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Release Notes for Cisco License Manager 1.0
on Windows XP
Revised: March 16, 2007, OL-10810-02
The release notes contain the following information:
Cisco License Manager enables you to perform the following tasks:
•Discover network devices—Auto-discover your supported Cisco devices in any part of the network you specify.
•Register—Avoid having to log in to Cisco.com. Cisco License Manager handles registration and interfaces with Cisco.com for you. Make sure you have updated your user profile in order to register.
•Deploy/install—Apply undeployed licenses to devices that are not currently active.
•Update—Receive notifications from devices in the form of alerts , reminding you of necessary license management requirements.
•Resend—Obtain all licenses for a given device from Cisco.com. This is useful if license storage has been corrupted or if you have misplaced the license file.
•Track and report—View license activity or inactivity and plan strategy for efficient usage.
The minimum and tested software and hardware requirements appear in Table 1.
Table 1 Server Software and Hardware Requirements
Requirement Type Minimum Requirement
Intel Pentium 4, 3.2 GHz
Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2 (SP2) (English and Japanese only)
Adobe Reader 6.01
1 Online documentation requires Adobe Reader.
2 The actual amount of hard drive space required depends upon the number of clients you are installing and the number of devices you are managing with the client applications.
If you install only the client package, see Table 2 for details on the minimum and tested software and hardware requirements.
The documentation set is included as Adobe Acrobat PDF files and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view them. (To download the Reader, go to the Adobe website.)
For detailed installation requirements, see Getting Started with Cisco License Manager on Windows XP.
For this release, only the Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E switches support software licenses and can use Cisco License Manager. The following lists supported Cisco devices. Your device must be running Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(35)SE2 or later.
For more information, see the Release Notes for the Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E Switches, Cisco IOS Release 12.2(35)SE2 .
Other Third-Party Software Included
Cisco License Manager includes JRE 1.5 in both the Server package and the Client package.
Downloading Cisco License Manager
1. Download the ZIP file that contains the Cisco License Manager 1.0 software package to your PC.
2. Unzip the file to your local disk.
3. Double-click the Cisco License Manager 1.0 installer on your local disk to start the installation program.
4. Select an installation directory or use the default directory, C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\.
Note 500 MB of disk space should be available for the software installation. 10 GB of disk space should be available for maximum data storage.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen. After the installation is complete, click Finish.
6. Double-click the Cisco License Manager client icon on the desktop or select from the Start menu to launch the client program.
Options for Using Cisco License Manager
Cisco License Manager has two user interfaces:
•The API, which is accessible from the Cisco License Manager Software Development Kit (SDK) package. For information on the API commands, see the API Reference Guide for Cisco License Manager on Windows XP or the product online help. To purchase the API, contact your account team.
•The graphical user interface (GUI), which you access by running Cisco License Manager client, provides access to all license management tasks. For information on using the GUI, see the Cisco License Manager online help or Book Title.
Minimum Cisco IOS Release
Your device must be running Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(35)SE2 or later and support license management.
The following caveat exists in this release:
For installation troubleshooting information, see the troubleshooting appendix in Book Title. For general troubleshooting information, see the frequently asked questions and troubleshooting topics in the online help.
The following documentation updates exist:
Getting Started Guide
The Getting Started Guide PDF file contained in online help contains errors. For an updated version, go to Cisco.com.
The following text contained errors in the online help. These topics will be updated during the next release:
Discrepancy License Report—Reports discrepancies between the Cisco License Manager license inventory and the actual licenses deployed in the network. A device is listed in the Discrepancy Report if inventory manager finds any device with a Deploy status of Deployed and an Obtain Status of UNKNOWN.
Redeployable License Report—This report does the following:
•Queries the inventory manager to get a list of all devices from the Cisco License Manager database.
•Gets a list of licensable features and a list of deployed license IDs for each device in the device list.
•Queries the inventory manager to get the license object for each deployed license ID.
•Gets the feature name from the license object and compares it with the licensable features in the device.
•Enables you to redeploy devices that are not marked In Use.
API Reference Guide
The API Reference Guide PDF file on the CD contains minor errors. For an updated version, go to Cisco.com.
