About the traditional license report

Article:HOWTO71848  |  Created: 2012-02-08  |  Updated: 2012-02-08  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO71848
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About the traditional license report

The traditional licensing report is helpful if you use the traditional NetBackup licensing model. The traditional NetBackup licensing model is based on the number of NetBackup clients, servers, and options in use. As per this model, you purchase licenses based on the number of NetBackup clients, servers, and options on which you want to run NetBackup. As you deploy additional NetBackup clients or servers or attach additional tape drives or storage to NetBackup, you must license additional copies of the appropriate NetBackup product.

NetBackup Server, Client, and Agent offerings are charged on the basis of their hardware tier. Tape options are charged on a per drive basis. AdvancedDisk potions are charged on a per terabyte basis.

The traditional licensing report is generated in the form of an Excel sheet. Basically OpsCenter invokes the nbdeployutil executable on the master server to collect the required data. OpsCenter invokes the nbdeployutil executable (bundled with OpsCenter) to analyze the collected data.

More information about nbdeployutil is available in the NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume II.

The traditional license report provides details about your utilization of the NetBackup components. The report lists all the NetBackup components and the associated tier for each component. The traditional licensing report also provides detailed information about each master server, clients, tapes, capacity etc.

The traditional license report is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with seven tabs:

  • Summary

    This tab shows the final details about master servers, media servers, and clients. This tab lists the source data for generating the report. The number of media servers and the number of clients is provided, as well as capacity information.

  • Hosts

    This tab provides a listing of host names, along with associated computer information. The associated information includes information such as: platform, computer type, database software installed, SAN media server, and NDMP.

  • NDMP

    This tab shows the computers that the utility determined are NDMP servers and the corresponding tier number of the client. When you reconcile the report, you need to address the clients that are found on this tab.

  • Virtual Servers

    This tab shows the number of virtual servers or virtual hosts detected in the environment.

  • Drives

    This tab details the type of drives as well as the host or the library where the drive resides. The tab provides the host names that are associated with each drive as well as information about virtual tape libraries, shared drives, and vaulted drives.

  • Interpreting the results

    This tab provides a general overview of how to reconcile the information in the report which your actual environment.

  • Disclaimer

    This tab shows text explaining the limits of the report's calculations and proper use of the data. For example, the figures should not be used to audit compliance.

Much of the report information does not affect the final values on the Summary tab. This information is useful for having a better understanding of your environment.

More information about the traditional licensing report is available in the NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume II.

See Create Traditional Licensing Report Wizard

See Prerequisites and data collection for a traditional licensing report

See Generating a Traditional Licensing report

See Traditional Licensing report and log file locations

See Possible Traditional License report issues


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