HA Cluster and Commercial Software Licensing
rpawul at iso-ne.com
Tue Oct 22 12:04:47 MDT 2002
That makes a ton of sense.
I hope it's not too late to erase cluster from their thought bubble and
I'll report back to the list what worked if I get positive results.
>From: Greg Freemyer [mailto:freemyer at NorcrossGroup.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 12:52 PM
>To: Pawul, Rudy; linux-ha at muc.de
>Subject: re: HA Cluster and Commercial Software Licensing
> >> Hi All.
> >> Our SAS software vendor is trying to get us to pay for 2
>licenses (one for
> >> each node) for our HA cluster. We've never had to argue
>our point before
> >> as
> >> the other commercial packages we've purchased haven't given us any
> >> trouble.
> >> Anyone have experience with this?
> >> They don't charge an extra license for a cold standby
>system, which is
> >> essentially doing the same thing - with downtime....
> >> Thanks.
> >> Rudy Pawul
>A lot of software vendors don't know the difference between a
>HA cluster and active-active cluster.
>They don't want to know, because that could reduce their income.
>I now tell vendors I want a primary license and a hot-standby
>license. They seem to understand hot-standby.
>Normally, there is no charge for the hot-standby, but I think
>I was charged 10% one time. More importantly, even then only
>the primary license required a support contract.
>Deployment and Integration Specialist
>Compaq ASE - Tru64 v4, v5
>Compaq Master ASE - SAN Architect
>The Norcross Group
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