Symantec Ghost licensing and virtual machines

Article:TECH109154  |  Created: 2005-01-03  |  Updated: 2005-01-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH109154
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Technical Solution

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Issue



This document describes Symantec Ghost licensing requirements for virtual machines.


Solution



Depending on the situation, Symantec requires a license for each physical computer, as well as for any virtual machine (VM) that run Symantec Ghost. To clarify, if the base computer has been imaged with Ghost, a licensed copy of Symantec Ghost is required. This is true even if the computer will not be refreshed again.

Following are Symantec Ghost licensing examples and requirements:
  • Symantec Ghost is used to build the base image and then image four VM sessions concurrently (at the same time). Five licensed copies of Symantec Ghost are required.
  • Symantec Ghost is used to build the base image, Four different VM sessions exist, but only two run at the same time. Three licenses of Symantec Ghost are required.
  • Symantec Ghost is used to manually configure the base image, and the base computer runs multiple VM sessions concurrently. A license is required for each concurrent session.






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2005060314390425


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