Intelligence Center installations on Virtual Machines, the license is locked to
the licensing MAC of the Virtual Machine. The licensing MAC is different from
the physical MAC address of the system. The licensing MAC string is generated
during installation and is based on various input fields, such as the hostname,
IP address, NTP server, and so forth.
A licensing MAC
address change will require a new license. The license file is physically
located on the Controller node and is distributed to all members nodes in the
cluster through database replication.
There can be only
one license installed on a system at any point in time.
license file is the first action the System Application User must take after
installing the Controller node.
and until the System Application User obtains and uploads a Standard or Premium
license, he or she:
Can sign in to
the Administration Console to view the Controller and to add the alias name.
other Administration Console functions.
Cannot sign in
to the Unified Intelligence Center Reporting application.
Communications Products and click
Unified Intelligence Center Version 8.0 Evaluation.
Enter your MAC
address as a single string (with no spaces between the characters), accept the
agreement, and enter your Registrant Information.
In the case of
Unified Intelligence Center installation over Virtual Machine, you need to
provide the licensing MAC. See
to complete the registration pages.
You will receive the
license file in an email from Cisco Systems. When you receive it, save it
locally in a location where it cannot be deleted by mistake or opened by an
unauthorized person. In the event that your system becomes corrupted, you can
browse to this location to upload the license file again.
The same license
file will be valid if you need to reapply it - unless you apply it to a new
server with a new MAC address.
License files are human-readable and can be opened. However,
changing any text in the license file invalidates the license.
Locate MAC Address
You must supply the MAC address of the Controller
node when you apply for a license to operate Unified IC.
The MAC address appears online at the end of the installation. If you do not
have time to write it down, you can find it through the Command Line Interface, once the
install is complete, as follows:
Sign in, using the credentials of the System Administration user.
Enter this CLI Command: show status.
Upload the license in the Unified IC Administration interface.
To do this, select Cluster Configuration > License Management. Refer
to the online help for instructions.
Intelligence Center Answer File Generator
Unified Intelligence Center Answer File Generator, a web application,
generates answer files for unattended Unified Intelligence Center
installations. Individual answer files get copied to the root directory of a
USB key or a floppy diskette and are used in addition to the Unified
Intelligence Center DVD during the installation process.
The web application supports the following features:
Allows simultaneous generation and saving of answer files for
unattended installs on the publisher server and all subscriber servers.
Provides syntactical validation of data entries.
Provides online help and documentation.
The following usage requirements apply:
The web application supports only fresh installs and does not
If DHCP client is being used on the publisher server, and subscriber
server answer files are also being generated, you must specify the publisher
server IP address.
You can access the Cisco Unified Communications Answer File Generator at
the following URL:
The Cisco Unified Communications Answer File Generator supports Internet
Explorer version 9.0 (Standard Mode) and Internet Explorer version 11
(Compatibility View Mode), and Mozilla Firefox 24.0 and above.
Cisco requires that you use USB keys that are compatible with Linux
2.4. You should use USB keys that are preformatted to be compatible with Linux
2.4 for the configuration file. These keys will have a W95 FAT32 format.