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Trials for On-Premises SBC SWe Lite Deployments

The instructions on this page refer to SBC SWe Lite trials undertaken in a public cloud context, such as Microsoft Azure, as opposed to an on-premises deployment within a Virtual Machine Monitor (i.e. Microsoft Hyper-V/VMware ESXi/KVM). For an on-premises trial, refer to SBC SWe Lite Trial Offer for On-Premises Deployment.

No support or Maintenance for Trial-enabled SBC SWe Lite Instances

The SBC SWe Lite is not subject to any services, maintenance or support from Ribbon. Maintenance and support is available for an SBC SWe Lite deployed with one or more production licenses. Contact Ribbon Sales when you are ready to acquire a production license.

Not For Resale (NFR) Option Available

Ribbon offers an NFR (Not For Resale) configuration of the SBC SWe Lite for additional features beyond those available with the trial license; contact Ribbon sales for additional information.

Evaluate the  SBC SWe Lite in Microsoft Azure... With No Obligation To Buy!

Ribbon offers a no obligation trial license to potential customers/partners to evaluate the  SBC SWe Lite. The trial license presents a set of complimentary features within the context of a public cloud (e.g. Microsoft Azure)  SBC SWe Lite deployment. The no obligation trial license activates:

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

Notes:

  • The complimentary features are not intended for production (live customer) deployments, but are intended only for trial or demonstration purposes.
  • The  SBC SWe Lite running the Release 8.0 software or later offers the trial license-enabled features in two ways:

    • The temporary availability of the trial features upon  SBC SWe Lite initial boot, under control of a 30 day time-limited embedded trial license.

      Availability of 30 Day Embedded Trial License with Release 8.0

      The SBC SWe Lite running the Release 8.0 software offers the additional convenience of a 30 day time-limited embedded trial license:

      • The feature set associated with this embedded time-limited license matches the feature set enabled by the SBC-SWELITE-TRIAL-CLOUD customer-orderable, permanent trial feature license;
      • The potential customer/partner evaluating the SBC SWe Lite can choose to defer the application of the permanent trial feature license for up to 30 days as they take advantage of the embedded trial license.
    • The permanent availability of the trial features, through the application of the SBC-SWELITE-TRIAL-CLOUD SKU to the  SBC SWe Lite. Refer to Working with Licenses for more information.

When you are ready to commit to the powerful and flexible production version of  SBC SWe Lite,  Ribbon recommends acquiring a new instance of the  SBC SWe Lite, along with the desired feature licenses required to support a production deployment (i.e., live customer traffic). Contact Ribbon sales or an authorized  Ribbon partner for more information.

Ready to Start Your  SBC SWe LiteTrial in Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure  SBC SWe LiteTrial-Related Deployment Sequence

Table : Public Cloud (Microsoft Azure) SBC SWe Lite Trial Deployment Steps

StepProcess
1

Follow instructions to prepare Azure to host the SBC SWe Lite.

NOTE: Ribbon recommends the use of the Azure Portal wizard, as opposed to PowerShell (for simplicity).

2

Follow Deploying an SBC SWe Lite via Azure Marketplace up to and including initial setup to deploy the SBC SWe Lite from the Azure Marketplace. Do not execute any instructions beyond initial setup, such as those related to obtaining licenses.

NOTE:  Ribbon recommends the use of the Azure Portal wizard, as opposed to PowerShell, for simplicity.

3

After initial setup and upon first login, the Easy Configuration Wizard is displayed. Ribbon recommends for trial purposes to use the wizard for a sample call scenario, such as Microsoft Teams Direct Routing. To enable and place a test call, follow the instructions, here: Best Practice - Running Microsoft Teams Direct Routing when SBC SWe Lite is Hosted in Azure.

Figure : Teams Direct Routing with SBC Based in Azure

Do You Wish to Extend Your  SBC SWe Lite Trial?

The SBC SWe Lite Release 8.0 software offers a 30 day time-limited embedded trial license, as shown below. Ribbon also offers the option to extend the availability of the trial features indefinitely. 

  1. Access the Current Licenses screen to verify the availability of the 30 day time-limited trial license-enabled feature set. If the time-limited trial feature set is available, take note of expiration date (under the Feature Expiration column). Prior to expiration, plan to obtain and apply a permanent trial license (the SBC-SWELITE-TRIAL-CLOUD SKU). Refer to Obtaining and Installing a Permanent SWe Lite Trial License.

    Figure : Active Features via 30-Day Time-Limited Embedded Trial License

  2. If the Current Licenses screen is unavailable (see screen below) and you have not completed your evaluation of the  SBC SWe Lite in Azure, generate and apply a new permanent trial license (the SBC-SWELITE-TRIAL-CLOUD SKU). Refer to Obtaining and Installing a Permanent SWe Lite Trial License.

    Figure : Expired 30-Day Time-Limited Embedded Trial License Features

Finished Your SBC SWe Lite Trial?

Ribbon welcomes feedback about your Azure-based  SBC SWe Lite trial experience. Contact Ribbon sales or an authorized  Ribbon partner at  https://ribboncommunications.com/company/get-help/how-buy.