enable license file

enable license file filename


Enables the text file that applies software licenses and feature packs licenses to more than one switch at a time.

Syntax Description


Specifies the file name that you download onto the switch using TFTP; the file extension is .xlic.



Usage Guidelines

You download the license file to the switch using TFTP or SCP. The file name extension for this file is xlic; for example, you may see a file named systemlic.xlic.

Using this file, you enable the software and feature pack licenses for more than one switch simultaneously. The file can contain licenses for some or all of the Extreme Networks switches that the customer owns. During upload, only those license keys destined for the specific switch are used to attempt enabling the licenses. The license file is a text file that has the switch serial number, software license type, and license key; it is removed from the switch after the licenses are enabled.

After you enable the license file, the system returns one or more of the following messages:

Enabled license successfully. Error: Unable to set license <license_name> using supplied key. Error: Unable to set license <license_name> - downgrade of licenses is not supported. Error: Unable to set license <license_name> - license is already enabled. Error: Unable to set license <license_name> - trial license already enabled.

To protect against attacks to install maliciously created license keys, the system has an exponential delay of each failed attempt to install a license.


The following command enables a license file on the specified Extreme Networks switches:

enable license file santaclara.xlic


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.6.

Platform Availability

This command is available on ExtremeSwitching X435, X440-G2, X450-G2, X460-G2, X465, X590, X620, X670-G2, X690, X695, X870, 5320, 5420, and 5520 series switches.