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Register a Smart Software License on an RV34x Series Router
Licenses are required for all Cisco products. The Cisco RV34x Series Router comes with a 90-day license evaluation period that allows you to experience the advanced security features of the router. There are three different types of Licenses that Cisco provides:
Term Licenses – Licenses that automatically expire after a set amount of time.
Perpetual Licenses – Licenses that do not expire.
Demo Licenses – Licenses that expire after 60 days. Demo licenses are not meant for production use.
Before registering a Smart Software License, you need to generate a product instance registration token first. A product instance is an individual device with a unique device identifier (UDI) that is registered using a product instance registration token. You can register several instances of a product with a single registration token. Each product instance can have one or more licenses that reside in the same virtual account.
The objective of this document is to show you how to generate a product instance token and register a Smart Software License on an RV34x Series Router.
Register the Smart Software License
Generate a Product Instance Registration Token
This portion assumes that you already have an existing Smart Account. Otherwise, click here to learn how to request a Smart Account.
Step 1. Log in to your Smart Account on Cisco Software Central and choose Smart Software Licensing > Inventory > General.
Step 2. Under the Product Instance Registration Tokens area, click on New Token to generate a token.
Note: A Create Registration Token window will appear. The Virtual Account area displays the virtual account under which the registration token will be created.
Step 3. In the Description field, enter a unique description for the token.
Note: In this example, Embo T. Do lab is used.
Step 4. In the Expire After field, enter a value between 1 to 365.
Note: Cisco recommends a maximum range of 30 days. In this example, 3 days is used.
Step 5. Check the check box to enable the export controlled functionality for tokens of a product instance in your virtual account. Uncheck the check box if you do not want to allow the export controlled functionality to be made available for use with this token.
Note: Use this option only if you are compliant with the export controlled functionality. Some export-controlled features are restricted by the United States Department of Commerce. These features are restricted for products registered using this token when you uncheck the check box. Any violations are subjected to penalties and administrative charges.
Step 6. Click Create Token to generate the token.
You should now have successfully generated a product instance registration token.
Register the Router with the Product Instance Registration Token
Step 1. Click the arrow in the Token column to copy the token to the clipboard.
Step 2. (Optional) From the Actions drop-down menu, choose Copy to copy the token to the clipboard or Download…to download a text file copy of the token from which you may copy.
Step 3. Log in to the web-based utility of the router and choose Administration > License.
A notice appears in the upper portion of the License page displaying the following.
Step 4. (Optional) Click on Register to add the token.
Step 5. (Optional) In the Token field, paste the generated token.
Note: In this example, portions of the key have been omitted.
Step 6. Click Register.
Note: The registration may take a few minutes. Do not leave the page as the router attempts to contact the license server.
Step 7. A License Authorization Renewal window will pop-up once the registration has completed. Click OK to continue.
You should now have successfully registered the router with the Product Instance Token.
Step 8. (Optional) To view the Registration Status of the license, hover your pointer over the Status. A dialog message appears with the following information:
Initial Registration — This area indicates the date and time the license was registered.
Next Renewal Attempt — This area indicates the date and time the router will attempt to renew the license.
Registration Expire — This area indicates the date and time the registration expires.
Step 9. As you may notice, the License Authorization Status displays that the router is still running in Evaluation mode. This means that you have not allocated any licenses yet for AnyConnect. To authorize, click Choose Licenses to allocate licenses for the router.
Step 10. In the Count field in the pop-up window, enter the number of licenses to allocate AnyConnect VPN. The default is 2.
Note: Ensure you have a sufficient number of licenses in the Virtual Account associated with your router, otherwise it will be out of compliance.
Step 11. Click Save and Authorize.
You should now have successfully registered and authorized your RV34x Series Router with a Smart License.