When you purchase one
or more licenses for the
Firepower Threat Defense
device, you manage them in the Cisco Smart Software Manager:
https://software.cisco.com/#SmartLicensing-Inventory. The Cisco Smart Software
Manager lets you create a master account for your organization.
By default, your
licenses are assigned to the Default Virtual Account under your master account.
As the account administrator, you can create additional virtual accounts; for
example, for regions, departments, or subsidiaries. Multiple virtual accounts
help you manage large numbers of licenses and appliances.
appliances are managed per virtual account; only that virtual account’s
appliances can use the licenses assigned to the account. If you need additional
licenses, you can transfer an unused license from another virtual account. You
can also transfer appliances between virtual accounts.
When you register a
device with Cisco Smart Software Manager, you create a Product Instance
Registration Token in the manager, and then enter it in Firepower Device
Manager. A registered device becomes associated with a virtual account based on
the token that is used.
For more information
about the Cisco Smart Software Manager, see the online help for the manager.