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Server Management Suite Licenses getting more expensive!

8:50 am in Uncategorized by alkin

Today the System Center Team announced the new capabilities and price changes of the Server Management Suite Enterprise (SMSE) and Server Management Suite Datacenter (SMSD) licenses. You can read the whole article here.

 

Now with the SMSE and SMSD you will also get:

  • System Center Service Manager Server ML as part of their active Software Assurance coverage when Service Manager will be generally available
  • Opalis software will be granted to any new or existing SMSE or SMSD license with active Software Assurance coverage as of December 10, 2009

 

This has of course a downside on the price. The SMSE will move from $1,198* per license to $1,569* per license and the SMSD will move from $749* for each per processor license to $1,310* for each per processor license, effective July 1, 2010.

 

Thanks,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise Transition to System Management Suite Datacenter

8:24 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

As mentioned in here the  System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise Licensing has changed since today. Microsoft has developed a transition path from the SCSMSE to the newly SMSD:

License Grant:

One-time License Grant of System Center Server Management Suite Datacenter (SMSD) to License Holders of System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise (SMSE):

As a one-time exception in connection with the transition of SMSE* from a suite that allows for the management of any number of OSEs on a licensed device to a suite that allows for the management of up to four OSEs on a licensed device, we are granting Select, Enterprise, Open License, Open Value, and Campus and School customers with active Software Assurance on SMSE as of July 1, 2009 the following:

  • Four complimentary SMSD licenses for each qualifying SMSE license with active Software Assurance the customer has as of July 1, 2009.
  • Each set of four granted SMSD licenses must be assigned to a single device, and may not be separated for use on two or more devices.
  • The management rights associated with the complimentary SMSD licenses are granted in place of the management rights associated with the qualifying SMSE license. Upon the assignment of the granted SMSD licenses, the customer forfeits its management rights under the corresponding SMSE license.

 

More info on Emma’s blog the ladylicensing!

 

Alexandre Verkinderen

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Changes effective July 1st to System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise Licensing

9:19 am in Uncategorized by alkin

FYi

 

Components of Server Management Suite Enterprise

Enterprise server management licences<Server MLs> for

  • · System Center Operations Manager 2007,
  • · System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2,
  • · System Center Data Protection Manager 2007
  • · System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008
  • · And System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Management Server License

Current licensing Rules: Rights to manage an unlimited number of operating system environments (OSEs) on a single physical server

Upcoming System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise Licensing Changes

Two System Center Server Management Suite licensing changes will become effective 1 July, 2009, with the release of Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2*:

  • · System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise <SMSE>will be switched from an unlimited operating system environment to a four operating system environment, limited licence with a corresponding 20 per cent price decrease.
  • · A new suite offering, Microsoft System Center Server Management Suite Datacenter <SMSD> will be introduced and will include the same products as System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise, but, it will be licensed per processor and will provide for the management of an unlimited number of operating system environments.

*Licensing changes become effective when customers adopt System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 and subsequent releases of the other products included in the System Center Server Management Suite family.

 

I hope this will only affect new licenses bought after July 1 and that existing customers can still upgrade to Opsmgr R2 with an unlimited management of VM’s.

 

If you want to know more about licensing at Microsoft have a look at Emma’s blog: http://ladylicensing.spaces.live.com/

 

Grtz,
Alexandre Verkinderen

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