Introduction to Specific License Reservation
Devices that are registered with Smart Licensing require the device information to be shared at regular intervals with Cisco Smart Software Manager (CSSM). Devices that are deployed in highly secure networks are restricted from sharing their information externally. Cisco offers license reservation as an on-request configuration for these devices.
License reservation provides limited or no functionality to certain smart licensing features such as transfer of licenses between products, license usage, asset management etc.
Specific License Reservation (SLR) allows reservation of specific licenses including add-on licenses. To reserve specific licenses, generate a request code from the device. Enter the request code in CSSM along with the required licenses and their quantity and generate an authorization code. Enter the authorization code on the device to map the license to the Unique Device Identifier (UDI).
For a stack configuration, generate a request code for each member in the stack. Generate individual authorization codes for each of the request codes. Register each member of the stack with the generated authorization code.
For modular switches, generate request codes for the supervisor module and chassis module separately. Enter the request code in CSSM and select the required licenses (Network license for the supervisor module and DNA license for the chassis module) and generate authorization codes. Register the supervisor module and the chassis module with the respective authorization codes.
Requesting License Reservation for Your Smart Account
Contact the Cisco Global Licensing Operations team with the following template email. Fill the template with appropriate information to request license reservation to the Smart Account in CSSM.
Subject: Enabling License Reservation for Smart Account
Cisco.com ID: #####
Justification for requesting license reservation
Smart virtual account name: #####
Smart account domain ID (domain in the form of "xyz.com"): #####