Omada Pro License Configuration Guide (for Local Controller)

Configuration Guide
Updated 06-20-2024 01:41:57 AM FAQ view icon3656
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TP-Link Omada Pro controllers provide centralized management of Omada gateways, switches, and access points via the Omada 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 a Local Controller

For management and configuration on an Omada Pro Local Controller, each device must be bound with an activated license. Before binding licenses to devices, licenses must be purchased, then assigned to your controller.

1.1 Purchasing Licenses

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

1.2 Adding Licenses Online

1. Launch your controller.

2. Go to the License page. Click Add Licenses Online in 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 Adding Licenses Offline

1. Launch your controller.

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

3. Copy the request code of the current controller. Then, on the page, click Omada Cloud 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 in 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 saved locally.

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 Migrating 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.

 

    1. Launch your old controller.
    2. Go to the License page. Click Export All in the upper right corner. The license file in .lic format will be generated and saved locally.

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

  1. Get the request code of your new controller.

a. Launch your new controller.

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

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

  1. Migrate local licenses on the Omada Cloud.

 

    1. 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.

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

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

    1. Click Generate. The license file in .lic format will be generated for the new controller and saved locally.

 

  1. Add licenses to the new controller.

 

    1. Return to the Add Licenses Offline page of your new controller. Import the license file to the current controller.

    1. 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 Assigning Licenses to Customers

1. Launch your controller.

2. In MSP View, go to License → License Assignment. Click Assign Licenses in 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 Revoking 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 in 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 assigned to another customer if needed.

3. Assigning and Managing Licenses for Devices

Note:

  • One license can be bound with only one device at a time.
  • If a device with a license bound to it 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 a device that is not activated 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 previously bound). If you have numerous 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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