Licensing scenarios

The way in which the appliance handles license assignments depends on the following:

  • Whether the enclosure or server hardware has an embedded license

  • The license type you choose when you add the enclosure or server hardware

  • Whether there are available licenses in the appliance license pool (for server hardware without an embedded license)

The following table describes how the appliance handles licensing for different user actions.

Table 56: Licensing scenarios

User action

License policy or type

Result

Notes

Add a managed enclosure with embedded HPE OneView Advanced or HPE OneView Advanced w/o iLO license.

The embedded license takes precedent over the enclosure license policy you select.

Embedded Onboard Administrator (OA) licenses are added to the appliance pool and applied to server hardware that is not licensed.

Because the embedded licenses from an enclosure are placed in a pool, these licenses are available to apply to any server managed by the appliance.

Add managed server hardware with embedded HPE OneView Advanced or HPE OneView Advanced w/o iLO license.

Embedded licenses are applied to the server hardware regardless of the license type you select.

Embedded licenses are assigned to the server hardware on which they reside.

 

Add managed server hardware with an existing, permanent iLO Advanced license.

The license type is set to HPE OneView Advanced w/o iLO regardless of the license policy or type.

HPE OneView Advanced w/o iLO Licenses available in the pool

The appliance assigns a license to the server hardware.

No HPE OneView Advanced w/o iLO licenses available in the pool

The appliance issues a warning that there are not enough licenses to satisfy the policy.

 

Add a managed enclosure or server hardware with no embedded license.

Any

Licenses available in the pool

The appliance assigns a license to the server hardware.

No licenses available in the pool

The appliance issues a warning that there are not enough licenses to satisfy the policy.

After the 60-day trial period, a message notifies you when there are not enough licenses for the number of managed server hardware.

Add a managed enclosure with ProLiant G6 or Proliant BL680 G7 servers.

Any

The G6 servers will be assigned an HPE OneView Standard license while the other servers are assigned the HPE OneView Advanced or HPE OneView Advanced w/o iLO license you specified.

 

Add enclosure to monitor the hardware

All the server hardware in the enclosure will be assigned an HPE OneView Standard license.

HPE OneView Standard license

The appliance automatically assigns this license when adding an enclosure for monitoring the hardware. Embedded licenses on monitored server hardware are ignored.

 

Remove a monitored enclosure

HPE OneView Standard

The license is unassigned from the server hardware.

 

Remove managed server hardware.

HPE OneView Advanced

(applied to server hardware).

The license remains assigned to the server hardware.

If the server hardware is re-added, it will be assigned the same license.

Removing server hardware with licenses assigned to them can cause the number of licensed servers shown in the licensing graphs to be greater than the number of servers currently being managed because the licenses are still being counted as assigned to server hardware.

Remove managed server hardware.

HPE OneView Advanced w/o iLO or HPE OneView Advanced (license not yet applied to server).

The license is unassigned from the server hardware.