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Posted by Bent Christensen (BVC) 
Bent Christensen (BVC)
Spectrum Protect PVU licensing
July 08, 2019 08:59AM
Hi,

We are just going through an IBM license audit and to our overwhelming astonishment the IBM auditors want to charge us for licenses for test nodes - that is, the computers where we test the installation of new fix packs and interim fixes before deploying to our production environment.
In our company, deploying untested software is a very efficient way of getting a permanent and self-payed vacation, and we really do not want to pay for evaluating other people's faulty software. If it was not for the test node licenses, we are fully compliant.

So, have any of you been subject to demands for licensing test nodes?

I should mention that we are currently PVU licensed but looking into capacity licensing so we can evolve our virtual environment backup strategy - but because of the audit results there is a more than fair chance that Veeam is going to run with that☹

- Bent, loyal TSM customer for 15+ years


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Del Hoobler
Re: Spectrum Protect PVU licensing
July 08, 2019 08:59AM
Hi Bent,

Please have the auditors contact me directly ASAP.

Thank you.

Del

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"ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L@VM.MARIST.EDU> wrote on 07/08/2019
11:08:58 AM:

> From: "Bent Christensen (BVC)" <BVC@COWI.COM>
> To: ADSM-L@VM.MARIST.EDU
> Date: 07/08/2019 11:15 AM
> Subject: [EXTERNAL] Spectrum Protect PVU licensing
> Sent by: "ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L@VM.MARIST.EDU>
>
> Hi,
>
> We are just going through an IBM license audit and to our
> overwhelming astonishment the IBM auditors want to charge us for
> licenses for test nodes - that is, the computers where we test the
> installation of new fix packs and interim fixes before deploying to
> our production environment.
> In our company, deploying untested software is a very efficient way
> of getting a permanent and self-payed vacation, and we really do not
> want to pay for evaluating other people's faulty software. If it was
> not for the test node licenses, we are fully compliant.
>
> So, have any of you been subject to demands for licensing test nodes?
>
> I should mention that we are currently PVU licensed but looking into
> capacity licensing so we can evolve our virtual environment backup
> strategy - but because of the audit results there is a more than
> fair chance that Veeam is going to run with that☹
>
> - Bent, loyal TSM customer for 15+ years
>
>
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Bent Christensen (BVC)
Re: Spectrum Protect PVU licensing
July 09, 2019 04:59AM
Thanks, Del
I have requested them to do so.

- Bent

-----Original Message-----
From: ADSM: Dist Stor Manager <ADSM-L@VM.MARIST.EDU> On Behalf Of Del Hoobler
Sent: Monday, July 8, 2019 5:19 PM
To: ADSM-L@VM.MARIST.EDU
Subject: Re: [ADSM-L] Spectrum Protect PVU licensing

Hi Bent,

Please have the auditors contact me directly ASAP.

Thank you.

Del

----------------------------------------------------

"ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L@VM.MARIST.EDU> wrote on 07/08/2019
11:08:58 AM:

> From: "Bent Christensen (BVC)" <BVC@COWI.COM>
> To: ADSM-L@VM.MARIST.EDU
> Date: 07/08/2019 11:15 AM
> Subject: [EXTERNAL] Spectrum Protect PVU licensing Sent by: "ADSM:
> Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L@VM.MARIST.EDU>
>
> Hi,
>
> We are just going through an IBM license audit and to our overwhelming
> astonishment the IBM auditors want to charge us for licenses for test
> nodes - that is, the computers where we test the installation of new
> fix packs and interim fixes before deploying to our production
> environment.
> In our company, deploying untested software is a very efficient way of
> getting a permanent and self-payed vacation, and we really do not want
> to pay for evaluating other people's faulty software. If it was not
> for the test node licenses, we are fully compliant.
>
> So, have any of you been subject to demands for licensing test nodes?
>
> I should mention that we are currently PVU licensed but looking into
> capacity licensing so we can evolve our virtual environment backup
> strategy - but because of the audit results there is a more than fair
> chance that Veeam is going to run with that☹
>
> - Bent, loyal TSM customer for 15+ years
>
>
> COWI handles personal data as stated in our Privacy Notice<https://
> urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?
> u=https-3A__www.cowi.com_privacy&d=DwIGaQ&c=jf_iaSHvJObTbx-
>
siA1ZOg&r=0hq2JX5c3TEZNriHEs7Zf7HrkY2fNtONOrEOM8Txvk8&m=D1L3hrbS2BGQTTc2u52YFQofS74J1SWDIfE-4_FP4GU&s=4yqC9LbeQ9zu5_7v3eTBFuZaSxsuSyIUKHowb0JTIvE&e=
> >.
>


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