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Installing and Managing Licenses on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express System
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Installing and Managing Licenses on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express System

Table Of Contents

Installing and Managing Licenses on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express System

Restrictions for Licenses

About 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 on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express System


Revised: October 18, 2006, OL-11374-01

Topics in this section include:

Restrictions for Licenses

About Licenses

How To Install and Manage Licenses

The content in this chapter applies to both of the following products:

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express for scheduled and reservationless voice and web conferencing

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express VT for ad hoc voice, video, and web conferencing

Restrictions for Licenses

You cannot install both the adhocsystemsoftware and systemsoftware licenses on the same system.

For example, suppose that you install the adhocsystemsoftware license your system. If you then want to install a new license file that includes the systemsoftware license, then you must select the Upload new license file installation option, which deletes all previously installed licenses before installing the new license file.

This restriction means that you can use your system for either ad hoc conferencing or for scheduled and reservationless meetings. Nevertheless, your system comes with limited default ports that you may use to experiment with unlicensed features.

Related Topics

About Licenses

Information About Ad Hoc Conferencing, page 6-2

Information About Scheduled Meetings

Information About Reservationless Meetings

About Licenses

Licenses enable specific features and capabilities on the system. You purchase license SKUs with your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express 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.

Table 3-1 lists which licenses apply to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express and Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express VT.

Table 3-1 License Applicability

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Licenses
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express VT Licenses

exchange

languages

maxvoice

maxweb

systemsoftware

voiceconf

webconf

adhocsystemsoftware

maxadhoc

stdvideoconf

webconf


Table 3-2 describes all available licenses in alphabetical order.

Table 3-2 Licenses for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express 

License
Description

adhocsystemsoftware

The adhocsystemsoftware license enables the system to use the stdvideoconf, webconf, and maxadhoc licenses for ad hoc conferencing.

If you do not install the adhocsystemsoftware license, then the system can use only the default six voice ports, six video ports, and six web ports for ad hoc conferencing. The default six web ports expire 60 days after system installation, unless you install a webconf license to make them permanent.

Restriction: You cannot install both the systemsoftware and adhocsystemsoftware licenses on the same server. For details, see the "Restrictions for Licenses" section.

exchange

The exchange license enables you to integrate your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system with a Microsoft Exchange Server. Doing so allows your users to schedule and manage meetings from the Microsoft Outlook Calendar and send and receive Microsoft Outlook Calendar notifications.

If you do not install the exchange license, then you cannot integrate Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express with Microsoft Outlook. One exception is that if the systemsoftware license is not installed, then Microsoft Outlook functionality is enabled for trial and demonstration purposes.

languages

The languages license enables the simultaneous use of up to four supported languages on a system.

If you do not install the languages license, then you can enable only one language.

maxadhoc

The maxadhoc license limits the number of concurrent ad hoc voice conferencing participants.

If you do not install the maxadhoc license, then the system can use only the default six voice ports for ad hoc conferencing.

The maxadhoc license also limits the number of video ports and web ports that can be used for ad hoc conferencing on your system. If the stdvideoconf or webconf license port count is greater than the maxadhoc license port count, then the system uses the port count specified in the maxadhoc license.

Any maxadhoc license limitations for your system appear in the Comment field on the Licenses Summary page. To find this page in the Administration Center, see the "Displaying Licenses" section.

maxvoice

The maxvoice license limits the number of voice ports that can be used for scheduled and reservationless meetings on your system. For example, if the voiceconf license port count is greater than the maxvoice license port count, then the system uses the port count specified in the maxvoice license.

Any maxvoice license limitations for your system appear in the Comment field on the Licenses Summary page. To find this page in the Administration Center, see the "Displaying Licenses" section.

Restriction: If you purchase and install a new maxvoice license, it overwrites the old one. The new port count is not added to the previous port count.

maxweb

The maxweb license limits the number of web ports that can be used for scheduled and reservationless meetings on your system. For example, if the webconf license port count is greater than the maxweb license port count, then the system uses the port count specified in the maxweb license.

Any maxweb license limitations for your system appear in the Comment field on the Licenses Summary page. To find this page in the Administration Center, see the "Displaying Licenses" section.

Restriction: If you purchase and install a new maxweb license, it overwrites the old one. The new port count is not added to the previous port count.

stdvideoconf

The stdvideoconf license limits the number of concurrent ad hoc video conferencing participants. This number may be further limited by the maxadhoc license.

If you do not install the stdvideoconf license, then the system can use only the default six video ports for ad hoc conferencing.

The actual number of usable ad hoc video ports on the system depends on the configured Video maximum bit rate. See the "About Video Ports for Ad Hoc Conferencing" section on page 6-4.

Restriction: Ad hoc video licenses that exceed the total number of ad hoc voice licenses cannot be used.

systemsoftware

The systemsoftware license enables the system to use the voiceconf and webconf licenses for scheduled and reservationless meetings.

