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Cisco Smart Licenses & Smart Accounts

Last year Cisco transformed their entire software licensing process. ​This new licensing model takes a step away from the legacy product activation keys (PAK) that are device-specific, and instead allows you to flex and manage hardware and licenses to meet your orgnisational needs.

Here is what you need to do in three easy steps:

1. Watch the video below

2. Set up your Smart Account

3. Assign Ideal as your partner 


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With Smart Licensing, the license is configured onto the product instead of installed on the product, so it is easy to move licenses to different products when needed. 

This means that all licenses have to be managed via a Smart Account.

A Smart Account serves as the repository for all Cisco assets. All Customers need to create a “Customer Smart Account” for their own licenses - watch the video below to learn how to create a Smart Account.

Click on the image below to start the video.


Getting started

Read this step-by-step guide to setting up your Smart Account.

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Assign us as your partner

This is a crucial step in the process. By assigning Ideal as your partner you are enabling us to continue managing your technology.

Assigning a partner to your Smart Account

Read this quick reference guide and add us as your partner so that we can manage your account for you.

How to assign a partner to manage your Cisco Smart Account


Read the guide

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Our status as a Cisco Premier Partner reflects our expertise in architecting leading-edge technology solutions. 

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