About Symantec licensing and pricing in Veritas Operations Manager 5.0

Article:HOWTO77798  |  Created: 2012-08-24  |  Updated: 2012-08-24  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO77798
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About Symantec licensing and pricing in Veritas Operations Manager 5.0

The storage and server management high availability products which operate on UNIX (Solaris, HP-UX, AIX), Linux and Windows must be certified to work on servers. The product certification differs from platform to platform. Certification is how storage and server management high availability products are licensed by platform. The price tier information is available on the Symantec Operations Readiness Tools (SORT) Web site. You can configure Management Server to update the price tier information automatically according to a schedule, when Management Server is connected to the Internet. When Management Server is not connected to the Internet, you can set up a proxy server to update the price tier information automatically. You can download a script file from Management Server and run it on a Windows system that is connected to the Internet to extract the text file that contains the price tier information. You can upload the text file to Management Server to update the price tier information.

The following table describes the various types of Symantec price tiers:

Table: Types of Symantec price tiers

Tier Type

Platforms supported

Description

Server Tier

UNIX: Solaris, HP-UX, and IBM AIX

The Veritas storage and server management, high availability products on UNIX are generally licensed and priced per server. The pricing depends on the server price tier to which a server is assigned. A server can be assigned to 14 different server tiers from Tier A through Tier N. Customers must pay the per-server price for each server that runs storage and server management, high availability products. This pricing meter applies to all versions of Veritas storage and server management, high availability products on UNIX (Solaris, HP-UX, AIX).

The available price tiers for the server tier are A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N

Processor Tier

All platforms

The Veritas storage and server management, high availability products on UNIX can be licensed and priced per tiered processor. The price depends on the tier to which a processor is assigned. A processor can be assigned to three different processor tiers from Processor Tier 1 through Processor Tier 3. Customers must pay the per-tiered-processor price for every processor that runs storage and server management, high availability products.

The available price tiers for the processor tier are Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3.

NProcessor Tier

Linux: Red Hat and Novell SUSE

Storage Foundation and high availability 5.0 for Linux is licensed on a per-processor basis regardless of the number of cores on the processor. A multi-core chip with "n" cores counts as one processor. For example, each dual-core AMD Opteron processor that runs Storage Foundation for Linux requires one processor license.

The available price tiers for the NProcessor tier are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Processors.

Operation System Tier

Microsoft Windows

The Veritas storage and server automation, high availability products which operate on the Microsoft Windows operating system are priced per server. The price also depends on the edition of Windows that is installed; for example, NT or 2000. The Storage Foundation and high availability products on Windows do not follow a per-processor pricing meter.

The available price tiers for the operating system tier are Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3.

Symantec Performance Value Unit (SPVU)

All platforms

The following are considered for calculating SPVU for the Veritas storage and server management, high availability products on a host:

  • The operating system on the host

  • The make and the model of the processor

  • Number of cores per processor

See About the Symantec Performance Value Unit in Veritas Operations Manager 5.0

See About updating the price tier information on Management Server in Veritas Operations Manager 5.0

See Viewing platform specific licensing and pricing information in Veritas Operations Manager 5.0


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