You should already have a working CUCM install within a virtual machine with a supporting network and services, as described in lab A-1. This is the same setup you used in lab 8-1. If CUCM and your web browser aren't already running, start them—detailed instructions are contained in the first several steps of 8-1.
Perhaps the best way to think of the license manager is to imagine a pile of licenses in one hand and a pile of products in the other. The license manager helps you pair them up so you can have just one pile of licensed products. Through the years, Cisco has deployed a number of ways to manage licensing. The Prime license manager is the latest tool for centrally managing your Cisco licenses for a number of products.
|CUCM Address||CUCM Admin Login / Password||CUCM OS Admin Login / Password|
|10.0.4.5||student / ciscoclass||cucmroot / ciscoclass|
None. Cisco never mentions licensing in the exam description and topic list for CICD 210-060.
Simply typing http://10.0.4.5/ in your browser address bar will show you a list of the modules installed in that VM. You should at least see CUCM, the CUCM Self Care Portal, and the Cisco Prime License Manager.
The license manager uses the ordinary administrative account (student/ciscoclass), not the operating system admin account.
The dashboard gives us a quick overview of our licensing. In this case, we haven't installed any licenses or informed it of any products. Even the license manager, itself, is running on the demo licenses that give us 60 days to experiment on a small scale or prepare for a certification exam.
Along the bottom of the blue banner at the top of the page is a hybrid menu/tab bar. Some items respond immediately to clicks like buttons, changing the view as a tab interface might; others have a down-pointing triangle and act like menus. Under the "Licenses" menu, choose "Fulfillment."
We'll pretend that you somehow purtchased a license from cisco for something and want to make this license available to your license manager so you can apply it to the product you intend to use. You would have somehow received a license file with a name ending in ".bin" and you would want to import it into the license manager. Here's how.
Somewhere, there must be a rule about only having one menubar per window, but it's not a Cisco rule. In the "License Fulfillment" section of the page, go to the "Other Fulfillment Options" drop-down and choose "Fulfill Licenses from File."
Click [Browse…] and select your license file. After you do, its name will be displayed to the right of the [Browse…] button, where "No file selected" is now. Click the [Install] button at the bottom of the popup. After a success message, close the popup.
You can do this even if you don't have a license to apply. In the blue bar at the top of the screen, choose "Product Instances." Then move down the page a bit and click the [Add…] button with the giant green "+."
The license manager needs to communicate with the product you're applying a license to. This time, you'll use the OS Admin password (cucmroot/ciscoclass). When you're done typing, press [Test Connection].
If you entered the correct information in the popup, you should get a popup telling you of a successful connection attempt from the license manager to your product.
Your CUCM server now shows up as a product instance whose licensing is handled the the license manager. You can press the [Synchronize Now] button, but your display was probably already up to date.
In the blue menu bar, click "Dashboard."
In the upper-left "Overview" pane, you'll see that there is now 1 product instance known to the license manager and in the lower-right "Product Instance Alerts" pane, you'll see that the demo license for that product instance is soon to expire.
Notice that the product instance name "cucmlab" in the Product Instance Alerts pane is a blue link. Click it.
The product Instance Details window has two tabs. This one, the "General" tab, basically shows the information you entered to enable communication between the license manager and your CUCM server.
The License Usage tab would normally contain some graphs to show what subset of your licensed capabilities are actually being used. Since we're using a demo license, it's as if there is no license and thus, no graph.