The following diagram shows the Smart License registration workflow for the Learning Network License system:
Figure 1. Smart License Registration
Because you register your controller with the License Authority, the registration status is
Unregistered until you install your controller.
If you obtain a registration token from the
Cisco Smart Software Manager, and use it to register the controller, the registration status updates to Registered, which
allows you full system functionality, and removes the limit of 10 managed agents.
The controller regularly renews your registration with the
License Authority. If it goes 90 days without communicating with the License Authority,
the registration status updates to Registration Expired. System functionality is limited to
The system stores existing
detected anomalies, which you can review.
The system continues to match
existing traffic mitigations and take action.
In Registration Expired,
The system does not detect or
report new anomalies.
The system does not allow you
to modify existing mitigations, nor create new mitigations.
If the system reestablishes connection with the License Authority, the Registration
Status updates to Registered.
The following diagram shows the Smart License authorization workflow for the Learning Network License system:
Figure 2. Smart License Authorization
After you install your controller, the registration status updates to Evaluation Mode, which
allows you full system functionality, but limits you to a maximum of 10 managed agents. Evaluation Mode lasts 90 days, after which
the registration status updates to Evaluation Mode Expired. System functionality and
limitations match those of Registration Expired.
When the registration status is Registered, the system
checks whether or not you have enough license entitlements for the agents managed by your controller. The system tracks license entitlements for agents deployed as virtual services, and agents installed on a UCS E-Series blade server, separately. As you add and remove agents, the system updates the appropriate license
entitlement count. If you have sufficient license entitlements for your managed agents, the license authorization status updates to
If you do not have sufficient license entitlements, either for your pool of agents deployed as virtual services, or for your pool of agents installed on a UCS E-Series blade server, the license authorization status updates
to Out-of-Compliance. The system remains out of compliance until you
purchase enough license entitlements for your deployment.