Adding a License in the CommCell Console

After you purchase a license, you must apply the license to the CommServe server. Licenses validate the products and features that you use in the Commvault environment.

For new installations of the CommServe server, the first license you purchase is not automatically uploaded to the CommServe server. For new installations, a license is sent to you in an email, and you must save the license file to the CommServe server. You can then apply the license to the CommServe server.

For existing instances of the CommServe server that have automatic uploads turned on, new licenses are automatically uploaded to the CommServe server. After a new license is uploaded, you can apply the license in the Commvault software. Any new license that you purchase is sent to you in an email, whether automatic upload of licenses is turned on or not.

You might need to add a new license in the following scenarios:

  • You are using an evaluation version of the license and the license is about to expire.

    Evaluation licenses are valid for 60 days. You can choose to extend the expiration date or to obtain a permanent license.

  • You want to add more Commvault products to your CommCell environment.

  • You want to change the branding settings of the Command Center. For example, display your company name and logo in the console.


  1. From the CommCell Console ribbon, on the Home tab, click Licensing and Registration.

    The Licensing and Registration dialog box appears.

  2. On the Apply License tab, in the License File box, specify the location of the license file.

  3. If the license file resides in a network share, select Use Network Share, and then click Change to specify a user account with sufficient privileges to access the network share.

  4. Click Apply.