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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-22-2014

Use licenses installed on another SAN switch

Hi everybody,

 

we have actually a broken Brocade SAN switch and i would like to know if we can use the installed licenses on a switch that we have borrowed and whose type is exactly the same one as the one that is not working properly anymore.

 

Thank you for your help

Valued Contributor
Posts: 931
Registered: ‎12-30-2009

Re: Use licenses installed on another SAN switch

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You can't, licenses are bound to the switch wwn.

When you replace a switch the license you have, should be generated and applied to the replacement unit by your support partner

Contributor
Posts: 44
Registered: ‎12-23-2013

Re: Use licenses installed on another SAN switch

hi

 

you can transfer licenses from broken switch to the new switch same model.

please be aware that licenses are generated based on switch wwn and installing them onto other switch will fail

so it's not a good idea to transfer liceses onto borrowed switch as you will need to transfer them again on the new switch once you buy it.rgds

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎04-14-2010

Re: Use licenses installed on another SAN switch

 During the license activation process you need switch license ID (switch WWN) and license transaction key. On the following these two specific things your licence is generate. It means license is bound to your switch and is nondelegable to another switch.

 Contact your service partner with your problem. Rgds

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