OS10 Enterprise Edition User Guide Release 10.4.0E(R3)


Install OS10 license

If OS10 is factory-loaded on your switch, you do not need to install an OS10 license. If you download OS10 on a trial basis, OS10 comes with a 120-day trial license. To continue with uninterrupted use, purchase and install a perpetual license to avoid the OS10 device rebooting every 72 hours.

After you install OS10 and log in, install the license to run the OS10 Enterprise Edition beyond the trial license period. See Download OS10 image and license for complete information. The OS10 license is installed in the /mnt/license directory.

  1. Download the License.zip file from DDL as described in Download OS10 image and license .
  2. Open the zip file and locate the license file in the Dell folder. Copy the license file to a local or remote workstation.
  3. Install the license file from the workstation in EXEC mode.
    license install {ftp: | http: | localfs: | scp: | sftp: | tftp: | usb:} 
    • ftp: //userid:passwd@hostip/filepath — Copy from a remote FTP server
    • http: //hostip/filepath — Copy from a remote HTTP server
    • http: //hostip — Send request to a remote HTTP server.
    • localfs: //filepath — Install from a local file directory.
    • scp: //userid:passwd@hostip/filepath — Copy from a remote SCP server.
    • sftp: //userid:passwd@hostip/filepath — Copy from a remote SFTP server.
    • tftp: //hostip/filepath — Copy from a remote TFTP server.
    • usb: //filepath — Install from a file directory on a storage device connected to the USB storage port on the switch.
    • filepath/filename — Enter the directory path where the license file is stored.

Install license

OS10# license install scp://user:userpwd@
                              License installation success. 

Verify license installation

OS10# show license status 
                              System Information
                              Vendor Name : DELL 
                              Product Name : S4048-ON 
                              Hardware Version: A00 
                              Platform Name : S4048-ON 
                              PPID : CN0M68YC2829855M0133 
                              Service Tag : CFNNX42 
                              License Details 
                              Software : OS10-Enterprise 
                              Version : 10.3.0E 
                              License Type : PERPETUAL License 
                              Duration: Unlimited License 
                              Status : Active 
                              License location: /mnt/license/CFNNX42.lic 

Troubleshoot license installation failure

An error message displays if the installation fails.
License installation failed
  1. Verify the installation path to the local or remote location you tried to download the license from.
  2. Check the log on the remote server to see why the FTP or TFTP file transfer failed.
  3. Ping the remote server from the switch — use the ping and traceroute commands to test network connectivity. If the ping fails:
    • Check if a Management route is configured on the switch. If not, use the management route command to configure a route to the server network.
    • Install the server with the license file on the same subnet as switch.
  4. Check if the server is up and running.

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