Licensing Definitions

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APTARE Backup Manager

APTARE Backup Manager is licensed by "Backup Units". A Backup Unit is counted for each physical or virtual host within the end user’s backup environment that contains supported third party backup software agent or server software. This includes but is not limited to master servers, library manager servers, media servers, and clients. An example is in the case of VMware when multiple virtual machines (VMs) reside on one physical machine (ESX server). A Backup Unit is required for each virtual machine (VM), not just one for the physical machine.

APTARE Backup Manager can also collect the backups jobs from Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) environments. For these environments, a “Backup Unit” license is required for each database instance that is contained within the underlying Oracle RMAN Recovery Catalog(s).

APTARE Capacity Manager

APTARE Capacity Manager is licensed by "Raw Terabytes". Raw Terabytes of data storage is the sum of the physical storage across the external storage systems supported by APTARE and collected or persisted in the APTARE database. Internal disk storage on servers and hosts is excluded from Raw Terabytes calculation. Internal disk storage is disk storage that is directly attached to a server or physical host system and is not on a Storage Area Network (SAN) or Network Attached Storage (NAS) storage system.

APTARE Fabric Manager

APTARE Fabric Manager is licensed by Fibre Channel switch ports. This is the count of each Fibre Channel switch port licensed from a switch vendor or present (in the event a license is not required by the switch vendor) in Licensee’s SAN environments. For fixed Fibre Channel switches utilizing "On Demand Port Licensing," the number of Fibre Channel switch ports is the total number of Fibre Channel switch ports licensed from the switch vendor. For all other types of Fibre Channel switches, e.g., modular director-class Fibre Channel switches or older fixed Fibre Channel switches, the total number is the total number of Fibre Channel switch ports present in Licensee’s SAN environments.

APTARE File Analytics

APTARE File Analytics is licensed by "Used Terabytes". Used Terabytes of data storage is the sum of the used (utilized) capacity of all file systems contained on NAS file systems (e.g., NFS and CIFS shares) and Windows file systems, reported on by File Analytics. Licensee can interrogate utilized capacity by querying the appliance or host operating system. Total capacity of a file system is its allocated capacity, whereas used capacity is its current utilized capacity consisting of directories and files at a point in time.

APTARE Replication Manager

APTARE Replication Manager is licensed by "NetApp Storage System". A NetApp Storage System is a NetApp storage array or NetApp Filer that is running the NetApp SnapMirror, NetApp SnapVault, or NetApp FlexClone software running NetApp Data ONTAP Version 7.2+.

APTARE Storage Management Suite License

A customer must purchase a Storage Management Suite Terabyte (TB) license that is based on the raw amount of storage in their environment. A customer will only be charged for the raw storage (plus any virtualized storage if applicable) from storage arrays where APTARE has collected data. The Storage Management Suite license includes any Fiber Channel switch ports and ESX hosts (plus all VM guests on those hosts) that are utilizing the TBs under license.

APTARE Virtualization Manager

APTARE Virtualization Manager is licensed by VMware ESX Servers. VMware ESX servers is the count of each physical VMware ESX server (physical host system) within Licensee’s environment that is running the server virtualization software and reported on by Virtualization Manager. The license fee is per physical server, not the individual virtual "guest" machines.

General License Terms

A Terabyte is defined as 1024x1024x1024x1024 Bytes or 1024 GBytes.

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