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SQL Server CALs licenses required from Orion

Overview

 

We don’t like to make recommendations regarding another vendor’s licenses, but we can say that many users go for the 5-user CAL.


It is up to Customer to choose what licensing they want, below should help in understanding how many CALS may be used up by Orion implementation. 


It depends on:

  • Whether its CAL Licensing or Per Processor licensing Model that the Customers chooses,
  • Need to take into consideration how many NPM Pollers customer will have
  • and where the SQL Instance resides, whether its local or on dedicated DB Server.

 

If SQL Server resides on same Server as Orion,

  • Only 1 CAL is needed.
     

If Customer has Dedicated SQL Server, then 5 CALs should be enough for most Customers.

  • CALs are distributed to each machine accessing the services of the SQL server.  
  • If you are running other applications that access the database directly from multiple locations  (Database Manager, Custom Property Editor, System Manager, Polling Engines), each of these machines will use up a CAL.
  • Orion web users do not need CAL licenses because they are connecting to a web engine that in turn access the SQL Server.
  • https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sql-server/default.aspx  (© 2017 Microsoft, available at http://www.microsoft.com/, obtained on May 19, 2017.)

Environment

SQL Server 2008/2012

 

Detail


Processor Licensing Model


A license is required for each physical or virtual processor accessed by an operating system environment running SQL Server. 


This license does not require any device or user client access licenses (CALs). 
Under this structure, a customer acquires a separate Processor license for each processor that is located in the server running the SQL Server software. 


If you have made a processor inaccessible to all operating system copies on which the SQL Server software is set up to run, you do not need a software license for that processor. 


This licensing model is most appropriate for applications that are accessible through the Internet and for internal applications with a high client-to-server ratio. 


Server Plus Device CALs Licensing Model


Server plus device client access license (CAL) licensing requires a separate Server license (for either SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition)  for each server on which the software is installed, plus a CAL for each client device.  


A SQL Server CAL is required for a device (for example, a personal computer, workstation, terminal, personal digital assistant, or mobile phone) to access or use the services or functionality of either edition of SQL Server.


Server Plus User CALs Licensing Model

Server plus user client access license (CAL) licensing requires a separate Server license for each server on which the software is installed, plus a user CAL for each user accessing the server. 


A SQL Server CAL is required for a user to access or use the services or functionality of either edition of SQL Server.

 

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