Aruba Central Licenses

As part of the shift to an Edge Edge is a device persona that connects endpoints to the fabric.-to-Cloud Platform-as-a-Service organization, Aruba has introduced the Aruba Central Foundation and Advanced Licenses (Aruba Central Licenses). This is a uniform software subscription licensing model that will be extended to all products under the Aruba Central-managed portfolio. The new 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10-year fixed-term licenses offer you the flexibility to choose services and device operations that are most meaningful to the type of business that you own.

For more information about the features supported, see Aruba Central Licenses Feature Details.

Managing subscriptions will be available in the HPE GreenLake portal. For more information, see Manage section in the HPE GreenLake User Guide.

Changes to the Legacy Licensing Model

For existing Aruba Central customers, please note that the previous Device Management and Service Token model is changed to the new licensing model, which provides a uniform licensing structure for all types of devices such as APs, switches, and gateways.

The following list provides information about important aspects of the legacy licensing model:

The new Aruba Central Licenses simplify the existing subscription-based licensing model. With the introduction of this licensing model, the existing Device Management tokens for APs and switches are no longer available. Similarly, the Service tokens for value-added services on the APs are unavailable. Instead, APs and switches have adopted the current Gateway Foundation and Advanced licensing model.

This chapter includes the following topics: