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We have a customer that I am installing a new CM 8.1 for on a G450 gateway. They are using centralized licensing. I know that I have to use both the Host ID and location number to generate the licenses in PLDS for the CM, but I have been told that I have to generate the AVP license on just the Host ID. I am not exactly sure how to do this, and am hesitant to try because once things are messed up in PLDS it can be a challenge to get them fixed.

Do I generate all the licenses on the Host ID plus location and then go back and rehost on just the Host?

RE: Licenses

Centralized licensing only applies to certain products. Using Centralized licensing allows you to load multiple licenses of the same application type (for example CM/CC). Applications which are "Global" in nature should not be attached to a license with a centralized ID. So you would create 1 set of licenses with just the Host ID then a license for CM/CC using the Host ID and the 5 digit Centralized ID. Keep in mind PLDS is screwed up and won't allow you to use the same host id so you need to sort of camel-case the id (WebLM is not case sensitive). For example, in PLDS it will accept 00-AB-BC-00-AB-BC and 00-aB-BC-00-AB-BC as two different host IDs. Pretty sure Avaya has not fixed this issue yet.

RE: Licenses

I tried it but then as we got an AAM at the 3 locations I had to switch to WebLM's for the AAM so figured whats the point might as well split the CM's also. But pretty sure when I did it the licenses sorted themselves out in a way, so LAC we got for one system which contain AVP/AVP util/CM/SMGR/etc. I registered against the licenses Host ID and put 00001 for the centralized license box, then the next LAC containing other CM etc. I registered with 00002 in the centralized box. The uncentralized Licenses like AVP just clocked up against the license host to use Jimbo's example 00-AB-BC-00-AB-BC where as the First CM xml file would show 00-AB-BC-00-AB-BC-00001, and the second CM 00-AB-BC-00-AB-BC-00002.

When we got AAM's I just went back and unreg all the LAC's and then started again with the SMGR and the 2 WebLM, PLDS will let you in and out license thousands of times from what I understand.

RE: Licenses

I have a single LAC code with both the AVP and all other licenses. When I generate the license file, are you saying that I do it twice with the same LAC, not generating one for the AVP the first time when using the 5 digit location code, and then a second time not using the 5 digit code?

I am hesitant to do this until I know for sure, as PLDS can be a pain to resolve issues with.

RE: Licenses

no just do it once with the centralized 5 digit code and the stuff that uses it like CM will should 00001 (or whatever you set) in the XML file and the AVP for example will not.

RE: Licenses

As for PLDS I have moved licenses about between the 2 WebLM's and SMGR that I have, even to the point of deactivating them all and starting again, I have 26 LAC's and do not find that part difficult. Was a bit of a pain when I first started using it as I have Avaya Blue background until a year and half ago so it was all a bit strange at first. Its GRT I think is a ball ache

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