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Demo License for 10.5?

I've upgraded from 8.6 to 10.5 and was hoping to use a demo license while waiting for the 10.5 NFR to become available. There is a file on the disc called 100_pre_demo.lic, but when trying to use this, it gives a lot of errors about invalid MAC addresses. Is there a demo license available for 10.5?


Hi,can you give us an example


can you give us an example of such an error?

As far as I know, one cannot just "downgrade" a UCCX instance with a non-demo license to a temporary demo license. It works the other way, though.


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Hi Gergely, I was running 8.6

Hi Gergely,


I was running 8.6 on a marketplace NFR license - this a is a lab demo system. I upgraded to 10.5 and I see that the 10.5 NFR license pack isn't available for a few weeks, so was trying to use the demo license included on the disc, but says "Invalid Mac Address: FFFFFFFFFFFF" for each of the licensed features:


"Error : The Cisco Unified CCX Premium Software feature (1st line) of ccx100_pre_demo.lic has invalid MAC address [FFFFFFFFFFFF]."


I have reached out to licensing to see if they can give me a temporary license.

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I'm with Gergely on this one:

I'm with Gergely on this one: you can't downgrade a perm-licensed product to a demo license. I understand you are using an NFR license but the product doesn't know that distinction; it appears as a perm license.

The only idea I can think of is to try deleting the perm license through the CLI, and then seeing if the demo license will stick. I would snapshot the VM first though; there's a decent chance this will blow something up.

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