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KB40643 - Convert Virtual Appliance Service Provider Edition (VA-SPE) to a Virtual License Server (VLS)

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Last Modified Date5/25/2017 4:42 AM
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This article provides step-by-step instructions how to convert an existing VA-SPE to VLS.
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Before converting a VA-SPE to VLS, please take the following consideration:
  • Once the VA-SPE is converted, all configuration will be lost.  Please take a backup of the system and user configuration before performing any steps.
  • VLS can only be used for license server purposes. VPN and other gateway functionality will be disabled.


To convert a VA-SPE instance to VLS while upgrading to 8.3R1:

  1. Login to admin console
  2. Navigate to Maintenance > System > Upgrade/Downgrade
  3. Select the radio button for From File
  4. Click the Browse button
  5. Select the 8.3R1 package
  6. Click Open
  7. Select the checkbox for DELETES all system and user configuration data before installing the service package..
  8. Click Install
Once the upgrade is completed, follow the instructions under Booting a PCS Virtual Machine Into Virtual License Server Mode to complete the VLS configuration.



To convert a VA-SPE instance running 8.3R1 to VLS:

  1. Access the serial console for the VA-SPE
  2. Select Option 4 > 6 "Clear all configuration data at all nodes in this cluster"
Once the configuration is cleared, follow the instructions under Booting a PCS Virtual Machine Into Virtual License Server Mode to complete the VLS configuration.
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