Manually Activating Software Using Licenses

CLM gives you an easier way to manage the entire Cisco software activation process, but you can also use a completely manual process. The manual process requires you to web browse to the Cisco Product License Registration Portal (a part of the website) and do some CLI commands on your router. Plus, you must follow a multistep process to put all the pieces together. Basically, you do all the work that CLM does for you. This next topic looks at the cleanest version of the process, without going into any of the options.

First, each of the same router models that supports software licensing has a unique identifying number named the unique device identifier (UDI). The UDI has two main components: ...

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