Generate License key from transaction key Brocade | Arkit
Recently we have purchased new POD licenses from brocade. They provided us the certificate with key details. However the certificate do not latest instructions how to activate/generate License key using transaction key. Ceritificate says go to swportal.brocade.com however which does not work. Let’s see How to Generate License Key From Transaction Key Brocade SAN Switch.
How To Generate License key from transaction key Brocade
Click on Login then login with your registered account. If you do not have account register first then login
Support and Services –> Documents, Downloads and Support –> Customer Support Portal
Click on Brocade Products
Click on Licensing. It will redirect to below URL in new window
As shown in above screenshot it will ask for Transaction Key which you got in brocade certificate, Enter that key then Click Next
Then next step it will ask for Brocade SAN Switch ID. You can get the same using licenseidshow command.
Login to Brocade SAN switch with admin or root account then type below command
SANSwitch01:GID228:root> licenseidshow 10:00:b4:h5:7l:8b:59:26
Then click on next
After successful generation of License key you will get as shown in above screenshot
Click on License Blue link it will show you the license key
Login back to SAN switch then use below command to activate
Then do below steps to bring up the ports, if the license is new or first time
portdisable <port Number> or <port range>
Example: portdisable 36-47
portenable <port Number> or <port range>
Example: portenable 36-47
>switchshow 36 36 013400 id N16 No_Sync FC (No POD License) Disabled 37 37 013500 id N16 No_Sync FC (No POD License) Disabled 38 38 013600 id N16 No_Light FC (No POD License) Disabled 39 39 013700 id N16 No_Light FC (No POD License) Disabled
After enabling License
38 38 013600 id N16 No_Light FC 39 39 013700 id N16 No_Light FC 40 40 013800 id N16 No_Light FC 41 41 013900 id N16 No_Light FC 42 42 013a00 id N16 Online FC F-Port 43 43 013b00 id N16 Online FC F-Port 44 44 013c00 id N8 Online FC F-Port 45 45 013d00 id N16 No_Light FC 46 46 013e00 id N16 No_Light FC 47 47 013f00 id N16 No_Light FC
Release the license from port 7.
Note: Before you can re-assign a license, disable and ensure the port is offline and release the license.
switch:admin> portdisable 7 switch:admin> licenseport --release 7 switch:admin> licenseport --release 7
Reserving a port license
Reserving a license for a port assigns a POD license to that port whether the port is online or offline.
switch:admin> licenseport --reserve 7 switch:admin> licenseport --reserve 7
Run the portShow command to ensure the port is licensed.
Enable the port by running the portEnable <portnumber> command
That’s it about Generate License Key from Transaction Key Brocade.
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