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does veritas license charge by virtual number of cores or the actual number core?

Created: 29 Jan 2013 • Updated: 07 Mar 2013 | 2 comments
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hi all,

just out of curiosity is veritas license charges based on the virtual or actual number of cores?

thanks in advance

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Marianne's picture


Per core licensing allows you to license only the server processor cores being used. To determine the total core count:

  • For licensing entire CPUs, multiply the Total # of CPU by Total number of Cores in each CPU.
    Example: For 2 Xeon 8 core CPUs, 2 X 8 = 16 cores
  • For licensing partial CPUs (Virtualization) enter the exact number of cores used 

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IdaWong's picture

Hi Marianne,

Thank you for the feed back. For CPU such as the Sparc T4, the physical cores is 8 but psrinfo shows 64 as each core has 8 virtual core. Could i clarify that veritas is smart enough license by physical only then?