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.
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.
(Aruba7210) # license add NThfIpLl-+2SkDTLB-6ebsmP7o-Cx4M42tg-ouSzbRR8-gYo
(Aruba7210) #show license
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
sounds nice, is this available as of now?
Yes, the SKUs are on the June price list.
Can a customer split up a qty of 20 AP licenses between two different controller? 10 on each for example.
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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