CloudEngine Series Switches FAQs-5.3 License

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5.3  License

5.3.1  What Is Required When I Apply for a CE Series Switch License?

When applying for a license, you must provide the following information:

  • Authorization ID (LAC), Activation ID, or contact No.

    You can obtain the information from the license authorization certificate.

  • Equipment serial number (ESN). To apply for a license for a stack system, you need to provide ESNs of all member devices.

    The method of obtaining an ESN varies according to the software version:

    • Versions earlier than V100R005C00

      For CE12800 series switches, run the display esn command.
      <HUAWEI> display esn
      ESN of chassis 1 : 21023553380DCCE12808
      
      For CE7800 series switches, run the display device manufacture-info command.
      <HUAWEI> display device manufacture-info
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Slot       Card   Type               Serial-number            Manu-date
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      1          --     CE7850-32Q-EI      210235925010E9000010     2014-09-19
                 FAN1   FAN-40HA-F         210235909610E9000038     2014-09-11
                 FAN2   FAN-40HA-F         210235909610E9000024     2014-09-11
                 PWR1   PAC-600WA-F        2102310PMJD0E9000037     2014-09-09
                 PWR2   PAC-600WA-F        2102310PMJD0E9000010     2014-09-08
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      
    • V100R005C00 and later versions

      For CE12800&CE8800&CE7800&CE6800 series switches, run the display sn license command.
      <HUAWEI> display sn license
      Equipment SN(ESN) for license:
       Chassis 1 ESN: 21023553380DCCE12801
      
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For details about the CE series switch license, including license introduction, common operations, and application procedure, see the CloudEngine Series Switches License Use Guide.

5.3.2  What Features Are Licensed?

Tables list licensed features of CE series switches. Licensed features can be configured and used only after the license is activated.

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The names of license control items are displayed in the Item name field of the display license command output.

The FCF feature is controlled by two kinds of licenses: CE-LIC-FCF-ALL and CE-LIC-FCF-PORT. For CE12800 series switches, the license CE-LIC-FCF-ALL supports FCF configuration on all the interfaces. The license CE-LIC-FCF-PORT supports FCF configuration on a total of 48 interfaces of the same card or different cards. You can load multiple CE-LIC-FCF-PORT licenses to meet capacity expansion requirements. For CE8800&CE7800&CE6800 series switches, the license CE-LIC-FCF-PORT supports FCF configuration on a total of 16 interfaces.

Table 5-1  Licensed features supported by CE12800 series switches
ProductFeatureLicense Control Item NameExternal ModelVersion

CE12800 switches except the CE12800E

MPLSDE0S00MPLS01CE128-LIC-MPLSA license is required in V100R001C00 and later versions.
TRILLDE0S0TRILL01CE128-LIC-TRILLA license is required in V100R001C00 and later versions.
VSDE0S0000VS01CE128-LIC-VSA license is required in V100R002C00 and later versions.
IPv6CE128-LIC-IPv6CE128-LIC-IPv6A license is required in V100R002C00 and later versions.
EVNCE128-LIC-EVNCE128-LIC-EVN

A license is required in V100R003C00 and later versions.

No license is required to apply EVN BGP to the ARP broadcast suppression function of VXLAN .

FCFCE-LIC-FCF-ALLCE128-LIC-FCFALA license is required in V100R005C00 and later versions.
CE-LIC-FCF-PORTCE128-LIC-FCF48A license is required in V100R005C00 and later versions.
CE12800EVSDE0S0000VS01CE128E-LIC-VSA license is required in V200R002C50 and later versions.
IPv6CE128-LIC-IPv6CE128E-LIC-IPV6A license is required in V200R002C50 and later versions.
NSHCE-LIC-NSHCE128E-LIC-NSHA license is required in V200R002C50 and later versions.
Table 5-2  Licensed features supported by CE8800&CE7800&CE6800 series switches
ProductFeatureLicense Control Item NameExternal ModelVersion
CE8800VXLANCE-LIC-VXLANCE88-LIC-VXLANA license is required in V100R006C00 and later versions.
FCFCE-LIC-FCF-ALLCE88-LIC-FCFALA license is required in V100R006C00 and later versions.
CE-LIC-FCF-PORTCE88-LIC-FCF16A license is required in V100R006C00 and later versions.
NPVCE-LIC-NPVCE88-LIC-NPVA license is required in V100R006C00 and later versions.
CE7800VXLANCE-LIC-VXLANCE-LIC-VXLANA license is required in V100R003C10SPC100 and later versions.
FCFCE-LIC-FCF-ALLCE78-LIC-FCFALA license is required in V100R005C00 and later versions.
CE-LIC-FCF-PORTCE78-LIC-FCF16A license is required in V100R005C00 and later versions.
NPVCE-LIC-NPVCE78-LIC-NPVA license is required in V100R005C00 and later versions.
CE6800VXLAN

