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Clearpass Guest Licensing Question

I got a question regarding this

Let say i got 25  Guest license.

 

If i get a visit during the day of 60 users during that day

 

During the morning there was 20 guest with expiricy of the time 2 hours

During the afternoon 20 guest more with expiricy of time 2 hours

During the night 20 more guest more with expiricy of time 2 hours

 

So never you will have more than 25 at once

Is this is a possible scenario?

 

Or does this count total of guest during the day in this case it willl be 60 and im going over the limit.

 

Can someone clarify me this?

 

Cheers

Carlos

 

 

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Alternetworks Corp
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Re: Clearpass Guest Licensing Question

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Licensing is calculated on a 7 day rolling average. Sounds like you will never hit your max count.


Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
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Re: Clearpass Guest Licensing Question

Yes...we enact the 7 day moving average to take care of inevitable peaks and valleys in usage of the system.  In the event that you exceed the 25 limit for a trailing 7 days, the system will do the following:

 

Each month a licensing management feature within ClearPass monitors the 7-day rolling average as described and if capacity is exceeded, then the current month is flagged as “out of policy”.

 

 

This will trigger a warning message to the administrator that is displayed on the ClearPass Policy Manager dashboard.

 

If authentications of guests’ devices continue to exceed 25 devices for 4 months out of a 6 month period the next step is to go beyond the warning message described above and actually lock the administrator out of the Policy Manager GUI.

 

While users will continue to be authenticated, exceeding the warnings will prevent the administrator from making any policy changes, running any usage reports or troubleshooting any connectivity issues that might arise. 

Seth R. Fiermonti
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Re: Clearpass Guest Licensing Question

Does this mean that i cannot have more than 25 diffenrent visitors per week??

 

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Alternetworks Corp
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Re: Clearpass Guest Licensing Question

Yes...sort of.  Guest capacity is tracked by the number of authenticated devices, not by the number of registered guests. The same 7-day rolling average will be used to measure license usage.   

 

If you consistently exceed the 25 limit, than the above will occur.

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Re: Clearpass Guest Licensing Question

Have not considered putting at least 1 day instead of 7? i mean just think an hotel!...

If they got 200 rooms

 

2 devices per user minimum

 

400

 

Thats in maybe 2 days

Let say 6 days

then i would need 1k at least license... which would be really expensive....

Is there no way to chang e that 7 day rolling average?

 

Cheers

Carlos

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Alternetworks Corp
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Re: Clearpass Guest Licensing Question

No...there is no way to change that moving average.  

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Re: Clearpass Guest Licensing Question

The rolling licensing is designed to account for temporary spikes in usage such as a University hosting a large conference once per year. If the business normally has a certain number of devices, it should be licensed appropriately.


Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
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Re: Clearpass Guest Licensing Question

Well that would be really expensive for an hotel.... you would need at least 1k license... i mean not for even a big hotel... maybe for a 200 or 300 room hotel.

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Alternetworks Corp
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Re: Clearpass Guest Licensing Question

Please reach out to your Aruba account manager for pricing.  The product will definitely support what you are looking to do.  The 25 starter licenses are essentially for our customers to run pilots, etc.  At scale, we use licensing options based on the application.  This isn't unique to Aruba.

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