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Meraki Subscription Licensing - Network Binding

 

Overview 

This article provides a comprehensive guide on the process of network binding, which refers to the act of linking a subscription to one or more networks. By doing so, the devices connected to the networks can access the licenses available in that particular subscription.

Network Binding

Customers have two options to associate a network with a subscription: single network binding and bulk network binding.

Single Network Binding

Single network binding refers to the process of linking a network to a subscription one network at a time.

1.1.             To bind a network to a licensing subscription, log into Dashboard and navigate to Organization > Subscriptions & license info section.

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1.2.             Proceed to select the Networks tab located at the top.  Search for the desired network name, click on the horizontal ellipsis on the right-hand side, and click on Bind to a subscription button.

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1.3.              A prompt will appear, allowing you to select the desired subscription you wish to associate. Once you select the subscription, you may proceed by clicking the Submit button.

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NOTE: If you do not have an adequate number of licensees, you will not see this prompt.  Instead, you will receive a notification stating that you don’t have enough licenses and you will need to acquire additional licenses.   For more information about out-of-compliance please check out this document - Meraki Subscription  Licensing Out Of Compliance

1.4.              Upon successfully completing the network binding process, you will receive a confirmation message.

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Bulk Network Binding

Bulk Network binding involves linking multiple networks to a subscription simultaneously. 

2.1.             To bind multiple networks to a subscription, log into Dashboard and navigate to Organization > Subscriptions & license info section.

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2.2.             Proceed to select the Networks tab located at the top.  Search for the network names you wish to link to the subscription and select the checkbox on the left-hand side of the desired network names, as demonstrated in the example below. After selecting the desired networks, click the Bind to subscription button.  

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2.3.              A prompt will appear, allowing you to select the desired subscription you wish to associate with the networks. Once you select the subscription, you can proceed by clicking Submit.

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NOTE: If you do not have an adequate number of licensees, you will not see this prompt.  Instead, you will receive a notification stating that you don’t have enough licenses and you will need to acquire additional licenses.  For more information about out-of-compliance please check out this document - Meraki Subscription  Licensing Out Of Compliance

2.4.              Upon successfully completing the network binding process, you will receive a confirmation message.

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Moving a Network to a Different Subscription

Customers possess the ability to transfer a network association from one subscription to another.   As a result of this process, the devices in the network that was transferred will stop accessing the licenses from in the original subscription and start accessing the licenses from the new subscription.

3.1.             Log into Dashboard and navigate to Organization > Subscriptions & license info section.

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3.2.             Proceed to select the Networks tab located at the top.  Search for the desired network name, click on the horizontal ellipsis  on the right-hand side, and click on the Bind to different subscription button.