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iPrint appliance licensing

Hi,

Investigating the licensing of the appliance I have come up with some questions.

From what I can see you can buy:
DESKTOP licenses (i.e. traditional PC printing)
MOBILE licenses (just mobile device printing)
DESKTOP and MOBILE combo licenses.

1. In the appliance you seemingly can only apply one license file. How does this work if you have both ?

2. Can you buy say 100 desktop licenses and 20 mobile licenses ? or does it have to be the same number ?

3. If you don't have both (or the same number of both) , is the licensing enforced and if not how do we stop people from using the unlicensed portion (either at all or beyond the licensed amount as different amount) ?

We don't want people just walking up and deciding to do a one-off print that increases our licensing spend.

Cheers
Ian
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iblackwood wrote:

> From what I can see you can buy:
> DESKTOP licenses (i.e. traditional PC printing)
> MOBILE licenses (just mobile device printing)
> DESKTOP and MOBILE combo licenses.


Correct.

> 1. In the appliance you seemingly can only apply one license file. How
> does this work if you have both ?


You'll get a combined license file for both desktop & mobile printing.

> 2. Can you buy say 100 desktop licenses and 20 mobile licenses ? or
> does it have to be the same number ?


Today the licenses don't create a hard limit on the number of users.
You'll need to limit the users you import into the appliance and
configure for the different printing methods to make sure you stay
compliant with the EULA.

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Hi,

Thanks for the answer.

>You'll get a combined license file for both desktop & mobile printing.
Any idea what happens when you buy ADDITIONAL licenses in this scenario ? Will Novell see your existing licenses then create a new combined license automatically or will they issue what you ordered and then we have to chase to get them combined ?

Also, we will have multiple appliances (one per site). We just apply the same license file to each one ? (same tree used)


>You'll need to limit the users you import into the appliance and
>configure for the different printing methods to make sure you stay
>compliant with the EULA.

I am guessing that works only with the Mobile printing. Desktop printing does not require authentication. How do we stop visitors from consuming a desktop license or is that accounted for differently (e.g. unauthenticated and x days ago) ?

Cheers
Ian
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iblackwood wrote:

> Any idea what happens when you buy ADDITIONAL licenses in this
> scenario ? Will Novell see your existing licenses then create a new
> combined license automatically or will they issue what you ordered
> and then we have to chase to get them combined ?


The license file doesn't enforce a license count. It just enabled
functionality. If you, for example, add more mobile iPrint licenses
there isn't a need to do anything with the license file. I don't
believe a new one will be created as a result, either.

> Also, we will have multiple appliances (one per site). We just apply
> the same license file to each one ? (same tree used)


Yes.

> > You'll need to limit the users you import into the appliance and
> > configure for the different printing methods to make sure you stay
> > compliant with the EULA.

>
> I am guessing that works only with the Mobile printing. Desktop
> printing does not require authentication. How do we stop visitors
> from consuming a desktop license or is that accounted for differently
> (e.g. unauthenticated and x days ago) ?


Well you could always use secure printing, which requires
authentication. That would prevent someone from just walking up and
printing a doc from a PC or Mac. Ultimately you'll still need to make
sure you limit the users imported into the appliance to only reflect
those users authorized to use it.

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Re:iPrint appliance licensing

iblackwood Wrote in message:

> Investigating the licensing of the appliance I have come up with some
> questions.
>
> From what I can see you can buy:
> DESKTOP licenses (i.e. traditional PC printing)
> MOBILE licenses (just mobile device printing)
> DESKTOP and MOBILE combo licenses.


Note that if you have Open Enterprise Server with an active
maintenance subscription then you are already entitled to Desktop
iPrint so would just need to purchase the required number of
Mobile iPrint licences.

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Novell Knowledge Partner


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