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Configuring Cisco License Call Home

Table Of Contents

Configuring Cisco License Call Home

Finding Feature Information in This Module

Contents

Prerequisites for Cisco License Call Home

Restrictions for Cisco License Call Home

Information About Cisco License Call Homes

Cisco License Call Home Interface

How to Configure Cisco License Call Home

Installing Licenses or Upgrading Software by Using Cisco License Call Home

Rehosting a License by Using Cisco License Call Home

Requesting a License Resend by Using Cisco License Call Home

Configuration Examples for Cisco License Call Home

Example: Installing Licenses or Upgrading Software by Using Cisco License Call Home

Example: Rehosting a License by Using Cisco License Call Home

Example: Requesting a License Resend by Using Cisco License Call Home

Additional References

Related Documents

Standards

MIBs

RFCs

Technical Assistance

Feature Information for Cisco License Call Home


Configuring Cisco License Call Home


First Published: July 5, 2008
Last Updated: October 2, 2009

The Cisco License Call Home feature provides a robust set of commands that communicate with the Cisco licensing infrastructure, makes connections and data transfers, and provides interactive prompts to help you install and maintain software licenses. This module describes the tasks and the commands used to activate software by using the Cisco License Call Home feature, license keys, and Cisco EXEC commands. When you activate software from a Cisco device, you can license software without the need for additional application software.

Finding Feature Information in This Module

Your software release might not support all the features documented in this module. For the latest feature information and caveats, see the release notes for your platform and software release. To find information about the features documented in this module, and to see a list of the releases in which each feature is supported, see the "Feature Information for Cisco License Call Home" section.

Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and Cisco software image support. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to http://www.cisco.com/go/cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.

Contents

Prerequisites for Cisco License Call Home

Restrictions for Cisco License Call Home

Information About Cisco License Call Homes

How to Configure Cisco License Call Home

Configuration Examples for Cisco License Call Home

Additional References

Feature Information for Cisco License Call Home

Prerequisites for Cisco License Call Home

You must obtain the device certificate from the Cisco licensing infrastructure before starting.

You must have a CCO user login account.

Restrictions for Cisco License Call Home

The router or switch must have an Internet connection and use HTTPS to connect to the Cisco licensing infrastructure. To set up a secure HTTP connection, see the HTTP 1.1 Web Server and Client chapter in the Cisco IOS Network Management Configuration Guide: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/netmgmt/configuration/guide/nm_http_web.html

Only certain platforms support the Cisco License Call Home feature, and these devices must be running a Cisco IOS crypto K9 image. For information about platform support, see the "Feature Information for Cisco License Call Home" section.

Information About Cisco License Call Homes

Cisco License Call Home Interface

Cisco License Call Home Interface

The Cisco License Call Home feature allows a Cisco device to communicate with the Cisco licensing infrastructure that provides license generation, fulfillment, and support. The Cisco License Call Home feature uses a secured Internet connection to retrieve licensing information. This feature provides a robust set of commands that makes connections, transfers data, and provides interactive prompts to help you install and maintain software licenses. Once you purchase a product authorization key (PAK), Cisco License Call Home commands enable you to easily perform these tasks:

Install or upgrade a license.

Transfer a license.

Request that a license be resent.

Figure 1 shows how the Cisco License Call Home feature interfaces to the Cisco licensing back-end system. The architecture shown in Figure 1 allows the use of the License Call Home EXEC commands to communicate with the Cisco licensing infrastructure and to perform administrative license operations.

Figure 1 Cisco License Call Home Interface

The Cisco License Call Home feature works as a client-server model with each transaction completed as a separate connection to the Cisco licensing infrastructure. The Cisco License Call Home feature displays prompts to obtain required information and then connects to the Cisco licensing back end to interact with the Cisco licensing infrastructure. A Cisco License Call Home EXEC command initiates a request, and the Cisco licensing infrastructure provides the response. The processes designed into the Cisco License Call Home architecture manage the transport of information that provides the URL required to connect to the Cisco licensing infrastructure over the Internet and to create a session.

How to Configure Cisco License Call Home

Installing Licenses or Upgrading Software by Using Cisco License Call Home (required)

Rehosting a License by Using Cisco License Call Home (optional)

Requesting a License Resend by Using Cisco License Call Home (optional)

Installing Licenses or Upgrading Software by Using Cisco License Call Home

Perform this task to install a license or upgrade software by using the Cisco License Call Home feature.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. Obtain the PAK.

