Cisco is urging customers to create a Smart Licensing Account today! Smart Accounts will soon be required in order to place orders for products with Smart Licenses. (Pretty smart, eh?)
They are rolling out a mechanism to administer and utilize software licenses. It’s called a Smart License and some products already take advantage of it.
In the first part of calendar 2016, Cisco’s wireless products including controllers, management, and policy will begin to use Smart Licenses.
Smart Licensing is different from CiscoOne. Think of Smart Licensing as the means by which CiscoOne licensing – and other Cisco licensing – is administered and managed.
Smart Licensing is administered via a Smart Account, which is similar to your Cisco.com account. Here’s the starting point for information on Smart Accounts and Smart Licensing: http://www.cisco.com/web/ordering/smart-software-manager/smart-accounts.html. Here’s a page of YouTube videos describing Smart Licensing, Smart Accounts and how to set up a Smart Account: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCABaWsiDScw_w6kvPcDIjHw
When product orders are placed in Cisco Commerce Workspace (CCW), a Smart Account must be identified!
Please create a Smart Account now and avoid order-entry issues in the coming months.