Documentation Feedback: Meraki Licensing FAQs

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Documentation Feedback: Meraki Licensing FAQs

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MerakiCommunity
Community Manager

Please tell us your thoughts about this documentation article! Do you need any clarifications? Have questions? Think it's great?

 

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Insight_Larry
New here

If I replace an older MX with a newer one, do I get a credit for the unused portion of the old license? If not, can I apply the unused portion of the old license to the new one?

@Insight_Larry 
See the section in the document under, Do I have to buy more licenses every time I buy new hardware?

 

Some licenses can be carried forward and used on different models, and some licenses can be converted from one model to another for certain hardware replacements. You can contact support or sales for inquiries about specific models.

Cameron Moody | Documentation Manager, Cisco Meraki
JodyB
Just browsing

I bought a license for MS120-8LP but I have a MS120-8FP, will this license still work? The only difference I see is the PoE power budget is more on the FP then the LP.
Bruce
Kind of a big deal

@JodyB, no, the license has to match the switch model exactly (only exception is the MS390 switch models). You’ll need to talk to your reseller and get a RMA on the incorrect license and order the correct one.

JodyB
Just browsing

@Bruce Awesome, Thank you for the information!   Wishful thinking though! 

I can help you out with that if needs be?
MrComputerGuy
New here

I bought a product 2nd hand to expand my wifi coverage. I hear i need a license to use the product. Can i not log in it with ip and manage that way?
cmr
Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

@MrComputerGuy Meraki equipment is cloud managed so you need the correct licence in your cloud dashboard to manage it.  It is not designed for stand alone use.

Oh... ok.  Well thats less than pleasing to here. Sad to hear your products are not like the other companies. Thank you for your time guess to the trash with the product. Also will not be able to recommend your pay to use products to my customers. 

cmr
Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

@MrComputerGuy I'm a customer not an Employee!  Only those with a green M are Meraki employees.  It is a different model but we find the costs are about the same as traditional Cisco, just divided differently.

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