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A licensable flag determines whether premium features are available. Until the flag is set to true (enabled), the following premium features will be unavailable:

This section describes the licensing process on the SBC Edge and SBC SWe Lite systems. 

The SBC Edge is delivered with standard functions. For additional SBC Edge features and supplementary services (which are not available as standard functions of the SBC Edge), you must obtain software licenses purchased from Sonus. Once obtained, you receive instructions for accessing the licensing portal. Through the portal, you enter the SBC serial number and generate a license, which you then install on the SBC Edge (Refer to Installing Licenses). This process also applies to license upgrades/expansions.


SBC 1000, SBC 2000 Licenses

An SBC 1000 Module or SBC 2000 line card requires a license to enable ports for use on the node.

Feature licenses enable features or supplementary services not available as standard functions on the SBC Edge, such as increased SIP to/from (↔) SIP sessions or enabling physical ports on the FXS, FXO, BRI and DS1 hardware modules/line cards. See below for a list of available feature licenses.

Figure : Feature Licenses

TypeLicense IDDescription
SBC 1000SBC-1K-LIC100REG100 licenses supporting Registrar feature
SBC-1K-LIC10SIP10 sessions supporting SIP↔SIP functionality
SBC-1K-LIC25SIP25 SIP↔SIP sessions
SBC-1K-LIC5SIP5 SIP↔SIP sessions
SBC-1K-LIC-BRI4 BRI ports on the SBC 1000
SBC-1K-LIC-BSURVLocal Survivability with Broadworks on the SBC 1000
SBC-1K-LIC-CCPEApplies Custom Configuration on the SBC 1000
SBC-1K-LIC-FORKSBC Call Forking, up to 8 destinations
SBC-1K-LIC-FXS4 FXS ports on the SBC 1000
SBC-1K-LIC-RBAResilient Branch Appliance (RBA) function for Microsoft Lync at Branch Office
SBC-1K-LIC-ROUTGOSPF IP Routing Protocol on SBC 1000
SBC-1K-LIC-FXO4 FXO ports on the SBC 1000
SBC-1K-LIC-T1E1

1 T1/E1 port on the SBC 1000

SBC-1K-LIC-VIDEOVideo support on the SBC 1000
SBC-1K-LIC-WBGSMAMR-WB use on the SBC 1000
SBC 2000SBC-2K-LIC100REG100 licenses for Registrar functionality
SBC-2K-LIC100SIP100 SIP↔SIP sessions, plus transcoding
SBC-2K-LIC10SIP10 SIP↔SIP sessions, plus transcoding
SBC-2K-LIC25SIP25 sessions of SIP to SIP and enables transcoding
SBC-2K-LIC5SIP5 sessions of SIP to SIP and enables transcoding
SBC-2K-LIC-BSURVLocal Survivability with Broadworks on the SBC 2000
SBC-2K-LIC-CCPECustom Configuration ability on the SBC 2000
SBC-2K-LIC-FORKSBC Call Forking, up to 8 destinations
SBC-2K-LIC-RBAResilient Branch Appliance (RBA) function for Microsoft Lync at Branch Office
SBC-2K-LIC-ROUTGOSPF IP Routing Protocol on SBC 2000
SBC-2K-LIC-T1E11 T1E1 port on the SBC 2000
SBC-2K-LIC-VIDEOVideo support on the SBC 2000
SBC-2K-LIC-WBGSMAMR-WB use on the SBC 2000
SBC 1000/2000SBC-1K2K-LYNC10-LIC

Microsoft Lync 2010 SBA (Survivable Branch Appliance) License. Applicable to both SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 devices with ASM Module

  • Execution of the Lync 2010 SBA requires a Windows Server 2008 R2 OS license. Please confirm the availability of the OS license; if the OS license is not available, please also acquire a SBC-1K2K-WIN08-LIC license. Refer to Skype for Business - Best Practice Downgrade to Lync 2010 SBA.
  • The SBC-1K2K-LYNC10-LIC part is a physical license (document and/or license label) only. No license key is generated.
SBC-1K2K-LYNC13-LIC

Microsoft Lync 2013 SBA (Survivable Branch Appliance) License. Applicable to both SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 devices with ASM Module.

