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ClearPass 6.7 Releases

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of ClearPass 6.7.0!  In addition to bug fixes, this release also includes many new features that our Engineering and QA team have worked tirelessly to include.  A sample of the new and changed capabilities are:

 

  • Simplified licensing
    • Decoupling licenses from hardware for better granularity
    • Concurrent license count vs. 7-day rolling averages for AAA
    • Guest functionality bundled as part of new Access licenses
    • Onboard license is now per-user
  • Phase 2 of IPv6 support
  • Opt-in option for signature downloads
  • Insight custom report templates and alerting enhancements
  • UI for managing ClearPass Extensions
  • sFlow profiling collector
  • UI for Downloadable Roles with ArubaOS-Switch
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS support for Onboard and OnGuard
  • Windows Server 2016 support for OnGuard
  • Automatic policy conversion to OnGuard Plugin v2.0 policies
  • Guest pages and forms translated completely for all supported languages and 3 new ones

A ClearPass 6.7 Upgrade Overview document has been posted in Aruba Support Center to help users during the upgrade process.  This guide helps with many of the potential upgrade paths customers may experience.

 

As always, please take note of the ‘Changes of Behaviors’ section of the release notes (attached).

 

The update images have been posted to the support site (Aruba Support site) and the software updates portal.  MNP postings will occur shortly.

 

A big thanks and congratulations to the ClearPass Engineering and QA teams for reaching this milestone & to the TechPubs team for their work on the Release Notes and manuals!

 

Best regards,

The ClearPass Team

New Contributor

Re: Announcing ClearPass 6.7

Hi,

Can you confirm if a legacy CP-VA-5K automatically creates both the platform license and a 5000 access license during migration?

Are existing legacy guest licenses also added to the access license numbers?

Can legacy (onboard/onguard) licenses be installed on a new 6.7 installation or do they need to be manually converted by HPE support?

Guru Elite

Re: Announcing ClearPass 6.7

During the upgrade, the system will automatically create a platform activation key (PAK) for the virtual appliance.

 

It will also install temporary 6 month licenses for all features. You can convert your legacy 5K licenses (as well as Guest, Onboard and OnGuard licenses) to their new licenses on My Networking Portal.


Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
Contributor II

Re: Announcing ClearPass 6.7

In one of the webinars regarding ClearPass 6.7 the speaker mentioned sizing tools that was planned to be released.

Where can that type of tools be found?

 

Regards

Jonas Hammarbäck

Guru Elite

Re: Announcing ClearPass 6.7

The sizing and performance TechNote can be found on the support site with the others.

Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
Occasional Contributor II

Re: Announcing ClearPass 6.7

Missed Tim's reply before posting this question.  I'll convert my licenses via My Networking Portal.

 

I'm having a tough time understanding if I need to convert my licensing after upgrading to 6.7.  When I try to reapply the license key as an access license, it gives me an error that the license key is not valid.  Should it have been automatic?  If so, I'll open a case with TAC.  If there's a conversion process, please advise.

 

Thank you,

Josh Bugbee

Guru Elite

Re: Announcing ClearPass 6.7

During the upgrade, temporary licenses are installed. These are valid for 6 months. Sometime in that 6 month window, you need to convert your licenses. If you’re having issues with the self-service conversion in MNP, you can work with TAC.

Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
MVP

Re: Announcing ClearPass 6.7

As usual - I think of a question and you've already answered it.

Thanks!

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Aruba Employee

Re: Announcing ClearPass 6.7

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of ClearPass 6.7.1!  In addition to bug fixes, this release also includes several new features that our Engineering and QA team have worked tirelessly to include:

 

  • Improved TACACS+ license consumption model
    • TACACS+ is no longer consumed using the session-based model introduced in ClearPass 6.7.0. With only 100 Access licenses, a customer can now use TACACS+ for an unlimited number of network devices and/or administrators. Just add appliances to scale up based upon demands.
  • Ability to Rollback a Cumulative Patch
    • ClearPass now supports downgrades from major (pre-6.7 feature) and minor (NEW) releases, e.g. 6.7.1 -> 6.7.2 -> 6.7.1.
  • Support for SNMP IPv6 targets
    • ClearPass can now send SNMP traps to IPv6 enabled trap receivers.

 

As always, please take note of the ‘Changes of Behaviors’ section of the release notes (attached).

 

The update images have been posted to the support site (Aruba Support site) and the software updates portal.

 

Best regards,

The ClearPass Team

Contributor I

Re: ClearPass 6.7 Releases

Can someone clarify how the ClearPass Enterprise Licenses (flexibilty for Guest, OnBoard, and OnGuard)?

Will these be converted to only Access, split up, etc.?

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