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Nr of processors in License key

Hi,

We momentarily have a license key, with ## number of users, but for only 1 processor (Never requested, but default I suppose?).

Our BO system is installed on a server with 4 cpu's (processors). Version: BO XI R2 SP4,

My question: Should we perhaps request a License key for 4 processors to fully utilize our systems resources?? If anyone could enlighten me about this License key detail (number of processors), I would appreciate it!

Thanks for your time!

Kind regards,

Frode

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    Former Member
    Oct 07, 2008 at 11:58 AM

    Hello Frode,

    This actually depends on the negotiations your company had with the Business Objects sales rep.

    However, you normally need a license for each processor in your server (separate cores count as separate processors). Hope this helps!

    Kind regards,

    Kristof Speeckaert

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      A 4 CPU license would have no impact whatsoever on the performance of your deployment.

      However, as Kristof said, you are in violation of the Business Objects license if you use a single CPU license on a multiple CPU machine.

      I've been told that you can limit this in Unix (possibly Linux) environments.

      Cores/CPUs can be disabled on Unix/Linux , but not Windows.

      Edited by: Srinivas Ganapathi on Oct 7, 2008 3:24 PM

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    Former Member
    Oct 07, 2008 at 01:48 PM

    Hi

    Thanks for your helpful answers! I think I get the point now and I will look into it, to assure we don't violate any BO agreements, like you suggest might be the case here!

    Kind regards,

    Frode

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