Find out how to activate or deactivate your licenses in the BYOL offer.
When the Nutanix cluster is ordered within the BYOL offer, the cluster is delivered with a 90-day trial license. As a customer, you must register your Nutanix Cloud Platform licenses on your cluster during this period.
If you want to redeploy a cluster with the BYOL offer, you must first uninstall the licenses on the cluster before launching a redeployment. This guide explains how to add or remove licenses.
- Access to the OVHcloud Control Panel
- You must have your Nutanix login details on Nutanix Official Site.
- You must have valid licenses with your Nutanix NIC handle.
There are three types of licenses:
- Prism Element
- Prism Central
You can install all licenses from Prism Central.
Installation of licenses
Retrieving your configuration summary
We will retrieve the Cluster Summary File (CSF), which contains the cluster configuration summary.
In Prism Central, click the
gear icon to go to the settings.
Licensing on the left.
Update Licenses on the left.
Download to retrieve the file containing your cluster’s information.
Show all downloads in the top right.
The CSF file is in your downloads folder.
Logging in to the Nutanix portal
In Prism Central, go to the licenses page and click the
Licenses page link.
The web browser launches and offers you to connect to the Nutanix portal.
Enter your credentials and click
Create the license for your cluster
In the Nutanix Control Panel, click
Open the CSF file generated by Prism Central that starts with
Scroll through the window to add your cluster licenses.
In the NCM Ultimate section, click
Now save on your computer the License Summary File (LSF), which contains the license.
cluster and click
Save to save the license file to your computer.
In the license management section of Prism Central, click
Upload to install the license file.
Select the generated file and click
Apply License to complete installation on your cluster.
It is sometimes necessary to uninstall licenses to reinstall them on another cluster. If the cluster that contains the licenses is still available you must release your licenses from Prism Central.
In Prism Central click on the
gear in the top right corner to access the parameters.
Licensing to the left and click
Save to save the CSF file containing the summary of your cluster configuration with the installed licenses.
Licenses page to connect to your Nutanix license portal.
In the Nutanix license portal, click
Use the scroll bar to reach the bottom of the window.
Unselect License in the NCM section.
A confirmation message will appear, click
Save to save the LSF file containing the updated license to your computer.
Return to Prism Central license management.
Open after selecting the generated file from the Nutanix portal.
The license has been deleted.