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License Requirements for Virtual Server Agent with VMware

You can choose to use one of the following licensing mechanisms:

  • Traditional License, based upon products and features in your CommCell.
  • Capacity License, based on the amount of data you want to protect.
  • Client Access License, based on the number of virtual machines or CPU sockets.

For comprehensive information on licensing, see License Administration.

Traditional License

The following license type is required for the VMware Virtual Server Agent.

Agent or Component

License Type

Virtual Server Agent

Virtual Server

You must obtain a license for each Virtualization client (pseudo-clients and stand-alone clients).

Depending on your environment, you might need to obtain licenses for the following features:

For VM Lifecycle Management

Feature

License Type

License Consumption

Search Console

Compliance Search

1 license per CommCell

For Virtualize Me (Windows)

Feature

License Type

License Consumption

1-Touch for Windows

1-Touch Server for MS Windows

1 license per CommCell

Capacity License

If you plan to use capacity licenses, you must obtain the following license:

License Type

License Consumption

Backup

1 license per CommCell for n Terabytes (TB) of protected data

For VM Archiving, you must obtain the following license:

License Type

License Consumption

Archive

1 license per CommCell for n Terabytes (TB) of protected data

Client Access Licenses

The following licenses are available for virtual machines:

License Type

License Consumption

Virtual Machines

1 license per protected virtual machine

Protected Virtual Machines

1 license per protected virtual machine

CPU Sockets on Hypervisor Hosts

1 license per CommCell for n number of sockets

Application Class Virtual

1 license per protected virtual machine

Notes:

  • The Virtual Machines license is used with traditional agent-based licenses.
  • The Protected Virtual Machines and CPU Sockets on Hypervisor Hosts licenses provide alternative methods of virtual machine licensing. If you apply either of these licenses on a CommCell environment monitored by capacity licenses, Virtual Server Agent jobs will not count towards capacity, causing the capacity usage to decrease.
  • For information on the license usage calculation, see Client Access License - Usage Calculation.

Last modified: 4/27/2018 9:07:05 PM