4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 28, 2015 12:02 PM by ccarson@cdw.com

    can I run multiple vm's on the same physical host with CFE?

    ccarson@cdw.com

      can I run multiple vm's on the same physical host with CFE?

        • 1. Re: can I run multiple vm's on the same physical host with CFE?
          haxtbh Level 4

          Depends... What CF Enterprise license have you got?

           

          3.1 Production Software. This Section 3.1 applies only if Licensee has obtained one or more valid Production Software licenses, which are issued on a CPU basis or separately mentioned. All such licenses shall be counted in aggregate across all use cases as defined in Sections 3.1.1–3.1.2.

           

          3.1.1 Adobe grants Licensee a license to install and use the Production Software on a per-CPU basis as provided herein or in a separate writing. For each Computer on which Production Software is installed, the minimum number of Production Software licenses that are required may not be less than the total number of CPUs on the Computer. For example if a Computer has four (4) CPUs and the Production Software license is for two (2) CPUs, Licensee must obtain 2 Production Software licenses for such Computer.

           

          3.1.2 Virtual Machine License.

           

          3.1.2.1 Virtual Machine License based on pCPU/vCPU/vCore.

           

          (a) Enterprise License for multiple VM. If Licensee has obtained a Production Software license to the enterprise version of the Software, Adobe grants Licensee the right to run an unlimited number of VM instances of the Software, as long as Licensee has obtained a valid license, pursuant to Section 3.1.1, for all the pCPUs of the underlying Computer(s) operating the VMs.

           

          (b) Enterprise License for Single VM. If Licensee has obtained a Production Software licenses to the enterprise version of the Software, Adobe grants Licensee the right to run a single VM instance for each valid license of Production Software that Licensee has obtained of the Software, as long as the number of vCore/vCPU assigned to such VM is less than or equal to eight (8) and Licensee has obtained a valid license. For clarity, each Production Software License can run on a maximum of a single VM instance, provided that the number of vCore/vCPU assigned to such VM is less than or equal to eight (8). For example, if Licensee has a ten (10) vCore/vCPU in a single VM instance, Licensee would need two (2) Production Software licenses.

           

          (c) Standard License. If Licensee has obtained a Production Software license to the standard version of the Software, Adobe grants Licensee the right to run a single VM instance for each valid license of Production Software that Licensee has obtained, as long as the number of vCore/vCPU assigned to such VM is less than or equal to two (2) and Licensee has obtained a valid license. For clarity, each Production Software License can run on a maximum of one VM instance, provided that the number of vCore/vCPU assigned to such VM is less than or equal to two. For example, if Licensee has a 5 vCore/vCPU in a single VM instance, Licensee would need three (3) Production Software licenses.

           

          3.1.2.2 Virtual Machine License based on processing power.

           

          (a) Enterprise License. If Licensee has obtained a Production Software license of the enterprise version of the Software, Adobe grants Licensee the right to operate the Software on a single VM instance as long as the processing power of such VM instances measured in Gigahertz (GHz) is equal to 16 Gigahertz (GHz) or less. For Clarity, the minimum number of Production Software licenses that are required to be obtained by Licensee to run on single VM Instance, is equal to the processing power of such VM instances measured in Gigahertz (GHz) divided by 16 and rounded to the next integer in case the division by 16 is a non-integer.

           

          (b) Standard License. If Licensee has obtained the Production Software licenses to the standard version of the Software, Adobe grants Licensee the right to operate the Software on a single VM instance as long as the processing power of such VM instances measured in Gigahertz (GHz) is equal to 5 Gigahertz (GHz) or less. Each Production Software License can run on a maximum of single VM instance, provided that instance is less than or equal to 5 GHZ in processing power. For example, if Licensee has a VM instance of 7 GHz, Licensee cannot use a single Production Software license. Licensee could create two (2) VM instances of 4 GHz and 3 GHz which would require two (2) Production Software licenses, one for each VM instance.

           

          Licensee may contact Adobe at http://www.adobe.com/go/VM_Licensing_Contact for assistance in determining the total processing power for a particular VM instance.

          • 2. Re: can I run multiple vm's on the same physical host with CFE?
            ccarson@cdw.com Level 1

            Version 11 but they are looking to downgrade back to V 10.

             

             

            Collier Carson | Adobe Licensing Specialist-East Region | CDW | ccarson@cdw.com<mailto:ccarson@cdw.com> | Office: 877-890-8243 | Cell 773-459-9421

                  

            Adobe Partner of the year 2011, 2013 and 2014

            • 3. Re: can I run multiple vm's on the same physical host with CFE?
              haxtbh Level 4

              I thought as a Adobe Licensing Specialist you would have a better idea then all of us.

               

              It depends on the license they want, as per what I put above. Whether its a per VM license or a per CPU license and how many CPUs the license covers.

               

              This is probably be the part you are after.

              Adobe grants Licensee the right to run an unlimited number of VM instances of the Software, as long as Licensee has obtained a valid license, pursuant to Section 3.1.1, for all the pCPUs of the underlying Computer(s) operating the VMs.

               

              CF is usually a 2 CPU license, so how many CPUs on the host? If more then 2 they need more then 1 license.

               

              You will be best off contacting Adobe directly though to confirm this.

               

              Not sure why they want to downgrade but CF 10 has different licensing when it comes to the VMs I think. You will need to contact Adobe to confirm

              • 4. Re: can I run multiple vm's on the same physical host with CFE?
                ccarson@cdw.com Level 1

                Unfortunately, there is Zero training on this  product.

                 

                 

                Collier Carson | Adobe Licensing Specialist-East Region | CDW | ccarson@cdw.com<mailto:ccarson@cdw.com> | Office: 877-890-8243 | Cell 773-459-9421

                      

                Adobe Partner of the year 2011, 2013 and 2014