(Only supported by the CE6855HI, CE6850HI, CE6850U-HI, CE6851HI, CE6860EI, and CE6870EI and CE6880EI)

CE-LIC-VXLANCE68-LIC-VXLAN

A license is required in V100R005C00 and later versions.

FCF (not supported by the CE6810LI and CE6880EI)CE-LIC-FCF-ALLCE68-LIC-FCFALA license is required in V100R005C00 and later versions.
CE-LIC-FCF-PORTCE68-LIC-FCF16A license is required in V100R005C00 and later versions.
NPV (not supported by the CE6810LI, CE6870EI and CE6880EI)CE-LIC-NPVCE6800-LIC-NPVA license is required in V100R005C00 and later versions.
NSH (Only supported by the CE6880EI)CE-LIC-NSHCE68-LIC-NSHA license is required in V200R002C20 and later versions.

5.3.3  Why Does a License File Fail to Be Activated?

The possible causes for a license activation failure include:

  • The product type or device ESN does not match the license file. In this case, you need to apply for a new license that matches the product type or device ESN.
  • The license revoke command has been run to revoke the license file. To verify whether this command has been executed, run the display license revoke-ticket command. If a character string (revocation code) is displayed, the command has been run. Use the revocation code and other required information to apply for a new license. For details about the other required information, see What Is Required When I Apply for a CE Series Switch License.

5.3.4  How Do I Load a License for a Stack System?

The procedure for loading a license on a stack system is as follows:
  1. Apply for a license and upload the license file to the master switch of the stack system.

    The license is bound to the ESN of a physical device, and each stack member has an independent ESN. You can apply for a license for multiple switches in a stack or for each switch.

  2. In the user view, run the license active file-name command to activate the license file you uploaded.
    • If there are multiple license files, run the license active file-name command multiple times and specify different values for file-name. The system will then find the matching ESN to activate the license files.

    • If there is only one license file, run the license active file-name command only once.

  3. Run the display license command to check whether a license file has been loaded. When the license status is Normal, the license file has been loaded successfully.

If you load the licenses on multiple devices and then set up a stack system, the features activated for the stack are a combination of features activated for these member devices. Even if a license is uploaded to only one of these devices, the license is effective for the stack system. If the stack system breaks up, the licenses loaded to the devices respectively take effect. In addition, the activated licensed features can still be used on the devices even if these features are not activated using the devices' own license. It is recommended that all the member switches in a stack apply for licenses.

The following example describes how to load licenses in a stack of CE8800&7800&6800&5800 series switches.
  • In versions earlier than V200R002C10

    • If there are multiple license files:

      <HUAWEI> license active license_file_1.dat
      Now activing the license......done.
      MainBoard:
      Info: Succeeded in activating the license file on the board.
      SlaveBoard:
      Error: The ESN of the license file does not match with the device.
      
      <HUAWEI> license active license_file_2.dat
      Now activing the license......done.
      MainBoard:
      Error: The ESN of the license file does not match with the device.
      SlaveBoard:
      Info: Succeeded in activating the license file on the board.
      
    • If there is a single license file:

      <HUAWEI> license active license_file.dat
      Now activing the license...........done.
      MainBoard:
      Info: Succeeded in activating the license file on the board.
      SlaveBoard:
      Info: Succeeded in activating the license file on the board.
      
