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vMX license upgrade

Hello,

 

If you deploy a vMX in Azure, and start with the small license, can you then later upgrade to fx. medium license on-the-fly? Or what is needed?

 

And do you have to change the Azure VM type, if you upgrade from small to medium?

 

Thanks for any help 🙂

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Re: vMX license upgrade

@PhilipDAth is correct here. There are no "upgrade" license SKUs for the vMX sizes. If you currently have a small vMX deployed and would like a large vMX, you will have to purchase a large license and deploy a new instance for the large vMX. 

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Re: vMX license upgrade

Hi @rasmusan1 , good question. I don’t see any upgrade license which would be a bonus.

 

if you look at this from a physical perspective I would treat as thus ie you’d need to build a new vMX and swap them over as so and procure a new license for the bigger vMX. 

sorry, quite waffly but hope that makes sense

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Re: vMX license upgrade

thanks for your reply, however I don't see anything in the deployment guide for Azure, in regards to choosing a specific VM size, depending on the license level - therefore it would make sense to me, if this is just a question of the license applied which limitations is enforced - and thus also possible to upgrade.

 

Hopefully someone from Meraki will answer this thread, to shed some light on this matter...

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Re: vMX license upgrade

@RafaelM , anyone from Meraki able to shed light on this one?

 

Sorry to have picked on you 😁

Darren O'Connor | uccert.co.uk
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Re: vMX license upgrade

>in regards to choosing a specific VM size

 

You don't really get to choose.  The size is specified in the deployment template.  You also can't change the size.

 

To go to a larger VMX would require that a new VMX be deployed.  Nothing Meraki can do about that as the Azure configuration for a template is locked by Azure.

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Re: vMX license upgrade

@PhilipDAth is correct here. There are no "upgrade" license SKUs for the vMX sizes. If you currently have a small vMX deployed and would like a large vMX, you will have to purchase a large license and deploy a new instance for the large vMX. 

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Thanks for clarifying - I guess I have to be a bit more forward thinking then 😉

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