This appendix provides licensing information for Cisco Prime Unified Provisioning Manager (Provisioning Manager). It contains the following sections:
Provisioning Manager features software-based product registration and license key technologies. Licensing ensures that you possess a licensed copy of Provisioning Manager 8.7.
Note Licensing uses node-locking technology. The license file can only be used with the MAC address that you supply.
To determine whether Provisioning Manager is licensed, see Verifying Provisioning Manager License Status. If you do not have a license or you want to upgrade your license, see Licensing Process.
Verifying Provisioning Manager License Status
Step 1 Select System Administration > License Information.
The License Status Information page appears, displaying the following information:
•Unavailable features—Any features in Provisioning Manager that you do not have access to, because you have reached the limit for the use of the feature, or the feature expiration date has been reached.
•Valid features—List of features and their corresponding use limit (Available), overuse amount (Overdraft), current use (Used), and date of expiration (Expiry).
–The ipt_phones_max feature displays your phone license limit and the number of phone licenses you are currently using. CTI ports do not count toward the number of phones.
–The nb_api feature shows you whether or not you are licensed to use the Provisioning Manager NBI.
–The ipt_ccm_max feature checks if the number of Call Processors is over the allowed limit.
–The upp_max feature checks if the number of Unified Presence Processors is over the allowed limit.
–The ipt_ump_max feature checks if the number of Unified Message Processors is over the allowed limit.
•Unlicensed Features—Any features that you do not have a license to use.
Licenses that Can Be Purchased
To use Provisioning Manager, you must have the Cisco Prime Unified Provisioning Manager Image license and one or more scale licenses.
To use the Cisco Prime Unified Provisioning Manager Northbound Interface (Provisioning Manager NBI) feature, you must have the Provisioning Manager API license.
You can purchase the following types of licenses:
•Cisco Prime Unified Provisioning Manager Image license
•Provisioning Manager NBI license
•Provisioning Manager scale licenses
You can purchase scale licenses in the following increments:
–Up to 500 phones.
–Up to 1,000 phones.
–Up to 2,000 phones.
–Up to 5,000 phones.
–Up to 10,000 phones.
–Up to 20,000 phones.
–Up to 30,000 phones.
–Up to 40,000 phones.
–Up to 50,000 phones.
–Up to 60,000 phones.
Note Scale licenses are cumulative, meaning you can combine licenses to increase the number of phones you can support.
Note CTI Ports do not count toward the number of phones.
Table A-1 describes what to do in different scenarios if you do not have a licensed, registered copy of Provisioning Manager or if you want to increase phone support.
Table A-1 Licensing Scenarios
Installing with a purchased license.
1. Before installing, obtain a license file. See Licensing Process.
You can install Provisioning Manager without the license file. You can upgrade your license after installation. See Registering a License File with Provisioning Manager.
2. During installation, select License File Location, and provide the location of your license file.
Installing with an evaluation license.
Note The evaluation license is limited to monitoring 100 phones, 5 Call Processors, and 2 Unified Message Processors.
During installation, select the option to evaluate the product. Evaluation versions are active for 90 days before you are required to purchase a license.
If you want to upgrade to a purchased license after installation, obtain a PAK and license file for the installed version of Provisioning Manager. For information on the licensing process, see Licensing Process.
Getting a license for additional devices (either upgrading from an evaluation license, or increasing the number of supported devices).
See Licensing Process.
Upgrading from Provisioning Manager 8.5 or 8.6 to Provisioning Manager 8.7.
Not applicable. A license is not required for upgrading.
Getting a license to use the Cisco Prime Unified Provisioning Manager Northbound Interface.
See Licensing Process
Moving Provisioning Manager to another server.
Call the Cisco TAC for assistance.
New purchases require the purchase of the Provisioning Manager image license and one or more scale licenses to cover the number of phone MAC addresses to be managed. Scale licenses are additive, up to 60,000 for each Provisioning Manager instance. The image license must be present or the product will remain in evaluation mode.
Provisioning Manager NBI License
The optional Provisioning Manager NBI requires the purchase of a separate license (Provisioning Manager API license). Provisioning Manager checks for the presence of the license before enabling the Provisioning Manager NBI.
The following process applies to new installations (and upgrades), scale licenses, and the Provisioning Manager API license:
1. Obtain a Product Authorization Key (PAK)—The PAK is used to register Provisioning Manager on Cisco.com, and it contains resource limitations. See Obtaining a PAK.
For each incremental license that you purchase, you will receive a PAK, and you must use that PAK to obtain a license file.
2. Obtain a license file—A license file is sent to you after you register the PAK on Cisco.com. See Obtaining a License File.
3. Copy the license file to the server where Provisioning Manager is to be installed. If Provisioning Manager is already installed and you are upgrading your license file, you must register the license file with Provisioning Manager. See Registering a License File with Provisioning Manager.
Obtaining a PAK
The PAK is located on the software claim certificate. You can obtain the claim certificate through the eDelivery system (for information on eDelivery, see http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/tools/edelivery.html).
Obtaining a License File
Register the PAK and the MAC address of the system where Provisioning Manager is installed with Cisco.com at http://www.cisco.com/go/license. You will be asked to log in. You must be a registered user of Cisco.com to log in.
Note The MAC address is required because licensing uses node-locking technology. The license file can only be used with the MAC address that you supply. The license file will be emailed to you. After you obtain a license file, register the license with the Provisioning Manager server.
Registering a License File with Provisioning Manager
Step 1 Copy the license file to the Provisioning Manager server, in the folder Installation directory\license.
The system validates the license file and updates the license.
The updated licensing information appears on the License Status Information page.
The license should automatically take effect in a few minutes. If it does not, select System Administration > License Information.
Step 2 Click PERFORM AUDIT.
You will see the phones that you are licensed to update.
Step 3 If you purchased more than one license, repeat Step 1 to install each additional license.
Provisioning Manager provides a licensing warning mechanism. A licensing warning icon () appears in the top right corner of the Provisioning Manager page when one of the following occurs:
•A license file does not exist or cannot be read.
•One or more features have reached or exceeded the limit specified in the licensing file.
•Entries for one or more features do not exist in the license file (this occurs only when the license file is not generated correctly or if the file is manually edited).
Evaluation Version: Before Expiry
If you have installed the evaluation version of Provisioning Manager, you must obtain the license file from Cisco.com if you want to continue to use the product after the 90-day evaluation period. For details, see Licensing Process.
If you go past the 90-day evaluation period, you will see a licensing warning icon () in the top right corner of Provisioning Manager. You can view the expiry date on the Licensing Information page.
Purchased Version: Phone Limit Exceeded
If you have a restricted license, Provisioning Manager displays the information on which of the phones have exceeded the limit on the Licensing Information page (see Verifying Provisioning Manager License Status). You will not be able to add more phones.
If you go past the phone limit for your license, you will see a licensing warning icon () in the top right corner of Provisioning Manager.