  • In V200R002C10 and later versions

    • If there are multiple license files:

      <HUAWEI> license active license_file_1.dat
      Now activing the license......
      Info: The license file is verified successfully, but there are some minor errors, including
             ESN mismatch
      Warning: This operation maybe use the trial license instead of current license, may be reduce current resource or functions on slot 2. Continue?
       [Y/N]: n      //If this message is displayed when the first license file is loaded, enter y or n as required.
      MainBoard:
      Info: Succeeded in activating the license file on the board.
      SlaveBoard:
      Info: Skip activating the license because it will reduce current resource or function.
      
      <HUAWEI> license active license_file_2.dat
      Now activing the license......
      Info: The license file is verified successfully, but there are some minor errors, including
             ESN mismatch
      Warning: This operation maybe use the trial license instead of current license, may be reduce current resource or functions on slot 1. Continue?
       [Y/N]: n      //When the second license file is being loaded, you must enter n; otherwise, the first license file is overwritten.
      MainBoard:
      Info: Skip activating the license because it will reduce current resource or function.
      SlaveBoard:
      Info: Succeeded in activating the license file on the board.
      

      If you enter y when the message "Warning: This operation maybe use the trial license instead of current license" is displayed, the license file is loaded to all the switches regardless of whether their ESNs match the ESN in the license file. If their ESNs do not match the ESN in the license file, their license status is Trial. If you enter n, the license file is loaded only to the switch with the ESN matching the ESN in the license file.

    • If there is a single license file:

      <HUAWEI> license active license_file.dat
      Now activing the license......done.
      MainBoard:
      Info: Succeeded in activating the license file on the board.
      SlaveBoard:
      Info: Succeeded in activating the license file on the board.
      

5.3.5  Do I Need to Apply for a New License After the Device Is Upgraded?

After the device is upgraded, the old license file is still valid and the functions supported in the license file remain unchanged.

If you want to use the new licensed functions of the new version, you must apply for the license for the new functions.

5.3.6  Can a License File Be Successfully Loaded If Its Version Is Later Than the System Software Version?

Yes.

5.3.7  What Should I Do When a License File Changes to the Trial State?

A license file in trial state cannot be activated again. If the trial period expires, successfully delivered configurations of a licensed feature will be retained and used normally. You can delete existing service configurations related to the licensed feature, but cannot add new configurations. Therefore, you need to apply for a new license and activate it before the current license expires. Otherwise, services will be affected.

If a license file has changed to the trial state, send the revocation code and switch ESN to license@huawei.com to bind the license to the ESN again.

5.3.8  Do I Need to Manually Load and Activate the License on the Standby MPU?

You do not need to manually load or activate the license on the standby MPU. The standby MPU automatically synchronizes the license file from the active MPU.

5.3.9  What Should I Do If the License Activation Code Is Lost?

If the license activation code is lost, you can use either of the following methods to obtain it:
  • If you have a license authorization certificate, obtain the license activation code from the certificate, as shown in the following figure.
    Figure 5-1  License authorization certificate
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    A license authorization certificate is in electronic PDF format or printed format and made together with the sales contract. The printed certificates are delivered with the products. The electronic certificates in PDF format are sent to the customers' email boxes by the license management system.
  • If you do not have a license authorization certificate, send an email that contains the Huawei contract number of the purchased device to license@huawei.com to seek technical support.

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    If you do not have the Huawei contract number, contact the dealer.

5.3.10  Does a Switch Need to Restart After a License Is Activated?

A switch does not need to restart after a license is activated on the switch.

