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Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager count device

My company has installed Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager (CP-SW-VA for 10,000 devices) since Sept this year and the system informed that we have exceeded the 10K limit. We have a max user of 3000 daily but we do not understand how and why we exceed the limit.

 

How will ClearPass Policy Manager device count mechanism work under the scenariso below:

1) One device connects to the Wi-Fi network 5 times in a day, how many license does it consume?

2) Same 1 device connects to the Wi-Fi network under different user name, how many license does it consume?

3) In our setup, each user is allowed to connect to the W-iFi network with no more than 3 devices, how will this affect the licenses?

4) Can ClearPass Policy Manager whereby we can generate report that display:

(a) how many devices connects to Wi-Fi network sorted by user?

(b) how many devices connects to Wi-Fi network separated by SSID?

(c) how many decices connects to Wi-Fi network on a daily/weekly/monthly?

(d) top connected devices by authenticated user to Wi-Fi network grouped by SSID?

 

 

Thanks in advance!

 

 

Aruba

Re: Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager count device

For CPPM, the license count is for unique authenticating devices.

 

1) One device connects to the Wi-Fi network 5 times in a day, how many license does it consume?

1

2) Same 1 device connects to the Wi-Fi network under different user name, how many license does it consume?

1

3) In our setup, each user is allowed to connect to the W-iFi network with no more than 3 devices, how will this affect the licenses?

1 per device; so up to 3 in this case

4) Can ClearPass Policy Manager whereby we can generate report that display:

(a) how many devices connects to Wi-Fi network sorted by user?

(b) how many devices connects to Wi-Fi network separated by SSID?

(c) how many decices connects to Wi-Fi network on a daily/weekly/monthly?

(d) top connected devices by authenticated user to Wi-Fi network grouped by SSID?

These reports are probably best provided by AirWave

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Contributor I

Re: Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager count device

Along these lines, is the Configuration->identity->endpoints where the count of devices is used for licensing? If so, you can clear out these endpoints daily if you so choose. Is there a disadvantage in clearing the endponts daily if you're hitting the licensing limits?

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Re: Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager count device

Miker,

 

It is baed on "Unique authenticating endpoints per day", and not the contents of the endpoints database.

 


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Contributor I

Re: Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager count device

Is there a way to see what clearpass thinks is my daily count? I'd like to see before I cross my limit so I can plan accordingly.

Frequent Contributor I

Re: Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager count device

same here,

i got 3000 endpoints; but i dont know (besides to generate a report) how many people connected today.

 

Aruba

Re: Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager count device

ClearPass 6.0.1 shows the consumed license count for each license in the Licensing screen.

Frequent Contributor I

Re: Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager count device

time for upgrade :-)

 

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