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Aruba Employee
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎08-28-2008

Flexible licensing

In the current licensing scheme, a license key can be associated with a part number from a predefined set of part numbers, each having a specific license count. For example, a license key can impart only a value from the pre-defined set of 1, 2, 128, or 512, 1024, or 2048 licenses. In such a scenario, the customer has to either change his requirement to match with the particular count or he is supplied with multiple license keys with varying counts associated to it. For example, if the customer wants 130 AP licenses, he will be supplied with two license keys—one with license count 2, and other with count 128. If, however, a customer requests 129 licenses, he has to change his requirement to 130 and he’s then supplied with two license keys.

 

 

 

  • In the current licensing scheme, for any license request received from the customer, a set of internal ‘part numbers’ are assigned. Each Part number is different and associated with a unique value of pair of “license type and license count” information.
  • With flexible licensing any license count can be embedded into a single license key.
  • Flex licenses also applies to pre 6.4.3 images.
  • Customers can still use traditional licensing scheme.
  • Adding flex licenses on top of traditional licenses should work seamlessly.

 

Traditional licensing scheme

1. Aruba issues multiple certificates to the customer. The certificate includes:

 a. The type of license

 b. The specific part number with specific license count (LIC-4096-AP)

2. Customer accesses LMS site and gets multiple keys for the controller serial number.

Flexible licensing scheme

1.Aruba issues a single license certificate to the customer. The certificate includes:

    a. Partno (LIC-AP-FLEX)

    b. Quantity (4096)

2. Customer accesses LMS site and gets a single key for the controller serial number

This feature is supported on all the platforms.

 

 CLI Command

(Aruba7210) # license add  NThfIpLl-+2SkDTLB-6ebsmP7o-Cx4M42tg-ouSzbRR8-gYo

(Aruba7210) #show license

License Table

-------------

Key                                               Installed   Expires  Flags  Service Type

---                                               ---------   -------  -----  ------------

  62uNj3k1-xJozbjR1-RCz15EmJ-QeUels/e-fNFY0pKX-mJA  2014-10-15  Never     E     Access Points: 413

       

CLI command to add licenses is “license add” and the license key.

 

“show license” will show the license key along with the number of licenses that are installed.

 

WebUI: Configuration > Network > Controller > License Management

 

                                       

 

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Preethi Devarajan
Sr. Network Engineer
Customer Advocacy | Aruba Networks Inc.
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MVP
Posts: 1,413
Registered: ‎11-30-2011

Re: Flexible licensing

sounds nice, is this available as of now?

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Aruba
Posts: 1,644
Registered: ‎04-13-2009

Re: Flexible licensing

Yes, the SKUs are on the June price list.

 

LIC-ENTEnterprise feature license bundle that includes one each of LIC-AP, LIC-PEF, LIC-RFP and LIC-AW. Order in multiples of this license SKU to exactly match the AP capacity license enabled per controller and Airwave or a network of controllers with centralized licensing enabled. The supported controllers include 6xx, 3xxx, M3, 70xx and 72xx running Aruba OS 6.0.x and beyond.
LIC-APCapacity license to enable support for one Access Point on a Mobility Controller. Order in multiples of this license SKU based on the desired AP capacity per controller or across the network of controllers with centralized licensing enabled. The supported controllers include 6xx, 3xxx, M3, 70xx and 72xx running Aruba OS 6.0.x and beyond.
LIC-PEFFeature license to enable support for Policy Firewall per Access Point. Order in multiples of this license SKU to exactly match the AP capacity license enabled per controller or a network of controllers with centralized licensing enabled. The feature license is identical to PEFNG license capability. The supported controllers include 6xx, 3xxx, M3, 70xx and 72xx running Aruba OS 6.0.x and beyond.
LIC-RFPFeature license to enable support for RF Protect per Access Point. Order in multiples of this license SKU to exactly match the AP capacity license enabled per controller or a network of controllers with centralized licensing enabled. The supported controllers include 6xx, 3xxx, M3, 70xx and 72xx running Aruba OS 6.0.x and beyond.
LIC-AWAirwave License for One (1) device. Includes RAPIDS and VisualRF. Order in multiples of this license SKU based on the desired device count to be supported in Airwave deployment. License supported from Airwave 8.0.8.2 release onwards.
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Occasional Contributor I
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎06-13-2012

Re: Flexible licensing

Can a customer split up a qty of 20 AP licenses between two different controller? 10 on each for example.

MVP
Posts: 1,310
Registered: ‎11-07-2008

Re: Flexible licensing

Only on orders done through HPE's system post Nov 1, 2016, and only when activated against serials contained within the same MNP account. 

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