Due to licensing restrictions, the SMA 8200v must be able to make contact with the License Manager server (software.sonicwall.com) every 24 hours. All communication is encrypted with SSL and uses port 443.
The ability or inability to make contact affects the license in the following ways:
If the contact does not succeed in a 3-day period, a warning appears in AMC.
If the contact does not succeed in a 7-day period, the license reverts to 2 users (note that the full license is not deleted, but only becomes inactive).
If connectivity is restored at any point and the contact succeeds, the full license is reinstated.
If you make a change to your network and want to attempt contact again immediately, you must reboot the SMA 8200v. Navigate to the Maintenance page in the AMC, and click Restart.