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SA4500 Help Understanding Licensing

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New Contributor

SA4500 Help Understanding Licensing

Customer has SA4500s in Active/Passive.

 

Adding sa4500-add-50u, does that mean adding 50 more simultaneous users on top of current max? Can the passive one use it if it ever goes active and the primary goes passive?

 

Adding sa4500-cl-50u , Allow 50 users to be shared from another SA4500. How does that work if the second is passive? Do they not share licensing at all?

 

Does this make a total of an addtional 100 licenses?

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Valued Contributor

Re: SA4500 Help Understanding Licensing

Yes, the passive device can use the 50 licenses due to the SA4500-CL-50U license.  However, with this setup, this means you have a total of 50 licenses depending on which node is active in the active/passive cluster.  If the cluster is split for two different standalone device, the SA4500-CL-50U will not apply and you will only have the default 2 user licenses.

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New Contributor

Re: SA4500 Help Understanding Licensing

Just to confirm, so adding the 50 licenses to the primary with the SA4500-add-50U gives only the primary 50 additional users and the SA4500-CL-50U allows the passive to use those 50 licenses that we just added to the primary, if the secondary becomes active?

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Valued Contributor

Re: ASSAYS Help Understanding Licensing

Yes.  The cluster license only allows it to share the 50 licenses between the two devices.  This means you are only allowed 50 licenses for one device at a time.

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Occasional Contributor

Re: SA4500 Help Understanding Licensing

The passive box can use this license if something happened on the active box. But this "borrowed" license is just valid for the grace period (5 days).

Some examples:
https://www.juniper.net/techpubs/en_US/sa7.2/topics/concept/secure-access-clustering-license-informa...

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Super Contributor

Re: SA4500 Help Understanding Licensing

Hi,

 

Download the admin guide of 7.1x code and refer page 844-847

 

With the licensing scheme you have :

 

primary : 50 + 50 user license

secondary : Allow 50 users to be shared from another SA4500

 

When VIP is on primary,100 users can access the box

 

When VIP is on secondary, only 50 users can access the box

 

Regards,

Jay