Data Protector Capacity Based license deployment in a Multi Cell Manager environment

Hi,

 

We have a Data Protector Capacity based license for 20TB.

We want to deploy a dual cell manager environment between our production and DR environment using Automatic replication.

We are a bit confused as to how the capacity based license must be deployed between the 2 cell managers. Do both Cell Managers need the license? If the one cell manager is only used to restore in the event the other cell manager is down does it also need the license? Do we need a Manager of Managers? How does DP track the front end backup usage we do not want to dual count the data?

Thank you for your advice?

Kind regards

Andrew

  • Hello , 

    Licenses are unique for each CM. If you want to deploy two servers, you need two licenses pointing to the corresponding IP. 

    If you do a replication, the data will be saved on each CM, so license will count for each CM. 

    If you want to use a MoM for Centralized Licensing, you needs a MoM license and then configure the licensing to both, but you can slipt the licenses between both CMs, not share the same licenses in both.

    Even if is only for restore, the data replicated will be saved and protected, that is how DP calculates the licenses. 

    Regards,

  • Hello A.W.R,

    Yes, each Cell Manager needs to have a license. For this particular use case issue 20 TB to the primary Cell Manager and the re-host the license to the other Cell Manager. This is fine for a scenario where there is no or only little data backed up on the DR Cell Manager. You still have 20 TB of CBL and can monitor the consumption on the primary CM.

    Data Protector does recognize the difference between original backup data and replicated backup data. Also in an ARS setup. It should not count any capacity on the destination CM.

    As long as you don’t consume more CBL on all Cell Managers combined vs. the license amount that you actually own, you’re in sync with license term found in the Micro Focus ALA for Data Protection.

    Regards,
    Sebastian Koehler

  • Hello A.W.R,

    Yes, each Cell Manager needs to have a license. For this particular use case issue 20 TB to the primary Cell Manager and the re-host the license to the other Cell Manager. This is fine for a scenario where there is no or only little data backed up on the DR Cell Manager. You still have 20 TB of CBL and can monitor the consumption on the primary CM.

    Data Protector does recognize the difference between original backup data and replicated backup data. Also in an ARS setup. It should not count any capacity on the destination CM.

    As long as you don’t consume more CBL on all Cell Managers combined vs. the license amount that you actually own, you’re in sync with license term found in the Micro Focus ALA for Data Protection.

    Regards,
    Sebastian Koehler