License Administration - Online Help

The following sections provide context-sensitive help information related to this feature.

License Administration (Capacity)

Use this dialog box to view the usage details for each of the capacity-based licenses. The usage is calculated based amount of data that has been protected. The usage details are updated every 24 hours.

CommCell ID

Displays the CommCell ID (a hexadecimal value). If an evaluation license is being used, the CommCell ID is displayed as fffffff. The correct CommCell ID is displayed when you update the evaluation license with a permanent license.

CommServe IP Address

Displays the IP address of the CommServe computer. If an evaluation license is being used, the IP address is displayed as fffffff. An encoded IP address is displayed when you update the evaluation license with a permanent license.

Expiration Date

Displays the expiration date for the CommServe evaluation license This field is only displayed when you are using an evaluation license of the CommServe, or when you are using a leased license (permanent license with expiration date).

DR Server IP Address

(This information is displayed only if a license for the Disaster Recovery server has been activated).

Displays the IP address of the Disaster Recovery server. In the event of a disaster, the CommServe database can be staged on the Disaster Recovery server.

Edition

Displays the name of the software vendor.

License Mode

If the CommServe is installed on a computer with the primary CommServe IP address, this value is displayed as Production. If the CommServe is installed on a computer with the DR Server IP address (if the event of a disaster or otherwise), this value is displayed as DR.

Serial No.

Displays a unique serial number for the CommCell (a combination of 22 characters). Unlike the CommCell ID, the serial number never changes.

Registration Code

Displays the CommCell registration code (a combination of 10 characters). The registration code links the CommCell with the account of the user that registered the CommCell.

CommCell Status

Indicates if the current license usage is within the available capacity or if the usage exceeded the available capacity. The over-capacity status is displayed when the capacity usage for a license reaches 110%.

Data Protection Total (Percent)

This graph displays the cumulative space available and consumed for the data protection license bundle. This bundle includes the Data Protection Core infrastructure and Data Protection Enterprise infrastructure licenses.

Data Protection Enterprise Infrastructure (Percent)

This graph displays the amount of space available and consumed by backup jobs for the Data Protection Enterprise Infrastructure license. This license also supports backup operations with deduplication and secondary encryptions.

Data Protection Core Infrastructure (Percent)

This graph displays the amount of space available and consumed by backup jobs for the Data Protection Core Infrastructure license. If the total license capacity is reached and more backup jobs are still getting created (jobs without deduplication and secondary encryptions), the CommCell uses the capacity of the Data Protection Enterprise Infrastructure license.

Data Archive Total (Percent)

This graph displays the cumulative space available and consumed for the data archive license bundle. This bundle includes the Data Archive Core Infrastructure and Data Archive Enterprise Infrastructure licenses.

Data Archive Enterprise Infrastructure (Percent)

This graph displays the amount of space available and consumed by archive jobs for the Data Archive Enterprise Infrastructure license. This license also supports archiving operations with deduplication and secondary encryptions.

Data Archive Core Infrastructure (Percent)

This graph displays the amount of space available and consumed by archive jobs for the Data Archive Core Infrastructure license. If the total license capacity is reached and more backup jobs are still getting created, the CommCell uses the capacity of the Data Archive Enterprise Infrastructure license.

Data Protection Replication (Percent)

This graph displays the amount of space available and consumed by SnapVault and SnapMirror jobs for the Data Protection Replication license. SnapVault and SnapMirror jobs create a secondary copy of the snapshot, which are called vault or mirror copies.

Data Protection Snapshot (Percent)

This graph displays the amount of space available and consumed by SnapProtect backup jobs for the Data Protection Snapshot license. This license supports SnapProtect operations for all the hardware storage arrays currently supported.

Reset

Click to reset the usage for all the capacity-based licenses.

When the license usage reaches 110%, backup operations go into pending state. When you click the Reset button, the CommServe resumes the backup operations for a grace period of 72 hours. You can reset the capacity usage for a total of 10 times.

License Administration (Usage)

Use this dialog box to view the usage details for each of the CAL licenses. The usage is calculated based amount of protected virtual machines, archived mailboxes, and content indexed objects. The usage details are updated every 24 hours.

CommCell ID

Displays the CommCell ID (a hexadecimal value). If an evaluation license is being used, the CommCell ID is displayed as fffffff. The correct CommCell ID is displayed when you update the evaluation license with a permanent license.

CommServe IP Address

Displays the IP address of the CommServe computer. If an evaluation license is being used, the IP address is displayed as fffffff. An encoded IP address is displayed when you update the evaluation license with a permanent license.

Expiration Date

Displays the expiration date for the CommServe evaluation license This field is only displayed when you are using an evaluation license of the CommServe, or when you are using a leased license (permanent license with expiration date).

DR Server IP Address

(This information is displayed only if a license for the Disaster Recovery server has been activated).

Displays the IP address of the Disaster Recovery server. In the event of a disaster, the CommServe database can be staged on the Disaster Recovery server.

Edition

Displays the name of the software vendor.

License Mode

If the CommServe is installed on a computer with the primary CommServe IP address, this value is displayed as Production. If the CommServe is installed on a computer with the DR Server IP address (if the event of a disaster or otherwise), this value is displayed as DR.

Serial No.

Displays a unique serial number for the CommCell (a combination of 22 characters). Unlike the CommCell ID, the serial number never changes.

Registration Code

Displays the CommCell registration code (a combination of 10 characters). The registration code links the CommCell with the account of the user that registered the CommCell.