  • Execution of the Lync 2013 SBA requires either a Windows Server 2008 R2 OS license or a Windows Server 2012 R2 OS license. An SBC 1000/2000 device with an ASM always includes a licensed copy of one of these two operating systems, no OS availability check is required.
  • The SBC-1K2K-LYNC13-LIC part is a physical license (document and/or license label) only. No license key is generated.
SBC-1K2K-SKYPE-LICMicrosoft Skype for Business 2015 SBA (Survivable Branch Appliance) License. Applicable to both SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 Devices with ASM Module.
  • Execution of Microsoft Skype for Business SBA requires a Windows Server 2012 R2 OS license. Please confirm the availability of the OS license; if the OS license is not available, please also acquire a SBC-1K2K-WIN12-LIC license. Refer to Skype for Business - Best Practice Upgrade to Skype for Business 2015 SBA.
  • The SBC-1K2K-SKYPE-LIC part is a physical license (document and/or license label) only. No license key is generated.
SBC-1K2K-WIN08-LICMicrosoft Windows Server 2008 R2 License. Applicable to both SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 Devices with ASM Module.
SBC-1K2K-WIN12-LICMicrosoft Windows Server 2012 License. Applicable to both SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 Devices with ASM Module.

SBC 1000 Gateway Premium Feature Licenses

Sonus offers the SBC 1000 in basic gateway configurations to address cost-sensitive and basic TDM ↔ IP deployments. By offering the SBC 1000 in a gateway configuration, Sonus provides you with the flexibility to select the most cost-effective session border controller solution for your network.

 

SBC 1000 Gateways do not include the additional 2 GiB of Local storage (interior) included with the SBC Edge 7.0 release.

Premium Features

To support the cost sensitive deployments, a subset of SBC features ("Premium Features") are initially deactivated. This includes the following features that are activated through feature/supplementary service license:

Table : Premium Features Deactivated Within SBC 1000 Gateways

Premium
Feature
Complementary Feature/Supplementary Service License Ignored by the SBC 1000 Gateway
SIP CallsSBC-1K-LIC10SIP, SBC-1K-LIC25SIP, or SBC-1K-LIC5SIP

SIP Registrations

SBC-1K-LIC100REG

Forking

SBC-1K-LIC-FORK
SBAN/A

Active Directory

N/A

transcoding

N/A

OSPF

SBC-1K-LIC-ROUTG

RIP

SBC-1K-LIC-ROUTG

IPsec

SBC-1K-LIC-RBA

RBA

SBC-1K-LIC-RBA

QoE

N/A

BroadSoft Subscriber

SBC-1K-LIC-BSURV

AMR-WB

SBC-1K-LIC-WBGSM

Video Passthrough 

SBC-1K-LIC-VIDEO
SIP VQ ReportingSBC-1K2K-NECTAR-PROMO or SBC-1K2K-NECTAR-LIC

Premium Feature Flag Licenses Available for SBC 1000 Gateway Configurations

Sonus offers an option in the SBC 1000 to "top-up" the gateway to a comparable standard SBC configuration. With the top-up, the device activates all premium features that do not require a feature/supplementary service license; the device also accepts and no longer ignores any feature/supplementary service licenses. To top-up an SBC 1000 gateway, purchase and apply the appropriate Premium Feature Flag License listed below:

TypeLicenseDescription
SBC 1000 SBC-1K-LIC-P-GWUPGTop-up license for SBC 1000 Gateway with any PRI ports. Required before premium features (including SIP ↔ SIP) can be licensed and enabled.
SBC-1K-LIC-B-GWUPG

Top-up license for SBC 1000 Gateway with BRI ports but no PRI ports. Required before premium features (including SIP↔SIP) can be licensed and enabled.

