Configuration and Maintenance Guide for MeetingPlace 7.1
Installing and Managing Licenses
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Installing and Managing Licenses for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

Table Of Contents

Installing and Managing Licenses for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

Restrictions for Licenses

How to Install and Manage Licenses

Determining the MAC Address of your System

Obtaining the License File

Installing the License File

Displaying Licenses

Downloading Licenses


Installing and Managing Licenses for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace


Release 7.1
Revised: April 3, 2011 8:30 pm

Licenses enable specific features and capabilities on the system. You purchase license SKUs with your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace order and install the license file for that order to enable the features and capabilities that you purchased. You may also upgrade your system by purchasing and installing additional licenses.

Restrictions for Licenses

How to Install and Manage Licenses

Restrictions for Licenses

By default, every Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system comes with six trial voice licenses, six trial web licenses, and six trial video licenses. If you do not purchase additional licenses, the six trial web licenses expire after 60 days.

Depending on your system configuration, you may not be able to take advantage of all the licenses you purchase. The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system lets you purchase more licenses than your current system capacity.

The system does not consider the expiration date of a license when users schedule meetings; instead, the system checks and enforces the expiration date when users join meetings. The system displays a message if a license is about to expire.

Related Topics

Planning the Capacity of your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace System module in the Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

How to Install and Manage Licenses

If you purchase license SKUs with your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace order, then your order comes with a Product Authorization Key (PAK). You obtain a license file by providing the PAK and the MAC address of your server in a form on Cisco.com. Through the Administration Center, you upload the license file to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace to install all purchased licenses in that order.


Note The new licenses take effect immediately. You do not need to reinstall or restart the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace operating system and application when you add licenses.


Determining the MAC Address of your System

Obtaining the License File

Installing the License File

Displaying Licenses

Downloading Licenses

Determining the MAC Address of your System

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to the Administration Center.

Step 2 Select Maintenance > Licenses > Install Licenses.

The MAC address is listed in the Host ID (MAC address) field.


Related Topics

Install Licenses Page in the Administration Center Page References for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Obtaining the License File

The license file contains all the purchased licenses in your order.

Before You Begin

Find the Product Authorization Key (PAK) that came with your order.

Complete the "Determining the MAC Address of your System" section.

Procedure


Step 1 Go to http://www.cisco.com/go/license.

Step 2 If prompted, log in with your Cisco.com user ID and password.

Step 3 Enter the PAK from your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace order.

Step 4 Confirm the order information and select Continue.

Step 5 Fill out all the required fields on the registration form. In particular:

Make sure that your e-mail address is correct, because the license file will be e-mailed to you.

Enter the MAC address of your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace server.

Step 6 Select Submit.

Cisco Systems sends you an e-mail containing the license file.

Step 7 Save the license file to a location where you can access it from the Administration Center.


Related Topics

Planning the Capacity of your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace System module in the Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

Installing the License File

Before You Begin

Complete the "Obtaining the License File" section.

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to the Administration Center.

Step 2 Select Maintenance > Licenses > Install Licenses.

Step 3 Select one of the following radio buttons:

Upload new license file—Choose this option to delete all previously installed licenses before installing the license file. Select this option only when uploading licenses to your system for the first time, or in the unlikely event that you must install an entirely new set of licenses.

Append incremental license file—Choose this option to keep all the previously installed licenses and to add additional licenses from the license file.

Step 4 Enter the fully-qualified filename in the License file to use field or select Browse to search for the file.

Step 5 Select Install License.


Troubleshooting Tips

If the Application Server hostname is longer than 32 characters, you may not be able to install licenses. If this occurs, use the net command to change the hostname. Note, however, that changing the Application Server hostname requires a system restart and may require other configuration tasks. See the net command description in the Using the Command-Line Interface (CLI) in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module.

Related Topics

Install Licenses Page in the Administration Center Page References for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Planning the Capacity of your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace System module in the Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

What to Do Next

Proceed to the "Displaying Licenses" section to verify license installation.

Displaying Licenses

Complete this task to display the number and types of licenses that are installed on your system, which licenses are enabled, and any further license limitations that are specific to your system.

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to the Administration Center.

Step 2 Select Maintenance > Licenses > Licenses Summary.


Related Topics

Planning the Capacity of your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace System module in the Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

Licenses Summary Page in the Administration Center Page References for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Downloading Licenses

Use this task to back up your license files.

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to the Administration Center.

Step 2 Select Maintenance > Licenses > Licenses Summary or Install Licenses.

Step 3 Select Download License.

Step 4 In the File Download dialog box, select Save.

Step 5 Navigate to the directory where you want to save the exported file.

Step 6 Select Save.

Step 7 If the Download Complete dialog box appears, select Close.


Related Topics

Displaying Licenses

Planning the Capacity of your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace System module in the Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

Install Licenses Page in the Administration Center Page References for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module