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Frequent Contributor II
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Registered: ‎11-18-2011

Aruba Shared LIC

If we have only  2 Controllers acting as Master/Backup Via VRRP   , License can be shared between them , is this Right ?

For example , to terminate 100 AP on those Controllers  we need only 100 LIC ,  then In case of failure of mater   , the backup will take over & will have the full 100 LIC , Right ?

MVP
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Registered: ‎10-25-2011

Re: Aruba Shared LIC

You cannot share licenses across controllers if you're not using AOS 6.3.

< 6.3 you will need licenses for the controller terminating the APs and at least 1 AP and 1 PEf license on the master controller.

 

If you're doing active/backup, then you need the same amount of licenses for both

 

I believe with 6.3 License pooling is now available but I am not 100% sure how that works currently.

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MVP
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Registered: ‎07-20-2011

Re: Aruba Shared LIC

 

That's correct.

Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Engineer @ Integration Partners
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MVP
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Re: Aruba Shared LIC

You should be able to shared Licenses across two controllers using Centralize Licensing .

 

And like pmonardo said you need AOS 6.3 in order to accomplish this.

Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Engineer @ Integration Partners
AMFX | ACMX | ACDX | ACCX | CWAP | CWDP | CWNA
Frequent Contributor II
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Registered: ‎11-18-2011

Re: Aruba Shared LIC

i understood , there is a limitation

if Master controller is down , then backup rebooted , what will happend that backup will come up with no licenses ???

MVP
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Registered: ‎07-20-2011

Re: Aruba Shared LIC

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I have tested the Master going down scenario (the backup keeps the licenses for 30 days) but I have not tested the Master backup rebooting  while the Master still down (if will still hold the licenses)...that's a good and valid question....

Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Engineer @ Integration Partners
AMFX | ACMX | ACDX | ACCX | CWAP | CWDP | CWNA
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Registered: ‎11-30-2011

Re: Aruba Shared LIC

and the answer seems to be the backup will then loose it licenses, something that makes this quite a dangerous feature.

 

https://arubanetworkskb.secure.force.com/pkb/articles/FAQ/What-are-the-limitations-related-to-centralized-licensing-on-AOS-version-6-3-0-0

 

not sure how to work around that at the moment, probably dont use a backup license server for now.

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