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Exporting the License Inventory

 

The Device Licence Inventory feature enables you to display the currently installed license inventory information for all DMI schema-based devices under Junos Space Network Management Platform management.

The license inventory is generated when the device is first discovered and synchronized in Junos Space Network Management Platform.

The licenses used by all Juniper Networks devices are based on SKUs, which represent lists of features. Each license includes a list of features that the license enables and information about those features. Sometimes the license information also includes the inventory keys of hardware or software elements upon which the license can be installed.

Note

To view the license(s) for Junos Space Network Management Platform itself, see Viewing Junos Space Licenses.

This topic also covers:

  • Absence of license

  • Trial information

  • Count-down information

  • Date-based information

DMI enables each device family to maintain its own license catalog in the DMI Update Repository. The license catalog is a flat list of all the licenses used by a device family. The key for a license element is its SKU name. Each license element in the catalog includes a list of features that the license enables and information about each feature (that is, its name and value). Optionally, the license element can also list the inventory keys of hardware or software elements and where it can be installed.

If the license inventory on the device is changed, the result depends on whether the network is the system of record or Junos Space Network Management Platform is the system of record. See Systems of Record in Junos Space Overview.

If the network is the system of record, Junos Space Network Management Platform automatically synchronizes with the managed device. You can also manually resynchronize the Junos Space Network Management Platform license database with the device by using the Resynchronize with Network action. See Resynchronizing Managed Devices with the Network.

If Junos Space Network Management Platform is the system of record, neither automatic nor manual resynchronization is available.

Viewing device license inventory does not include pushing license keys to devices. You can, however, push licenses with the Configuration Editor to any device that has license keys in its configuration. You can export device license inventory information to a CSV file for use in other applications.

License inventory information shows individually installed licenses as well as a license usage summary, with statistics for various features.

To export the license inventory for a device:

  1. On the Network Management Platform user interface, select Devices > Device Management.

    The Device Management page displays the devices managed in Junos Space Network Management Platform.

  2. Select Device Inventory > View License Inventory from the Actions menu.

    The License Inventory page displays the license information listed in Table 1.

    Note

    Need Counts in red indicate violations. In other words, entries in red indicate that you are using features that you are not licensed to use. You may also encounter the message that you have no licenses installed.

  3. (Optional) View the list of licensed features for the selected license by double-clicking a license usage summary or clicking on the forward action icon to the left of a license usage summary.

    The information displayed is described in Table 2.

  4. (Optional) Click Return to Inventory View at the top of the inventory page.
  5. (Optional) Click Export at the top of the inventory page, to export the license inventory information.

    The Export Device License Information dialog box appears, displaying a link: Download license file for selected device (CSV format).

  6. (Optional) Click the download link.

    The Opening Device License-xxxxxxCSV dialog box appears, where xxxxxx represents a number.

  7. Open the file with an application of your choice, or download the file by clicking Save.

    The CSV file contains the fields described in Table 2 and Table 3. These fields are not populated if the information is not available for the selected license.

Note

Exporting device license information generates an audit log entry.

Table 1: License Usage Summary Fields

Field

Description

Feature name

Name of the licensed SKU or feature. It can be used to look up the license with Juniper Networks. Not all devices support this.

License count

Number of times an item has been licensed. This value may have contributions from more than one licensed SKU or feature. Alternatively, it may be 1, no matter how many times it has been licensed.

Used count

Number of times the feature is used. For some types of licenses, the license count will be 1, no matter how many times it is used. For capacity-based licensable items, if infringement is supported, the license count may exceed the given count, which has a corresponding effect on the need count.

Need count

Number of times the feature is used without a license. Not all devices can provide this information.

Given count

Number of instances of the feature that are provided by default.

Table 2: License Feature or SKU Fields

Field

Description

Feature Name

Name of the licensed SKU or feature. It can be used to look up the license with Juniper Networks. Not all devices support this.

Validity Type

The SKU or feature is considered permanent if it is not trial, count-down, or data-based.

Table 3: Additional Fields in CSV Files

Field

Description

State

Status of the license: valid, invalid, or expired. Only licenses marked as valid are considered when calculating the license count.

Version

Version of the license.

Type

Permanent, trial, and so on.

Start Date

Licensed feature starting date.

End Date

Licensed feature ending date.

Time Remaining

Licensed feature time remaining.