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Licensing on 5520

ittechk4u1
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Hello Experts,

 

As I am using old WLCs 2100 or 2500 series so I am not much aware about new WLCs licensing .

 

My question is : Does 5520 wlc support same as 2504 wlc(need to buy adder license and then need to insall on WLC) ?

or some other kind of license is needed ?

 

Thanks

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Sandeep Choudhary
VIP Alumni
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Hi,

 

5520 dont support old style of licensing....

 

5520 Wireless LAN Controller supports 2 types of licenses:

  1. RTU (Right-To-Use) Licensing
  2. Smart-Licensing

More info here: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/wireless/3504-wireless-controller/214106-licensing-on-3504-5520-and-8540-wireles.html#anc1

 

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Hi,

 

Its depends....I personally like both ways:

 

--> RTU (Right-to-use) licensing model (with End User License Agreement acceptance) is an honor(trust-based) based licensing model created for faster and more flexible network deployments. For every AP joined to the controller, one license count is required.

 

--> Smart licensing exists on the cloud portal, means you must have a smart account to connect WLC to either to your satellite or Cisco cloud.

 

Now you can decide which is easier for you!!

 

Regards

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Sandeep Choudhary
VIP Alumni
VIP Alumni

Hi,

 

5520 dont support old style of licensing....

 

5520 Wireless LAN Controller supports 2 types of licenses:

  1. RTU (Right-To-Use) Licensing
  2. Smart-Licensing

More info here: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/wireless/3504-wireless-controller/214106-licensing-on-3504-5520-and-8540-wireles.html#anc1

 

Regards
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Thanks @Sandeep Choudhary!

 

Which type of licensing(out of these 2) should I use ? which is easy way to handle and configure?

 

Thanks

Hi,

 

Its depends....I personally like both ways:

 

--> RTU (Right-to-use) licensing model (with End User License Agreement acceptance) is an honor(trust-based) based licensing model created for faster and more flexible network deployments. For every AP joined to the controller, one license count is required.

 

--> Smart licensing exists on the cloud portal, means you must have a smart account to connect WLC to either to your satellite or Cisco cloud.

 

Now you can decide which is easier for you!!

 

Regards

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Thank you sandeep.

 

Do you any document or link where i can find the implementation steps for RTU ?

 

Thanks

Thank you very much for your help. 

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