System Management Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE Release 3SE (Cisco WLC 5700 Series)
Configuring Right-To-Use Licenses
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Configuring Right-To-Use Licenses

Configuring Right-To-Use Licenses

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Restrictions for Right-To-Use AP-Count Licenses

The following are the restrictions you must keep in mind when using license for the Cisco 5700 Series Wireless Controller:

  • The license you have purchased is applicable only for the Cisco 5700 Series Wireless Controller. You cannot use the same license for the earlier version of the Cisco 5700 Series Wireless Controllers.
  • The CLI commands that you run for the Cisco 5700 Series Wireless Controller are applicable only for these controllers. You cannot run these commands for the earlier version of the controllers.

Information About Configuring RTU Licenses

Right-To-Use AP-Count Licensing

Right-to-use licensing (RTU) allows you to order and activate a specific license type, and then to manage license usage on your controller.

You can order your controller with support for a specific number of adder access point count licenses, but the total number of licenses ordered should not exceed 1000. You can also order your adder access point count licenses after receiving the controller.

For example, if you have ordered 700 new adder licenses, you can add only those ordered adder licenses to the controller. The licenses can be added in increments of 1, but the total number of licenses added for the controller should not exceed 1000.

You can configure controller to manage the access point count licenses from the CLI and view the number of access points currently in use from both the CLI and GUI.

The following are two different types of access point licenses:
  1. Permanent licenses for the access points
    • Adder access point count license—You can purchase the adder license to increase the controller capacity at a later time. You can transfer the adder access point count license from one controller to another.
  2. Evaluation licenses for the access points
    • You can activate these licenses to evaluate more access points before purchasing the licenses.
    • The maximum number of access points that can be evaluated is 1000.
    • The evaluation period for using the access point licenses is 90 days.
    • You can activate and deactivate the evaluation licenses from the CLI.

Right-to-Use AP-Count Evaluation Licenses

If you are considering upgrading to a license with a higher access point count, you can try an evaluation license before upgrading to a permanent version of the license. For example, if you are using a permanent license with a 50-access-point count and want to try an evaluation license with a 100-access-point count, you can try out the evaluation license for 90 days.

When an evaluation license is activated, the permanent AP-count licenses are ignored. The maximum supported licenses of 1000 access points are available for 90 days .

To prevent disruptions in operation, the controller does not change licenses when an evaluation license expires. A warning expiry message is displayed daily starting five days prior to the expiry date. After 90 days, the evaluation license expires with a warning message. You must disable the evaluation license and then purchase the permanent license.

When the controller reboots after the evaluation license expiry, the license defaults to a permanent license.

Right-To-Use Adder AP-Count Rehosting Licenses

Revoking a license from one device and installing it on another is called rehosting. You might want to rehost a license to change the purpose of a device. For example, if you want to move your Office Extend or indoor access points to a different controller, you could transfer the adder ap-count license from one controller to another.

To rehost a license, you must deactivate the adder ap-count license from one device and activate the same license on another device.

Evaluation licenses cannot be rehosted.

How to Configure RTU Licenses

Activating an AP-Count Evaluation License (CLI)

When an evaluation license is activated, the maximum supported ap-count licenses are made available. A maximum of 1000 access points can be evaluated for 90 days by enabling the evaluation ap-count licenses.

SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    license right-to-use activate ap-count evaluation

    2.    show license right-to-use summary


DETAILED STEPS
     Command or ActionPurpose
    Step 1license right-to-use activate ap-count evaluation


    Example:
    Controller# license right-to-use activate ap-count evaluation
     

    Enables the ap-count evaluation licenses on the controller. By default during activation, the EULA gets displayed. If the acceptEULA is passed, the EULA content is not displayed, and you can activate the evaluation license. This option is useful for automation and scripting.

     

    Step 2 show license right-to-use summary


    Example:
    Controller# show license right-to-use summary
     

    Verifies that the evaluation license is activated on the controller.

     

    Activating an AP-Count Permanent License

    You can deactivate an evaluation ap-count license and activate the permanent ap-count license on the controller.

    After activating ap-count permanent or adder license, if the show license right-to-use summary command still shows evaluation ap-count licenses, then you must deactivate the previously used evaluation license that was not deactivated earlier. Deactivate the evaluation license to enable permanent or adder ap-count licenses.

