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  • 1.  ClearPass Licensing

    Posted Mar 25, 2014 04:14 PM

    Simple question, whats the difference between perpetual and subscription licensing? I would like to quote a customer for licensing for ClearPass, but I want to make sure they have the correct license type.



  • 2.  RE: ClearPass Licensing
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    Posted Mar 25, 2014 05:24 PM

    The perpetual licenses NEVER expire.  They act like AP or PEF licenses on the controller.


    The subscription licenses DO expire after 1,3, or 5 years.  These liceses (unlike the perpetual) DO INCLUDE support.

  • 3.  RE: ClearPass Licensing

    Posted Mar 25, 2014 05:27 PM

    Exactly what I was looking for, thank you!

  • 4.  RE: ClearPass Licensing

    Posted Nov 24, 2017 05:54 AM
    HI, If the perpetual license wont expire, then what is the meaning of 1 yr, 3yrs or 5yrs perpetual licenses.

  • 5.  RE: ClearPass Licensing

    Posted May 29, 2018 04:40 AM

    Hi SethFiermonti,

    I know this is an older entry, but since the Perpetual Licenses are available in ClearpassNL as well, I need to ask more in depth. Perpetual means this License never expires, thats clear. And it's also clear to me, that the Subscription License includes Support. But which kind of Support?  I mean, if you buy the AccessLicense as Perpetual it's much cheaper. Ok, then I need a Carepack, but this also much cheeper with 5Y FC NBD then a 5Y subscribtion License. So, what ist the difference between a Perpetual with 5Y FC NBD and 5Y Subscribtion License? No Major Release Updates?




  • 6.  RE: ClearPass Licensing

    Posted Jun 08, 2018 04:27 AM

    Hi Guys,


    let me answer this by myself. I asked a hpe aruba clearpass productmanager at the EMEA atmosphere. The simple Answer ist. There ist no difference between subscription land perpetual licenses regardig the Support Services. The Subsciption License seems to be the best decision if your customer just want the 1Y Support. For 3 an 5Y Support the Perpetual seems to be the best decision. So Look at my litlle Example for Customer with 500 Access, 100 Onboard and 100 Onguard Licenses.

    Perpetual vs. Subsciption.png

    Hope this will help some of you.