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Multiple VMCs under one license

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  • 1.  Multiple VMCs under one license

    Posted Nov 12, 2019 02:16 AM

    Dear Experts, 

     

    If customer have purchased 200 APs and MC-VA-250, i recall having the discussion that we can spin up two ( or more) VMCs for redundancy with both sharing the same overall capacity/license (i.e. 250 in this case). 

     

    Can somone shed more light on it? 

     



  • 2.  RE: Multiple VMCs under one license

    Posted Nov 12, 2019 03:18 AM

    As long as you have centralised licensing enabled, if you have 200 licenses and 200 AP's, when one the controllers goes down, the other one will take over the reamining APs and you have to be carefull that the controller is able to support those many access points.

     

    Abdul Wadood



  • 3.  RE: Multiple VMCs under one license

    Posted Nov 12, 2019 03:30 AM
    Dear Abdul Wadood,

    Its not about centralized licensing. I am asking about VMC licenses.


  • 4.  RE: Multiple VMCs under one license

    Posted Nov 12, 2019 05:59 AM

    You don't need to purchase multiple Aruba-MC-VA. you can share AP/PEFNG/RFP...etc  between them as an active-standby mode.

    license share.PNG



  • 5.  RE: Multiple VMCs under one license

    Posted Nov 12, 2019 06:03 AM
    I think i am not able to clarify my question.

    If i buy 1 x MC-VA-250, can i run 2 or more VMs using same license? i am
    not talking about AP/PEF etc


  • 6.  RE: Multiple VMCs under one license

    Posted Nov 12, 2019 06:23 AM

    yes you can..



  • 7.  RE: Multiple VMCs under one license

    Posted Nov 12, 2019 06:36 AM
    So when i generate the license, i have to use the passphrase which will be
    different if i have second VM. So how will i install the license in second
    vm?


  • 8.  RE: Multiple VMCs under one license

    Posted Nov 12, 2019 07:07 AM

    Create License Pool in VMM/HMM then install VMC as Managed Device.

     



  • 9.  RE: Multiple VMCs under one license

    Posted Nov 12, 2019 07:10 AM
    oh ok, so MM is must in this case?


  • 10.  RE: Multiple VMCs under one license
    Best Answer

    Posted Nov 12, 2019 07:24 AM

    So  MC-VA license share only available in MM base in OS8.x Architecture.

    Read AOS8 fundamental guide:https://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Controller-Based-WLANs/ArubaOS-8-Fundamentals-Guide/ta-p/428914



  • 11.  RE: Multiple VMCs under one license

    Posted Nov 12, 2019 02:32 PM

    Thanks Dinusha.