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  • 1. Licensing Overview StoreGrid Service Provider Edition
  • 2. What is an SPEU?
  • 3. Understanding the Licensing Currency: SPEUs
    • SPEU is short for Service Provider edition Unit. An SPEU is like a coupon.
    • Partners using the SP Edition to offer backup services will first need to purchase SPEUs
    • Purchased SPEUs will be credited to the partner’s ‘account’ at the Vembu StoreGrid Partner Zone and partners can use their SPEU balance to issue licenses as required
    • Links:
      • SPEU purchase page & SPEU calculator ; you will need the Partner Access Code (PAC) Click here if you haven’t got the Partner Access Code (PAC) yet.
      • Partner Zone (you will be given a Partner ID & password after your first SPEU purchase) (we use a private certificate on this page; your browser may throw up a security warning; you can safely ignore this warning and accept the certificate)
  • 4. What do SPEUs do?
    • A StoreGrid installation on a Desktop OS needs 1 SPEU to license it for 1 year (inclusive of all updates, upgrades, bug fixes, etc).
      • Desktop OS are: Windows 2000, XP, Vista & Mac OS X.
    • A StoreGrid installation on a Server OS needs 2 SPEUs to license it for 1 year (inclusive of all updates, upgrades, bug fixes, etc).
      • Server OS are: Windows 2000 Server, 2003 Server, Small Business Server, Linux, FreeBSD.
    • Irrespective of which operating system it is running on, a Replication Server needs 2 SPEUs to license it for 1 year (inclusive of all updates, upgrades, bug fixes, etc)
    • The Advanced Plugin for SQL / Exchange requires 1 extra SPEU. Hence, for example, a Windows Server 2003 machine with advanced SQL & Exchange backup functionality will require 3 SPEUs to license it for 1 year. The Basic Plugin supporting SQL+Exchange Backups continues to be available at no extra charge.
  • 5. Understanding SPEUs with an example… Clients Clients OS Assumptions Any OS Red Hat Linux Win 2003 Server Win 2003 Server Win 2000 Server Win XP Mac OSX Other Assumptions Using Advanced SQL+Exchange Plugin SPEUs Required 2 2 2 3 2 1 1
    • Total SPEUs required: 13
    • 6 SPEUs= 2+2+2 towards licenses for 2 backup servers & 1 replication server
    • 7 SPEUs=2+1+1+3 towards supporting required clients as described in example
      • The 7 SPEUs will be added to the server in the form of an ‘MSPEU license’ (more details on this coming up…)
    Remote Replication Server Local Backup Server Local Backup Server
  • 6. The A, B, C of licensing 3 easy steps…
  • 7. Step A : Get SPEUs !
    • Purchase SPEUs from http://www.vembu.com/storegrid/storegrid- pricing.html Enter the Partner Access Code ( click here if you haven’t got the code) The purchase page includes a calculator to help you assess your requirements.
    • Your account at the Partner Zone will be credited with the purchased SPEUs (if this is your first SPEU purchase, we will create your account and send you the details within 1 business day)
    • For example, if you’d purchased 50 SPEUs, your account will display 50 SPEUs
      • You can license your backup server, replication server and clients by utilizing these SPEUs
      • When your account is running low on SPEUs, simply buy some more and credit your account accordingly
    1 2 3
  • 8. Step B : License the Backup Server
    • On the StoreGrid WebConsole of the Backup Server, go to Server Admin  License Management and click on “Apply License Key to Server”
    • Apply the annual license key. You can issue your own key from the Partner Zone
    • Your backup server is now licensed for 1 year (with probably a week’s grace period)
    1 2 Backup Server Clients Clients Clients
  • 9. All client licensing is managed from the backup server, for example: Clients Clients Clients Client licenses added here in the form of MSPEUs… Client licenses added here in the form of MSPEUs… Scenario 1 Direct backup to Remote Backup Server Scenario 2 Backup to local server Replication to remote replication server Remote Backup Server Remote Replication Server Local Backup Server Local Backup Server
  • 10. M SPEU? Please do go through this section! Amongst other things, it will help answer questions like “What if my client discontinues?” “What if he changes OS?” etc
  • 11. What are MSPEUs?
