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Applying or Updating a Smart License

Applying a new Smart License to an FTD Device

Perform one of the following procedures to smart license the Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) device:

  • Smart license an FTD device when onboarding using a registration key.
  • Smart license an FTD device after onboarding the device using a registration key or its credentials.

Note: The FTD device may be using a 90-day evaluation license, or the license could be unregistered. 

Smart license an FTD Device When Onboarding Using a Registration Key

  1. Log on to the Cisco Smart Software Manager and generate a new smart license key. Copy the newly generated key.
  2. Begin onboarding an FTD using a registration key. For more information, see Onboard an FTD with a Registration Key or Onboard an FTD Running Software Version 6.4 or 6.5 Using a Registration Key.
  3. In step 4 of the onboarding wizard, in the Smart License here box, paste the Smart License in the Activate field and click Next

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  1. Click Go to devices page to go to the Devices & Services page and see the progress of the onboarding process.  
    The device starts synchronizing and applies the smart license. 
  2. Open the Devices & Services page. You should see that the device is now in the Online connectivity state. 

If the device is not in the online connectivity state, look in the Device Actions pane on the right and click Manage Licenses > Refresh Licenses to update the connectivity state.

  1. After applying the smart license successfully to the FTD device, click the Manage Licenses. The device status shows "Connected, Sufficient License." You can enable or disable the optional licenses. For more information, see FTD Smart Licensing Types.

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Smart license an FTD Device After Onboarding the Device Using a Registration Key or its Credentials

  1. In the navigation pane, click Devices & Services and select the FTD device that you want to license.
  2. In the Device Actions pane on the right, click Manage Licenses.

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  1. Follow the on-screen instructions and enter the smart license generated from Cisco Smart Software Manager.
  2. Paste the new license key in the box and click Register Device. After synchronizing with the device, the connectivity state changes to 'Online'. 
    After applying the smart license successfully to the FTD device, the device status shows "Connected, Sufficient License." You can enable or disable the optional licenses. For more information, see FTD Smart Licensing Types.

Updating an Existing Smart-License of an FTD Device

You can apply a new smart-license to an FTD device which is smart-licensed. Based on the method you have selected for onboarding your device, select the appropriate procedure:  

Change the Smart-license Applied to an FTD Device Onboarded Using a Registration Key

  1. Remove the corresponding FTD device from CDO.
  2. Log into the Firepower Device Manager (FDM) for that FTD and unregister the smart-license. For more information, see Unregister the smart-licensed FTD.
  3. In CDO, onboard the FTD device again using a registration key. For more information, see Onboard an FTD with a Registration Key.
  4. Apply the new smart-license during the onboarding process or by looking in the Device Actions pane on the right and clicking Manage Licenses

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Change the Smart license Applied to an FTD Device Onboarded Using its Credentials

  1. Log into the Firepower Device Manager (FDM) for that FTD and unregister the smart license. For more information, see Onboard an FTD with a Registration Key.
  2. Apply the new smart license to the FTD device on FDM. 
    1. ​​​​​​​In the Smart License area, click View Configuration.
    2. Click Register Now and follow the onscreen instructions.
  3. On the Devices & Services page in CDO, check the FTD configuration for changes so that CDO can make a copy of the FTD's deployed configuration and save it to CDO's own database. For more information, see Reading, Discarding, Checking for, and Deploying Configuration Changes.
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