Omada Pro License Configuration Guide (for Local Controller)

Configuration Guide
Updated 01-26-2024 08:35:56 AM 2800
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TP-Link Omada Pro controller provides centralized management of gateways, switches, and access points from the Software Defined Networking (SDN) platform.

Licenses are required to manage devices centrally with the Omada Pro controller. This guide will introduce how to obtain and assign licenses to your devices.

1. Assign and Manage Licenses for Local Controller

For management and configurations on the Omada Pro Local Controller, each device should be bound with an activated license. Before binding licenses to devices, you need to purchase licenses and assign them to your controller.

1.1 Purchase Licenses

Contact the sales staff to purchase licenses for Omada Pro Local Controller. You will get a license activation code. Then you can use the activation code to add licenses to your controller in online or offline mode according to actual site requirements.

1.2 Add Licenses Online

1. Launch your controller.

2. Go to the License page. Click Add Licenses Online at the upper right corner.

3. Enter the license activation code you obtained from the sales staff, and click Obtain Licenses. Specify the quantity of licenses to add.

4. Click Confirm. The licenses will be assigned to the controller.

1.3 Add Licenses Offline

1. Launch your controller.

2. Go to the License page. Click Add Licenses Offline at the upper right corner.

3. Copy the request code of the current controller. Then click Omada Cloud on the page to redirect to the Omada Cloud (https://omada.tplinkcloud.com).

4. On the Omada Cloud page, log in with your TP-Link ID.

Note: If you don’t have a TP-Link ID, sign up for one and activate it.

5. Go to License > Omada Pro Local Controller. Click Generate License File at the upper right corner.

6. Enter the request code of the controller you copied, enter the license activation code you obtained from the sales staff, and click Verify. Specify the quantity of licenses to add.

7. Click Generate. The license file in .lic format will be generated and save to local.

8. Go back to the Add Licenses Offline page of your controller. Import the license file to the current controller.

9. Click Confirm. The licenses will be assigned to the controller.

1. 4 Migrate Local Licenses

If you want to migrate local licenses from an old controller to a new controller, follow the steps below:

1. Export local licenses from the old controller.

a. Launch your old controller.

b. Go to the License page. Click Export All at the upper right corner. The license file in .lic format will be generated and save to local.

Note: After exporting, the controller will enter the keep-alive period, and all devices will be unactivated after 3 days. Please bind a new license or migrate the devices to other controllers within 3 days. Trial licenses will not be exported.

2. Get the request code of your new controller.

a. Launch your new controller.

b. Go to the License page. Click Add Licenses Offline at the upper right corner.

c. In the pop-up window, copy the controller's request code.

3. Migrate local licenses on the Omada Cloud.

a. Click Omada Cloud on the Add Licenses Offline page to redirect to the Omada Cloud (https:// omada.tplinkcloud.com). Log in with your TP-Link ID.

Note: If you don’t have a TP-Link ID, sign up for one and activate it.

b. Go to License > Omada Pro Local Controller. Click Migrate Local Licenses at the upper right corner.

c. Enter the controller’s request code you copied, and import the license file you exported.

d. Click Generate. The license file in .lic format will be generated for the new controller and save to local.

4. Add licenses to the new controller.

a. Go back to the Add Licenses Offline page of your new controller. Import the license file to the current controller.

b. Click Confirm. The licenses will be added to the new controller.

2. Assign and Manage Licenses for MSP Customers

If you have enabled MSP (Managed Service Provider) mode, follow the steps below to assign license to your customers:

2.1 Assign Licenses to Customers

1. Launch your controller.

2. In MSP View, go to License > License Assignment. Click Assign Licenses at the upper right corner.

3. Check your remaining licenses, select the customer, and specify the quantity of licenses to assign.

4. Click Confirm. The licenses will be assigned to the customer.

2.2 Revoke Licenses from Customers

After license assignment, you can revoke licenses if the customer no longer needs them.

1. Launch your controller.

2. In MSP View, go to License > License Assignment. Click Revoke Licenses at the upper right corner.

3. Select the customer and specify the quantity of licenses to revoke.

4. Click Confirm. The licenses will be revoked and can be assign to another customer if needed.

3. Assign and Manage Licenses for Devices

Note:

  • One license can be bound with only one device at a time.
  • If a device with license bound is removed from the controller, the license will be unbound automatically and can be bound to another device if needed.

3.1 Automatic Binding/Unbinding

For the Controller in Global View

1. Launch your controller.

2. Go to the License page. Enable Auto-Active and enable Auto-Renewal for sites.

For the Controller in MSP View

1. Launch your controller.

2. Go to the License page. Enable Auto-Active and enable Auto-Renewal for customers.

3.2 Manual Binding/Unbinding

If you don’t want the controller to automatically assign device licenses, you can manually bind and unbind device licenses.

1. Launch your controller.

2. Go to the Devices page.

3. Bind or unbind device licenses according to your needs.

  • To bind a device license:

Locate an unactivated device and click Activate. In the License Status section, choose an appropriate license to bind. You can bind a new license or a used license (such as the one last bound). If you have many used licenses, you can search by license key or MAC.

  • To unbind a device license:

Click an activated device to open the Properties window. In the License Status section, click Unbind. The license will be unbound and can be bound to another device if needed.

Note: When the reassignment times remaining is 0, the license will be unable to be bound to other devices except the current device.

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