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Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 57
Registered: ‎04-01-2010

Centralized licensing - 1 master and 6 local controllers

Hi All,

 

Our current environment consists of 1 master contoller(3200) and 6 local controllers(M3 and 650s).  Each of the controllers are currently running their own licenses, but we are moving toward the centralized licensing model.  All of the controller licenses have been converted over and have inputted into the master controller.  I believe all I need to to is the enable the check box for 'enable centralized licensing' and enter the IP of the master controller on the Centralized Licenses tab.  I have the follow questions below.

 

Is the only way to get the centralized licensing setup on the local controller via the master controller?  

 

Also will the APs need to be rebooted?

 

If for some reason I need to switch back to local licensing will everything still function as advertised?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Bill

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Posts: 21,492
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Centralized licensing - 1 master and 6 local controllers

Centralized licensing is turned on at the master.  That is all you have to do.

 

No rebooting is necessary.

 

If you switch back to local licensing local controllers will only have access to licenses that were entered on them individually.

 

After centralized licensing is enabled at the master, all licenses can be entered at the master.  If you switch back (nobody does this), those licenses will not be available to the local controller.



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 57
Registered: ‎04-01-2010

Re: Centralized licensing - 1 master and 6 local controllers

Thanks Colin.

 

So just a checkbox and enter the IP of the master controller(licensing server) and we are good to go?

Guru Elite
Posts: 21,492
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Centralized licensing - 1 master and 6 local controllers

Bingdude,

 

No, ONLY the checkbox.

 

The ip address of the licensing server is only if you want to have a dedicated master licensing server that is not part of your master/local hierarchy (very few people do this).  It is much more straightforward to have a single master/local cluster and just enable the checkbox on the master controller.



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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