How to create license policies in BESR/SSR Management Solution and assign them to clients

Article:TECH77816  |  Created: 2009-01-10  |  Updated: 2013-02-25  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH77816
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



How to create license policies in Backup Exec System Recovery(BESR) or Symantec System Recovery (SSR)  Management Solution and assign them to clients desktops and servers.


Solution



In order to license clients from the management solution console/portal, license policies need to be created. One can add or delete Backup Exec System Recovery license policies. When you add a license policy, the information that is found in a license key is stored in the Backup Exec System Recovery 2010 / Symantec System Recovery 2011 Management Solution database.

After a license policy is added, it can be assigned to any resource target with an unlicensed version or trial version of Backup Exec System Recovery / Symantec System Recovery installed. When you assign licenses, you activate Backup Exec System Recovery / Symantec System Recovery on the client computers and remove the 60-day trial. Unassigning licenses from client computers returns Backup Exec System Recovery to a 60-day trial version. If you choose to delay installation of the license, all features in Backup Exec System Recovery remain enabled during a 60-day grace period. The grace period begins the first time you send a policy or a task to the managed client computer where Backup Exec System Recovery is installed.


To add Backup Exec System Recovery / Symantec System Recovery  license policies

- Open the Management Solution Web Console
- On the Management Solution  Manage Tasks tab, expand the Configuration Policies list in the left pane.
-  In the left pane, under ClientConfigurationPolicies, click AllClientLicenses.
-  In the middle pane, on the toolbar, click Create.
-  In the Licenses panel, type the name you want to associate with the Backup Exec System Recovery license policy.
- Enter a valid Backup Exec System Recovery license key.
- Click Save changes.
- You may need to click Refresh on the table filter toolbar to see the changes.


To assign Backup Exec System Recovery licenses to client computers

- On the BESR/SSR  Management Solution Manage Tasks tab, expand the Configuration Policies list in the left pane.
- In the left pane, under ClientConfigurationPolicies, click AllClientLicenses.
- In the middle pane, select the name of the Backup Exec System Recovery license policy that you want to assign to computers.
- In the table, check the Enabled column to make sure that the selected license policy is on. If the policy is off, click Enable on the table toolbar.
- In the table toolbar, click Assign.
- In the Assign panel, select the computer groups to which you want the policy applied.
- Click OK.
- You may need to click Refresh on the table filter toolbar to see the changes.


To delete Backup Exec System Recovery license policies

- On the BESR / SSR  Management Solution Manage Tasks tab, expand the Configuration Policies list in the left pane.
- In the left pane, under ClientConfigurationPolicies, click AllClientLicenses.
- In the middle pane, select a license policy that you want to delete.
- On the table's toolbar, click Delete.
- Click OK to confirm the deletion.
- You may need to click Refresh on the table filter toolbar to see the changes.


To unassign Backup Exec System Recovery licenses from client computers

- On the BESR / SSR  Management Solution Manage Tasks tab, expand the Configuration Policies list in the left pane.
- In the left pane, under ClientConfigurationPolicies, click AllClientLicenses.
- In the table in the middle pane, select the name of a license policy that you want to unassign from computer groups.
- Do one of the following:
   On the table's toolbar, click Delete >OK.
   On the tables's toolbar, click Disable.
- You may need to click Refresh on the table filter toolbar to see the changes


Once the licenses have been assigned to clients, the same can be verified from the management solutions portal.

- On the BESR / SSR  Management Solution Home tab, in the upper-right corner, click Edit.
- In the left pane, in the Web Parts tree, click Backup Exec System Recovery 2010 Management Solution / Symantec System Recovery 2011 Management Solution
- Select License Status.
- Click Add to add license status to the list of Web parts that are displayed on Backup Exec System Recovery Home page. If Add is dimmed (unavailable), the Web part is already added to the BESR / SSR  Management Solution Home tab.
- Click Apply to return to the Home tab.
- On the BESR / SSR  Management Solution Home tab, in the License Status Web part, click Licensed, NotLicensed, or Trial License.
- This should list the clients depending on the option chosen.
 


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Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH77816


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