You must purchase licenses to access the Cisco Prime Infrastructure features required to manage your network. Each license also controls the number of devices that you can manage using those features.
You need a base license and the corresponding feature licenses (such as the assurance or the lifecycle license) to get full access to the respective Prime Infrastructure features to manage a set number of devices.
When you install Prime Infrastructure for the first time, you can access the lifecycle, assurance, collector, and data center features using the built-in evaluation license that is available by default. The default evaluation limitations are as follows:
- The Lifecycle and Assurance license is valid for 60 days for 100 devices.
- The Collector License is valid for 60 days for 20,000 Netflow per seconds.
- The Data Center License is valid for 60 days for 10 devices.
If you need additional information about licensing, see the following:
Adding a License to Access Features
You purchase licenses to access the Prime Infrastructure features required to manage your network. Each license also controls the number of devices or the number of devices on which NetFlow is enabled that you can manage using those features.
To add a new license, follow these steps:
Step 1 Choose Administration > Licenses.
Step 2 Click Files, then click License Files.
Step 3 Select the licenses that you have ordered with the required device limit, then click Add.
Step 4 Browse to the location of the license file, then click OK.
See the Cisco Prime Infrastructure 2.2 Administrator Guide for information about managing licenses, deleting licenses, troubleshooting licensing issues, and verifying license details.