Overview of Wavelink Licensing

Avalanche requires one license for each infrastructure or mobile device it manages. When a server detects a new device, a license request is sent to the License Server. The License Server then sends a license to the server to be distributed. The license file is unique to the server and cannot be transferred to another server. Once the device receives the license, Avalanche can manage that device. If a license expires or is released, the license returns to the pool of licenses at the License Server until it is requested by another server.

For users’ convenience, some licenses may come with a license start date. You can activate these licenses and they will appear in the Licensing dialog box, but the License Server will not be able to distribute them until the date specified.

Note:   To obtain Avalanche licenses, please contact Wavelink customer service or a sales representative.

Avalanche has two licensing options: base and maintenance.

Base licenses support Enablers that are the same version, any version older than the license, or one minor revision newer. For example, with a 5.0 base license, you can manage a 4.06 Enabler, a 5.0 Enabler, or a 5.1 Enabler.
Maintenance licenses support any version of Enabler. You must have one base license for each maintenance license distributed.

The license version number must match the server version number. Licensing only takes into account the major and minor release numbers. For example, a 5.2.1 server uses 5.2 licenses.

There are two types of licenses available for Avalanche: licenses for infrastructure devices and licenses for mobile devices. In order to manage your devices through Avalanche, you must have a license of the correct type for each device you want to manage. When you run Avalanche without licenses, it will behave as follows:

For mobile devices: The unlicensed mobile device appears in the Mobile Device Inventory list, but you will not be able to manage the mobile device. You cannot deploy software packages or network profiles to the mobile device.
For infrastructure devices: The unlicensed infrastructure device appears in the Infrastructure Inventory list, but you will not be able to manage the infrastructure device. You cannot deploy or apply profiles to the device.


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