After installing Squared Up you will be prompted to login and enter a licence activation key. You will have been emailed an activation key (often called a licence key), which is then activated against a Squared Up installation.
Activation needs access to the internet. If your Squared Up server is behind a web proxy, it may be unable to activate automatically, so you can do a manual or offline activation by following this process using another computer with an internet connection.
The offline activation process described below involves creating a manual request from the Squared Up server, using a computer with an internet connection to submit the request and download a .bin activation file, and finally copying the .bin file to the Squared Up server and using it to install the licence.
When you apply for a free trial you receive an unrestricted 30 day evaluation to try out all features in your own SCOM environment: Request a free trial activation key. If you've previously had a trial, or your trial has expired please contact Squared Up Support.
When you buy Squared up you will be emailed your licence keys.
Primary licence - This should be used if you only have one Squared Up production server, or on your first Squared Up production server if you are configuring a multi-server / high availability environment.
Secondary licence - This should only be used for any subsequent servers in a multi-server / high availability / load balanced environment.
Dev/Test licences - These are for your test environment so that you can experiment with configuration changes and new versions without affecting production.
If you know your server cannot connect to the internet then click on 'offline activation' at the bottom of the Activation screen in Squared Up, as shown in the screenshot below:
To get to your server's activation screen browse to
http://SquaredUpServer/SquaredUpv3/activate(where SquaredUpServer is the name of the server where Squared Up is installed) and log in as a SCOM Admin user.
On the Manual Request screen paste in your activation key and click the Request button, as shown in the screenshot below:
Click the Copy button to copy the manual activation request to the clipboard.
Go to a computer with an internet connection and browse to https://activate.squaredup.com
Paste the manual activation request into the box on the activation website, and click Activate as shown in the screenshot below.
Click 'Download licence file' to download the licence activation .bin file.
Copy the .bin file onto the Squared Up server.
On the Squared Up server click Install Licence.
To return to the screen above browse to
http://SquaredUpServer/SquaredUpv3/InstallLicence, and log in as a SCOM Admin user.
Drag the .bin file into the box that says Drop licence file or click to install.
Once the file has uploaded click Next to move on to the Data Warehouse setup.
http://SquaredUpServer/SquaredUpv3/InstallLicence. The .bin file cannot be used on a different server. A Squared Up v2 .bin file will not work with Squared Up v3.