How to enable the maintenance plan on activation only

When you enable the Maintenance Plan option while creating a new Activation Key, QLM will by default set the expiry date of the Maintenance Plan to: Current date + Duration of the Maintenance Plan.

The duration of a maintenance plan can be configured by setting the Server Property options/maintenancePlanPeriodInDays.

In some use cases, such as creating keys in bulk to provide to a 3rd party, you may want to delay the start date of the maintenance plan until the customer activates the license. This can be achieved as follows:

  • Launch the QLM Management Console

  • Go to the Manage Keys tab

  • Click Create Activation Key

  • Select the product and any required option

  • Enable the Maintenance Plan

  • Go to the Advanced tab

  • Set the Order Status dropdown to "EInProgress"

  • Click Ok

A new Activation Key will be created but the maintenance plan will not be set.

Upon activation, the maintenance plan will be set to: Activation Date + Duration of the Maintenance Plan

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