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Replication Director Licensing

Any ideas on how licensing for NBU Replication Director  (NetApp) works if you have a NBU Front End Capacity License?

There are three possiblities:

  1. The Front End Capacity license enables you to use Replication Director for NetApp and the size of the protected data is not relevant
  2. The Front End Capacity license enables you to use Replication Director for NetApp and the size of the capacity of the enitire NetApp appliance has to be included.  The Front End License covers both using the Replication Director and all of the NetApp storage on the appliance.
  3. The Front End Capacity license enables you to use Replication Director for NetApp and the size of the capacity of only the NetApp appliance data that is being protected has to be included.  The Front End License covers both using the Replication Director and some of the NetApp storage on the appliance 

Licensing for NetApp is a different story, I am only concerned about NetBackup 8

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Re: Replication Director Licensing

 

This option is included in the Platform license, so you should included every front-end terabyte that is protected with array-based snapshots in your overall calculation.

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Re: Replication Director Licensing

If that's the case its a financially pointless exercise in having NetBackup invloved  NetApp data protection because you are paying two licenses (1x NBU, 1x NetApp).  front end TB licenses are not that cheap.