Virtual Accounts

Virtual accounts are collections of licenses and product instances. You can create virtual accounts in Smart Software Manager to organize the licenses for your company into logical entities. You can use virtual accounts to organize licenses by business unit, product type, IT group, or whatever makes sense for your organization. For example, if you segregate your company into different geographic regions, you can create a virtual account for each region to hold the licenses and product instances for that region.

All new licenses and product instances are placed in a virtual account. You choose the virtual account when you register a product instance. You can transfer existing licenses or product instances from one virtual account to another.

There is exactly one default virtual account. You can access the default account by clicking the star icon next to the virtual account name. You can also re-assign the default status between your virtual accounts.
Note

You cannot assign a virtual account associated with a Satellite as the default virtual account.

Satellite Virtual Accounts

Virtual accounts that are associated with the Satellites are identified by the Satellite icon next to the virtual account name.

Note

Satellite is a standalone application that support products which have partial or no connectivity to Cisco network.

Note that the following points that apply to Satellite virtual accounts:

  • The registration tokens used for Satellite virtual accounts, should be created in the Cisco Smart Software Manager Satellite tool. This data must be synchronized with the Smart Software Manager to view the changes in the software.
  • You cannot assign a virtual account associated with a Satellite as the default virtual account.
  • Virtual accounts can be added to a Satellite but cannot be deleted. However, note that virtual accounts are disassociated when the Satellite is removed.