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Sunday, 1 November 2009

do it yourself data protector licensing

When you first install data protector you get a grace period where everything is licensed. Once this grace period is over, you need to have specific licenses installed for the functionality you require otherwise your backups will fail with licensing errors. Every time i see a fresh install people have issues choosing / buying the correct licenses for the features they need. I have wrote the following guide to hopefully make things a little easier.

You can check which licenses you are currently using by the omnicc command. The below output was taken during the grace period with no licenses installed. This output can be used to determine which licenses need to be purchased.



C:\Users\user>omnicc -check_licenses -detail
Report generated : 23/06/2009 2:37:06 PM
Licensing mode : Local
License server : cellmanager.domain.com
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License Category : Cell Manager for Windows / Linux
Licenses Installed : 1
Licenses Used : 1
Licenses Required : 0
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License Category : Cell Manager for all platforms
Licenses Installed : 1
Licenses Used : 0
Licenses Required : 0
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License Category : Manager-of-Managers Extension for Windows / Linux
Licenses Installed : 999
Licenses Used : 0
Licenses Required : 0
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License Category : Manager-of-Managers Extension for all platforms
Licenses Installed : 999
Licenses Used : 0
Licenses Required : 0
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License Category : 61-250 Slot Libraries Extension for Windows
Licenses Installed : 1
Licenses Used : 0
Licenses Required : 0
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License Category : Extension for ONE 61-250 Slot Library for Windows
Licenses Installed : 999
Licenses Used : 0
Licenses Required : 0
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License Category : Unlimited Slot Libraries Extension for Windows
Licenses Installed : 1
Licenses Used : 0
Licenses Required : 0
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License Category : Extension for ONE Unlimited Slot Library for Windo
ws
Licenses Installed : 999
Licenses Used : 0
Licenses Required : 0
——————————————————————————
License Category : 61-250 Slot Libraries Extension for UNIX
Licenses Installed : 1
Licenses Used : 0
Licenses Required : 0
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License Category : Extension for ONE 61-250 Slot Library
Licenses Installed : 999
Licenses Used : 0
Licenses Required : 0
——————————————————————————
License Category : Unlimited Slot Libraries Extension for UNIX
Licenses Installed : 1
Licenses Used : 0
Licenses Required : 0
——————————————————————————
License Category : Extension for ONE Unlimited Slot Library
Licenses Installed : 999
Licenses Used : 0
Licenses Required : 0
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License Category : Direct attached tape drive for Windows / NetWare /
Linux
Licenses Installed : 999
Drives Configured : 2
Add. Licenses Recommended : 0
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License Category : Tape drive for SAN / all platforms
Licenses Installed : 999
Drives Configured : 0
Add. Licenses Recommended : 0
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License Category : Single Server Edition for Windows / Linux
Licenses Installed : 0
Licenses Used : 0
Licenses Required : 0
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License Category : Single Server Edition for all platforms
Licenses Installed : 0
Licenses Used : 0
Licenses Required : 0
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License Category : On-line Extension for Windows
Licenses Installed : 1
Licenses Used : 1
Licenses Required : 0
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License Category : On-line Extension for UNIX
Licenses Installed : 1
Licenses Used : 0
Licenses Required : 0
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License Category : On-line Extension for ONE Windows / Linux system
Licenses Installed : 999
Licenses Used : 0
Licenses Required : 0
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License Category : On-line Extension for ONE UNIX system
Licenses Installed : 999
Licenses Used : 0
Licenses Required : 0
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License Category : Direct Backup using NDMP for 1 TB
Licenses Capacity Installed : 999 TB
Licenses Capacity In Use : 0.0 TB
Licenses Capacity Required : 0 TB
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License Category : Zero Downtime Backup for 1 TB EMC Symmetrix / DMX
Licenses Capacity Installed : 999 TB
Licenses Capacity In Use : 0.0 TB
Licenses Capacity Required : 0 TB
——————————————————————————
License Category : Zero Downtime Backup for 1 TB
Licenses Capacity Installed : 999 TB
Licenses Capacity In Use : 0.0 TB
Licenses Capacity Required : 0 TB
——————————————————————————
License Category : Instant Recovery for 1 TB
Licenses Capacity Installed : 999 TB
Licenses Capacity In Use : 0.0 TB
Licenses Capacity Required : 0 TB
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License Category : Zero Downtime Backup for 1 TB HP StorageWorks Modu
lar SAN Array 1000
Licenses Capacity Installed : 999 TB
Licenses Capacity In Use : 0.0 TB
Licenses Capacity Required : 0 TB
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License Category : Instant Recovery for 1 TB HP StorageWorks Modular
SAN Array 1000
Licenses Capacity Installed : 999 TB
Licenses Capacity In Use : 0.0 TB
Licenses Capacity Required : 0 TB
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License Category : Zero Downtime Backup for 1 TB HP StorageWorks XP
Licenses Capacity Installed : 9999 TB
Licenses Capacity In Use : 0.0 TB
Licenses Capacity Required : 0 TB
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License Category : Instant Recovery for 1 TB HP StorageWorks XP
Licenses Capacity Installed : 999 TB
Licenses Capacity In Use : 0.0 TB
Licenses Capacity Required : 0 TB
——————————————————————————
License Category : Advanced backup to disk for 1 TB
Licenses Capacity Installed : 999 TB
Licenses Capacity In Use : reporting of this value is not supported
Licenses Capacity Required : reporting of this value is not supported
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License Category : Direct Backup for 1 TB HP StorageWorks XP or compa
tible
Licenses Capacity Installed : 999 TB
Licenses Capacity In Use : 0.0 TB
Licenses Capacity Required : 0 TB
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License Category : Direct Backup for 1 TB HP StorageWorks VA
Licenses Capacity Installed : 999 TB
Licenses Capacity In Use : 0.0 TB
Licenses Capacity Required : 0 TB
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License Category : Multi-Drive Server for UNIX
Licenses Installed : 999
Licenses Used : 0
Licenses Required : 0
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License Category : Multi-Drive Server for Windows / NetWare
Licenses Installed : 999
Licenses Used : 0
Licenses Required : 0
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License Category : Encryption Extension for one client system
Licenses Capacity Installed : 0
Licenses Capacity In Use : reporting of this value is not supported
Licenses Capacity Required : reporting of this value is not supported
Summary
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Licensing is covered.
C:\Users\user>

So now we can see what licenses we need how do we work out what part numbers to buy? The data protector installation and licensing guide (http://support.openview.hp.com/selfsolve/manuals)  can provide this!
In the manual you can find something like the following table. This pretty much tells you what product numbers match to what functionality.


Rule of thumb is most people will buy a starter pack and then buy any additional licenses on top. The Starter Pack license-to-use (LTU) includes the license for:
• one Cell Manager on the specified platform
• unlimited number of Backup Agents on any platform
• one drive license (B6951xx contains 1xB6953AA, and B6961xx contains
1xB6963AA)
• built-in media management
• libraries up to 60 slots
• System Disaster Recovery options
• sophisticated reporting (in the Data Protector GUI and via the web)
• SAN support (with the Cell Manager on HP-UX, Solaris or Linux)
• service-centric management through integrations into HP software

For more information see the data protector installation and licensing guide from the following link

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