How to Get your License for Brocade Equipment

  1. Brocade License how toAfter purchasing with Transaction Key in hand, Go to swportal.brocade.com
  2. Take me to: Software Licensing
  3. License Management -> Brocade IP/ADP -> License Generation with Transaction key
  4. Fill out the form, agree to terms, click Generate and if all is successful.  I don’t know why Brocade likes do double and triple name things but here’s the translation: Customer email ID, email address where the purchased license was sent, Unit’s Unique ID (LID), Transaction Key okay this name is the same so go for it.
  5. Download the license file that will show up on the same screen.  (Click on License)  It is a xxxxxxxxxx.xml file
  6. Setup a TFTP
  7. Go to your brocade switch:
  8. In enable mode: copy tftp licence 10.0.0.3 (IP of your TFTP) xxxxxxxxxx.xml unit 1 (or whatever unit in stack)  Watch out for firewalls, etc…  (You can use the Windows TFTP server, but I used the free tftp by solarwinds) http://www.solarwinds.com/products/freetools/free_tftp_server.aspx
  9. Show License (To view the installation of the license)
  10. Don’t forget to go into your interface and give the command: Speed 10g
  11. Don’t forget to wr mem.

Need to remove a license? From Brocade:

To delete all license files for a specific unit, enter the following command at the Privileged EXEC level
of the CLI:
device# license delete unit 3 all
To delete a specific license file from a unit, enter the following command at the Privileged EXEC level
of the CLI:
device# license delete unit 3 index 3

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