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Client Access License - License Types

Types of CAL License

Client Access licenses are divided into the following license types:

License Type License Consumption
Application Class Virtual 1 license per protected virtual machine
Appliance Store Usage 1 license per CommCell for n Terabytes (TB) of backup data
Archived Mailboxes 1 license per archived mailbox
Content Indexed Objects (in Millions) 1 license per CommCell for n number of indexed objects
CPU Sockets on Hypervisor Hosts 1 license per CommCell for n number of sockets
Deduplication Active Store Capacity 1 license per CommCell for n Terabytes (TB) of deduplicated data
End Point User 1 license per Edge user
End Point E-Discovery User 1 license per Edge user
End Point Sharing User 1 license per Edge user
Mailbox Archive Solution 1 license per archived mailbox
Protected Virtual Machines 1 license per protected virtual machine
Virtual Machines 1 license per protected virtual machine

Review the following license considerations:

  • The following licenses are currently not enforced:
    • Deduplication Active Store Capacity
    • Mailbox Archive Solution
    • Virtual Machines
    • All end point user licenses

    If you exceed the license usage, CommCell operations will not be affected.

  • If you apply the CPU Sockets on Hypervisor Hosts or Protected Virtual Machines license on a CommCell environment monitored by capacity licenses, Virtual Server Agent jobs will not count towards capacity, resulting in decreased capacity usage.

Supported Components

The following table displays the components supported for each CAL license type.

License Type Supported Components
Application Class Virtual Virtual machines that run the following application agents:
  • Active Directory Agent
  • Exchange Database Agent
  • Microsoft SQL Server Agent
  • Oracle Agent
  • SharePoint Agent
Appliance Store Usage Mount paths configured in the disk libraries of the SnapProtect Appliance.
Archived Mailboxes Mailboxes archived by the following agents:
  • Exchange Mailbox Archiver Agent
  • Exchange Compliance Archiver Agent
  • Domino Mailbox Archiver Agent
  • OnePass for Exchange Mailbox (Classic)

Note: This license requires a capacity license to calculate the archiving jobs.

Content Indexed Objects Documents that are content indexed by the Search Engine.
CPU Sockets on Hypervisor Hosts CPU sockets on physical hypervisor hosts configured with the Virtual Server Agent (all supported hypervisors).
Deduplication Active Store Capacity Disk libraries associated to deduplicated storage policies.
  • End Point User
  • End Point Sharing User
  • End Point E-Discovery User
Users that make use of Web Console features to back up, share, and search data.
Mailbox Archive Solution
  • Mailboxes protected by the following agents:
    • Domino Mailbox Archiver Agent
    • Exchange Mailbox Archiver Agent
    • Exchange Mailbox Agent
    • Exchange Mailbox Archiver Agent
    • Exchange Public Folder Agent
    • Exchange Public Folder Archiver Agent
  • Google mail and drive data per Google account.
Protected Virtual Machines Virtual machines configured with the Virtual Server Agent (all supported hypervisors).
Virtual Machines Virtual machines configured with the Virtual Server Agent (all supported hypervisors).

Note: This license requires the necessary traditional licenses for Virtual Server Agent backups.