CallManager licencing

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Mar 12th, 2008

Hi, i have some questions regarding the shipment of CallManager's licenses as well as DLU and Seats license, so how did we receive these license it would be email, or mailing address cause CORRECT me if i'm wrong:

As i know that regarding the seat license, we just enter the @MAC of the MCS and then we download the license but how does it work for the Device License Unit

Thanks

Correct Answer by Rob Huffman about 8 years 11 months ago

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If Migrating from Cisco CallManager 4.0(x) to 5.0(x)

When you migrate from Cisco CallManager version 4.0(x) to 5.0(x), the licenses that are required for existing phones and existing Cisco CallManager nodes is calculated and an intermediate file (XML file) that contains these license counts will be generated during the Cisco CallManager migration process. These licenses are given free of cost because you are already using these phones for Cisco CallManager version 4.x. If you are provisioning new phones and nodes after migrating to Cisco CallManager 5.0(x), you need to paste the intermediate license file in the License Registration window on CCO.

Use the following procedure to register existing licenses and request for new licenses.

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Step 1 In Cisco CallManager Administration, choose System > Licensing > License File Upload.

The License File Upload window displays.

Step 2 Click View File. A pop-up window displays that has the license information for existing phones and nodes. Copy this information. To copy the contents on this windrow, you can use Ctrl-A (Select All) and Ctrl-C (Copy).

Step 3 On the License Registration window of CCO website, in the text box provided, paste the file contents using Ctrl-V.

Step 4 You must enter the MAC address of the Cisco CallManager server that you are requesting the licenses for, and a valid E-mail Id.

Step 5 To obtain the actual license file, click Submit. A license file is generated.

Step 6 You must upload the license file to the server with the matching MAC address that you provided in Step 4. See the "Uploading a License file" section in the Cisco CallManager Administration Guide. This node takes on the functionality of the license manager.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucm/admin/5_0_1/ccmsys/a02licen.html#wp1100548

Hope this helps!

Rob

EDIT: Dez, you are too fast for my useless typing skills ;)

Correct Answer by Rob Huffman about 8 years 11 months ago

Hi Seuf,

Hope all is well :) The answer to this is different for "new" builds vs "upgrades" here is the related info;

As you know you will require two different types of Licenses (Node License with seats that covers the number of proposed users and Device License Units/DLU's for phones);

**Licenses are generated for requested Cisco CallManager nodes (the number of servers in a Cisco CallManager cluster - with seats *Node License) and the phones that are associated with those nodes (DLU's on a separate License).

If ordering a new system;

Obtaining a License File

Use the following steps to obtain a license file for a new installation of Cisco CallManager 5.0 phones nodes and for updating the licenses when new phones are added.

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Step 1 When you place an order for Cisco devices, Cisco provides a Product Authorization Key (PAK) via Snail Mail.

Step 2 Register the PAK with Cisco CallManager using the License Registration web tool that is provided on CCO.

Step 3 You must enter the MAC address of the Cisco CallManager server that you are requesting the licenses for, and a valid E-mail Id. You must enter the number of nodes and phone units that you want licenses for.

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Note You can determine the number of phone unit licenses that you will require for each phone type using License Calculator in Cisco CallManager Administration.

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Step 4 CCO generates a license file with the number of unit licenses that you requested and sends it you via E-mail using the E-mail ID that you provided in step Step 2

Step 5 You must upload the license file to the server with the matching MAC address that you provided in Step 3 See the "Uploading a License file" section. This server then takes on the functionality of the license manager.

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Note For updating the licenses when you buy new phones, go to the License Registration web tool that is provided on CCO and follow the steps 3 through 5.

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Note The license file is uploaded into the database, only if the version specified in the license file is greater than or equal to the Cisco CallManager version that is running in the cluster. If the version check fails, an alarm gets generated, and you should get a new license file with the correct version. The system bases the version check only on major releases.