    • M SPEU = M onthly SPEU
    • 1 SPEU = 12 MSPEUs (because there are 12 months in a year  )
    • StoreGrid’s working currency is still SPEUs
      • Licenses for clients are now added to the server as MSPEUs, ie required SPEUs x 12
    • Why one more currency ?
  • 12. Why MSPEUs ?
    • MSPEUs were introduced to allow easier license management, especially when:
      • a client changes his operating system (from Desktop OS to Server OS or vice versa)
      • A client discontinues service for one of his installations midway through the year and you wish to reuse the remaining credit on other clients.
    • The backup server holds a 'bank' of MSPEUs and as clients connect to the backup server they use up MSPEUs from the server's bank - on a monthly basis. MSPEUs ensure that as long as your server has enough MSPEUs on it, you needn't spend time and effort worrying about client licensing.
  • 13. Nothing’s really changed!
    • A StoreGrid client running on a Desktop OS needs 12 MSPEUs (that's 1 SPEU ) every year.
    • A StoreGrid client running on a Server OS needs 24 MSPEUs (that's 2 SPEUs ) every year.
    • Clients using the 'advanced exchange & SQL plugin' will use 12 additional MSPEUs (that's 1 SPEU ) every year.
    • For Example: A licensed backup server holding 120 MSPEUs (which is, in effect, 10 SPEUs ) can deploy clients in any one of the following configurations:
      • 10 Desktop OS clients for 12 months
      • 5 Server OS clients for 12 months
      • 6 Desktop OS clients & 2 Server OS clients for 12 months
      • 3 Desktop OS clients & 3 Server OS clients with 1 advanced exchange/SQL pug-in for 12 months
    Let’s see how MSPEUs are added…
  • 14. Step C : Add Client Licenses (MSPEU Licenses) to the Backup Server
    • Go to Server Admin  License Management
    • Click on the “Add MSPEUs” button
    • Apply the MSPEU license key (it’s like filling up your server’s tank). You can issue your key by yourself from your Partner Zone account
    1 2 3 Backup Server Clients Clients Clients
  • 15. Licensing in action: An Example
    • Assumptions:
    • You have 50 SPEUs in your Partner Zone account
    • You’re backing up 6 clients (for starters) to your backup server
    • You will replicate your backup server to a replication server
    • The operating systems in use are as detailed in the diagram…
  • 16. Licensing in Action
    • Use 2 SPEUs to generate an annual license key for the Replication server; apply this key on the replication server (SPEU balance is 48)
    • Use 2 SPEUs to generate an annual license key for the Backup server; apply this key on the backup server (SPEU balance is 46)
    • Use the intuitive calculators in your Partner Zone account to correctly estimate SPEU requirements for your clients. For the 6 clients in this example…
    Clients Clients Clients Any OS Linux WinXP WinXP MacOSX Linux Win2003 Server Win2003 Server (plus Advanced SQL+Exchange Plugin) Backup Server Replication Server
  • 17. Licensing in Action
    • The sample configuration has the following clients:
      • 3 x Desktop OS (Mac, Win XP)
      • 3 x Server OS (Win Server, Linux)
      • 1 x Advanced SQL+Exchange Plugin
      • This will require 10 SPEUs
    • 10 SPEUs = 120 MSPEUs
      • This is what you will add to your backup server: a 120 MSPEU key
    • When you have additional client requirements, simply generate additional MSPEU keys and keep adding them to your backup server(s) to continue offering uninterrupted backup services!
    MSPEUs licenses are generated in the name of the backup server to which they are added…
  • 18. That’s It ! Thanks for taking the time to understand StoreGrid Happy Backing Up. Tech Queries: Please contact [email_address] Business queries: Please contact [email_address] www.vembu.com