SBC-1K-LIC-FXS-GWUPGTop-up license for SBC 1000 Gateway with 24 FXS ports, with no PRI ports. Required before premium features can be licensed and enabled.

SBC SWe Lite Licenses

Base Software & Trial License

License NameDescription 
SBC-SWELITE-BASESBC SWe Lite software and base license. This part is required to download of the SBC SWe Lite software and accept licensing terms and conditions. 

SBC-SWELITE-TRIAL

SBC SWe Lite trial license to evaluate the SBC SWe Lite in a non-production lab environment. This license includes:

  • 5 complimentary SIP↔SIP signaling sessions
  • 3 media sessions with media manipulation (transcoding, encryption)
  • 5 SIP device registrations

Note: The SBC SWe Lite instance with an active trial license cannot be applied to a production deployment, and is not subject to any services, maintenance or support from Sonus. Trial-license enabled features (such as 5 complimentary SIP↔SIP signaling sessions) are deactivated upon the application of other SBC SWe Lite feature licenses listed below. For more information, review SBC SWe Lite Trial Offer.

 

SIP Signaling & RTP Media Session Licenses

SIP Signaling & RTP Media Manipulation Session Licenses

Refer to Calculating DSP Requirements for SBC SWe Lite for use cases with RTP Media manipulation.

License NameDescription
SBC-SWELITE-LIC5SP5 SBC SWE LITE SIP SIGNALING SESSIONS W/ RTP MEDIA MANIPULATION (TRANSCODING, ENCRYPTION, IN-BAND)
SBC-SWELITE-LIC10SP10 SBC SWE LITE SIP SIGNALING SESSIONS W/ RTP MEDIA MANIPULATION (TRANSCODING, ENCRYPTION, IN-BAND)
SBC-SWELITE-LIC25SP25 SBC SWE LITE SIP SIGNALING SESSIONS W/ RTP MEDIA MANIPULATION (TRANSCODING, ENCRYPTION, IN-BAND)
SBC-SWELITE-LIC100SP100 SBC SWE LITE SIP SIGNALING SESSIONS W/ RTP MEDIA MANIPULATION (TRANSCODING, ENCRYPTION, IN-BAND)

SIP Signaling & RTP Proxy Media with Encryption Services Session Licenses

Refer to Calculating DSP Requirements for SBC SWe Lite for use cases with RTP Proxy Media with Encryption Services.

License NameDescription
SBC-SWELITE-LIC5SGX5 SBC SWE LITE SIP SIGNALING SESSIONS, RTP PROXY MEDIA W/ ENCRYPTION SERVICES; NO MEDIA MANIPULATION
SBC-SWELITE-LIC10SGX10 SBC SWE LITE SIP SIGNALING SESSIONS, RTP PROXY MEDIA W/ ENCRYPTION SERVICES; NO MEDIA MANIPULATION
SBC-SWELITE-LIC25SGX25 SBC SWE LITE SIP SIGNALING SESSIONS, RTP PROXY MEDIA W/ ENCRYPTION SERVICES; NO MEDIA MANIPULATION
SBC-SWELITE-LIC100SGX100 SBC SWE LITE SIP SIGNALING SESSIONS, RTP PROXY MEDIA W/ ENCRYPTION SERVICES; NO MEDIA MANIPULATION

SIP Signaling & RTP Proxy Media Licenses

Refer to Calculating DSP Requirements for SBC SWe Lite for use cases with RTP Proxy Media Services.

