uninstall license file

uninstall license file filename [{revoke revocation_file} | withhold ]{slot slot}


Uninstalls a license key file on ExtremeSwitching 5320, 5420 and 5520 series switches.

Syntax Description

file Specifies providing the license key file.
filename Specifies the name of the license key file.
slot For stacks and Extended Edge Switching, specifies uninstalling the license key file from a slot.
slot For stacks and Extended Edge Switching, specifies the slot to uninstall the license key file from.
revoke Specifies generating a revocation certificate to release the license entitlement and invalidate the license key.
revocation_file Specifies the file name (with .rvk extension) to store the revocation certificate in.
withhold Specifies retaining the license entitlement for subsequent re-installation with the original license file. If the original license file is not available, use the revoke option.



Usage Guidelines

This command disables and uninstalls the feature license contained in the RMS license file. This command accepts filename as a .lic file that contains one or more licenses to be uninstalled. This is the license file that was used to install license. Only files with .lic extension are accepted.

The revoke option invalidates the feature license and generates a revocation certificate, which is the first step to release the license entitlement back to the license entitlement manager (LEM), whereas the withhold option retains the license entitlement with the switch, and thus, the original license can be used to reinstall the feature license. If the specified file name (for revocation_file) does not have an .rvk extension, it is automatically appended.

If you use this command to disable and remove the license, this removes the configuration capability of related features. However, the functionality continues to work until the next reboot.

To install a license, use the command install license file filename {slot slot}.

To uninstall a specific license product, use the command uninstall license product product_name [revoke revocation_file | withhold] {slot slot}

To view the licenses installed on your switch, use the show licenses {[slot slot |all]} {detail} command.


The following example uninstalls the license with filename mylicense.lic, so that it can be re-installed on the switch at a future date:

# uninstall license file mylicense.lic withhold


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 31.1.

Platform Availability

This command is available on the ExtremeSwitching 5320, 5420 and 5520 series switches.