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The instructions on this page refer to 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.

The is not subject to any services, maintenance or support from . 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.

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

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

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

Notes:

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

Ready to Start Your Trial in Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure Trial-Related Deployment Sequence

StepProcess
1

Follow instructions to prepare Azure to host the .

NOTE: 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 from the Azure Marketplace. Do not execute any instructions beyond initial setup, such as those related to obtaining licenses.

NOTE:  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.

Do You Wish to Extend Your  Trial?

The  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.

  2. If the Current Licenses screen is unavailable (see screen below) and you have not completed your evaluation of the  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.

Finished Your  Trial?

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