5.3.11  How Do I View the Loaded License?

Run the display license command in any view to view license file information in the system.
<HUAWEI> display license
 Active License    : flash:/LICORTF197173-8A8BCCA031_CloudEngine12800.dat  //Activated license file name and path
 License state     : Demo
 Revoke ticket     : No ticket     //License revocation code

 RD of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
                         
 Product name      : CloudEngine 12800
 Product version   : V100R006
 License Serial No : LIC20140724008A50
 Creator           : Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
 Created Time      : 2014-07-24 15:31
 Feature name      : CELIC
 Authorize type    : demo
 Expired date      : 2014-09-22
 Trial days        : -

 Item name          Item type      Value      Description
 -------------------------------------------------------------
 DE0S00MPLS01       Function       YES          CE128-LIC-MPLS
 DE0S0000VS01       Function       YES          CE128-LIC-VS
 DE0S0TRILL01       Function       YES          CE128-LIC-TRILL
 CE128-LIC-IPv6     Function       YES          CE128-LIC-IPv6
 CE128-LIC-EVN      Function       YES          CE128-LIC-EVN

 Master board license state: Demo. The license for the current configuration will expire in 12 day(s).
 Apply for authentic license before the current license expires. 

5.3.12  How Do I Obtain a License File?

After you purchase a license, you can obtain the license file (*.dat file) based on the license authorization code (LAC) and device ESN using the following methods:
  • Visit the website app.huawei.com/isdp, click Password Activation under License Activation, enter the activation code and ESN as prompted to complete license activation, and then download the license file.

  • Send the LAC and device ESN to license@huawei.com to obtain the license file.

5.3.13  How Do I View a License Revocation Code?

Run the following command in any view to view a license revocation code:
  • CE12800 series switches: Run the display license revoke-ticket [ chassis chassis-number ] command.
  • CE8800&7800&6800&5800 series switches: Run the display license revoke-ticket [ slot slot-id ] command.
chassis-number indicates a stack chassis ID, and slot-id indicates a switch slot ID.
<HUAWEI> display license revoke-ticket
Info: The revoke ticket is: LIC20121103006100:27C1B773ED11D9F877855CDAEE74ABFE60E07126.

5.3.14  Does the NQA Function Require a License?

CE12800 series switches:

To run the NQA (IPv6) function, IPv6 must be enabled. CE12800 series switches support IPv6 only after a license is installed.

CE8800&7800&6800&5800 Series Switches:

The NQA function does not require a license.

5.3.15  How Do I Revoke a License?

Run the following commands in the user view to revoke a license, change it to the trial state, and obtain a revocation code.
  • On CE12800 series switches, run the license revoke [ chassis chassis-number ] command.
  • On CE8800&7800&6800&5800 series switches, run the license revoke [ slot slot-id ] command.

chassis-number specifies a stacked chassis ID, and slot-id specifies a switch's slot ID.

<HUAWEI> license revoke
Warning: The license will switch to trial state. Continue? [Y/N]: y
MainBoard:
Info: Succeeded in revoking the license. The revoke ticket is LIC201411261KSC50:87CE09A70A7401C7D0E1853B7931E3FA755AC88D.

5.3.16  Which ESN Should Be Bound by a License When A Switch Is Equipped with Dual MPUs?

A license is bound to the backplane ESN of a switch, that is, the chassis ESN.

<HUAWEI> display sn
Chassis 1:
Equipment SN(ESN): 210211377210E2000079
License ESN: 210211377210E2000079
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Slot       Sub    Type               SN                       P/N
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
--         --     BackPlane          210211377210E2000079     02113772
1          --     CE-L48XS-EA        021KNW10D1000065         03021KNW
2          --     CE-L24XS-EF        022GGE10D8000020         03022GGE
5          --     CE-L36CQ-FD        023CLS10G4000122         03023CLS
6          --     CE-L48GT-EA        022BEU10D7000114         03022BEU
7          --     CE-L48XS-ED        --                       --
9          --     CE-L24XS-ED        --                       --
11         --     CE-L48XS-EA        021KNW10D2000002         03021KNW
13         --     CE-MPUA            021NUD10D1000120         03021NUD
14         --     CE-MPUA            021NUD10E1000495         03021NUD
15         --     CE-CMUA            021NMV10E1000648         03021NMV
16         --     CE-CMUA            021NMV10E1000632         03021NMV
  ---- More ----

5.3.17  Which ESN (IPS Card or Switch ESN) Is Used to Apply for a License for IPS Card Functions on a CE12800 Switch?

Use the IPS card ESN to apply for a license for IPS card functions on a switch.

5.3.18  Can a Commercial License and a Non-commercial License Be Merged?

No.

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