CommCell Status

Indicates if the CAL licenses are within the available usage or if the usage was exceeded. The over-usage status is displayed when the usage for a CAL license reaches 110%.

Deduplication Active Store Capacity (Percent)

This license is currently not being enforced.

This graph displays the license usage (in percentage) based on the amount of deduplicated data on all disk library mount paths associated to deduplicated storage policies. The usage limit (100%) represents the total amount of deduplicated data you can have on your disk libraries.

Virtual Machines (Percent)

This license is currently not being enforced.

This graph displays the license usage (in percentage) based on the number of all active and protected virtual machines. The usage limit (100%) represents the total number of virtual machines you can have.

Archived Mailboxes (Percent)

This graph displays the license usage (in percentage) based on the number of all active Exchange and Notes mailboxes archived in the CommCell. The usage limit (100%) represents the total number of archived mailboxes you can have.

Content Indexed Objects (In Millions) (Percent)

This graph displays the license usage (in percentage) based on the number of objects/documents that are content indexed on a Search Engine. The usage limit (100%) represents the total number of objects/documents you can content index.

Reset

Click to reset the usage for all the CAL licenses.

When the license usage reaches 110%, backup operations go into pending state. When you click the Reset button, the CommServe resumes the backup operations for a grace period of 72 hours. You can reset the capacity usage for a total of 10 times.

License Administration (License Details)

Use this dialog box to see the number of licenses you have and to review the type of licenses you are using. For example, you can see the total number of permanent licenses you have and determine which licenses are Evaluation Licenses.

CommCell ID

Displays the CommCell ID (a hexadecimal value). If an evaluation license is being used, the CommCell ID is displayed as fffffff. The correct CommCell ID is displayed when you update the evaluation license with a permanent license.

CommServe IP Address

Displays the IP address of the CommServe computer. If an evaluation license is being used, the IP address is displayed as fffffff. An encoded IP address is displayed when you update the evaluation license with a permanent license.

Expiration Date

Displays the expiration date for the CommServe evaluation license This field is only displayed when you are using an evaluation license of the CommServe, or when you are using a leased license (permanent license with expiration date).

DR Server IP Address

(This information is displayed only if a license for the Disaster Recovery server has been activated).

Displays the IP address of the Disaster Recovery server. In the event of a disaster, the CommServe database can be staged on the Disaster Recovery server.

Edition

Displays the name of the software vendor.

License Mode

If the CommServe is installed on a computer with the primary CommServe IP address, this value is displayed as Production. If the CommServe is installed on a computer with the DR Server IP address (if the event of a disaster or otherwise), this value is displayed as DR.

Serial No.

Displays a unique serial number for the CommCell (a combination of 22 characters). Unlike the CommCell ID, the serial number never changes.

Registration Code

Displays the CommCell registration code (a combination of 10 characters). The registration code links the CommCell with the account of the user that registered the CommCell.

  • License Type

    Displays the license names, which can be either traditional (feature and product-based), capacity-based, or CAL licenses.

  • Group

    Indicates the group to which a license is associated:

    • Capacity License and Usage Based License groups are for the capacity-based and CAL licenses respectively.
    • All other groups refer to traditional licenses (cell, feature, and product-based).
  • Permanent Used

    Indicates the number of permanent licenses used for a software component.

  • Permanent Total

    Indicates the number of permanent licenses available.

  • Evaluation Used

    Indicates the number of evaluation licenses used for a software component.

  • Evaluation Total

    Indicates the number of evaluation licenses used for a software component.

Evaluation Usage

Click to view the clients using Evaluation licenses.

License Administration (Update License)

Use this dialog box to apply a new license or to determine which clients (installed with evaluation licenses) require permanent licenses.

Apply License

  • Use Local Disk

    Select this option to specify a local path for the license file.

  • Use Network Share

    Select this option to specify a network share for the license file.

  • License File

    Specifies the location where the license file resides. Click Browse to locate the license file.

  • User Account

    If the license file is in a network share, it displays the user account that has sufficient privileges to access the network share.

  • Change

    Click to use a different user account.

  • Apply

    Click to apply the new license.

Convert

Use this button to select the clients whose evaluation license needs to be converted to permanent.

License Administration (Purchasing)

This dialog box provides information on purchasing additional licenses.

License Administration (License Summary)

This dialog box provides a license summary report of the CommCell, including the following information:

  • The software version and your CommServe ID
  • Details about your organization
  • License details, such as type and OEM

SKU's / Part Numbers

A unique numerical description assigned to a license type.

Evaluation Usage

Use this dialog box to view which clients are using evaluation licenses. You can also view general details about the licenses, such as expiration date.

Client

The name of the client associated with the license.

License Type

Displays the license names, which can be either traditional (feature and product-based), capacity-based, or CAL licenses.

Install Date

The date the license was activated.

Expiration Date

The expiration date for the evaluation license.

Convert

Use this dialog box to select the licenses that need to be activated for clients with evaluation licenses.

License Type

The license associated with the specific software component.

Client

The name of the client associated with the license.

Convert

Click to activate the license.

Available

Indicates whether the license is available.

Open

Use this dialog box to locate the license file to be activated in the CommCell.

Release License for Client

Use this dialog box to select the licenses that you want to release from a client. This is useful when you no longer require a permanent license on the client. For example, if the client is being retired, you can release the license and use it later for another client.

Licenses Consumed

Displays the licenses that are being used by the client computer.

Licenses to Release

Displays the licenses that you selected to release.