Just FYI, the same issues apply to VMware View, Citrix XenDesktop, etc.

On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 2:01 PM, Alexander Patterson
<alexander.patter...@csueastbay.edu> wrote:
> 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>
> 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
>> ________________________________
>> From: Alexander Patterson [alexander.patter...@csueastbay.edu]
>> Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 1:12 PM
>> To: 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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