If you do not install the systemsoftware license, or if the license version becomes obsolete, then the system can use only the default six voice ports and six web ports for scheduled and reservationless meetings. The default six web ports expire 60 days after system installation, unless you install a webconf license to make them permanent. (If you have a webconf license installed with no systemsoftware license, then the default six web ports do not expire.)

Requirements:

To obtain a systemsoftware license, purchase a base software SKU or a software version upgrade. You cannot obtain a systemsoftware license by purchasing a capacity or platform upgrade.

The version number specified by the systemsoftware license must be greater than or equal to the first digit of the installed software version number.

Restriction: You cannot install both the systemsoftware and adhocsystemsoftware licenses on the same server. For details, see the "Restrictions for Licenses" section.

voiceconf

The voiceconf license limits the number of voice ports that are concurrently used for scheduled and reservationless meetings, including:

Calls to and from the system

Voice participants in meetings

The available number of voice ports may be further limited by the maxvoice license.

If you do not install the voiceconf license, then the system can use only the default six voice ports for scheduled and reservationless meetings.

Requirement: To enable the system to use the voiceconf license for scheduled and reservationless meetings, you must install the systemsoftware license.

webconf

The webconf license limits the number of web ports that are concurrently used for either ad hoc conferencing or scheduled and reservationless meetings, depending on which of these licenses you install:

If you install the adhocsystemsoftware license, then the webconf license limits the number of available ad hoc web ports on the system. This number may be further limited by the maxadhoc license.

If you install the systemsoftware license, then the webconf license limits the number of concurrent participants using the full web meeting room for scheduled or reservationless meetings. This number may be further limited by the maxweb license.


Note If you want all or most users to be able to schedule full web meetings, then install an equal number of voice ports and web ports through the voiceconf and webconf licenses.


If you do not install either the adhocsystemsoftware license or the systemsoftware license, then the webconf license makes the default six web ports permanent.

If you do not install the webconf license, then the system can use only the default six web ports, which expire 60 days after system installation.

If you purchase a base software SKU, then your order comes with a free webconf license that makes the default six web ports permanent after you install the license.


Related Topics

Restrictions for Licenses

How To Install and Manage Licenses

Information About Ports for Scheduled and Reservationless Meetings

Information About Ad Hoc Conferencing, page 6-2

Integrating Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express With Microsoft Outlook, page B-1

How To Install and Manage Licenses

If you purchase license SKUs with your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express 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 Express to install all purchased licenses in that order.


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


Topics in this section include:

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

This topic describes how to determine the MAC address of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express server. The MAC address is required to obtain a license file.

Procedure


Step 1 Open the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express application.

Step 2 Log in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

Step 3 At the top of the page, click Administration.

Step 4 On the left side of the page:

a. Click Maintenance.

b. Click Licenses.

c. Click Install Licenses.

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

Step 5 Proceed to the "Obtaining the License File" section.


Related Topics

How To Install and Manage Licenses

About Licenses

About This Page: Install Licenses

Obtaining the License File

This topic describes how to obtain the license file, which contains all purchased licenses in your order.

Before You Begin

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

Find the MAC address of your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express server. See 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 Express order.

Step 4 Confirm the order information by and click 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 Express server.

Step 6 Click 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.

Step 8 Proceed to the "Installing the License File" section.


Related Topics

How To Install and Manage Licenses

About Licenses

Installing the License File

This topic describes how to upload a license file, which contains all purchased licenses in your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express order.

Before You Begin

Obtain the license file. See the "Obtaining the License File" section.

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

Step 2 Click Administration at the top of the page.

Step 3 On the left side of the page:

a. Click Maintenance.

b. Click Licenses.

c. Click Install Licenses.

Step 4 Select one of the following radio buttons:

Upload new license file—Specifies 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—Specifies to keep all the previously installed licenses and to add additional licenses from the license file.

Step 5 Enter the fully qualified filename in the License file to use field or click Browse to search for the file.

Step 6 Click Install License.

Step 7 (Optional) To verify that your licenses were installed, proceed to the "Displaying Licenses" section.


Related Topics

How To Install and Manage Licenses

About Licenses

About This Page: Install Licenses

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 Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

Step 2 Click Administration at the top of the page.

Step 3 On the left side of the page:

a. Click Maintenance.

b. Click Licenses.

c. Click Licenses Summary.


Related Topics

About This Page: Licenses Summary

About Licenses

Downloading Licenses

Complete this task to download licenses for backup.

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

Step 2 Click Administration at the top of the page.

Step 3 On the left side of the page:

a. Click Maintenance.

b. Click Licenses.

c. Click Licenses Summary or Install Licenses.

Step 4 Click Download License.

Step 5 In the File Download dialog box, click Save.

Step 6 In the Save As dialog box, navigate to the directory where you want to save the exported file.

Step 7 Click Save.

Step 8 If the Download Complete dialog box appears, click Close.


Related Topics

About Licenses