Licensing your ASAv

We recently purchased some ASAv licenses. Licensing them wasn’t the easiest process so I decided to document the process here.

1. Log in to CCO and go to the licenses portal.
Cisco Smart Licensing

2. Go to Smart Software Licensing -> Licenses
This will show you the throughput your ASAv is licensed for. Remember this as you will need it when you configured the ASA.

3. Go to Smart Software Licensing, -> Inventory -> New Token.
You will need this token when you configure the ASA.

4. Configure the ASA for Smart License Entitlement
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!
config t
license smart
throughput level {100M | 1G | 2G}
!
end
!
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5. Configure the ASA to register with the Cisco License Authority.
In this step, the id_token is the token you received in the previous step.
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!
config t
license smart register idtoken id_token [force]
!
end
!
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6. Verify the ASA is licensed.
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show license all
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