How License Usage count is shown on CPPM

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In CPPM, the License usage count is done is separate ways for separate modules to allow sudden bursts of users. In order to accommodate more users than the licensed limit, we calculate rolling average count of user as License Usage. Below are the ways with which the license usage is counted as

 

Policy Manager: It’s a rolling average of unique endpoints (MAC Addresses) per week calculated over M days (where M >0 and <=30).  For example, if unique endpoints from Day1-Day8 are 500 and unique endpoints from Day2-Day9 are 600, then the Policy Manager License usage is shows as 550. The usage is calculated at 2:05 AM every day and the max number of samples would be 30. Each sample being total count of unique users for last 7 days in decremented way. If the average of the count resulted in decimal values then the license usage is shown as the value before the decimals. i.e, if the average is 500.1 – 500.9 will be shown as 500.

OnGuard – the license usage is calculated as above with unique endpoints doing health check.

Guest Manager – the license usage is moving average per day calculated over M days (where M>0 and <=30). For example, if unique guests on day are 500 and in day if there are 600, then the Guest Manager license usage is 550. The usage is calculated at 2:05 AM every day and the max number of samples would be 30. Each sample being total count of unique users for last day in decremented way.

Onboard : Onboard license usage is count of unique Client certificates created under Onboard and the license usage will decrease only when the client certificate is revoked/deleted. Until a valid client certificate is present on Onboard, it counts towards the license usage.

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All, 

 

With the introduction of "High Capacity Guest" mode in 6.4, I wanted to take a quick minute to ensure the licensing model is clear and how the new mode changes some things.  In short, this is how the traditonal licensing works:

 

- "Endoint" equals a mac address for the purposes of licensing

- AAA is licensed based on the number of unique endpoints authenticating against the system in a "averge" 7 day period.  

- Guest is licensed based on the number of unique endpoints authenticating with "Guest" credentials in a "average" 1 day period.

- OnGuard is licensed based on the number of unique endpoints running a posture check in a "average" 7 day period.

- Onboard is different than the above in that it is based on the number of "active" Onboard certificates issued (revoked/expired/deleted do not count).

- "Average" is calculated based on a 30 day period.  So, for Guest, we take 30 "1 day" numbers and come up with an average.  For AAA and OnGuard, we take 30 (or roughly that) "7 day" counts and come up with an average.

- Keep in mind that a Guest, Onboard, and OnGuard all have authentications preceeded and/or followed by a authetication request that is counted against AAA.

 

With High Capacity Guest mode, the following changes regarding licensing:

 

- AAA is licensed based on the number of unique endpoints authenticating against the system in a "averge" 1 day period.  

- Capacity of all platforms are doubled.

- OnGuard and Onboard not available in this mode.

mulleree

"For example, if unique endpoints from Day1-Day8 are 500 and unique endpoints from Day2-Day9 are 600"

Could you specify more exect:
500 unique endpoints per day average during 7 days "Day1-Day8" or 500 unique users per 7 days totaly?

It's should be 500 endpoints each day during the week:

mon: 500

tue: 500

wed: 500

thur: 500

fri: 500

set: 500

sun: 500

or 500 / 7 = 71 endpoints each day per week or for a normal working week like:
mon: 80

tue: 120

wed: 100

thur: 150

fri: 50

set: 0

sun: 0

 

Thanks in advance!

mihira

Ok, this is confusing..

For the below requirement, how do I go about calculating the required onboarding licenses ?

For a campus with a total student body of 7000, if 2000 unique students attend daily, do I need 2000 onboarding licenses or 7000 ?

If 7,000 devices will be issued a certificate, 7,000 Onboard licenses would be required. 2,000 = 2,000, etc

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