Using a Spike License
A Spike License enables you to temporarily increase the number of remote users your appliance or can support if there is a sudden spike in remote access needs, such as during a period of severe weather or during a business event for remote participants. Licensed separately, this feature helps you accommodate spikes in remote access traffic during planned or unplanned events.
When you buy a Spike License, it is valid for a given number of users and days (total number of users supported when the Spike License is activated, not the number in addition to your base license number). You can suspend and resume the use of the license as needed.
More than one Spike Licenses can be uploaded to your appliance, but only one can be active at a time.
An option is available to automatically enable and disable the license depending on the number of user connections. Select Automatically activate Spike License to enable it. If this option is enabled, the Spike License is automatically activated when the number of connected users exceeds your normal user license. The Spike License stays active until either the number of users decreases back to your normal licensed amount or the Spike License expires.
To activate or stop a Spike License
- Purchase your Spike License from MySonicWall and import it to the appliance. After licensing, the status is updated to Licensed, and the total users supported and number of usage days remaining in the Spike License are shown on the System > Licenses page.
- After reloading the page, the Spike License is listed as Off on the System > Licenses page.
- When you need to accommodate more users, click Activate. The status changes to Active.
- To stop an active Spike License, click Stop. The status goes back to Off, and the number of days remaining is updated.
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