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The pricing is decent. It's less expensive than Cisco.
This solution is not cheap and they don't have a plan to certify it as Cisco does. Cisco is a famous vendor with options for certification. Aruba does not have a certified license in ARC and CNV. Their certification is for the marketing of the device in Cisco. The license is annual. If you purchase a switch, you get a one-year free subscription. Aruba has better pricing than Cisco.
We just had all the licenses for five years included in the bidding process. Since the competitive nature of the resulting contract, our actual costs might not reflect the standard market prices. Due to the visibilityof our project, Aruba has been generous with the included amount of licenses, which will serve us for years to come.
Licensing costs are on a yearly basis.