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Hi,

We are considering upgrading our basic model 4 node centera to governance edition.

Do we need to buy 2 x 2 EMC CENTERA GOVERNANCE 2-NODE RIGHT-TO-USE or  1 x EMC CENTERA GOVERNANCE 2-NODE RIGHT-TO-USE?

2 nodes are access role

2 nodes are storage role

Thanks,

Darmin

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Re: upgrade to governance edition quick answer please

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Hi Darmin

As you are using a 4-Node system you need to buy 2 x 2 EMC CENTERA GOVERNANCE 2-NODE RIGHT-TO-USE licenses. The number of nodes licesed need to match the total number of nodes in the system.

Best regards, Holger

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Extra licenses are required for Centera only if one wishes to upgrade among the following:

  • CPP: or an upgrade license from CPM to CPP.


  • Access on Storage Nodes: in case you have no Gen4 nodes in your cluster.


  • Additional pools: beyond the standard 100.


  • Rack-to-rack license: to interconnect racks.


  • Replication: A license is required for each server in the replication chain.


  • Governance or Compliance Plus Editions: A license is required for one or the other, but not both.


  • Advanced Retention Management: Governance or Compliance Plus Edition is required before purchasing this license. It is not available for Basic Edition.


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Hi Phukon,

Thanks for your answer but it does not address my question.

I am aware what licenses do but I am not sure if we need to buy 2 x 2 governance right to use or 1 x governance right to use because of the number of storage nodes we have...

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The Cluster can be either BASIC or GE, It cannot be mixed,

All 4 nodes of the clusters MUST have storage role configured.

For further support you need to talk to the  accounts team so that they can set up with the correct licenses for the cluster.

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Hi Darmin

As you are using a 4-Node system you need to buy 2 x 2 EMC CENTERA GOVERNANCE 2-NODE RIGHT-TO-USE licenses. The number of nodes licesed need to match the total number of nodes in the system.

Best regards, Holger

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Thank you Holger,

Thats what I was looking for.

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