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SFCFS Licensing - Tiers on Linux?

Hi

Can someone please confirm whether SFCFS is licensed on a tiered basis for Linux?  I'm being told they are and it's complicated, e.g.

BL460G1 Dual Core - Tier 1

BL460G1 Quad Core - Tier 2

BL460G6 Dual or Quat core - Tier 2

However, looking at the license agreement: -

http://eval.symantec.com/mktginfo/enterprise/eulas/EULA_ClusterFileSystem_Ux_5%5B1%5D.1_FNL_10.1.09.pdf

Section 17.1 states: -

17.1 Additional License Grants:
A. If you have licensed the Cluster File System AIX or Solaris SPARC license, You may use the Licensed Software in the quantities and at the Use Levels on no more than the number of Processors, or the applicable Server Tier and the applicable operating system as have been licensed to You by Symantec under an applicable License Instrument. Your License Instrument shall constitute proof of Your right to make and use such copies.


B. If you have licensed the Cluster File System Linux or Solaris x64 license, You may use the Licensed Software in the quantities and at the Use Levels on no more than the number of Processors as have been licensed to You by Symantec under an applicable License Instrument. Your License Instrument shall constitute proof of Your right to make and use such copies

This implies that AIX/Solaris are defined by "applicable Server Tiers" but there is no mention of similar for Linux/Solaris x64.

Does anyone know definitively which is correct?

Thanks

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Couple of additional

Couple of additional resources for licensing:

Tool to look up a server tier: https://sort.symantec.com/spvu_calc

(this will also look up the new core-based levels Joe D mentions above).

You can also download the SORT data collector and run a license report. This collects the info from your server(s) to determine the server or CPU tier. The database of server tiers and CPU tiers is very large but not universal, so if it lists your server tier or CPU tier as not known, drop us a line and we'll add it. The collector can be downloaded from here: https://sort.symantec.com/home (under "Custom Reports").

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Linux Tier Classification

All versions of Storage Foundation and VCS 5.x for UNIX are licensed either by the Server Tier (A-N) or per CPU Tier 1-4.  Linux however is only licensed by the CPU Tier (1-3). Simply put, Server Tiers are for an entire Physical frame while CPU's are per socket.  Please note that as of version 6.0 (releasing in the next month or so) there will be a new classification for licensing that will allow for Core based entitlements.

BL460G1 Dual Core - Tier 1

BL460G1 Quad Core - Tier 1 (Not Tier 2)

I have not found a specific reference to the "G" Generation tag 6 for the BL460c relative to our CPU tier. The BL685c G6 however is considered and Tier 2 CPU.

Hope this helps,

Joe D

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Couple of additional

Couple of additional resources for licensing:

Tool to look up a server tier: https://sort.symantec.com/spvu_calc

(this will also look up the new core-based levels Joe D mentions above).

You can also download the SORT data collector and run a license report. This collects the info from your server(s) to determine the server or CPU tier. The database of server tiers and CPU tiers is very large but not universal, so if it lists your server tier or CPU tier as not known, drop us a line and we'll add it. The collector can be downloaded from here: https://sort.symantec.com/home (under "Custom Reports").

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