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Licensing / Registration of CUCM Version 12

Hi,

I tried to register my CUCM Version 12 unfortunately I got the following error:

 

"Communication Timeout – Will Reattempt automatically

The product Instance was unable to reregister with Smart Software Licensing due to communication timeout. Ensure that the Product instance can access your selected registration server. The Product Instance will automatically reattempt reregistration"

 

Find in attachment all processes I followed.

 

Kindly, your support is highly appreciated.

 

Thank you

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Hall of Fame Cisco Employee

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Hall of Fame Cisco Employee

Re: Licensing / Registration of CUCM Version 12

Make sure your firewall allows communication with the smart licensing servers for that to work, have you verified that there is connectivity?

HTH

java

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VIP Collaborator

Re: Licensing / Registration of CUCM Version 12

Are you connecting to Cisco's licensing portal directly or using a satellite server (mediated model) for licensing?

 

Maren

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Re: Licensing / Registration of CUCM Version 12

Hi Maren Mahoney,

I used this bellow documentation "Configure CUCM Smart Licensig - Direct Model"

 

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/unified-communications/unified-communications-manager-callmanager/212915-configure-cucm-smart-licensing-direct.html#anc6.

 

Is there any other method to register CUCM Version 12?, If yes kindly share it with me

 

Thank you for the support

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Hall of Fame Cisco Employee

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Beginner

Re: Licensing / Registration of CUCM Version 12

video link not found? 

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Re: Licensing / Registration of CUCM Version 12

I have that issue to when I click on the Vimeo link.  Can someone post the fix?

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Beginner

Re: Licensing / Registration of CUCM Version 12

I have the same issue, looking for a solution
but I cannot access the link you have posted says no permission can you share it again, please
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VIP Collaborator

Re: Licensing / Registration of CUCM Version 12

The Direct Model means that your CUCM (and other collaboration servers) will need to connect through the Internet to the Cisco licensing portal at least once every 30 days. Most organizations don't do this since security can be compromised. The more common way for organizations to implement v12 licensing is via a "Mediated Model". With this model, you will install a local/internal licensing server (a satellite server) to which your internal collaboration servers will go for license information. Your satellite server still will need to connect to the Cisco Licensing Portal at least once every 30 days, but that is a much easier 'ask' from a security standpoint.

Here is information on the Mitigated Model. And the link Jaime provided to the video he produced on this topic is one of many available on this topic. Take a look at the documentation and videos and let us know if you have questions.

CUCM Smart Licensing - Mediated Model

 

Maren

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Re: Licensing / Registration of CUCM Version 12

Hi Maren Mahoney,

 

Hi Jaime Valencia;


Thank you for your reference, Unfortunately there is Version Compatibility (It tells me to wait 10 business days - see attached document). Is it because I am using the latest version of Smart Software Manager satellite Enhanced Edition? Which version of CSSM satellite compatible with CUCM with the agent version of 1.3.6
Note that I am running CUCM 12 and Smart Software Manager satellite Enhanced Edition 6.1.0.

Thank you again for your support

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VIP Collaborator

Re: Licensing / Registration of CUCM Version 12

Rene,

I don't know. Perhaps Jaime knows. If you have access to TAC, they may be able to answer the question. Or possibly your Cisco Partner or Cisco Account Rep?

If you figure this out, please post here. We can all benefit from this sort of information. If, for one, will be following this discussion for that very reason.

Maren

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Re: Licensing / Registration of CUCM Version 12

Hi,

If Smart Agent version is prior to 1.5 then you must wait 10 business days for Cert to be available and synchronized. If the version is 1.5 and higher then instances can be registered with no delay. This is mentioned in below Cisco Live document on slide 82.

https://www.ciscolive.com/c/dam/r/ciscolive/us/docs/2019/pdf/BRKARC-2034.pdf

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Please rate helpful posts and if applicable mark "Accept as a Solution".
Thanks, Vaijanath S.
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Re: Licensing / Registration of CUCM Version 12

I agree with you, I had version 2.5 & didn't had to wait for 10 days to register.

However the issue raised here is for direct mode where the CUCM is on private IP.

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Re: Licensing / Registration of CUCM Version 12

Did your problem solved or still have some problem ?

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Re: Licensing / Registration of CUCM Version 12

Hi, If you are using the Direct Model then make sure 3 things as below :

1. CUCM has reachability to the Internet.

2. Port 80, 443 are opened for swapi.cisco.com, etc. Should be for *.cisco.com

3. Either use Proxy to get out to the internet if you don't have Public Internet reachability from CUCM. Configure the same Proxy in CUCM under the Licensing section.