Network lifetime warranties

Some network vendors advertise a "lifetime warranty" on certain hardware assets. Realistically, the SLA on this warranty is not acceptable for most businesses for the reasons listed below:

  • Firmware updates are often not included

  • The SLA turnaround can be unbearable at times

  • The term "lifetime" refers to the useful lifetime of the equipment

  • After 10 or so years, most of these warranties are no longer honored

With the above said, our reporting engine purposely ignores these "lifetime warranty" expiry dates. However, if a genuine service contract is applied to one of your hardware assets, ScalePad Lifecycle Manager will use that in its place.

Workarounds to edit these date ranges

There are two ways to edit what Lifecycle Manager will report as overdue or expired.

1. Set your Hardware Replacement settings

Set up your Hardware replacement settings, using our How to set hardware replacement values article. Set the Due soon threshold to a larger number of years for your network-type hardware assets.

2. In-app edit (manual edit)

Our In-app edit allows you to individually set any purchase or expiry date you like, at the hardware asset level.

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