Evaluation key will expire - possible impact

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Hello,

I uploaded evaluation key to HiveManager. Now it displays a warning "You evaluation key (xxxx)will expire in xx days." Can I remove it somehow?

What will be the impact if I wait till the end of expiration period?

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Marek Szymonski

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Posted 3 years ago

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Jeroen Bakker

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Hello Marek,

Impact of the expiration is as follows:
- Licensed devices (numbers) of this key are revoked (management continues for active and configured devices)
- The key is "stached" in an table at the bottom of the page in the section "Expired Entitlement Key"

In real life this means that total amount of manageble devices and available HiveManager instances is decreased. This is important if you are near or on this limit, because adding extra devices under VHM Management; Max Managed Devices is only possible if the total number of Managed Devices is less than the sum of devices under active entitlement keys.

In your case, the number of new devices that you can add will decrease by 537 and the number of VHMs that you can create will be decreased by 186. Going under the numbers with your current environment is possible, but it will create a problem once you want to add new devices or VHM's.

Regards, Jeroen
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Jeroen,

Marek is saying that he has put in an evaluation key to an existing, live environment, causing the warning to appear.

The message summarises at the top the cumulative entitlement, not just the temporary entitlement granted by the evaluation key.

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Marek,

Your scenario is unusual.

That message will disappear after the evaluation license expires. It is purely a cosmetic issue and not one that will disrupt operation. I do not believe that you can suppress it and you will have to wait until that occurs, short of the evaluation key being removed somehow - but then you would lose its entitlement.

The message is correct that there is an evaluation key applied that will be expiring and it does serve its intended purpose of reminding you of that at every login. It is, perhaps, unduly concerning and somewhat confusing though as it does not summarise what the evaluation key grants and therefore what the impact of expiration is.

Nick
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Marek Szymonski

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Thanks guys.

The most I was afraid that something bad will happen to HiveManager and I will not be able to controll it anymore.

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Yup, your HiveManager won't implode when the eval key expires! :)
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