DESCRIPTION: Client Anti-Virus License Sharing Groups v1.0
This article serves as a guideline to help set up a License Sharing Group for SonicWall’s Enforced Client Anti-Virus product. A license sharing group allows an organization to share a single (or multiple) Enforced Client Anti-Virus license(s) between multiple appliances.
Creating and Managing a Network Anti-Virus License Sharing Group In order to create a license sharing group, log into your SonicWall unit and complete the registration process. This is required to activate and manage Client AV license sharing groups.
Once registered, apply a Network Anti-Virus subscription key through mySonicWall or through the appliance itself.
Please Note: 1. License sharing must be set up directly via the management interface of an appliance. License sharing cannot be set-up via MySonicWall. 2. The name of “Network Anti-Virus” has changed to “Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware”
Manage Security Services Online 1. Go to System > Licenses and click on the link to Activate, Upgrade, or Renew services online. 2. If prompted, enter your mySonicWall.com user name and password. 3. Click the Upgrade Renew Share link to manage your Network Anti-Virus licenses. 4. Click Share to proceed to the license sharing management screen. 5. Enter the serial number of the first additional unit that you wish to join to the license sharing group.
Note: This unit must not be already licensed for Network Anti-Virus (free trial or subscription) or it will be rejected. Note: Only unlicensed units, and units with expired Enforced Client Anti-Virus subscriptions, can be joined to a license sharing group.
Creating License Share Group Joining the first additional member creates the license sharing group. The creator member holds all the licenses in the pool initially, whereas the new member is given zero licenses.
1. Change the number of licenses on the creator of the license sharing group and click Update. 2. Click Update to set the number of licenses for the new member of the license sharing group. 3. Continue adding new member units to the license sharing group, distributing the licenses in the pool as needed. You can add more licenses to the pool through any of the members of the license sharing group. 4. To add more licenses, simply log into any member unit, then go to System > Licenses > Manage Security services online. If prompted, enter your mySonicWall.com user name and password after clicking on the link to Activate, Upgrade, or Renew Services. 5. Click on the Upgrade Renew Share link to add more licenses to the license sharing group. 6. Apply a new License Key in the top field of the Upgrade/Renew page and click on the Submit button. 7. Click the Upgrade button to proceed. 8. Navigate back to the license sharing management page and notice the number of licenses in the pool has been incremented. You may redistribute your Network Anti-Virus licenses as needed.
Terminating a Network Anti-Virus License Sharing Group To terminate the license sharing group, it is necessary to remove all members from the group. The last unit remaining will inherit all the licenses in the pool.
Exception Handling: Terminate the Group There is an exception case, in which a single unit will remain in a license sharing group. If you encounter this exception case and wish to terminate the group, see the following example:
In this case, the work-around is to terminate the group by adding the serial number of another unit to the license sharing group. This unit must belong to the same MySonicWall.com user and must not be licensed for Enforced Client Anti-Virus (free trial or subscription), or it will be rejected.
1. After adding a new member to the group, click on the Remove button. This will terminate the license sharing group and give all the licenses in the pool to the last remaining unit.