Cisco Virtual WLC License

hello experts
please check below screenshot, i am a little confused because i am actually not purchased any license.
vWLC_License1.pngvWLC_License2.pngvWLC_License3.png
beardog1113Asked:
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Craig BeckCommented:
Yes, you should purchase whatever you use. Cisco have no visibility of what you are using though but legally it's a requirement as per the EULA.
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Sajid Shaik MSr. System AdminCommented:
Information About Right to Use Licensing
Right to Use (RTU) licensing is a model in which licenses are not tied to a unique device identifier (UDI), product ID, or serial number. Use RTU licensing to enable a desired AP license count on the controller after you accept the End User License Agreement (EULA). This allows you to add AP counts on a controller interacting with external tools.

Permanent or base licenses—These licenses are programmed into the controller hardware at the time of manufacturing. These licenses are base count licenses that cannot be deleted or transferred.

please check this article

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/controller/8-3/config-guide/b_cg83/b_cg83_chapter_0100.html

all the best
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beardog1113Author Commented:
hello
from my screenshot does that mean i can using this controller forever?

thanks
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Sajid Shaik MSr. System AdminCommented:
yes thats built in which activates automatically when you start setup and accep EULA...

if you satisfy with the answer please select it as accepted solution... to close ..

thanks
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beardog1113Author Commented:
but...but i did not purchase any license.
i just download the ova file from Cisco and import it to my ESXi host, just in lab environment, just for study and investigate before decide buy it or not.
that is strange, i also tried reboot it and the license info was same.
any ideas?

thank you
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Sajid Shaik MSr. System AdminCommented:
Permanent or base licenses—These licenses are programmed into the controller hardware at the time of manufacturing. These licenses are base count licenses that cannot be deleted or transferred.

Configuring Right to Use Licensing
Information About Right to Use Licensing
Right to Use (RTU) licensing is a model in which licenses are not tied to a unique device identifier (UDI), product ID, or serial number. Use RTU licensing to enable a desired AP license count on the controller after you accept the End User License Agreement (EULA). This allows you to add AP counts on a controller interacting with external tools.

RTU licensing is supported only on the following Cisco Wireless Controller platforms:

Cisco 5520 WLC
Cisco Flex 7510 WLC
Cisco 8510 WLC
Cisco 8540 WLC
Cisco vWLC
In the RTU licensing model, the following types of licenses are available:
Permanent or base licenses—These licenses are programmed into the controller hardware at the time of manufacturing. These licenses are base count licenses that cannot be deleted or transferred.

please check this article

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/controller/8-2/config-guide/b_cg82/b_cg82_chapter_0100.html?referring_site=RE&pos=2&page=https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/controller/8-3/config-guide/b_cg83/b_cg83_chapter_0100.html

all the best
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Craig BeckCommented:
The previous answers don't explain anything. The answer here is simply that someone has added an AP count to the WLC.

The vWLC doesn't have any permanent licenses when first installed; only an evaluation, but RTU licensing lets you simply enter a number and use that many APs. It's a trust-based licensing model.

As it is now you can use 500 APs, but you should buy the RTU license.

Here's the correct info regarding licensing...
https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/wireless/virtual-wireless-controller/data_sheet_c78-714543.html
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beardog1113Author Commented:
hi Craig
doses that mean i should purchase licenses initiated?
if i don't, functionally i can using it forever but cisco can audit me legally right?
thank you
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beardog1113Author Commented:
thank you
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