Do you require a license file to run APM 9.6 Enterprise Manager?

Document ID : KB000048045
Last Modified Date : 11/06/2018
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Introduction:

Unlike older versions of APM, Release 9.6 EM does not require a license file to be deployed.

Environment:
APM 9.6 and above
Instructions:

With version 9.6 and later of APM, there is no need to deploy a license file to startup your Enterprise Manager.

This is a new capability. In previous versions, you would need to do the following:

  • First, obtain the license link from CA. This was done by filling out a web-based form including the IP address of machine where the EM would be deployed.
     
  • Second, deploy the emailed license file on the EM before it could be started.

Also anytime the EM (Enterprise Manager) was moved to a different server with another IP address, you were required to repeat above steps.

APM 9.6 eliminates this workflow and makes the process of deploying\moving EM's faster and efficient.

Additional Information:

For any version of APM lower than 9.6 you will still need to generate\deploy a license file.