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Juniper Agile Licensing Overview

SUMMARY Learn about Juniper Agile Licensing, an improved license management system to activate, install, manage, and monitor licenses on Juniper Networks devices.

Juniper Agile Licensing Overview

Benefits of Juniper Agile Licensing

  • Provides an intuitive user experience and simplified operational processes.

  • Provides seamless lifecycle management of licenses.

  • Offers flexible license administration and deployment.

  • Enables monitoring of software usage through centralized administrator and reporting.

  • Allows users to proactively adjust usage based on real-time reporting.

  • Provides consistent license management workflow for all Juniper products.

Understand Juniper Agile Licensing

Juniper Networks introduced the Juniper Agile Licensing solution to provide an efficient way for customers and partners to manage licenses for hardware and software features. To use a licensed feature, you need to purchase and activate a license that corresponds to that feature and deploy that license so that it can be utilized by the software during normal operation. You can administer and manage the licenses through the Juniper Agile Licensing Portal. The portal provides an intuitive task-based user interface that provides full lifecycle management of licenses.

Juniper Agile Licensing ensures that features are used in compliance with Juniper's End User License Agreement. There are currently two main modes for deploying licenses:

  • Standalone mode allows you to activate a license on a single hardware device or software instance. Such a license can only be used by the instance on which it is activated. Sharing a license with multiple instances is not permissible.

Support for each deployment mode varies by product. Both deployment modes enable efficient management of both subscription and perpetual licenses and may enable combinations of features and capacity depending on the specific license purchased.

Components of Juniper Agile Licensing

  1. Juniper Agile Licensing Portal

    The Juniper Agile Licensing Portal provides the features shown in Figure 1.

    Figure 1: Juniper Agile Licensing Portal FeaturesJuniper Agile Licensing Portal Features

    You use the Juniper Agile Licensing Portal to activate and deliver the required license keys for products you have purchased. Depending on the type of license, the fulfillment e-mail you receive from Juniper after purchase of a license indicates whether your device can be used without installing license keys. If you need to install license keys, you can view and activate the purchased entitlements in the Agile Licensing Portal.

    Note:

    In some cases, the fulfillment e-mail might include a license key, in which case it is not necessary to manage the entitlement through the Agile Licensing Portal.

  2. Juniper Entitlement Management System

    The Juniper Agile Entitlement Management System is a repository of all your entitlements. It simplifies the licensing life cycle by providing a centralized license management interface that you can access using the Agile Licensing Portal.

Juniper Agile Licensing Workflow for Procuring and Managing Licenses

Procuring and Managing Licenses

For procuring and managing licenses, Juniper Agile Licensing comprises the following phases:

The phases of the licensing life cycle are shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2: Licensing PhasesLicensing Phases

Purchase Licenses from Juniper Networks

Licenses to use Juniper software are purchased through Juniper’s standard sales order process. After meeting with your Sales Representative or Juniper Partner, submit a sales order to Juniper. License sales order lines will send you an e-mail that includes your activation code and Software Support Reference Number (SSRN) relating to your entitlements. The system creates entitlements associated with your user account (e-mail ID) that you can subsequently manage through the Juniper Agile Licensing Portal.

Depending on the type of license, access the Agile Licensing Portal to activate license keys or send the keys by e-mail to yourself.

Note:

Keep a record of your SSRN, which is used as a proof of purchase and for support entitlement purposes.

Manage Entitlements using the Agile Licensing Portal

You use the information from the fulfillment e-mail to activate your entitlements. This process generates software license activation keys (license keys) that you can install on devices directly, or automatically synchronize to previously installed licenses.

Note:

Some software licenses can be only activated, and do not generate or require a license activation key to be installed on the device. Refer to the fulfillment e-mail that you receive after purchase for this information.