You should copy the .lic file to the bootflash directory on your MDS/Nexus switch and install it before enabling the licensed feature. Run the command "install license bootflash:<filename>" to install the license on the switch. You cannot overwrite any other license file on the switch having the same name. If any license files exists with the same name, you must rename the attached file before installing or run the install command as "install license bootflash:<filename> newname". You can remove an existing license file on the switch by running the command "clear license <filename>". You can verify the list of licenses installed by running the command "show license list".
Caution: Do not edit the contents of the .lic file in any way or the MDS/Nexus software will ignore any features associated with that license file. The contents of the file are signed and must remain intact. Should you accidentally copy, rename, and insert the license file multiple times, the duplicate files will be ignored, but the original will be counted.
You should print this email, save the attachment to a floppy, and store both for future use if needed.
If you encounter a problem with this license file, please contact our Licensing team at 800-553-2447 or email@example.com.