Installing the Cisco Unified SIP Proxy Release 8.5 Licenses
Beginning with Cisco Unified SIP Proxy Release 8.5, a new type of license system called Cisco Software Licensing (CSL) is supported.
You have two choices for installing and activating the Cisco Unified SIP Proxy software:
- If you ordered a new module with Cisco Unified SIP Proxy Release 8.5 included, it is shipped with the Cisco Unified SIP Proxy image and the corresponding licenses preinstalled for the packages and features that you specified. You do not need to activate or register the software prior to use. The module stores the software license file on the flash memory. You do not need to do anything.
- Manually install the Cisco Unified SIP Proxy licenses using the following process:
Step 1 Determine what functionality you want and which licenses you need. For a detailed description of the licenses, see the Release Notes for Cisco Unified SIP Proxy Release 8.5.
Step 2 Obtain the license files. See the “Obtaining New or Additional Licenses” section.
Step 3 Install the licenses and reload the device. See the “Using the CLI to Install the Cisco Unified SIP Proxy Release 8.5 Licenses” section.
Obtaining New or Additional Licenses
Gather the following information before you obtain new or additional CSL licenses:
- The SKU for the features that you need. The SKU is used in the ordering process to specify the desired licenses for the Cisco Unified SIP Proxy features that you want. See the Release Notes for Cisco Unified SIP Proxy Release 8.5.
- The Product ID (PID) and the Serial Number (SN) from the device. Together, these form the unique device identifier (UDI). The UDI is printed on a label located on the back of most Cisco hardware devices or on a label tray visible on the front panel of field-replaceable motherboards. The UDI can also be viewed via software using the show license udi command in privileged EXEC mode.
Using the Licensing Portal to Obtain Licenses for Additional Features or Applications
Note You must have a Cisco.com password to access some of the URLs in the following procedure.
Follow these steps to obtain additional licenses for Cisco Unified SIP Proxy Release 8.5 features.
Step 1 Go to www.cisco.com/go/ordering and choose one of the ordering processes (via partner, Cisco direct, etc.) to order licenses. When you purchase a license, you will receive a product activation key (PAK), which is an alphanumeric string that represents the purchase.
Step 2 To get your license file, return to the Cisco Product License Registration Portal at www.cisco.com/go/license. When prompted, and enter the PAK and the unique device identifier (UDI) of the device where the license will be installed.
Step 3 Download the license file or receive the license file by email.
Step 4 Repeat the appropriate steps above for each device you want to obtain a license.
Step 5 Copy the license file(s) to a FTP or TFTP server.
Using the CLI to Install the Cisco Unified SIP Proxy Release 8.5 Licenses
Follow these steps to install the licenses for Cisco Unified SIP Proxy Release 8.5.
Step 1 Log in to the CLI.
Step 2 Enter license install < URL>, where < URL> is the URL where you copied the license to in Step 5 of Using the Licensing Portal to Obtain Licenses for Additional Features or Applications.
Step 3 Verify the license by entering either show license or show software licenses.
Step 4 Activate the new license by entering license activate.
Step 5 Reload the module by entering reload and confirming that you really want to reload the module.
Step 6 To remove a license, enter license clear.
Note You cannot remove evaluation licenses.
Refer to the CLI Command Reference for Cisco Unified SIP Proxy Release 8.5 for information about the CLI commands.