    SUMMARY STEPS

      1.    license right-to-use deactivate ap-count evaluation

      2.    show license right-to-use summary


    DETAILED STEPS
       Command or ActionPurpose
      Step 1license right-to-use deactivate ap-count evaluation


      Example:
      Controller# license right-to-use deactivate ap-count evaluation
       

      Deactivates particular evaluation license level and activates the permanent ap-count licenses on the controller.

       
      Step 2 show license right-to-use summary


      Example:
      Controller# show license right-to-use summary
       

      Verifies the number of permanent ap-count licenses activated on the controller.

       

      Obtaining an Upgrade or Capacity Adder License

      You can use the capacity adder licenses to increase the number of access points supported by the controller.

      SUMMARY STEPS

        1.    license right-to-use activate ap-count ap-number slot 1

        2.    show license right-to-use summary


      DETAILED STEPS
         Command or ActionPurpose
        Step 1license right-to-use activate ap-count ap-number slot 1


        Example:
        Controller# license right-to-use activate ap-count 500 slot 1
         

        Obtains an upgrade or increases the license capacity by adding new adder licenses.

         

        Step 2 show license right-to-use summary


        Example:
        Controller# show license right-to-use summary
         

        Verifies the number of permanent ap-count licenses activated on the controller.

         

        Transferring Licenses to a Replacement Controller after an RMA

        The replacement controller comes with same permanent ap-count licences.

        SUMMARY STEPS

          1.    license right-to-use deactivate ap-count count slot 1 acceptEULA

          2.    license right-to-use activate ap-count count slot 1 acceptEULA

          3.    show license right-to-use summary


        DETAILED STEPS
           Command or ActionPurpose
          Step 1license right-to-use deactivate ap-count count slot 1 acceptEULA


          Example:
          Controller# license right-to-use deactivate ap-count 55 slot 1 acceptEULA
           

          Deactivates the permanent ap-count licenses on earlier controller to be replaced.

           

          Step 2license right-to-use activate ap-count count slot 1 acceptEULA


          Example:
          Controller# license right-to-use activate ap-count 55 slot 1 acceptEULA
           

          Activates the same permanent ap-count licenses on the replacement controller.

           

          Step 3 show license right-to-use summary


          Example:
          Controller# show license right-to-use summary
           

          Verifies the number of ap-count licenses points activated on the replacement controller.

           

          Configuring Right-To-Use Licenses (GUI)


            Step 1   Choose Administration > Software Activation > Licenses to open the Licenses page.
            Step 2   In the License Activation area, choose Activate or Deactivate from the License drop box and enter the number of adder licenses you want to activate or deactive in the License Adder of AP-Count (1 to 1000) text box.
            Step 3   Click Apply and Save Configuration.

            Monitoring and Maintaining RTU Licenses

            Viewing Right-To-Use AP-Count Licenses (GUI)

            You can view the details of access point licenses installed on the controller using the Licenses and License Usage pages from the controller GUI.


              Step 1   Choose Administration > Software Activation > Licenses.

              Example:

              The Licenses page appears.

              This page lists all of the access point licenses installed on the controller. You can view the following details for the license:
              • License name
              • License type (adder, permanent, or evaluation)
              • Count (the maximum number of access points allowed for this license)
              • Period left for the license
              In addition, you can view the following details of the AP-Count licenses:
              • Whether the ap-count license is enabled or not
              • The maximum number of access points allowed for this license
              • The number of access points currently using this license
              • The remaining ap-count licenses

              Step 2   Choose Administration > Software Activation > License Usage.

              Example:

              The License Usage page appears.

              In the License Usage page, you can view the consolidated list of all of the licenses based on their usage duration, use of the license, and the end-user license agreement (EULA) acceptance state.

              Step 3   Choose Administration > Software Activation > Eula > Adder, Evaluation, or Permanent.

              Example:

              The Eula page for the selected license appears.

              You can read the terms and the conditions for the Adder, Evaluation, or Permanent license.


              Viewing Right-To-Use AP-Count Licenses (CLI)

              You can view the detailed information of ap-count licenses installed on the controller using the show license right-to-use commands from the controller CLI.

