Secure Copy is licensed per named server. A separate license is required for each named server/device that is a source or target during a migration. The license cannot be moved to another source or target server once the job has been executed, even if the job is started and stopped.
Note: it is important to confirm your source and destination prior to starting the configured job.
When licensing Secure Copy you will need to purchase total product licenses equivalent to the total number of servers/devices where Secure Copy is planned to be used for migrations or ongoing data management. One separate license is required for each named server/device that will be a source or target.
I am replacing 1 old file server with 1 new one using Secure Copy to copy the data. This configuration requires 2 licenses.
I am consolidating 10 old file servers onto 1 new NAS server using Secure Copy to copy the data. This configuration requires 11 licenses.
I run a weekly incremental copy from a file server at a remote site into my headquarters file server using Secure Copy. This configuration requires 2 licenses—one for the source and one for the destination.
No. Only the number of servers are counted. For NAS and SAN systems, it is only the number of named server(s) that is counted—not the number of storage nodes or disk arrays.
In a clustered configuration there are a few basics to keep in mind. If you target a node it will license the node. If you target the cluster it will license the cluster. It all comes down to how you task your jobs!
I am running a job in an environment where i have multiple sources. Where my source cluster is "\CorpClusterData" and source server is "\CorpServer1d1" my destination is "\CorpServer2d1."
How many licenses will I need? This configuration will need 3 licenses, one for the cluster "CorpCluster" one for the file server "CorpServer1" one for "CorpServer2".
Note: When using multiple sources, one being the cluster and one being a file server (node) in the cluster they will be treated like any other file server.
I am running a job in an environment where my cluster name is "CorpCluster." My Source path is "\CorpClusterAccounting" and my Target path is "\CorpServer2BackupsAccounting." How many licenses will I need? This configuration will need 2 licenses, one for the cluster "CorpCluster" and one for the file server "CorpServer2."
I am running a job in an environment where my cluster name is "CorpCluster". My Source path is "\CorpClusterData2011" and my Target path is "\CorpClusterYearly_Data_Archives2011." How many licenses will I need? This configuration will need 1 license, for the cluster "CorpCluster".
Note 1: In a clustered environment, data is typically copied to one server in the cluster, so only one destination license is required. This configuration requires 2 licenses, one for the source server and one for the destination node.
Note 2: The cluster host machine will not require a license unless the host machine is referenced in the copy job.
Note 3: in order to treat the whole cluster as a licensed server; ensure to copy only to and from CLUSTER resources.
No, One separate license is required for each named server/device that will be a source or target.
Do I need a license for every server/device on my network?
One separate license is required for each named server/device that will be a source or target. The Virtual Machine host machine will not require a license unless the host machine is referenced in the copy job.
Any Virtual Machine’s running on Windows host machine or NetApp vFilers running on a NetApp device.
The 1-server license is for additions to existing perpetual Secure Copy licenses only! They are for special situations and should be discussed with your account representative.
An organisation already owns 5 Secure Copy licenses for copying between 4 source servers and 1 destination. They now want to add an extra source server, so they only require 1 additional license.
No. Secure Copy licenses can only be used with the server/device they are purchased for.
All license keys for Term Licenses must be applied to the product immediately upon receipt of the license key. The time limit for each Term License begins once the license key is delivered and expires on the respective date of the Term. Products with perpetual license keys do not have restrictive time limits and should be used instead of Term Licenses in the event functionality is needed past the respective Term.
Secure Copy will not run jobs when the number of servers you have created jobs for exceeds the number of licenses available. You need to purchase more licenses.
Yes, the product will run in evaluation mode when no license is applied. In evaluation mode, the product will only copy files under 1 MB in size.
You can view how many licenses you have available in the "License Status Report" screen in the Help-License menu.
You can view how many licenses have been used in the "License Status Report" screen in the Help-License menu. You will also be notified when you try to run a job if there are more servers in the job list than you have licenses available.