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License Usage Calculations

License usage is calculated for the current usage, the CommCell peak usage, and the subclient peak usage. The subclient peak usage calculation is used for billing purposes. These different calculations might match or might not match on any day of a month.

Current license usage is the current amount of data protected or the current number of entities, such as users, devices, or VMs, protected at any given time. The current license usage changes any time the size of protected data increases or decreases, or any time an entity is added or removed. You can view the current license usage in the License Summary Report.

CommCell peak license usage is the largest amount of data protected or the highest number of entities protected, such as users, devices, or VMs, during a month. The CommCell peak license usage changes only when the size of protected data or the number of entities reaches a new high. You can view the CommCell peak license usage in the License Peak Usage Report.

Subclient peak license usage is the total amount of data protected or the total number of entities protected, such as users, devices, or VMs, throughout an entire month. The subclient peak continues to grow over the course of a month as more data is protected or more entities are added to the CommCell environment. You can view the subclient peak license usage in the Subclient Peak Usage Report.

Example of License Usage Calculations

The following example explains how license usage calculations can change over time during a single month.

July 1

On July 1, a CommCell environment includes 3 clients that contain a total of 3 TB of protected data.

Clients

Data

Client 1

1 TB

Client 2

1 TB

Client 3

1 TB

Therefore, the current license usage is 3 clients and 3 TB, the CommCell peak license usage is 3 clients and 3 TB, and the subclient peak license usage is 3 clients and 3 TB.

Calculation

Clients

Data

Current Usage

3

3 TB

Peak CommCell Usage

3

3 TB

Peak Subclient Usage

3

3 TB

July 10

On July 10, 2 clients that contain 3 TB are added and 1 client that contains 1 TB is removed.

Clients

Data

Client 1 (removed)

1 TB (removed)

Client 2

1 TB

Client 3

1 TB

Client 4

2 TB

Client 5

1 TB

Therefore, the current usage is 4 clients and 5 TB, the CommCell peak usage is 4 clients and 5 TB, and the subclient peak usage is 5 clients and 5 TB.

Calculation

Clients

Data

Current Usage

4

5 TB

Peak CommCell Usage

4

5 TB

Peak Subclient Usage

5

6 TB

July 20

On July 20, 1 client that contains 1 TB is added and 3 clients that contain 4 TB are removed.

Clients

Data

Client 1 (removed)

1 TB (removed)

Client 2 (removed)

1 TB (removed)

Client 3 (removed)

1 TB (removed)

Client 4 (removed)

2 TB (removed)

Client 5

1 TB

Client 6

1 TB

Therefore, the current usage is now 2 clients and 2 TB, the peak CommCell usage is still 4 clients and 5 TB, and the peak subclient usage is now 6 clients and 7 TB.

Calculation

Clients

Data

Current Usage

2

2 TB

Peak CommCell Usage

4

5 TB

Peak Subclient Usage

6

7 TB

July 31

On July 31, 1 client that was previously removed is added back to the CommCell environment.

Clients

Data

Client 1

1 TB

Client 2 (removed)

1 TB (removed)

Client 3 (removed)

1 TB (removed)

Client 4 (removed)

2 TB (removed)

Client 5

1 TB

Client 6

1 TB

Therefore, the current usage is now 3 clients and 3 TB, the CommCell peak usage is still 4 clients and 5 TB, and the subclient peak usage is still 6 clients and 7 TB.

Calculation

Clients

Data

Current Usage

3

3 TB

Peak CommCell Usage

4

5 TB

Peak Subclient Usage

6

7 TB

Last modified: 1/16/2019 3:03:10 PM