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.