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uCMDB licencing

Can any one elaborate how uCMDB licencing works?

Is there anything I need to count in my environment or what? I don't have a clue to how uCMDB licencing scheme works 🙂

 

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1. UCMDB foundation is included in the purchase price. Nothing to worry about.
2. DDM is licensed by OS Instance of discovered servers whether the OS Instance is hosted on a physical or virtual server (100 OS Instance min for new purchases).
3. The licensing for integration only (i.e. no discovery) is based on servers, whether physical or virtual, that will be imported into the UCMDB.
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So basically there is nothing to worry about unless I have 100+ DDM probes right?
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DDM probes are not licensed, so whether you have 1 DDM Probe or 1000 DDM probes it doesn't make any difference from licensing standpoint.
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Correct me if wrong, I have to report the number of Host CIs in order to have the right amount of licences reported to HP?
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That's correct.
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Hi Dmitry

I did not have any issue with licensing. I have ucmdb 8.02 and I have advanced license.

After reading this post, I am confused
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As I don't want to guess why you are confused I cannot comment further. I explained the way uCMDB/DDM is currently licensed. In the past it was licensed by CPU Cores, not by OS Instances. Just FYI. By the way, the uCMDB/DDM 8.x licensing mechanism doesn't enforce the actual number of OS Instances being discovered.
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Thanks Dmitry, I also did not notice any restrictions on number of CPU cores discovered.

For that matter I have never been told about the restrictions with licensing. Thats why I want to make sure I am not missing anything.
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Hi, we are running uCMDB 8.04 and have been discovering all network devices and installed software and other applications. From my understanding, the licensing enforces the level of detail you can discover and not the number of hosts, CPUs or OS you can discover. But my manager came to me with a concern because when my company first purchased uCMDB it had a statement that said "licensed in uCMDB for 1200 "HP DDM AE CPU SW E-LTU". Does anyone know what this means? I know we have more than 1200 hosts already discovered but I don't want to run into any issues.

Does the uCMDB licensing also limit how many CIs you can discover?

Thanks,

Merry
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1200 "HP DDM AE CPU SW E-LTU" means you are allowed to discover servers with up to 1200 CPU cores in total. In other words, if you discover 300 servers with 4 CPU cores each you reach the limit. Network devices are not counted at all. As I said this limit is not enforced, so uCMDB will allow you to discover more servers, but it would be a violation of the license agreement.

No, uCMDB licensing doesn't limit the number of CIs. In the past it limited the total number of CPU cores (old licensing mechanism). Now it limits the total number of OS instances (new licensing mechanism).
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Thank you so much for the quick response!

Merry
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