May, 2015

IMPORTANT: Register for Software Simplification External Training Event

Cisco is making constant and significant efforts in improving the overall end-to-end software lifecycle experience for partners and customers, with focus on:

  1. Ease of use when purchasing, downloading and activating software licenses
  2. Ongoing ease of managing, tracking and maintaining software licenses and repurchase software

The change is coming with Smart Licensing – Smart Licensing is a standardized licensing platform that simplifies the software lifecycle from quoting to activation which will help partners and customers to understand how Cisco software is being used across their networks.

Some benefits with Smart Licensing include:

  • Experience a single, standardized licensing solution for your Cisco products
  • Realize the ease of simplified software activation
  • Gain business intelligence: know what Cisco products you have, what you are using and what you need

Therefore, Cisco is introducing Smart Account functionality to support Smart Licensing capabilities. All Smart License (aka Smart-enabled products) purchases will now require a Smart Account to be set up prior to ordering. Failure to associate a Smart Account to Smart License purchase may cause delays in the ordering process.

Smart Account provides a single location from which partners and/or customers can view all of their software entitlements, as well as perform tasks such as software license file downloads or license re-hosting.

New Cisco offers such as Cisco ONE Software and Software products in the below families are utilizing Smart Licensing capabilities and will require a Smart Account set up prior to ordering:

  • Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance (ASAv)
  • Cisco 5921 Embedded Services Router (5921)
  • Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000v (CSR1Kv)
  • Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000v Intercloud Fabric (CSR1Kv)
  • Cisco Unified SIP Proxy (CUSP)
  • Converged Broadband Router (CBR-8)

Note: this is not a complete list of Smart-enabled products; additional software products will be made Smart-enabled over the next year.

Call to Action

To learn more about Smart Account creation and Smart License management, please click onto the “Register Training” link to register for one of the Instructor-Led Live Training sessions.

The complete training consists of 3 modules, please ensure you are registering for ALL 3 modules:

  • Module 1: Smart Licensing & Smart Account Overview and Smart Account creation in Cisco Software Workspace (CSW)
  • Module 2: Ordering Smart-enabled products in Cisco Commerce Workspace (CCW)
  • Module 3: Managing Smart License Inventory in Cisco Smart Software Manager (CSSM)

Please also encourage your Customers to attend the Customer training sessions.

Modules (English Session)

Partner Session

Customer Session

Module 1:
Smart Licensing & Smart Account Overview and Smart Account creation in Cisco Software Workspace (CSW)

Tuesday, 26 May
11 am to 12 pm (SG time)
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Wednesday, 27 May
11 am to 12 pm (SG time)
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Thursday, 11 June
2 pm to 3 pm (SG time)
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Wednesday, 10 June
2 pm to 3 pm (SG time)
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Tuesday, 23 June
11 am to 12 pm (SG time)
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Wednesday, 24 June
11 am to 12 pm (SG time)
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Module 2:
Ordering Smart-enabled products in Cisco Commerce Workspace (CCW)

Tuesday, 2 June
11 am to 12 pm (SG time)
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Not Applicable

Tuesday, 16 June
2 pm to 3 pm (SG time)
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Tuesday, 30 June
2 pm to 3 pm (SG time)
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Module 3:
Managing Smart License Inventory in Cisco Smart Software Manager (CSSM)

Thursday, 4 June
11 am to 12 pm (SG time)
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Wednesday, 3 June
11 am to 12 pm (SG time)
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Thursday, 18 June
2 pm to 3 pm (SG time)
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Wednesday, 17 June
2 pm to 3 pm (SG time)
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Thursday, 2 July
2 pm to 3 pm (SG time)
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Wednesday, 1 July
2pm to 3 pm (SG time)
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Additional Information and Resources

Please visit the Software Operations Exchange for more information on Smart Account and Smart Licensing.

APJC Sales Enablement Team