License NameDescription
SBC-SWELITE-LIC5SG5 SBC SWE LITE SIP SIGNALING SESSIONS, RTP PROXY MEDIA; NO ENCRYPTION, MEDIA MANIPULATION SERVICES
SBC-SWELITE-LIC10SG10 SBC SWE LITE SIP SIGNALING SESSIONS, RTP PROXY MEDIA; NO ENCRYPTION, MEDIA MANIPULATION SERVICES
SBC-SWELITE-LIC25SG25 SBC SWE LITE SIP SIGNALING SESSIONS, RTP PROXY MEDIA; NO ENCRYPTION, MEDIA MANIPULATION SERVICES
SBC-SWELITE-LIC100SG100 SBC SWE LITE SIP SIGNALING SESSIONS, RTP PROXY MEDIA; NO ENCRYPTION, MEDIA MANIPULATION SERVICES

 

RTP Media Manipulation Session Licenses

Refer to Calculating DSP Requirements for SBC SWe Lite for use cases with RTP Media manipulation.

License NameDescription
SBC-SWELITE-LIC5ME5 SBC SWE LITE RTP MEDIA MANIPULATION SESSIONS; ADDS TRANSCODING, ENCRYPTION, IN-BAND MEDIA SERVICE
SBC-SWELITE-LIC10ME10 SBC SWE LITE RTP MEDIA MANIPULATION SESSIONS; ADDS TRANSCODING, ENCRYPTION, IN-BAND MEDIA SERVICE
SBC-SWELITE-LIC25ME25 SBC SWE LITE RTP MEDIA MANIPULATION SESSIONS; ADDS TRANSCODING, ENCRYPTION, IN-BAND MEDIA SERVICE
SBC-SWELITE-LIC100ME100 SBC SWE LITE RTP MEDIA MANIPULATION SESSIONS; ADDS TRANSCODING, ENCRYPTION, IN-BAND MEDIA SERVICE

250 Session Threshold License

Regardless of the number of licensed SIP Signaling and RTP media sessions, the SWe Lite requires an additional license to achieve 250 simultaneous sessions and beyond. See below for parameters:

  • The 250 session threshold license does not activate any sessions; this license does not replace any licenses in the aforementioned sections.
  • If 250 or more SIP Signaling & RTP Media Session Licenses have been applied to the SBC SWe Lite instance while the 250 session threshold license remains absent, the SBC SWe Lite confines itself to completing no more than 249 simultaneous sessions.
  • The 250 session threshold license may be acquired at any time, regardless of the presence of SIP Signaling & RTP Media Session Licenses (or not).

Contact Sonus Sales for more information.

License NameDescription
SBC-SWELITE-LIC250-ONSBC SWE LITE LICENSE TO ENABLE AND EXCEED 250 SIP SESSIONS. SESSION LICENSES ACQUIRED SEPARATELY

Feature Licenses

License NameDescription
SBC-SWELITE-LIC100VID

ENABLES 100 VIDEO SESSIONS ON THE SBC SWE LITE (25 SESSIONS PER vCPU)

If the SBC SWe Lite instance is configured in a VM (Virtual Machine) with less than 4 vCPUs, the maximum number of video sessions is 25 sessions multiplied by the number of available vCPUs.

SBC-SWELITE-LIC-ARENABLES AMR-WB USE IN A SINGLE SBC SWE LITE INSTANCE
SBC-SWELITE-LICBSVENABLES LOCAL SURVIVABILITY WITH BROADWORKS IN A SINGLE SBC SWE LITE INSTANCE
SBC-SWELITE-LICFRKENABLES CALL FORKING, UP TO 8 DESTINATIONS, WITHIN A SINGLE SBC SWE LITE INSTANCE
SBC-SWELITE-LIC-RG

ACTIVATES 100 SIP REGISTRATIONS WITHIN SBC SWE LITE SIP REGISTRAR

The following are recommended license limits:

  • 1,000 SIP registrations with less than 1.5 GiB of RAM configured with an SBC SWe Lite VM;
  • 5,000 SIP registrations with 1.5 GiB (or more) of RAM configured with an SBC SWe Lite VM.

Please refer to SBC SWe Lite Performance and Capacity for more information surrounding registration capacity.


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