Hi all, I'm sure its on here somehwere but cant find anything specific but I'll be doing an upgrade from V7 to V8 and hence need new licenses - thats fine as I have the new license PAK codes BUT what happens after I have switched versions? Does the original license get migrated for a grace period or will the demo licenses be used or what?
Thanks in advance
I'll just add a note to the good tips from Kyle (+5 "K")
The "license mac" is only related to virtual (vm builds) as you nicely noted so you won't need to worry about
that if you are going MCS 7.x to MCS 8.x. your new 8.x licenses on the MCS are only tied to the
mac of the Publisher as in previous versions.
When you upgrade, the licenses for Nodes etc. will migrate but the Call Manager Service
will not stay running until you load your new 8.x Software Feature License
using the License file upload via System > Licensing > License File Upload. Then you'll be good to go.
Cheers and best of luck with the migration!
"Everything is broken" - Bob Dylan
Sorry, after re-reading your question I realized I should probably add that the 7.x license will not migrate in any way, even for a grace period. However, if you are upgrading onto the secondary partition and boot into 8.x and have any problems you should be able to tell CUCM to boot back into 7.x and it will still have your 7.x licenses running under 7.x. Hopefully that helps.