New Ranks & Badges For The Community!
Notice something different? The ranks and associated badges have gone "Star Fleet". See what they all mean HERE

Move Data Protector to an active central license server methodology.

Idea ID 2831276

Move Data Protector to an active central license server methodology.

As more and more enterprise licensing schemes are being used today in the industry, it is suggested that Data Protector move to an active license maintenance scheme.  Instead of licensing being tied to an IP address with a "fixed key,"  Data Protector would communicate with one (or more) central licensing server(s) on a periodic basis (e.g. weekly, bi-weekly, monthly) to verify licensing.  There are several advantages to the customer:

* Customer is free to move licenses around their environment at will by "requesting" a capacity on a given Cell domain, and then freeing it up to move elsewhere at will.  No "license keys" need be generated.

* Customer will always know how much license they are using and where.

* Customer can get better and more timely help from Support.

* Micro Focus can notify a customer well in advance of them running out of license capacity and can suggest remediation steps.

* This would allow the customer the ability to move to different licensing schemes (e.g. subscription vs. permanent) as time moves forward.

2 Comments
Commander
Commander

Hi Keith,

Excellent idea to move to an active license maintenance scheme, I fully agree.

Regards,

Jose

 

Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Status changed to: Waiting for Votes
 
The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of Micro Focus. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation. Certain versions of content ("Material") accessible here may contain branding from Hewlett-Packard Company (now HP Inc.) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. As of September 1, 2017, the Material is now offered by Micro Focus, a separately owned and operated company. Any reference to the HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise/HPE marks is historical in nature, and the HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise/HPE marks are the property of their respective owners.