Meraki SFP requires License?

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AFlack20
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Meraki SFP requires License?

Hi all,

 

Recently we had a customer request a quote for some Meraki equipment. In that quote, we have a few Meraki SFP's (specifically the MA-SFP-1GB-SX). When we got our pricing for one of our distributors there was a comment on the the line item for the SFP's specifying "All Meraki devices require a license for activation".

 

My question for you all is, does Meraki require licensing of each individual SFP?

 

After a few quick google searches I couldn't find anything that would indicate that this is the case.

 

Thanks!

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Inderdeep
Kind of a big deal

@AFlack20 : The answer is no. The license is based on device not on module. So one device one license it doesn’t matter how many SFP/SFP+ it has.

Regards
Inderdeep Singh
www.thenetworkdna.com ( Awarded by Cisco IT Blogs award 2020)

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BrandonS
Kind of a big deal

No.  It sounds like a cosmetic mistake because in general every device does need a license to operate, but there are exceptions like SFP or mounting bracket or antenna, etc.

Inderdeep
Kind of a big deal

@AFlack20 : The answer is no. The license is based on device not on module. So one device one license it doesn’t matter how many SFP/SFP+ it has.

Regards
Inderdeep Singh
www.thenetworkdna.com ( Awarded by Cisco IT Blogs award 2020)

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BlakeRichardson
Kind of a big deal

No SFP modules do not require a license. The switch you are plugging them into (if it Meraki) does require a license. 

Meraki CMNO, Ruckus WISE, Sonicwall CSSA, Allied Telesis CASE & CAI
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