On the DPA GUI, what does the "Instances" number represent under Licenses?

           

   Article Number:     531736                                   Article Version: 3     Article Type:    Break Fix 
   

 


Product:

 

Data Protection Advisor,Data Protection Advisor Family

 

Issue:

 

 

Explain what the "Instances" value reflects under Licenses   
   
    This can be seen on the DPA GUI under:   
    Admin > System > Manage Licenses   
   
    This shows what licenses have been installed.   
    The Name of the license, Instances and Expiry Date is displayed.
                                                           

 

 

Cause:

 

 

Understanding what the "Instances" value mean under Licenses.                                                           

 

 

Resolution:

 

 

   

         
  •         The instance is the count of the named license unit and does not have an over-all generic definition.      
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  •         The number has a different meaning, depending on the backup server / application that is being looked at.      
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    In the case of Avamar and NetWorker servers for example, the "Instances" number represents TB capacity.   
         
  •         For other backup applications, "Instances" of backup clients licenses relates to the number of clients in that backup application.     
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  •         For Virtualization, the "Instances" value is the number of vCenter servers that can be monitored.     
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