With the release of cnMaestro 3.2 the era of getting on-premise cnMaestro X for free is over, we have around 2000 devices in multiple tiers for our business, PMP450, ePMP, cnWave, Enterprise WiFi , cnMatrix, cnWave 60GHz, PTP670, and PTP820s, how do you justify paying for this per device? Why does it need to include Cambium Care Pro? I just want to be able to manage my devices.
Forgot to mention the monitoring too, but unfortunately, we would need X for cnMatrix switch management, MSP features, and long term data retention. There’s probably a few more features we use without realizing it’s an X feature…
Thanks for the clarification Simon, none of the resources I’ve found have been really that clear on what exactly is the difference between Essentials and X, and what I actually would need to purchase licenses for.
Like for MSP accounts, would I need to buy a license for only the devices that would be in the MSP account? And what about reporting, would I only be able to run reports on devices that are licensed? And if how does the system know which devices are and aren’t counted in my licensing, am I expected to license them all regardless if I only wanted to license what’s in my MSPs?
cnMaestro X is enabled at the account level, not the device level. You need a license for each (non-Free Tier) device in the account, at which point the account will upgrade to cnMaestro X. There is no way to enable cnMaestro X features for a subset of devices.
Since MSP accounts are a cnMaestro X feature, you also need cnMaestro X licenses for all the devices in your MSP accounts.
cnPilot R-series devices are part of the Free Tier and do not require a license.