Introduction

The License Management in Myaccount portal is a simple and intuitive web-based user interface for managing and buying RDP, MS SQL license for your Node as per your requirement.

Buying a license means that you designate that license for one node. The designation avoids sharing a license across more than one node. For example, after you have assigned a license to a node, you are permitted to run that licensed software on that node.

Refer below a detailed description of application/software licenses available for your node.

License Description
RDP
The remote desktop protocol RDP is used to access to server or application hosted on a node. It allows you to
connect, access, and control data and resources on a node as if you were doing it locally.
MS SQL
SQL Server is a database server by Microsoft. The Microsoft relational database management system is a
software product that primarily stores and retrieves data requested by other applications. These applications
may run on the same or a different compute node.
Going more in-depth, in order to understand what a SQL Server is, you must first understand what SQL is.
SQL is a special-purpose programming language designed to handle data in a relational database management
system. A database server is a computer program that provides database services to other programs or
computers, as defined by the client-server model. Therefore, a SQL Server is a database server that
implements the Structured Query Language (SQL).
There are many different versions of Microsoft SQL Server, catering for different workloads and demands.

Physical Machine

When running MS SQL Server in a physical OSE, all physical cores on the server must be licensed. A minimum of four core licenses is required for each physical processor on the server.

Calculate the Licenses on Physical Machines.

  • Count the total number of physical cores in the server.
  • Since the Per 2 Core licenses used in SPLA (Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement), you must divide the number of the available cores on the physical machine by two to determine the actual number of licenses required on the machine.

Note

The use of hyper-threading technology does not affect the number of licenses required when running SQL Server software in a physical OSE Logic.

Example: Let’s say you have a physical server with a single Processor.

Case Case-1 Case-1 Case-1 Case-1
Total Processors Available 1 1 1 1
Total Cores Available 2 4 8 16
Licenses Required (Per 2 Cores) 2 2 4 8

Example: Let’s say you have a physical server with two processors.

Case Case-2 Case-2 Case-2 Case-2
Total Processors Available 2 2 2 2
Total Cores Available 2 4 8 16
Licenses Required (Per 2 Cores) 4 4 4 8

Virtual Machine

Licenses Calculation Logic: When running MS SQL server in virtual OSEs, all the virtual core (or virtual processor, virtual CPU, virtual thread) allocated to the VM must be licensed. A minimum of four core licenses is required for each VM.

Calculate the Licenses on Virtual Machines.

  • Count the total number of virtual cores available in a virtual machine.
  • Since the Per 2 Core licenses used in SPLA, so you must divide the number of the available virtual core on the virtual machine by two to determine the actual number of licenses required on the virtual machine.

Example: Let’s say you have 2 or more virtual cores on the virtual machine.

VMs VM1 VM2 VM3 VM4
Total Virtual Cores Available 2 4 8 16
Licenses Required (Per 2 Cores) 2 2 4 8

You can refer to the microsoft official document.

Buy License

This tutorial will show you how to buy and manage license for Myaccount

  • Go to My Account and log in using your credentials set up at the time of creating and activating the My Account.
  • On the left Navigation bar, Select License management available under the service section.
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  • You will redirect to the Manage License page.
  • Click on the ‘+ Buy New License’.
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  • Select the license type you want to buy.

RDP License

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MS SQL License

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  • After selecting a license type, click on the ‘Buy’ button.
  • You will be redirected to the buy license page. Here need to specify the node details.

RDP License

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MS SQL License

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  • After filling the required information, click the ‘Place Order’ button.
  • A confirmation window will be opened. Please provide your confirmation after reading the details.
  • You will redirect to the Manage License page. Here you will get an information message. Your request will be reviewed by E2E Networks support Team.
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  • You will be notified about the request approval by email. Purchased license state will change from ‘Activation-Pending’ to ‘Activated’.
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Terminate Active License

  • Go to Manage License page and select the license you want to terminate.
  • Click on the ‘Termination Request’ action.
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  • A confirmation window will be opened. Please provide your confirmation after reading the details.
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  • The license state will change from ‘Activated’ to ‘Termination-Pending’.
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  • You will be notified about the termination request approval by email.