2. enable

3. show license call-home pak pak-id

4. license call-home install pak pak-id

5. show license feature

DETAILED STEPS

 
Command or Action
Purpose

Step 1 

Obtain the PAK.

The PAK is provided to you when you order or purchase the right to use a feature set for a particular platform. The PAK serves as a receipt and is used as part of the process to obtain a license.

Step 2 

enable

Example:

Router> enable

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

Enter your password if prompted.

Step 3 

show license call-home pak pak-id

Example:

Router# show license call-home pak 3XPXR9E7D30

Displays the stock keeping unit (SKU) list and features available for the PAK provided.

Step 4 

license call-home install pak pak-id

Example:

Router# license call-home install pak 3XPXR9E7D30

Installs a license by using the Cisco License Call Home feature.

Respond to the prompts in the command display.

Step 5 

show license feature

Example:

Router# show license feature

Displays the list of licensed features.

Rehosting a License by Using Cisco License Call Home

Perform this task to rehost (revoke and transfer) a license by using the Cisco License Call Home feature. The rehost operation is performed by using a source and a target unique device identifier (UDI).

SUMMARY STEPS

1. enable

2. license call-home revoke udi target-udi output-of-rehosted-license-url

3. show license detail

4. (Optional) license install stored-location-url

DETAILED STEPS

 
Command or Action
Purpose

Step 1 

enable

Example:

Router> enable

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

Enter your password if prompted.

Step 2 

license call-home revoke udi target-udi output-of-rehosted-license-url

Example:

Router# license call-home revoke udi AS54XM-AC-RPS:JAE0948QT6R flash:licensetargetudi.xml

Revokes and transfers a license by using source and target UDIs. Sends the rehost ticket to the Cisco licensing infrastructure with the target UDI, converts it to a license file, and stores it in the URL specified.

Select from multiple SKUs for rehosting when you are prompted, and supply information when required.

Step 3 

show license detail

Example:

Router# show license detail

Verifies that the license has been transferred.

Step 4 

license install stored-location-url


(Optional) Installs the revoked license.

For details, see the "Installing and Upgrading Licenses" in the Configuring the Cisco IOS Software Activation Feature module.

Requesting a License Resend by Using Cisco License Call Home

Perform this task to retrieve all licenses this device owns (device from which this command is run) by using the license call-home resend command.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. enable

2. license call-home resend dest-lic-location

3. (Optional) license install stored-location-url

DETAILED STEPS

 
Command or Action
Purpose

Step 1 

enable

Example:

Router> enable

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

Enter your password if prompted.

Step 2 

license call-home resend dest-lic-location

Example:

Router# license call-home resend flash:licenseresend.lic

Obtains all licenses this device owns and stores them in the specified location.

Step 3 

license install stored-location-url


(Optional) Installs the revoked license.

For details, see the "Installing and Upgrading Licenses" in the Configuring the Cisco IOS Software Activation Feature module.

Configuration Examples for Cisco License Call Home

Example: Installing Licenses or Upgrading Software by Using Cisco License Call Home

Example: Rehosting a License by Using Cisco License Call Home

Example: Requesting a License Resend by Using Cisco License Call Home

Example: Installing Licenses or Upgrading Software by Using Cisco License Call Home

The following example shows how to use the license call-home install pak command to install a license by using the Cisco License Call Home feature. The command also displays prompts for mandatory information. The show license feature command is used to verify the installation.

Router# license call-home install pak 3XPXR9E7D30

CCO User name: User1
CCO password : ************
Pak Number          : 3XPXR9E7D30
Pak Fulfillment type: SINGLE

     1. SKU Name           : Gatekeeper
        SKU Type           : Product
        Description        : Gatekeeper 
        Ordered Qty        : 1
        Available Qty      : 1
        Feature List       :
            Feature name:         gatekeeper Count: Uncounted
        Platform Supported : N/A
                             5400
                             5350
                             2800
                             3800

Do you want to install the above listed SKU(s)? [yes/no]: yes

Please enter the user's detail:

First Name : First-name
Last Name : Last-name
Title : Software Engineer
Company Name : Cisco Systems
Address1 : 510 McCarthy Blvd.
Address2  [Optional]: 
City : Milpitas
State : CA
Province  [Optional]: 
Zipcode : 95134
Country : USA
Phone : 408 526-4000
Fax  [Optional]: 
Email : User1@cisco.com

Installing...Feature:gatekeeper...Successful

Router# show license feature


Feature name             Enforcement  Evaluation  Subscription   Enabled
gsmamrnb-codec-pack      yes          yes         no             no

Router#

Example: Rehosting a License by Using Cisco License Call Home

The following example shows how to use the license call-home revoke udi command to revoke and transfer a license by using source and target UDIs. The command also displays prompts for mandatory information. The show license detail command is used to verify that the license has been transferred.

