Given the co-terminating nature of Cisco Meraki licensing, it can be helpful to understand how a new license will affect your co-termination date before it is applied. The License Calculator can be used to simulate licensing states and calculate a projected co-termination date.
This article explains how to use the Meraki license calculator. You can find the Meraki license calculator in the dashboard here (login required).
Setting Up the Calculator
The following steps explain how to simulate your organization's licensing in the license calculator:
Open the License Calculator and click "Add New Organization"
Click Add another license. Each license in your organization should be added in order, from old to new. Your licenses can be found in Dashboard under Organization > License info.
Reference the Field Legend below for more information on each field in the calculator.
Select Calculate License State to verify that the calculator’s co-termination date matches the expiration date shown in Dashboard.
- From here, add in any additional licenses to see the projected co-termination date.
The following is a breakdown of each field on the License Calculator.
|Application Order||Describes the order in which licenses are chronologically applied. Use the move tool on the right side of the table to change the application order as needed.|
|Reflects when a license was created on the License Calculator. This column is used for reference purposes only and does not affect calculations.|
|Invalidate||Select this box to simulate invalidating a license. An invalidated license will not count towards the co-termination date.|
|Days||The total number of days on the individual license.|
|Edition||Select either Enterprise or Advanced Security. Advanced Security will only be applicable for licenses containing one or more MX devices.|
|Mode||Select either Add devices or Renewal. More info on these modes can be found here.|
Start Date/Start Time
|The purchase date and time for the license.|
|Claim Date/Claim Time||The date and time that the license was added to the organization. Please note that the license begins counting down from the Start Date, not the Claim Date.|
|Add Devices||The device types and quantity reflected in the license.|