About rack mount server licensing

Rack mount server licensing is managed at the server level.

When you add a rack mount server to the appliance, you must choose a license type. You cannot change the license type for a rack mount server unless you remove and re-add it.

NOTE:

Embedded licenses take precedent over the license type you choose. If you add a rack mount server to be managed with an embedded license, the appliance assigns the license to that rack mount server, regardless of the license type you choose.

Remote console support is not enabled if the rack mount server does not have an iLO license.

Rack mount server licensing behavior

When you add a managed rack mount server to the appliance:

  • You must choose a license type:

    HPE OneView Advanced or HPE OneView Advanced w/o iLO
  • A license embedded on the rack mount server iLO is automatically added to the appliance and applied to the rack mount server.

  • If the server hardware has an existing permanent iLO Advanced license, the appliance assigns an HPE OneView Advanced w/o iLO license, regardless of the license type you choose.

  • If the rack mount server does not have an embedded license, the appliance attempts to assign a license from the license pool.

  • If there are not enough licenses available, a notification is displayed that instructs you on how to address the issue.

  • The iLO Advanced license that is part of your HPE OneView Advanced license is applied to the iLO when you add a rack mount server.

  • To change the license type of a rack mount server that does not have an embedded license, you must remove the rack mount server from management and then re-add it with the new license type.