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Adding New Licenses

Before adding new licenses, complete the following tasks:

  • Purchase the required licenses.
  • Establish basic network connectivity with the router. For instructions on establishing basic connectivity, see the Getting Started Guide for your router.

To add a new license key to the router with the CLI:

  1. Enter operational mode in the CLI.
  2. Enter one of the following CLI commands:
    • To add a license key from a file or URL, enter the following command, specifying the filename or the URL where the key is located:
      user@host> request system license add filename | url
    • To add a license key from the terminal, enter the following command:
      user@host> request system license add terminal
  3. When prompted, enter the license key, separating multiple license keys with a blank line.

    If the license key you enter is invalid, an error appears in the CLI output when you press Ctrl+d to exit license entry mode.

  4. Go on to Verifying Junos Licenses.

Note: Adding a license key to the router might be delayed, if a kernel re-sync operation is in progress at that time. The following message is displayed on the CLI when the add license operation is about to be delayed:
A kernel re-sync operation is in progress. License update may take several minutes to complete.


Published: 2010-10-08