You are destroying the "Meraki Simple" concept with an ever-expanding proliferation of licencing options. You are starting to re-create the worst aspects of Cisco Enterprise licensing. It is starting to head towards resellers requiring Meraki licencing experts just to ensure the customer gets the right licencing solution.
You have time. Stop now. No more licence types.
I’ll add my signature to that. It was bad enough explaining the co-term aspect.
Just out of curiousity what licensing option are you referring to now?
Is it the SD-WAN license on the MX appliances?
I do prefer the PDL over CO-term due to the flexibility it gives and the inherent problem with the renew dashboard license pitfall when decommissioning older hardware and keeping others.
MS Enterprise (only available on MS390 so far ...)
MX Advanced Plus (or is that SDWAN Plus?)
Many of the licences enable options that are not even shipping.
Oh yes, I see what you mean now.
I'd say I agree with the MR advanced and the SD WAN plus.
The SD WAN plus to me looks like Adv. security + Insight.
To this day I still don't know if you have MX + MR where umbrella would be implemented and what license you would need on what device to accomplish this.
The MS Enterprise vs Advanced was kind of expected since that mirrors Essentials and Advantage on the Catalyst line. In case of the switches I don't really mind because you no longer have the difference between licenses of each individual switch configuration (Non PoE, PoE, UPoE, etc) only 24 vs 48 ports are important.
I think it's a balance between more features ( which are desperately needed ) and simplicity ( which must be maintained to the highest possible degree ).
Even the MS licenses are too much, why is there a different cost and license for an MS220-8 and an MS120-8, even a different license for an MS210 and a MS225 isn't really needed or wanted.
Agree! Feels like we are going down the Sonicwall path....
I hope Meraki Managers will hear this important feedback... simplicity has been the magic behind meraki