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Tuesday, 22 December 2015
Data Protector media agent licenses
There are two licensing models:
Classic licensing (which is far more common)
If you are using the newer capacity-based licensing, then you can use any HPE Data Protector functionality that you want. If you are using Classic licensing (which is what almost every customer has), then you pay individually for different components.
For example, you pay a license for each tape drive you want to have concurrently writing. When you buy the cell manager license, you get the right to run one tape drive; if you want more you need to buy additional media agent licenses.
Otherwise, you will get error messages like this:
[61:17102] Not enough licenses "Direct attached tape drive for Windows / NetWare / Linux".
Or like this:
[61:17102] Not enough licenses "Tape drive for SAN / all platforms". Session is waiting for some of devices to get free.