How is SCM licensed?

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  • 16-Nov-2016
  • 16-Nov-2016

Environment

NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager 6.x

Situation

Secure Configuration Manager requires a license key that defines how many computers or endpoints
you can manage with this product. You can install the license key during installation of the product
or you can add the license key later using the Core Services Configuration Utility

Resolution

Licensing for UNIX Agents and Endpoints
Every UNIX or Linux system that you want to manage must host an UNIX security agent. When you
register the UNIX agent, Secure Configuration Manager automatically creates and registers an
endpoint representing the operating system on the computer. Secure Configuration Manager issues
one UNIX endpoint license for the operating system endpoint. Also, each instance of an Oracle
database on the computer requires a separate endpoint and license. For example, a UNIX computer
containing six instances of Oracle requires six Oracle endpoint licenses plus an endpoint license for
the operating system, for a total of seven licenses.

Licensing for Windows Agents and Endpoints
When you register a Windows agent on a computer, Secure Configuration Manager automatically
creates and registers an endpoint representing the operating system on the computer. A managed
Windows system can include multiple types of Windows endpoints, such as instances of Oracle and
SQL Server databases. To manage Windows‐based endpoints, consider the following licensing
requirements and recommendations.
Windows agent computer
Requires one Windows Server endpoint license for the operating system of the computer that
hosts the agent.

Active Directory
Requires one Windows Server endpoint license for each managed Active Directory endpoint.
NetIQ Corporation recommends only one Active Directory endpoint per domain.

Microsoft IIS
Requires one license for each managed Internet Information Services (IIS) endpoint instance. For
example:
A Windows computer running IIS to manage six Web sites requires one IIS endpoint
license. In addition, NetIQ Corporation recommends an endpoint license for the operating
system, for a total of two licenses. However, the operating system license is not a
requirement.
A Windows computer with one Windows proxy agent managing six remote Windows
computers with 36 Web sites spread evenly across the computers requires six IIS endpoint
licenses. In addition, NetIQ Corporation recommends endpoint licenses for the six
operating systems, for a total of 12 licenses. However, the operating system licenses are not
a requirement.

NAS Server
Requires one endpoint license for each NAS device that is running a managed endpoint.

Oracle
Requires one endpoint license for each managed instance of an Oracle database. For example, a
Windows computer containing six instances of Oracle requires six Oracle endpoint licenses. In
addition, NetIQ Corporation recommends an endpoint license for the operating system, for a
total of seven licenses. However, the operating system license is not a requirement.

Microsoft SQL Server
Requires one endpoint license for each managed SQL Server instance. For example:
A Windows computer containing six instances of SQL Server requires six SQL Server
endpoint licenses. In addition, NetIQ Corporation recommends an endpoint license for the
operating system, for a total of seven licenses. However, the operating system license is not
a requirement.
A Windows computer with one Windows proxy agent managing 36 instances of SQL
Server spread evenly across six remote Windows computers requires 36 SQL Server
endpoint licenses. In addition, NetIQ Corporation recommends endpoint licenses for the
six operating systems, for a total of 42 licenses. However, the operating system licenses are
not a requirement.

Cause

SCM requires a license for the number of endpoints being managed.

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