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Installing the Juniper Agile License Manager

 

System Requirements for the Juniper Agile License Manager

This section presents an overview of requirements for the Juniper Agile License Manager.

Software Specifications

Table 1 lists the system software requirements specification for the Juniper Agile License Manager.

Table 1: Software Requirements for Agile License Manager

Operating System

Specification

Linux

Ubuntu Linux 16.x and later Linux VM or physical machine.

The Juniper Agile License Manager needs to be installed on a machine with access to internet. If there is a firewall Agile License Manager needs to have access to https://p1-ems.jnpr.sentinelcloud.com/YPServer URL.

Hardware Specifications

Table 2 lists the hardware requirements specification for the Juniper Agile License Manager.

Table 2: Hardware Requirements for Juniper Agile License Manager

Component

Specification

Processor type

X86-64 processor and later

Hard disk space

200 MB

RAM

128 MB

Method of connecting to the Juniper Agile License Manager

Method of Connecting

Selecting Criteria

Junos OS Configuration

Broadcast Method

Here the device will auto-discover available Agile License Manager in the subnet for fetching the license

  • This method is applicable only if the devices and the Agile License Managers are in the same subnet.

  • If there is single Agile License Manager available in the local subnet then user can use this method, else, if there are more than one Agile License Managers in the subnet, then user cannot predict which Agile License Manager is connected to which device.

  • User can change the Agile License Managers at any time and no configuration changes are required in the device.

# set system license network-mode

Named License Manager Method

In this method device will connected to the configured Agile License Manager

  • This method is applicable if the Agile License Manager is outside the local subnet

  • This method can be used when user has multiple Agile License Manager groups within the subnet and user wants to have predictability with respect to the device's selection of Agile license Manager.

  • User is already aware which Agile License Manager to be used, then this method can be used.

# set system license network-mode

#set system license network-server address server-address

Downloading the Juniper Agile License Manager

The Juniper Agile License Manager is available for downloading from the Juniper Networks Support website at Juniper Agile License Manager. The package file is in agile-license-manager-linux-x86-X.X.X.tgz format.

The signed part of the filename indicates that the software is delivered in signed packages that contain digital signatures, Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-1), and Message Digest 5 (MD5) checksums. A package is installed only if the checksum within it matches the hash recorded in its corresponding file.

All Juniper Networks software images are signed for validation. Extensions are sh, tgz, gz, img, iso, and so on.

The Juniper Agile License Manager package consists of various files such as copyrights information, readme, license configuration, install, uninstall.

Creating the License Manager Redundancy Group

To create a Licensing Manager Redundancy Group, perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to the Juniper Agile Licensing Portal.

  2. Click License Managers.

  3. Click Create Group.

    Figure 1: Juniper Agile Licensing Portal Home Page
    Juniper Agile Licensing Portal Home Page
  4. Enter the Agile License Manager Group name in the text box provided.

    Enter the names of the Agile License Managers you want to add to the group in the text boxes provided.

    Note

    You can provide up to four Agile License Manager names for a redundancy group.

    Figure 2: Create New License Manager Group
    Create New License Manager Group
  5. Click Create Group to create the License Manager Redundancy Group.

Downloading the Fingerprint Identity File

The fingerprint identity file is used for identification and entitling the desired software licenses to be deployed to your Juniper Agile License Manager.

Note

To generate the fingerprint identity file, there must be an active License Manager Group.

To download the fingerprint identity file for your Agile License Manager, perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to the Juniper Agile Licensing Portal.

  2. Click License Managers. When the names of the License Manager Groups names are displayed, navigate to the License Manager group for which you want to download the fingerprint file.

  3. Click Download Fingerprint.

    Figure 3: Juniper Agile License Manager Group - Download Fingerprint
    Juniper Agile License Manager Group - Download Fingerprint

    The fingerprint identity file is downloaded to your system and is ready to upload in the Juniper Agile License Manager.

Installing the Juniper Agile License Manager

Juniper Networks provides high-performance network devices that create a responsive and trusted environment for accelerating the deployment of services and applications over a single network. Some software and hardware features require a license to activate the feature. Using the Juniper Agile License Manager you can install, manage, and monitor the licenses.

To install the Agile License Manager, perform the following steps:

  1. Download the Agile License Manager from the Juniper Support Website. For more information, see Downloading the Juniper Agile License Manager.

  2. Copy the downloaded file to the /var/tmp location in the Agile License Manager system using the scp agile-license-server-linux-x86-64-x.y.z.tgz root@192.0.2.0:/var/tmp command.

    Provide the password when prompted.

  3. Verify that the Agile License Manager package is copied to the /var/tmp location in the Agile License Manager system using the cd /var/tmp ls command.

  4. Extract the copied file using the # tar -xvzf agile-license-manager-linux-x86-x.y.z.tgz command.

  5. Run the install64.sh [ [--accept-agreement]` [--simple 198.51.100.0] [--server-id-file lserv_server_identity_junipernetworks.xml] [--install-path /opt/license]] [--force] [--host-name JAL-LS] ] command to install the Juniper Agile License Manager.

    • Installation (without redundancy)

      # sudo ./install64.sh --accept-agreement -S 192.0.2.0 -I lserv_server_identity_junipernetworks.xml -P /opt/license --force -H agile-license-server-01

    • Installation (with redundancy)

      # sudo ./install64.sh --accept-agreement -A lserv_advance_config.xml -I lserv_server_identity_junipernetworks.xml -P /opt/license --force -H agile-license-server-01

  6. Navigate to /opt/license/AgileLicenseManager/x.y.z and run the sudo ./start.sh command to start the Agile License Manager. Run the sudo ./stop.sh command to stop the Agile License Manager.

    • Start the Agile License Manager using the  # /opt/license/AgileLicenseManager/x.y.z> sudo ./start.sh command.

    • Stop the Agile License Manager using the # /opt/license/AgileLicenseManager/x.y.z> sudo ./stop.sh command.

  7. Optionally, check the status of the Agile License Manager by using the sudo ./lswhere64 command. For more information, see Viewing the Juniper Agile License Manager Status.