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Licensing Server

In a multi-CommCell environment, multiple CommServe computers each manage a set of client computers. In a traditional scenario, your software provider configures a license for each CommServe computer, based on the amount of data (terabytes) that you plan to back up. If a CommCell environment does not use all of the backup data allowed by the license, then you cannot assign the unused license resources to those CommCell environments that need it, which can be inconvenient.

If you want to manage license usage across a multi-CommCell environment, you can configure one of the CommServe computers as a licensing server. In this configuration, you can apply the licensing control mechanisms to the licensing server so that each participating CommServe computer contains the necessary license resources to protect all associated data.

You can manage all license types using the License Server.

Mixed Environments

In mixed environments that contain both Metrics Reporting Servers and a license server, you can use the same CommServe computer as both the license server and a local Metrics Reporting Server that receives data from local CommServe computers. However, you cannot use the same CommServe computer as both the license server and the worldwide Metrics Reporting Server that receives data from local Metrics Reporting Servers and license servers, such as in a tiered metrics reporting architecture.

To configure centralized, multi-CommCell reporting in a mixed environment that contains both a license server and local Metrics Reporting Servers, you can set up a separate, worldwide Metrics Reporting Server that receives data from the license server, the local Metrics Reporting Servers, and the local CommServe computers.

Related Topics

Tiered Metrics Reporting

Last modified: 3/11/2020 3:41:49 PM