This document describes step by step instructions to register a Firepower Management Center (FMC) to a Smart License Satellite.
Contributed by Foster Lipkey, Nazmul Rajib, John Long, Cisco TAC Engineers.
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Cisco Firepower Management Center
The information in this document is based on this hardware /software versions:
Cisco Firepower Management Center 188.8.131.52
Smart License account
The cloud-based Cisco Smart Software Manager allows you to view the installed base via the Internet. Although the Internet connection is secured, encrypted, and protected by password, some organizations may not want to manage their installed base with a direct Internet connection. To address this security concern, Cisco Smart Licensing model offers the Smart Software Manager satellite software. You can deploy the software, in a virtual machine, in your premise.
Cisco Firepower Management Center registers and reports license consumption to the Smart Software Manager satellite as if it were connected to the Cisco Smart Software Manager directly.
Once you have your smart account, follow these steps to register it on the FMC.
Step 1. Log in to the Smart Satellite Server to get the Smart Call Home Destination URL.
Step 2. On the FMC, navigate to System > Integration > Smart Software Sattelite. Select the Connect to Cisco Smart Sattelite Server and enter the URL gathered in Step 1.
Step 3. Add the SSL Certificate, select the plus icon.