After the installation of HyperFlex, you will have an evaluation period. During this time you have to register the cluster with a valid license. There are features that won’t be running anymore after the evaluation period is over.
How to register your HyperFlex cluster?
In HyperFlex Connect there is information about the license of the cluster.
Click on the blue “Cluster License not registered” to see the next popup window:
Create a Token
Here you can put the Registration token, but where can you find it?
Just click on the blue “Cisco Smart Software Manager” and this will go to the Cisco Software Central Page. Login with your CCO credentials. A Smart Account which is connected to your company is needed to register the licenses.
Select from the Smart Software Manager the “Manage Licenses“.
Select “Inventory” and if there are multiple Virtual Accounts, select the correct one.
Clicking: “New Token” will generate a new token.
Depending on the parameters, this token has an expiration date and can use only one or multiple times.
Copy this token and now go back to HyperFlex Connect.
When you hit “Register” the Smart License will validate the token. Make sure your HyperFlex cluster do have internet access and the DNS is setup correctly. The HyperFlex cluster must reach the portal for validation.
License Status is In Compliance
After the registration of the HyperFlex cluster, no notification will be shown. The license type and status are displayed.
When there is no correct license tier for the HyperFlex cluster, but there is a higher tier in the Smart Account, this license will be selected.
For example: You have a HyperFlex Edge cluster and your licenses are for a HyperFlex Enterprise, these licenses will be taken until you have also HyperFlex Edge lics at the Smart Account.
You can see this in the Smart Account overview.
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