To access this
release, you must procure a new license of
You need to get
the permanent or evaluation license of 5.3 to upgrade from 4.2.x/5.0/5.1/5.2 to
software must be registered via Cisco.com in order to obtain a license file
(*.lic). The license file will be sent to you by e-mail. For any licensing
issues, please contact your Cisco account representative or
licenses are available either as a permanent or an evaluation license.
- Permanent -A permanent
license is purchased for use in your network environment and activates the
specific features for which it is intended.
- Evaluation -An evaluation
license enables functionality for a specific length of time.
evaluation licenses become invalid on a predetermined date. As such, evaluation
licenses must be created when needed. To create your evaluation license,
contact your Cisco representative, who will generate the necessary license file
online and forward it to you via e-mail.
Provisioning enables you to install permanent and evaluation licenses at the
same time. In addition, it also allows you to install more than one evaluation
license. This enables you to increase your device limit when you are in short
of licenses till you purchase a permanent license. While you can install more
than one evaluation license, an expired license can be deleted and a new
evaluation license (with a later expiry date), or a permanent license can be
added. While deleting the expired license, ensure that the device limit of the
new license at least equals the number of devices that is currently stored in
Provisioning enables licensing using a Service License file. Each license
translates to a DOCSIS IP device. The license file that you receive will
contain the number of DOCSIS IP devices that are licensed.
5.x, every device type instance such as, DOCSIS, Computer, PacketCable,
CableHome, etc. consumed a separate license. In addition, with dual-stack
Computers, this approach created two IPDevice records, one each for IPv4 and
IPv6, resulting in two licenses being consumed instead of one. In
the licensing scheme counts only the DOCSIS IP devices irrespective of whether
the device is a stand-alone CM or an embedded eCM, each DOCSIS IP device
consumes one license. Apart from the DOCSIS IP device, all other device types
consume no license. In other words,
consumes only one license:
- if a subscriber has a CM to
which a Computer and a PacketCable devices are connected.
- if a subscriber has a CM to
which a dual-stack Computer and a PacketCable devices are connected.
- if a subscriber has an e-MTA
To know how the
license mechanism for
5.x is different from BAC 4.x, see the
BAC 4.x and Prime Cable
Provisioning 5.x Licensing Model document.
The Prime Cable
Provisioning Admin UI shows the available and used licenses. You can also see
the available and used licenses count through the API client.
You still require
separate licenses for the following
Do not edit your
license file. Changing the data in any way invalidates the license file.
While you must
install the DPE license from the Admin UI, the KDC license continues to be
proprietary as in previous releases, and is licensed during Prime Cable
The DPE license is
either included in a single license file along with the Service License or it
is a separate license file by itself. The DPE is licensed only when you install
this license file from the Admin UI.
information on how to add and delete licenses, see the
Cisco Prime Cable
Provisioning User Guide.