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How many licenses do I need to buy

Created: 07 Oct 2013 | 6 comments

Good day,

we are planning to have on each site:

- 14 servers with 2 CPU 8 CORE

- 6 of them will be used for VMware ESX host

- 2 of them will be used as Oracle RAC

- 1 Linux Server

- 1 Backup Server

- remaining 4 in case of failure

- 2 media tapes with 2 drives in each i.e total 4 drives will be used

we have very critical application on Lotus Domino - 2 items and very huge File Server, both of them on Windows.

after search/consultation want to double check if we are on correct way, actually i am confused.

we want to use V-Ray. 

according to above provided info how many and what type of licenses do i need to buy?

Thank you very much

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pkh's picture

There are various ways to licence this configuration.  It is best you get a reseller to pay you a visit to discuss and recommend the necessary licences.  Otherwise, check with Symantec Licencing department.

algabit's picture

yes, of course, and their responses are different and their aims are different :-) 

i just wanted to see what and how many it will with backup exec 2012 V-Ray option.

CraigV's picture

...if you give them clear indications on what you want to use (V-RAY in this case) along with hardware specs so that they can license accordingly, you should get the same answer from anyone you speak to in the licensing department.


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pkh's picture

If I say you need x number of V-Ray licences, would my answer be any better than what you get from Symantec Licencing department which is the final authority on licencing matters?

Ramprabhu's picture

My suggestion would be:

1 - VMware License

2 - Oracle License

1 - Agent for Linux License (RALUS)

1 - Backup Exec core License

CraigV's picture


You need to read up on licensing around V-Ray & BE for that matter. Read below:

What you're informing the OP to buy (ie. Oracle license, media server etc) i already covered in the V-Ray license, so you'd have the OP double-up on some of the licenses.

Also, V-Ray is purchased on a per-socket basis. Simply buying the VMware agent (which is also licensed per having 1 VMware license won't cut it!) doesn't help the OP.

For further, future reference, grab a copy of the BE 2012 licensing guide above. There is a specific reason why most posts around licensing end with a suggestion that the OP ALWAYS contact Symantec licensing as they have the final say around whether or not it is correct! 


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