              SUMMARY STEPS

                1.    show license right-to-use detail

                2.    show license right-to-use detail | output modifiers

                3.    show license right-to-use eula

                4.    show license right-to-use

                5.    show license right-to-use usage

                6.    show license right-to-use | output modifiers

                7.    show license right-to-use summary


              DETAILED STEPS
                 Command or ActionPurpose
                Step 1 show license right-to-use detail


                Example:
                Controller# show license right-to-use detail
                 

                Displays details of all of the licenses installed on the stack 1.

                 

                Step 2 show license right-to-use detail | output modifiers


                Example:
                Controller# show license right-to-use detail | append <url>


                Example:
                Controller# show license right-to-use detail | begin apcount


                Example:
                Controller# show license right-to-use detail | count ap


                Example:
                Controller# show license right-to-use detail | exclude ap


                Example:
                Controller# show license right-to-use detail | format <spec file location>


                Example:
                Controller# show license right-to-use detail | include apcount


                Example:
                Controller# show license right-to-use detail | redirect <url>


                Example:
                Controller# show license right-to-use detail | section include apcount 
                Controller# show license right-to-use detail | section exclude apcount 
                Controller# show license right-to-use detail | section license 


                Example:
                Controller# show license right-to-use detail | tee <url>
                 

                Displays the details of licenses based on the filtered search using output modifiers such as append, begin, count, exclude, format, include, redirect, section, and tee.

                Appends the redirected license information output to URL. The URLs supporting append operation are crash information, flash, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, NVRAM, RCP, SCP, TFTP, UNIX, and USB flash0.

                Displays the license information that begins with the lines which match the regular expression.

                Displays the number of lines that match the regular expression.

                Displays the details of license information that excludes lines which match the regular expression.

                Displays the details of license information based on the format specified in the spec file.

                Displays the lines that match the regular expression.

                Redirects the license information output to URL. The URLs that support the redirect operation are crash information, flash, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, NVRAM, RCP, SCP, TFTP, UNIX, and USB flash0.

                Filters the section of the license information output based on the include, exclude, or other regular expression options specified.

                Copies the license information output to URL. The URLs that support the copy operation are crash information, flash, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, NVRAM, RCP, SCP, TFTP, UNIX, and USB flash0.

                 

                Step 3 show license right-to-use eula


                Example:
                Controller# show license right-to-use eula adder
                Controller# show license right-to-use eula evaluation
                Controller# show license right-to-use eula permanent
                 

                Displays the EULA content for the adder, evaluation, and permanent AP-count licenses.

                 

                Step 4 show license right-to-use


                Example:
                Controller# show license right-to-use
                 

                Displays the licenses that got activated with EULA.

                 

                Step 5 show license right-to-use usage


                Example:
                Controller# show license right-to-use usage
                 

                Displays the usage details of all licenses.

                 

                Step 6 show license right-to-use | output modifiers


                Example:
                Controller# show license right-to-use | append 
                 

                Displays the details of licenses based on the filtered search using output modifiers such as append, begin, count, exclude, format, include, redirect, section, and tee.

                 

                Step 7 show license right-to-use summary


                Example:
                Controller# show license right-to-use summary 
                 

                Displays the summary of licenses that are currently in use.

                 

                Examples: RTU Licenses Configuration

                This example shows how to activate an ap-count evaluation license:
                
                Controller# license right-to-use activate ap-count evaluation
                Controller# show license right-to-use summary
                
                This example shows how to activate an ap-count permanent license:
                
                Controller# license right-to-use deactivate ap-count evaluation
                Controller# show license right-to-use summary
                
                This example shows how to obtain an upgrade or adder license:
                
                Controller# license right-to-use activate ap-count 700 slot 1
                Controller# show license right-to-use summary
                
                This example shows how to transfer licenses to a replacement controller after an RMA. Deactivate the licenses from the controller to be replaced and activate or add the same number of licenses in the replacement controller:
                
                Controller# license right-to-use deactivate ap-count 250 slot 1
                
                
                Controller# license right-to-use activate ap-count 250 slot 1
                Controller# show license right-to-use summary
                

                Additional References for RTU Licensing

                Related Documents

                Related Topic Document Title

                RTU commands

                System Management Command Reference (Cisco WLC 5700 Series)

                RTU AP image preload feature

                System Management Configuration Guide (Cisco WLC 5700 Series)

                Standards and RFCs

                Standard/RFC Title

                None

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                Feature History and Information for RTU Licensing

                Release Feature Information
                Cisco IOS XE 3.2SE This feature was introduced.