Use the following related documentation links to find helpful information:
For device-specific questions, see the Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E software documentation on Cisco.com. Switches running the cryptographic image are referred to as SSL-enabled devices in Cisco License Manager documents.
For software-specific questions, see Cisco IOS documentation for Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(35)SE2.
Product Documentation Set
Table 3 describes the product documentation that is available.
Table 3 Product Documentation
Document Title Available Formats
Finding Documentation for Cisco License Manager 1.0 on Windows XP
•Shipped with SDK.
Release Notes for Cisco License Manager on Windows XP
Getting Started with Cisco License Manager on Windows XP
•PDF available in online help.
API Reference Guide for Cisco License Manager on Windows XP
•On SDK CD.
In the user interface, click Help to display help in a separate window.
Note The documentation set is included as Adobe Acrobat PDF files and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 to view them. (To download the Reader, go to the Adobe website.)
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Product Alerts and Field Notices
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To access the Product Alert Tool, you must be a registered Cisco.com user. Registered users can access the tool at this URL:
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Obtaining Technical Assistance
Cisco Technical Support provides 24-hour-a-day award-winning technical assistance. The Cisco Support website on Cisco.com features extensive online support resources. In addition, if you have a valid Cisco service contract, Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) engineers provide telephone support. If you do not have a valid Cisco service contract, contact your reseller.
Cisco Support Website
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Access to all tools on the Cisco Support website requires a Cisco.com user ID and password. If you have a valid service contract but do not have a user ID or password, you can register at this URL:
Note Before you submit a request for service online or by phone, use the Cisco Product Identification Tool to locate your product serial number. You can access this tool from the Cisco Support website by clicking the Get Tools & Resources link, clicking the All Tools (A-Z) tab, and then choosing Cisco Product Identification Tool from the alphabetical list. This tool offers three search options: by product ID or model name; by tree view; or, for certain products, by copying and pasting show command output. Search results show an illustration of your product with the serial number label location highlighted. Locate the serial number label on your product and record the information before placing a service call.
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Submitting a Service Request
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For S1 or S2 service requests, or if you do not have Internet access, contact the Cisco TAC by telephone. (S1 or S2 service requests are those in which your production network is down or severely degraded.) Cisco engineers are assigned immediately to S1 and S2 service requests to help keep your business operations running smoothly.
To open a service request by telephone, use one of the following numbers:
Asia-Pacific: +61 2 8446 7411
Australia: 1 800 805 227
EMEA: +32 2 704 55 55
USA: 1 800 553 2447
For a complete list of Cisco TAC contacts, go to this URL:
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To ensure that all service requests are reported in a standard format, Cisco has established severity definitions.
Severity 1 (S1)—An existing network is "down" or there is a critical impact to your business operations. You and Cisco will commit all necessary resources around the clock to resolve the situation.
Severity 2 (S2)—Operation of an existing network is severely degraded, or significant aspects of your business operations are negatively affected by inadequate performance of Cisco products. You and Cisco will commit full-time resources during normal business hours to resolve the situation.
Severity 3 (S3)—Operational performance of the network is impaired while most business operations remain functional. You and Cisco will commit resources during normal business hours to restore service to satisfactory levels.
Severity 4 (S4)—You require information or assistance with Cisco product capabilities, installation, or configuration. There is little or no effect on your business operations.
Obtaining Additional Publications and Information
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•Cisco Press publishes a wide range of general networking, training, and certification titles. Both new and experienced users will benefit from these publications. For current Cisco Press titles and other information, go to Cisco Press at this URL:
•Internet Protocol Journal is a quarterly journal published by Cisco for engineering professionals involved in designing, developing, and operating public and private internets and intranets. You can access the Internet Protocol Journal at this URL:
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•"What's New in Cisco Documentation" is an online publication that provides information about the latest documentation releases for Cisco products. Updated monthly, this online publication is organized by product category to direct you quickly to the documentation for your products. You can view the latest release of "What's New in Cisco Documentation" at this URL:
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This document is to be used in conjunction with the documents listed in the "Related Documentation" section.
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