Smart Software Manager satellite can simplify and help secure your license management. (10:15 min)
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:
Periodically, the satellite needs to synchronize with Cisco SSM to reflect the latest license entitlements.
Please ensure you read the documents in this section as there have been significant changes to the latest satellite version.