install Core License on BD


Dear all,

2 questions here.
Is there any way to increase the 30 days trial period license on a BD?
in order to install the core license, is it enough issuing the cli "“enable license ” or should any kind of license file be loaded on the box?

Thanks in advance.

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Userlevel 4
debug epm enable trial-license this is the command for trial license
you can clear after 30 days
debug epm clear trial-license and reissue the command.
we might need to reboot

For core license we can just issue "enable license
license key is needed.
this is enough to enable the core license.
show license will show the current license.
Thanks a lot Parthiban
Question 2 is clear.
regarding question1, we're close to the trial license expiration, and it's quite possible that we need to somhow expand that period. Do you mean this is possible?
Gabriel Poza wrote:

Thanks a lot Parthiban
Question 2 is clear.
regarding question1, we're close to the trial license expiration, and it's quite possible that we need to somhow expand that period. Do you mean this is possible?

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Gabriel Poza wrote:

Thanks a lot Parthiban
Question 2 is clear.
regarding question1, we're close to the trial license expiration, and it's quite possible that we need to somhow expand that period. Do you mean this is possible?

Gabriel. Poza
Thanks a lot Parthiban
Question 2 is clear.
regarding question1, we're close to the trial license expiration, and it's quite possible that we need to somhow expand that period. Do you mean this is possible?
Userlevel 4
Yes it should t be possible with the below command.
debug epm clear trial-license
but the actual problem is the switch will reboot once the trial license is over.
So nobody would want the switch to reboot every 30 days.
Some customers really suprise with some decissions. so basically in the current situation in which we're close to the expiration date we should do this:

1.- debug epm clear trial-license--->this implies reboot and will reset somehow the trial period.
2.- debug epm enable trial-license.
Userlevel 4
yes that is right.
but remember it will reboot and might erase the config related to the license expire as well...
thanks a lot for your feedback!
Userlevel 4
Nobody wants to run it on trial license.
TAC may not support issues with trial license.
Its purely for testing purpose.
And for partners to do POC.
Userlevel 4
Not a good idea to run on Trial license Also There is a limit onTrial license from what I see and you could expect traffic to come to a stop Please purchase a license so if there is an issue, we can support
Hi Jason, thanks for your feedback. The license purchase process has been already committed. because of burocratics issues we feel we are runnig out of time, that's our scenario.
Please let us know anything if possible we can do to assist you
I just want you to be cautious
Best wishes
Jason
HI all,

management issues are finally solved and we can install the Core licenses. Being the current scenario in which we're running both switches with a trial license, is it necessary to first remove the trial license and after this issue the enable license command, or can we go right to the core license installation?
Thanks again
Userlevel 4
Hello gabriel,
Clear the trial license and then apply core license.

Regards,
Parthiban Chinnaya
THat implies node reload, right?
Userlevel 4
its better to reboot but take back up
Userlevel 7
It's so bad I didn't notice this thread earlier.

For information, the statements posted previously (need to reboot, etc) are the official and recommended procedure, to guarantee nothing funny could happen.

However, by experience, you can set a license while running Trial without impact. This is NOT the recommended way to go, but if nothing strange happened on the switch in the past (memory leak, unstable process...), you should be fine.

disclaimer: this is not the official procedure and you may have a bad experience with it.

Simply enable your license : enable license xxxxxxxx
The switch must tell you it was applied successfuly. If this is not the case, stop here and find what happened.
At this point, you are still running with trial, as a show license would told you.
Then, clear the trial license : debug epm clear trial-license
A show license is now telling you you are running your new license.

That's it.

Are there any risks? Maybe. If the switch was very stable since the last reboot, you shouldn't have an issue. By experience, this works very well. I have done it plenty of time, even recently on critical core chassis. But something that should work, or work in 99.9% of the cases is not the same than 100%.

When you activate trial license, this information is written into memory and all the processes are updated with that information.
When you clear trial license, the command will remove that information from memory and the processes are updated with the current license on the switch.

Because it implies to clear info in memory, you may have something weird happening. some memory leak that have corrupted the memory, a process that crashed, a ghost process, whatever. This is very unlikely, but not impossible.

This is why a reboot is recommended. You are sure that everything is fine and updated with the correct information.
in our summit switch X450 , we can not execute : debug epm enable trial-license.

we have only : debug epm show.

any hint to enable trial-license ?
Userlevel 6
Hi Abderrahim,

This command would not be auto-complete by using the tab key. Please try executing the complete command and check if the trial-license is enabled.
Thank you very much.
We applyed the command in one shot, and it's ok now.

BR

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