License Renew

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Feb 12th, 2009

How can I renew the license for an IDS. I am new @ this.

I have this problem too.
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Mo'ath Al Rawashdeh Tue, 02/17/2009 - 02:41


Although the sensor functions without the license key, you must have a license key to obtain signature

updates. To obtain a license key, you must have the following:

• Cisco Service for IPS service contract (Contact your reseller, Cisco service or product sales to purchase a contract).

• Your IPS device serial number

To find the IPS device serial number in IDM, choose Configuration > Sensor Management >

Licensing., or in the CLI use the show version command.

• Valid username and password

Trial license keys are also available. If you cannot get your sensor licensed because of problems with your contract, you can obtain a 60-day trial license that supports signature updates that require licensing.

You can obtain a license key from the licensing server, which is then delivered to the sensor.

Or, you can update the license key from a license key provided in a local file. Go to and click IPS Signature Subscription Service to apply for a license key.



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