License Requirements for Virtual Server Agent with OpenStack
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.
For comprehensive information on licensing, see License Administration.
The following license type is required for the 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).
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|
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|
The Virtual Machines license is used with traditional agent-based licensing.
The Protected Virtual Machines license provides an alternative method of virtual machine licensing. If you apply this license on a CommCell environment monitored by capacity licenses, Virtual Server Agent jobs will not count towards capacity, causing the capacity usage to decrease.