical component that keeps track of the licenses that the customer purchases and the licenses that customer uses. It refers to the processes that control the checkin and checkout of the licenses. It keeps track of the number of license units that are required for each phone type. The license manager has responsibility for issuing and reclaiming licenses, and detecting whether there is an overdraft of licenses.


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_administration_guide_chapter09186a0080531ebb.html#wp49438


Hope this helps!

Rob

mchandak Sat, 05/12/2007 - 07:56
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it is always easy to know when Rob has replied by seeing the email. It always has a lot of details :)


A "5" for Rob :)

Rob Huffman Sat, 05/12/2007 - 08:12
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Hi Mahesh,


Thank you for your kind words and very nice rating. I have learned a great deal from you and it means alot to receive such nice feedback from a real expert :)


Keep up the great work!


Rob

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