Technical Documentation

Managing Licenses for the EX Series Switch (J-Web Procedure)

To enable and use some JUNOS Software features on an EX Series switch, you must purchase, install, and manage separate software licenses. Each switch requires one license. For a Virtual Chassis deployment, two licenses are recommended for redundancy. After you have configured the features, you see a warning message if the switch does not have a license for the feature.

Before you begin managing licenses, be sure that you have:

  • Obtained the needed licenses. For information about how to purchase software licenses, contact your Juniper Networks sales representative.
  • Understand what makes up a license key. For more information, see License Key Components for the EX Series Switch.

This topic includes the following tasks:

Adding New Licenses

To add one or more new license keys on the switch, with the J-Web license manager:

  1. In the J-Web interface, select Maintain>Licenses.
  2. Under Installed Licenses, click Add to add a new license key or keys.
  3. Do one of the following, using a blank line to separate multiple license keys:
    • In the License File URL box, type the full URL to the destination file containing the license key or keys to be added.
    • In the License Key Text box, paste the license key text, in plain-text format, for the license to be added.
  4. Click OK to add the license key or keys.

A list of features that use the license key is displayed. The table also lists the ID, state, and version of the license key.

Deleting Licenses

To delete one or more license keys from a switch with the J-Web license manager:

  1. In the J-Web interface, select Maintain>Licenses.
  2. Select the check box of the license or licenses you want to delete.
  3. Click Delete.

Displaying License Keys

To display the license keys installed on a switch with the J-Web license manager:

  1. In the J-Web interface, select Maintain>Licenses.
  2. Under Installed Licenses, click Display Keys to display all the license keys installed on the switch.

A screen displaying the license keys in text format appears. Multiple licenses are separated by a blank line.

Downloading Licenses

To download the license keys installed on the switch with the J-Web license manager:

  1. In the J-Web interface, select Maintain>Licenses.
  2. Under Installed Licenses, click Download Keys to download all the license keys installed on the switch to a single file.
  3. Select Save it to disk and specify the file to which the license keys are to be written. You can also download the license file to your system.

Published: 2010-01-20