It is a requirement to have sufficient Basic Edition Service Cores on NSX Advanced Load Balancer Controller to license existing SEs.

Login to the NSX Advanced Load Balancer CLI and use the show license ledger details command to check the available number of Service Cores under the various license tiers. A sample output for the show license ledger details command is shown below:

[admin:cntrl]: > show license ledger details 
+-----------------+-----------------+
| Field           | Value           |
+-----------------+-----------------+
| uuid            | default         |
| tier_usages[1]  |                 |
|   tier          | ENTERPRISE      |
|   usage         |                 |
|     available   | 22.0            |
|     consumed    | 5.0             |
|     escrow      | 0.0             |
|     remaining   | 22.0            |
| tier_usages[2]  |                 |
|   tier          | BASIC           |
|   usage         |                 |
|     available   | 36.0            |
|     consumed    | 5.0             |
|     escrow      | 0.0             |
|     remaining   | 31.0            |
| se_infos[1]     |                 |
|   uuid          | se-005056afe528 |
|   tenant_uuid   | admin           |
|   tier          | BASIC           |
|   service_cores | 1.0             |
|   last_updated  | 0               |
| se_infos[2]     |                 |
|   uuid          | se-005056afb0ca |
|   tenant_uuid   | admin           |
|   tier          | BASIC           |
|   service_cores | 1.0             |
|   last_updated  | 0               |
| se_infos[3]     |                 |
|   uuid          | se-005056afb332 |
|   tenant_uuid   | admin           |
|   tier          | BASIC           |
|   service_cores | 1.0             |
|   last_updated  | 0               |
| se_infos[4]     |                 |
|   uuid          | se-005056af42b4 |
|   tenant_uuid   | admin           |
|   tier          | BASIC           |
|   service_cores | 1.0             |
|   last_updated  | 0               |
| se_infos[5]     |                 |
|   uuid          | se-005056afe25b |
|   tenant_uuid   | admin           |
|   tier          | BASIC           |
|   service_cores | 1.0             |
|   last_updated  | 0               |
+-----------------+-----------------+

Refer to the previous section to check how many Service Cores will be necessary. Import active NSX serial keys that have load balancing capabilities into the Avi Controller to deposit the required Basic Edition Service Cores.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Administration > Settings > Licensing.
  2. click Apply Key.
  3. Provide the NSX Serial Key that has load balancing capabilities on NSX.