Licensing on our Nebula Cloud Solution sometimes can be a bit complicated to understand. This article is trying to shed a bit of light in the dark via an example. But before we do that, we would like to list, how much points each device type needs:
- Nebula Gateways: each device requires 50 points per full year of ProPack-operation
- Nebula Switches: each device requires 35 points per full year of ProPack-operation
- Nebula Access Points: each device requires 30 points per full year of ProPack-operation
Let's go forward to our example, which we mentioned earlier:
You purchase 10 Nebula Access Points (NAPs) today and let's assume, that each NAP comes with a 1-year Pro-Pack license.
After 6 months, you purchase 20 additional Nebula Access Points (NAPs), and still, each NAP comes with a 1-year license.
You now have two different expiration dates on the two sets of Access Points you purchased, as you add more this will begin to get more complex to handle and harder to manage with end-clients.
Nebula calculates the licenses into a respective amount of points and set all units to be licensed up to the same day. This is what we call co-termination.
With Nebula, the licenses are automatically adjusted to give you the same co-termination date within each Organization. This helps simplify the management of licensing and the problems often associated with renewable licensing.
An example of how this co-termination works, and also where it might be problematic or lead to unexpected results, can be found here: My Nebula licenses are gone/expiring too early! Why is this?
Do you want to have a look directly on one of our test devices? Have a look here in our virtual Lab: