License Installation

Adding a License in a Mobility Master Deployment

Starting in ArubaOS 8.0, the only way to install a license in a Mobility Master deployment is to install that device on Mobility Master, and then associate that license to either a specific managed device, or a shared pool of licenses. Licenses cannot be added directly to a managed device via the managed device's UI.

Before you can use the Aruba Software License Management Web site to generate a license for Mobility Master or a managed device installed on a VM, you must obtain the following:

A License Certificate ID, which you can request from your sales account manager or authorized reseller.
A VM serial number and an ArubaOS passphrase.
Access to the Aruba licensing Web site Access to the HPE Aruba licensing Web site at https://hpe.com/networking/support

 

A physical (non-VM) Aruba controller ships with a unique serial number. Only the serial number of the controller and the certificate ID are required to generate and install a license on a stand-alone controller, or to generate a non-sharable, device-specific license for a controller configured as a managed device, For more information, see Adding a License to a Stand-Alone Controller

Step 1: Identify the Mobility Master Serial Number and Passphrase

The Mobility Master serial number and passphrase are required to generate a license key for that specific VM configuration. The Mobility Master serial number is auto-generated, and does not have to be manually configured.

To identify the Mobility Master passphrase, access Mobility Master via the command-line interface and issue the command show license passphrase.
To identify the Mobility Master serial number, access Mobility Master via the command-line interface and issue the command show inventory.

Use the passphrase, the Mobility Master serial number, and the certificate ID in the licensing website to generate a license key that can be added to sharable license pools on Mobility Master.

Step 2: Identify the Managed Device Serial Number and Passphrase

Managed devices can be installed on a server VM. If you have a managed device installed on a VM, you must configure the managed device VM serial number and identify the VM passphrase to generate a non-sharable license for that device. (These non-sharable licenses are assigned to that specific managed device via Mobility Master. For details, see Adding a Device-Specific License Using the WebUI.)

Before you install ArubaOS on a VM instead of a physical Aruba controller, contact your Aruba sales representative or authorized reseller and request a VM serial number, and then use this serial number as a part of your VM configuration. This serial number is a randomly generated string in the format DC<7-digit-string>, for example, DC0000001. You must configure the VM serial number and identify the passphrase for that device before you can generate a license key for that specific VM configuration.

To identify the serial number for a physical controller, issue the command show inventory.
To configure the serial number for a managed device on a server VM, access the managed device via the command-line interface and issue the command product serial-number <serial-number>.
To identify the passphrase for a managed device on a server VM, access the managed device via the command-line interface and issue the command show license passphrase.

Step 3: Enable Sharable Licensing Features

Once you have installed Mobility Master on a VM, you must enable support for sharable ArubaOS licenses by enabling each licensing feature type via the Mobility Master WebUI or command-line interfaces. Enabling a licensing feature in Mobility Master activates all licenses of that type in all licensing pools, allowing managed devices to use that licensing feature.

 

Best practices is to perform this step before you install your sharable licenses. Installed sharable licenses will not become active until these license features are enabled.

Enabling Sharable License Features Using the WebUI

To enable a sharable license via the Mobility Master WebUI:

1. In the Mobility Master node hierarchy, navigate to Configuration > System > Licensing.
2. Select the Usage sub-tab. The Global License Pool and Usage for Global License Pool tables appear.
3. In the Usage for Global License Pool table, click the check box by each license type to enable features supported by those licenses.

 

The AP, Mobility Master (MM), virtual mobility controller (VMC) licenses are automatically for their specific device type. These licenses do not need to be enabled within the global licensing pool.

Enabling Sharable License Features Using the CLI

Access the Mobility Master command-line interface in config mode and execute the following command:

(host)[mm] (config) # license-pool-profile-root acr-feature-enable|pefng-feature-enable|rfp-feature-enable|webcc-feature-enable

Step 4: Create a License Key

The procedures to create a license key vary, depending upon the license type. Sharable licenses and, the license required to install Mobility Master on a server VM must be generated using the Mobility Master passphrase. Device-specific licenses for physical Arubacontrollers are generated using the serial number for that controller. Device-specific licenses for virtual controllers installed on a server VM are generated using the passphrase for that virtual managed device.

Use the following procedure to create a license key via the HPE Aruba License Management Website.

1. From the HPE Aruba License Management website, select Register License from the navigation menu.
2. In the Order number or Registration ID/Certificate ID field, enter the certificate ID(s) you received from your Aruba sales representative or reseller, then click Next.
3. Enter the required information to identify the device that will use the license. This can be the device MAC address, serial number or IP address, depending upon the device or license type.

 

If you are creating a sharable or MM license key for an ArubaOS 8.0.0 Mobility Master, you must also enter the Mobility Master serial number.

4. Click Next to display the licensing agreement.
5. Select I accept all of the above terms to accept the license agreement, then click Finish to display a table of license products for that order.
6. In the product order table, select the product name for the license you want to activate.
7. In  the Redeem field, enter the number of available licenses you would like to redeem for that product, from one license to the maximum quantity available.
8. Click Next to display the confirmation page. This page displays transaction details and includes options to download the license key or have the key sent to a specified email address.
9. (Optional) Click Register More to return to the Register License navigation menu, or select Register More for this order to return to the product order table for the previous order and activate additional licenses for that order.

Step 5: Install the Licenses

Use the Mobility Master WebUI and command-line interfaces to add sharable license keys to the global licensing pool, or to assign a non-sharable license to a specific managed device.

After you receive the email with your license key, use the following procedure to add a sharable license key to the global licensing pool on Mobility Master.

Adding a Sharable License Using the WebUI

To add a sharable license via the Mobility Master WebUI:

1. In the Mobility Master node hierarchy, navigate to Configuration > System > Licensing.
2. Select the Mobility Master Licenses subtab. The Key table appears
3. Click + below the Key table. The Install Licenses window appears.
4. In the Install Licenses window, enter the serial number for one or more licenses. Each license key must be on a separate line.
5. Click OK.
6. Click Apply.
7. Click Pending Changes.
8. In the Pending Changes window, select the check box and click Deploy changes.

Adding a Device-Specific License Using the WebUI

Use the following procedure to add a MM license or any another device-specific license via the Mobility Master WebUI:

1. In the Mobility Master node hierarchy, navigate to Configuration > System > Licensing.
2. Select the Controller Licenses sub-tab. The Controller Licenses table appears.
3. Expand the Root menu in the Controller Licenses table to select the device or Mobility Master server on which you want to install the device-specific license. The license table for the selected device appears below the Controller Licenses table.
4. Click + below the device licenses table. The Install Licenses window appears.
5. In the Install Licenses window, enter the serial number for one or more licenses. Each license key must be on a separate line.
6. Click OK.
7. Click Pending Changes.
8. In the Pending Changes window, select the check box and click Deploy changes.

Adding a Sharable License Using the CLI

From any configuration node, execute the command license add <key>.

Example:

(host)[mynode] #license add lnZSpC2vkLMlJw8KVYdgj2

Adding a Device-Specific License Using the CLI

To add a device-specific license (such as a PEF-V license) in ArubaOS 8.0.0.0, navigate to the Mobility Master (mm) configuration node and issue the command license remote <addr> add <key>, where <remote-ip-addr> is the address of the managed device to which you are adding the license.

For example:

(host)[mm] #license remote 192.0.2.14 add lnZSpC2vkLMlJw8KVYdgj2