How to prevent switch from rebooting because of expired evaluation license?

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Product and Software: This article applies to all Aruba controllers and ArubaOS versions.


After an evaluation license expires, the switch is rebooted automatically at midnight.


It is possible to avoid this reboot by deleting the evaluation license key either from CLI or WebUI.


CLI command:

license del <evaluation license key>


For example:

(wl2h) #license del tPOIJ8Za-IkuyQLE0-01LvoC8h-icWgQt8H-uNPz4V8e-pKU  Key disabled; temporary keys cannot be removed. 

Please reload the switch for the key removal to take effect.


WebUI 3.x:

Browse to Configuration > Controller > Licenses and delete the evaluation key.


WebUI 2.x:

Browse to Maintenance > License Management and delete the evaluation key.


Manually reloading the switch after deleting the key removes the license-related configuration. This reboot can be scheduled for a maintenance window.

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