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Note The licenses specified in the license file can be used only within the cluster on which the license file is uploaded.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucm/admin/5_0_1/ccmcfg/b02licfu.html#wpxref33934

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Correct Answer
Rob Huffman Wed, 03/12/2008 - 05:44

Hi Seuf,

Hope all is well :) The answer to this is different for "new" builds vs "upgrades" here is the related info;

As you know you will require two different types of Licenses (Node License with seats that covers the number of proposed users and Device License Units/DLU's for phones);

**Licenses are generated for requested Cisco CallManager nodes (the number of servers in a Cisco CallManager cluster - with seats *Node License) and the phones that are associated with those nodes (DLU's on a separate License).

If ordering a new system;

Obtaining a License File

Use the following steps to obtain a license file for a new installation of Cisco CallManager 5.0 phones nodes and for updating the licenses when new phones are added.

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

Step 1 When you place an order for Cisco devices, Cisco provides a Product Authorization Key (PAK) via Snail Mail.

Step 2 Register the PAK with Cisco CallManager using the License Registration web tool that is provided on CCO.

Step 3 You must enter the MAC address of the Cisco CallManager server that you are requesting the licenses for, and a valid E-mail Id. You must enter the number of nodes and phone units that you want licenses for.

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

Note You can determine the number of phone unit licenses that you will require for each phone type using License Calculator in Cisco CallManager Administration.

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Step 4 CCO generates a license file with the number of unit licenses that you requested and sends it you via E-mail using the E-mail ID that you provided in step Step 2

Step 5 You must upload the license file to the server with the matching MAC address that you provided in Step 3 See the "Uploading a License file" section. This server then takes on the functionality of the license manager.

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

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

Note For updating the licenses when you buy new phones, go to the License Registration web tool that is provided on CCO and follow the steps 3 through 5.

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

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

Note The license file is uploaded into the database, only if the version specified in the license file is greater than or equal to the Cisco CallManager version that is running in the cluster. If the version check fails, an alarm gets generated, and you should get a new license file with the correct version. The system bases the version check only on major releases.

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

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

Note The licenses specified in the license file can be used only within the cluster on which the license file is uploaded.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucm/admin/5_0_1/ccmcfg/b02licfu.html#wpxref33934

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Correct Answer
Rob Huffman Wed, 03/12/2008 - 05:44

....from previous page.

If Migrating from Cisco CallManager 4.0(x) to 5.0(x)

When you migrate from Cisco CallManager version 4.0(x) to 5.0(x), the licenses that are required for existing phones and existing Cisco CallManager nodes is calculated and an intermediate file (XML file) that contains these license counts will be generated during the Cisco CallManager migration process. These licenses are given free of cost because you are already using these phones for Cisco CallManager version 4.x. If you are provisioning new phones and nodes after migrating to Cisco CallManager 5.0(x), you need to paste the intermediate license file in the License Registration window on CCO.

Use the following procedure to register existing licenses and request for new licenses.

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

Step 1 In Cisco CallManager Administration, choose System > Licensing > License File Upload.

The License File Upload window displays.

Step 2 Click View File. A pop-up window displays that has the license information for existing phones and nodes. Copy this information. To copy the contents on this windrow, you can use Ctrl-A (Select All) and Ctrl-C (Copy).

Step 3 On the License Registration window of CCO website, in the text box provided, paste the file contents using Ctrl-V.

Step 4 You must enter the MAC address of the Cisco CallManager server that you are requesting the licenses for, and a valid E-mail Id.

Step 5 To obtain the actual license file, click Submit. A license file is generated.

Step 6 You must upload the license file to the server with the matching MAC address that you provided in Step 4. See the "Uploading a License file" section in the Cisco CallManager Administration Guide. This node takes on the functionality of the license manager.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucm/admin/5_0_1/ccmsys/a02licen.html#wp1100548

Hope this helps!

Rob

EDIT: Dez, you are too fast for my useless typing skills ;)

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