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NLB and VCS Licence

Created: 05 Dec 2012 • Updated: 17 Jun 2013 | 1 comment
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I have 4 IIS Servers in DC and 2 in DR.

There are 2 NLB clusters ,1 in DC and 1 in DR , OS is Server 2008 R2.

My question is how many licences are needed to LOCAL and  Global Cluster this using VCS.

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mikebounds's picture

For a global cluster you need licences for each node particpating in the global cluster, not just licences for the DR nodes so for example or your "4 IIS Servers in DC and 2 in DR" you need 6 VCS (SFWHA - assuming you want SFW to manage storage) licences, ALL with the "HA/DR" (RDC - Replicated Data Cluster or GCO - Global Cluster Option) option.

See for more information on licence options


UK Symantec Consultant in VCS, GCO, SF, VVR, VxAT on Solaris, AIX, HP-ux, Linux & Windows

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