With the release of Fabric OS v6.3.0, Brocade now supports Universal Temporary Licenses (UTLs, also known as “Universal Time-based Licenses”) for select features. These licenses allow optional features to be enabled on Brocade products for a limited period of time for evaluation or temporary-use purposes. Customers that have ordered a permanent license for a feature may install and use a UTL prior to receiving the permanent license.
Universal Temporary Licenses differ from other temporary or permanent licenses in that they do not need to be uniquely generated for each switch, thus making them “universally” applicable. The same UTL for a given feature can be installed on multiple switches. Please note that once a UTL for a feature has been installed on a switch, it can never be installed again. Once the Universal Temporary License expires on a switch, a general temporary or permanent license must be installed to continue using the feature.
Notes on the Use of Universal Temporary Licenses
The following is a comprehensive list of Universal Temporary Licenses available and supported by Fabric OS (FOS) v6.3.0 and later unless otherwise noted. Licensed features not listed below are NOT available as temporary or Universal Temporary Licenses: