Re: SUMMARY: Solaris 2.2 licensing

From: Jim Berilla (jb@nimue.MAE.CWRU.Edu)
Date: Sat Jun 19 1993 - 14:50:08 CDT

OK, I might as well put my $.02 in here.

I just ordered a 10/54 desktop machine. I plan on hooking it up to the same
network as my SS2 and sharing home directories with NFS. This turns it into
a server, according to Sun, so I have to buy the multi-user license upgrade.
I grumble a little, but I can handle the additional $1200 list.

I also have to buy two more licenses, to upgrade Solaris from single to dual
processor, and from dual to multi processor. Another $5000 list. Apparently,
converting a desktop to a server invalidates the multi processor license that
comes with the desktop.

I argued with two Sun sales reps for two weeks about this. The outcome was
"If you want that machine, you've got to buy these licenses."


      Jim Berilla / / +1 216 368 6776

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