Unified IC licenses are "node-locked." This means a license is "locked to" the MAC address of the Controller node. A MAC address change will require a new license.
For Unified IC installations on Virtual Machines, the license is locked to the licensing MAC of the Virtual Machine. The licensing MAC is different from the physical MAC address of the system. The licensing MAC string is generated during installation and is based on various input fields, such as the hostname, IP address, and so forth.
A licensing MAC address change will require a new license. The license file is physically located on the Controller node and is distributed to all members nodes in the cluster through database replication.
There can be only one license installed on a system at any point in time.
Uploading the license file is the first action the System Application User must take after installing the Controller node.
After installation, and until the System Application User obtains and uploads a Standard or Premium license, he or she:
Can sign in to the Administration Console to view the Controller and to add the alias name.
Cannot perform other Administration Console functions.
Cannot sign in to the Unified IC Reporting application.
Cannot install member nodes.