Licencing doesn't allow for cold-standbys?
We need to upgrade our firewall due to the latest vulnerability
I want to minimise downtime and risk so came up with an idea, we have an identical model due to a site being decommissioned.
My idea was to give that the upgrade and our config and swap it in, after a period of "bedding in" I upgrade that firewall too so it becomes a cold-standby.
Whilst WG support agree that's a great way to do it, both units have to be licenced despite one spending its days just sitting turned-off in the cupboard "just in case"
Does anyone else have a cold-standby and have you had to buy a licence for it?
If the existing unit dies, could the licence be moved quickly to our spare or is the licencing really that inflexible?