Router# license call-home revoke udi AS54XM-AC-RPS:JAE0948QT6R flash:licensetargetudi.xml

CCO User name: User1
CCO password : ************
Retrieving the sku from swift ............................ 
     1. SKU Name           : Gatekeeper
        SKU Type           : Product
        Description        : 
        Ordered Qty        : 1
        Available Qty      : 1
        Feature List       :
            Feature name:         gatekeeper Count: Uncounted
        Platform Supported : N/A
                             5400
                             5350
                             2800
                             3800

     3. SKU Name           : Gatekeeper
        SKU Type           : Product
        Description        : 
        Ordered Qty        : 1
        Available Qty      : 1
        Feature List       :
            Feature name:         gatekeeper Count: Uncounted
        Platform Supported : N/A
                             5400
                             5350
                             2800
                             3800

4. SKU Name           : GSMAMRNB
        SKU Type           : Product
        Description        : Transfer this feature set
        Ordered Qty        : 1
        Available Qty      : 1
        Feature List       :
            Feature name: gsmamrnb-codec-pac Count: Uncounted
        Platform Supported : 5400
                             5350

5. All of the above 

Please select the sku number you want to revoke : 4
Retrieving the permission ticket from swift .............

Installing permission ticket and retrieving rehost ticket........Done

Router# show license detail

Index: 1 	Feature: gsmamrnb-codec-pack   Version: 1.0
	License Type: Evaluation
	License State: Active, Not in Use, EULA accepted
	    Evaluation total period: 8  weeks 4  days 
	    Evaluation period left: 8  weeks 4  days 
	Lock type: Non Node locked
	Vendor info 
	License Addition: Additive
	License Generation version 135266304
	License Priority: Low
	Store Index: 0
	Store Name: Evaluation License Storage

Example: Requesting a License Resend by Using Cisco License Call Home

The following examples shows how to use the license call-home resend command to obtain all licenses this device owns and store them in the specified location:

Router# license call-home resend flash:licenseresend.lic

CCO User name: User1
CCO password : ************
Email Address: User1@cisco.com
Getting Licenses from SWIFT ..........
Saving it to flash:licenseresend.lic.....Done

Additional References

Related Documents

Related Topic
Document Title

Cisco License Manager application

User Guide for Cisco License Manager

Cisco IOS Software Activation conceptual overview

Cisco IOS Software Activation Conceptual Overview

Cisco IOS Software Activation Command Reference

Cisco IOS Software Activation Command Reference

Cisco IOS commands

Cisco IOS Master Commands List, All Releases

Integrated Services Routers licensing

Software Activation on Cisco Integrated Services Routers


Standards

Standard
Title

None


MIBs

MIB
MIBs Link

None

To locate and download MIBs for selected platforms, Cisco IOS releases, and feature sets, use Cisco MIB Locator found at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/go/mibs


RFCs

RFC
Title

None


Technical Assistance

Description
Link

The Cisco Support and Documentation website provides online resources to download documentation, software, and tools. Use these resources to install and configure the software and to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues with Cisco products and technologies. Access to most tools on the Cisco Support and Documentation website requires a Cisco.com user ID and password.

http://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/support/index.html


Feature Information for Cisco License Call Home

Table 1 lists the features in this module and provides links to specific configuration information.

Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and software image support. Cisco Feature Navigator enables you to determine which software images support a specific software release, feature set, or platform. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to http://www.cisco.com/go/cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.


Note Table 1 lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.


Table 1 Feature Information for Cisco License Call Home 

Feature Name
Releases
Feature Information

Cisco License Call Home

12.4(15)XZ 12.4(20)T

The Cisco License Call Home feature provides a robust set of commands that communicate with the Cisco licensing infrastructure, makes connections and data transfers, and provides interactive prompts to help you install and maintain software licenses.

In 12.4(15)XZ, this feature was introduced on the Cisco AS5300, AS5350, AS5350XM, AS5400, AS5400HPX, AS5400XM, 2800, 2851, 2821, 2811, 3800, 3825, and 3845 platforms.

The following commands were introduced or modified by this feature: license call-home install, license call-home resend, license call-home revoke, license call-home url, show license call-home.



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