How to license a PacketShaper
Licensing management is done through the licensing portal at the BlueTouch Online Portal found at https://bto.bluecoat.com/ .
A BlueTouch Online login can be either obtained:
The licenses are issued on a per-appliance basis. Each license key includes the license for all PacketWise modules purchased by the end user. The license key is tied to the appliance, and each software license can only be used on the appliance for which it was intended. This restriction ensures that the correct software is paired with the correct appliance.
There are two types of licenses that can be used with PacketShaper appliances: Permanent and Evaluation License. A PacketShaper can use a combination of these two types of licenses for various modules. For example, a PacketShaper can have a permanent Shaping key with a temporary Compression key.
The trial period is either a 30- or 60-day period that begins once the key is issued by Blue Coat. During this period, a user is able to evaluate all or specific features of the PacketWise software. Once the evaluation period ends, the PacketShaper will reboot at 00:01:00 GMT (or 12:01:00 AM GMT), regardless of the time zone where the device is located.
To view the days remaining in the trial period, do the following:
These keys are installed once. The permanent keys will be stored in the basic.cfg file on the PacketShaper's flash memory volume after installation. If is recommended to have a backup copy of the basic.cfg file, especially prior to installing upgrade keys.
There are four different types of licensable modules for the PacketShaper
The process for licensing the PacketShaper is:
The license keys will appear, along with a description of the installation steps.
If you purchased upgrade license keys for the PacketShaper appliances, then you will receive the Activation letter from customer care (email@example.com). Do the following after receiving the email:
The license keys will appear with a description of the installation steps.
There are CLI commands that allow you to display the current status of the licenses that are installed on the PacketShaper appliance. The keys that are not installed or purchased will show up with the value = Non Applicable.
Available CLI commands are:
The keys are displayed along with the classes and feature set keys installed at other times in the appliance configuration.
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