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SAP Business Object License and Cluster

Hi BO experts,

I am very much confused with licensing part of SAP BO. Went through lot of documents some says physical CPU and Some point towards Cores of Physical CPU.

Would appreciate if any one comment on below

a) Is BO license based on physical CPU ?

b) Is BO licenses based on Cores of physical CPU, if yes how we need to calculate

c) Does application level clustering is supported on BO , Active / Passive? or active/active for load balancing

Thanks

Mohammad

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Former Member replied

BO currently supports (from the technical point of view) both CPU based and user number based licensing. The CPU based model is indeed calculating the costs based on the number of the cores. I would recommend to contact your local SAP sales office in order to get official information about this.

As far as I understood your question correctly, BO supports active/active clustering ie. Every node that is enabled and running can serve requests. BTW you can disable manually (or automatically over the BO SDK ie you have to write the script yourself) certain parts of the system and enabled them under the appropriate conditions (again either manually or via the BO SDK). THere is no task failover though rather session fail over.

Still you can configure a "processing priority" based setup (limited to certain services though like report processing) for some nodes so that these nodes will take the most of the work when available.

Regards,

Stratos

Edited by: Efstratios Karaivazoglou on Oct 25, 2010 12:12 PM

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