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Smart Software Manager satellite

Visibility to License Inventory

Smart Software Manager satellite can simplify and help secure your license management. (10:15 min)

Highly Secure Smart Management of Cisco Smart Licenses

Cisco Smart Software Manager satellite is a component of Cisco Smart Licensing and works in conjunction with Cisco Smart Software Manager (SSM). It helps customers intelligently manage product licenses, providing near real-time visibility and reporting of the Cisco licenses they purchase and consume.

For security-sensitive customers who do not want to manage their installed base using a direct Internet connection, the Smart Software Manager satellite is installed on the customer premises and provides a subset of Cisco SSM functionality. After you download the satellite application, deploy it, and register it to Cisco SSM, you can perform the following functions locally:

  • Activate or register a license
  • Get visibility to your company's licenses
  • Transfer licenses between company entities

Periodically, the satellite needs to synchronize with Cisco SSM to reflect the latest license entitlements.

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Customer Benefits

  • Highly secure on-premises single source of truth of license consumption
  • Near real-time license entitlement based on synchronization schedules with Cisco SSM installed base
  • Immediate satellite registration to Cisco SSM

Other Smart Licensing Benefits

  • Licenses are not node-locked to devices, so licenses can be used on compatible devices without rehosting a product authorization key (PAK)
  • Licenses can be pooled across the entire company, allowing them to be reused across organizational boundaries
  • You can save money by knowing which licenses are not being used
  • You can save time and simplify the return merchandise authorization (RMA) process by being able to transfer licenses across the company in real time