Swapping MX84 to MX85

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Swapping MX84 to MX85

I want to add the cold spare in inventory to the network I can without an extra licence?(MX84→MX85)
Is MX85 license required?
 
 
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cmr
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@Kiki yes it will, you just need to get the MX84 license converted to the MX85 one during that time.

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You dont  need a license for inventory items.

 

But if you want to start using it:

If your using pdl then you need a mx85 license.

In co term you can contact support to convert the license mx84->mx85  https://documentation.meraki.com/General_Administration/Licensing/Meraki_Co-Termination_Licensing_Ov...

Kiki
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Thank you for your reply!

When the mx84 fails, can the mx85 be in standby status before the license conversion?

cmr
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@Kiki unfortunately not, you need a licence to add it to a network.

Kiki
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That means I need to have the license ready before the device failure
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cmr
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If you are happy to cold swap them then you don't need it as you can convert the MX84 one.  You get a 30-day grace period to fix licencing when it is out of compliance.

Kiki
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That's perfect

😀

Kiki
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Please forgive me for confirming many times.

Add brand-new equipment, you can also have a 30 day grace period, is that right?

 

https://documentation.meraki.com/General_Administration/Licensing/Meraki_Co-Termination_Licensing_Ov...

But if an MX series security appliance was added to the same organization, it would enter the 30-day grace period because the organization is not licensed for MX security appliances. For more information about the 30-day grace period, read the License Limit and Current Device Count section of this article or refer to the License Info article.

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@Kiki the device can be in the organisation inventory, but not in a network.  In other words were the MX84 to fail, you would have to set up the MX85 before traffic were restored.

 

Kiki
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Thank you very much for your explanation. I know that there can only be one MX in a network.
 
There is also a 30 day grace when the license expires. I just want to know if the new mx85 can have a 30 day grace when it joins the organization for the first time as a cold swap when it has not been licensed yet😃
cmr
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@Kiki yes it will, you just need to get the MX84 license converted to the MX85 one during that time.

Kiki
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thank you!!!😃

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