Obtaining the License

NVIDIA UFM-SDN Appliance User Manual v4.16.0

UFM-SDN Appliance is licensed per managed servers according to the UFM license agreement.
When you purchase UFM-SDN Appliance, you will receive an email with instructions on obtaining your product license. A valid license is a prerequisite for the installation and operation of UFM-SDN Appliance.

UFM licenses are per managed node and are aggregative. If you install an additional license, the system adds the previous node number and the new node number and manages the sum of the nodes. For example, if you install a license for 10 managed nodes and an additional license for 15 nodes, UFM will be licensed for up to 25 managed nodes.

To obtain the license:

  1. Go to NVIDIA’s Licensing and Download Portal and log in as specified in the licensing email you received.

    • If you did not receive your NVIDIA Licensing and Download Portal login information, contact your product reseller.

  2. If you purchased UFM directly from NVIDIA and you did not receive the login information, contact enterprisesupport@nvidia.com. Click on the Network Entitlements tab. You'll see a list with the serial licenses of all your software products and software product license information and status.


  3. Select the license you want to activate and click on the “Actions” button.

  4. In the MAC Address field, enter the MAC address of the delegated license-registered host. If applicable, in the HA MAC Address field, enter your High Availability (HA) server MAC address. If you have more than one NIC installed on a UFM Server, use any of the MAC addresses.


  5. Click on Generate License File to create the license key file for the software.

  6. Click on Download License File and save it on your local computer.

If you replace your NIC or UFM server, repeat the process of generating the license to set new MAC addresses. You can only regenerate a license two times. To regenerate the license after that, contact NVIDIA Sales Administration at enterprisesupport@nvidia.com.

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