Meraki Licensing FAQ For Beginners

May 8, 2017Manhattan Tech Support

If you’re new to Meraki technology, you’re not alone. Selecting a Meraki reseller and understanding the services and license agreements of Meraki software and hardware can be complicated, but it’s well worth it if you want to reap its many benefits. Here’s a quick and easy FAQ to help you familiarize yourself with the Meraki licensing process.

  1. Does every piece of Meraki equipment require its own license?Yes — every piece of Meraki hardware needs to be managed with a cloud license. If you ever see a warning that says something along the lines of, “your organization is in excess of its device limits,” it simply means that the number of devices you have connected exceeds the number allowed by that particular license.
  2. What happens after the license expires?When your Meraki licenses runs out, you will have the ability to purchase a new one through a certified Meraki reseller. If you decide against renewal, you will lose the ability to manage your devices using the Meraki cloud. All of your Meraki network devices will also cease operations, which means that you will not be able to design or facilitate changes to the Meraki network hardware.
  3. How can users renew their license?It’s recommended to purchase a single license key that will apply to each device that is currently in the business for a number of years. Once you apply the license key as a renewal, it will extend the business’ licensing by the same number of years. Keep in mind that once a license key is applied toward a renewal, the state of the license is upgraded to reach the same number of the device count of the license key.
  4. How does Meraki notify its users before their license expires?One aspect of Meraki support is to let users know before their license expires, giving them a chance to renew. When your license is 30 days from expiration, administrators that are listed on the account will be notified. Administrators also receive an email three days prior to expiration in addition to displaying a banner on the Meraki dashboard.

Ultimately, migrating to a cloud solution improves overall efficiency. About 80% of cloud adopters saw improvements within 6 months of moving to the cloud, and your business could be next, but it’s important to be aware of licensing implications. For more information about selecting a Meraki reseller or the benefits of Meraki access point, contact Meraki Support NYC.