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This document describes how to revert the smart licensing configuration to traditional licensing.
There is no direct step to revert from smart to traditional licenses. This article contains a workaround to revert the license type configuration.
ESA running 12.0 or later and have Smart Licensing (SL) enabled. If you want to change back to the traditional/classic Licensing (CL), please follow the steps mentioned in the workaround section.
1. Reset the configuration back to all initial/default values.
2. This impacts the production and it is advised to save a copy of the configuration file (with encrypt password) prior to performing this action.
This is the command to revert the changes
(Machine cisco.com)> resetconfig
Are you sure you want to reset all configuration values? [N]> y
Machine cisco.com removed from the cluster. All settings have been restored to the factory defaults.
Note: The resetconfig command only works in the offline state.
You have to suspend the listeners (as mentioned here) to execute the resetconfig command.
(Machine cisco.com)> suspend
Enter the number of seconds to wait before abruptly closing connections. >
Waiting for listeners to exit... Receiving suspended for Test. Waiting for outgoing deliveries to finish... Mail delivery suspended. (Machine cisco.com)>
(Machine esa.cisco.com)> diagnostic
Choose the operation you want to perform: - RAID - Disk Verify Utility. - DISK_USAGE - Check Disk Usage. - NETWORK - Network Utilities. - REPORTING - Reporting Utilities. - TRACKING - Tracking Utilities. - RELOAD - Reset configuration to the initial manufacturer values. - SERVICES - Service Utilities. > reload
This command will remove all user settings and reset the entire device.
If this is a Virtual Appliance, all feature keys will be removed, and the license must be reapplied. Are you sure you want to continue? [N]> y Are you *really* sure you want to continue? [N]> y Do you want to wipe also? [N]> Reverting to "virtualimage" preconfigure install mode. Connection to x.x.x.x closed by remote host.
Note: Please perform the above change in guidance of a TAC engineer. If you face any issues, you can reach out to TAC immediately.