Consistent licensing model across editions.Product Overview Processor-based license, covering up to twoMicrosoft System Center 2012 offers solutions for processors for server management. User- or OSE-managing datacenter resources, private clouds, and client based license for client management.devices.Private Cloud/Datacenter Management Licensing Managed ServersSystem Center 2012 helps your organization achieve IT as System Center 2012 server management licensinga Service by enabling: maximizes your private cloud value while simplifying purchasing. All server management licenses (SMLs) Productive infrastructure: Deliver flexible, cost- include the same components and the ability to manage effective private-cloud infrastructure to your business any workload. System Center 2012 SMLs will be released units in a self-service model, while carrying forward in two editions differentiated by virtualization rights only: your existing data center investments. Datacenter: Maximizes cloud capacity with unlimited Predictable applications: Deep application insight virtualization for high density private clouds combined with a “service-centric” approach helps you deliver predictable application-service levels. Standard: For lightly or non-virtualized private cloud workloads. Cloud computing on your terms: Deliver and consume private and public cloud computing on your Edition Components Included terms with common management experiences across your hybrid environments. Operations ManagerClient Management Configuration ManagerSystem Center 2012 helps IT empower people to use the Data Protection Managerdevices and applications they need to be productive, Service Managerwhile maintaining corporate compliance and control. Virtual Machine ManagerSystem Center 2012 Licensing Endpoint Protection* OrchestratorOverview App Controller*System Center 2012 introduces a new edition line-up to *New Component Introduced withaddress your Private Cloud and client device management System Center 2012needs. System Center 2012 licensing is simplified through: License required only for endpoints being managed. No additional System Center licenses are needed for management servers or SQL Server technology.
Server ML Edition Comparison: Multiple System Center 2012 Standard licenses may be assigned to the same server to license the number of Datacenter Standard managed OSEs. Components included in the Server MLs # of physical processors per are not available separately. 2 2 license Flexibility to License Managed OSEs Running # of Managed Operating on Public Cloud Platforms System Environments Unlimited 2 All System Center 2012 Server Management Licenses with (OSEs) per license active Software Assurance qualify for License Mobility Includes all System Center through Software Assurance benefits. With the License server management Mobility through Software Assurance benefit, you can components assign Server MLs to manage applications running on a Right to run management public cloud infrastructure. server software and supporting SQL Server For more information, see the Microsoft License Mobility Runtime (SQL Server through Software Assurance Customer Guide. Standard Edition) Manage any type of Transitioning to the New Server supported workload Licensing Model Open No Level (NL) License and Software Assurance $3,607 $1,323 If you have Software Assurance coverage on your current (L&SA) 2-year price System Center licenses at the time of System Center 2012 Components included in the Server MLs are not available General Availability, you will receive the following System separately. Center 2012 Server ML grants at the ratios listed below: Determining the Number of Licenses Needed Current License Conversion New License(s) Server MLs are required for managed devices that run Ratio server Operating System Environments (OSEs). Licenses 1 System Center Server Management Suite are processor-based, with each license covering up to two 2:1* 2012 Datacenter Datacenter (SMSD) physical processors. The number of Server MLs required Server ML for each managed server is determined by the number of 2 System Center Server Management Suite physical processor in the server for Datacenter Edition 1:2 2012 Standard Enterprise (SMSE) and either number of physical processors in the server or Server MLs number of OSEs being managed for Standard Edition 1 System Center Any Single Enterprise (whichever is greater). If you choose the Standard Server 1:1 2012 Standard Server ML ML, you can add more licenses to a server to manage a Server ML greater number of virtual OSEs. 1 System Center Any Single Standard 1:1 2012 Standard Examples: Server ML Server ML Datacenter Standard Any Single Management 1 System Center Server MLs Server MLs Server License (with or 1:1 2012 Standard Required Required without SQL Technology) Server ML One 1-processor, non- 1 1 virtualized server 1 System Center System Center Virtual One 4-processor, non- 1:1 2012 Datacenter 2 2 Machine Manager virtualized server Server MLs One 2-processor server *System Center 2012 Datacenter covers up to 2 processors per 1 2 with 3 virtual OSEs license, whereas SMSD only covers 1 processor per license. One 4-processor server 2 4 with 8 virtual OSEsThis document is provided “as-is”. Information and views expressed in this document, including URL and other Internet Web sitereferences, may change without notice. This document does not provide you with any legal rights to any intellectual property in anyMicrosoft product.
