Alex

Another group within the University handles software acquisitions and they are 
the ones that deal with Microsoft on such issues. We have the blessing of this 
group to use the software as we are on the VCL, so from my standpoint we are 
covered.

Mike

Mike Waldron
Systems Specialist
ITS Research Computing
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB #3420, ITS Manning, Rm 2509
919-962-9778
________________________________
From: Alexander Patterson [alexander.patter...@csueastbay.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 2:01 PM
To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: VCL software licensing

Hello Michael,

We have %100 of the same model that you are using, we are working on getting 
everything into complacency and we are running into big walls starting with 
Microsoft for copies of the OS that is running on the VCL.

Have you talked with Microsoft and do they know you are using the VCL to 
install virtual instances of the Microsoft product into a Virtual machine 
environment? We are in talks with Microsoft and they want to charge us X more 
for doing this, it could lead to the end of our pilot. We have the same campus 
license that you have and just wanted more insight if anyone has worked closer 
to the vendors to work on a VCL licensing for software

-Alex

On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 10:55 AM, Waldron, Michael H 
<mwald...@email.unc.edu<mailto:mwald...@email.unc.edu>> wrote:
Alex

In our case, we really haven't had to do anything special in regards to 
licensing.

For Microsoft products, we have a campus license which allows us to install on 
any University-owned systems using the campus site key.

For many applications we have network license servers, so the VCL images with 
that software point to the license servers to get licenses.

For all other licenses we have, the license is for a specific number of seats, 
not specific computers, so we just set the maximum concurrent usage setting on 
the image to the number of licenses there are for the application.

Mike

Mike Waldron
Systems Specialist
ITS Research Computing
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB #3420, ITS Manning, Rm 2509
919-962-9778<tel:919-962-9778>
________________________________
From: Alexander Patterson 
[alexander.patter...@csueastbay.edu<mailto:alexander.patter...@csueastbay.edu>]
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 1:12 PM
To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org<mailto:vcl-user@incubator.apache.org>
Subject: VCL software licensing

Hello,

I wanted to know how are people dealing with software licensing for VCL? Does 
anyone have a document or information on how they are dealing with the 
different vendors when it comes to VCL.

For example with Microsoft you are using 1 license for each virtual machine you 
spin up in a Windows environment.
Do you have one per user base? Is this for concurrent users?
Are you able to split up lab licensing for in house software to be used in the 
VCL? Do the companies know you are doing this?
Does anyone have an agreement with any vendors that goes within the current VCL 
licensing that they are using?

If someone has like an overview or general information on how you are licensing 
the VCL for educational use; that would be very helpful.

We are starting to run into licensing walls and I would love some inside 
information from someone who has gone through this.

--
Thanks,
Alex  Patterson
User Support Services
Operating System Analyst
California State University, East Bay



--
Thanks,
Alex  Patterson
User Support Services
Operating System Analyst
California State University, East Bay

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