You may migrate from System Center 2012 Standard toSystem Center 2012 Datacenter by purchasing a Step-Up Licensing Managed ClientsLicense. Client Management Licenses (MLs) are required for managed devices that run non-server OSEs. There areMoving to Processor-based Licensing three System Center 2012 Client ML offerings: Customers with existing licenses under Software Client Configuration Endpoint Assurance (SA) can upgrade to System Center 2012 at Management Manager Protection no additional cost. At the date of General Availability, Suite Client Client ML Subscription existing licenses will be exchanged for processor ML based licenses and customers can renew their SA on Components Configuration Endpoint Service processor licenses. Included Manager Protection Manager System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise Virtual Operations Edition under SA will be exchanged for a minimum of Machine Manager 2 System Center 2012 Standard Edition licenses per Manager Data server or for the actual number of processors in use. Protection Manager Standalone Standard or Enterprise Server Management Licenses will be exchanged for a Orchestrator minimum of 1 System Center 2012 Standard Edition Included in licenses per server or for the actual number of Core CAL processors in use. Suite At the end of the current agreement term, customers Included in should do a self-inventory, documenting the number Enterprise CAL Suite of processors in each server in use with System Open NL Center Server Management Suite Enterprise Edition or L&SA 2-year $62 $22 $121 standalone Server Management Licenses covered price with Software Assurance. This will enable customers to receive the appropriate number of processor Client MLs are available on a per-OSE or per-user basis. licenses based on System Center 2012 to continue Components included in the Client MLs are not available their current deployments. separately. Customers should do this self-inventory using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit or other inventory tools and processes to accurately archive a time/date stamped inventory of hardware tied to System Center installations. If customers do not perform the self-inventory, they will receive two System Center 2012 licenses for each System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise Edition and one license for each standalone Server Management License.
Transitioning to the New Client Planning for System Center 2012 If you are planning to deploy System Center 2012, eitherLicensing Model through upgrades or new licenses, please remember:If you have Software Assurance coverage on your currentSystem Center licenses at the time of System Center 2012 Renewing Software Assurance (SA) is the best way toGeneral Availability, you will receive the following System protect investments and provide access to new versions as well as Deployment Planning Services andCenter 2012 Server ML grants at the ratios listed in the technical assistance.following table The Microsoft Enrollment for Core Infrastructure (ECI) Current License New License will continue to offer the best value for private cloud System Center Operations and datacenter management pricing. Manager Client ML System Center 2012 Client Select your edition of System Center 2012 based on Management Suite Client virtualization rights: System Center Data ML license for each Protection Manager Client ML individual qualifying product o Datacenter Edition for highly virtualized Client ML private clouds System Center Service Manager Client ML o Standard Edition for lightly or non-virtualized private clouds System Center Configuration Core CAL and Enterprise CAL Suites will continue to Manager 2007 R3 Client ML System Center 2012 be the most cost effective way to purchase client Configuration Manager Client ML license management products. System Center Virtual Machine Manager Find out how flexible payments can help you get the IT you need and stay on budget. System Center 2012 Forefront Endpoint Protection Visit www.microsoft.com/financing for program Endpoint Protection 2010 subscription subscription details or to learn more contact your Microsoft Solution Partner directly or by calling 1-800-936-3500Note: There are no step-up paths for Client MLs. in the United States and Canada.