Operating System CALs - Metasys - LIT-12011279 - General System Information - Metasys System - 10.1

Network and IT Guidance Technical Bulletin

Brand
Metasys
Product name
Metasys System
Document type
Technical Bulletin
Document number
LIT-12011279
Version
10.1
Revision date
2019-12-20
Language
English

Every site requires a combination of both device and user CALs.

Operating System - Device CALs: A device CAL is required for every device that accesses the ADX server, regardless of the number of users who access the ADX . A device CAL is the best choice if your organization has users who access the Metasys network by sharing the same computer during their work shifts. Additionally, each Metasys network engine requires one device CAL. For example, if 15 network engines are connected to the ADX , a total of 15 device CALs are required, on for each engine. Similarly, if 100 network engines are connected to the ADX , a total of 100 device CALs are required. Devices that do not access the server directly, such as IP controllers, do not require a CAL.

Operating System - User CALs: A user CAL is required for every user who accesses the ADX server, regardless of whether they use SMP or Metasys UI for access, or the number of computers they use for that access. A user CAL is the best choice if your organization has users who need roaming access to the Metasys network by logging into multiple Metasys Servers. For example, if two users log in to the ADX from different locations, two user CALs are required. Or if 10 users log in to the ADX , 10 user CALs are required.

Another example is a security guard station. During different shifts, security guards often use a single workstation, which requires the use of only one device CAL. However, if the security guards logs into multiple workstations throughout the facility, one user CAL per guard is required. In this example, a single user CAL is more cost-effective, because a single ADX connection requires only one user CAL.

Total Number of CALs: The total number of device and user CALs required equals the total number of devices and users connected to the ADX .

  • Example One: If you have 100 network engines and 10 users who use different workstations to log in, you need 110 CALs (100 device CALs and 10 user CALs).
  • Example Two: If you have 100 network engines and 10 users who use the same workstation to log in, you need 101 device CALs (100 device CALs for the SNCs and 1 device CAL for workstation).
  • Example Three: If you have 10 network engines and 100 users who use different workstations to log in, you need 110 CALs (10 device CALs and 100 user CALs).

Table 1 lists the ADX software components and examples of what CAL combinations are required. Refer to the Metasys® System Configuration Guide (LIT-12011832) for the number of devices an ADX supports.

Table 1. ADX License and CAL Examples

ADX/MVE Offering

Recommended Number of CALs to Purchase

Windows Operating System CAL Examples

ADX10 and MVE

(up to 10 ADX/MVE users)

5

5 CALs = 2 user CALs + 3 device CALs

5 CALs = 3 user CALs + 2 device CALs

15

15 CALs = 10 user CALs + 5 device CALs

15 CALs = 8 user CALs + 7 device CALs

ADX25 and MVE

(up to 25 ADX/MVE users)

30

30 CALs = 25 user CALs + 5 device CALs

30 CALs = 10 user CALs + 20 device CALs

ADX50 and MVE

(up to 50 ADX/MVE users)

60

60 CALs = 50 user CALs + 10 device CALs

60 CALs = 10 user CALs + 50 device CALs

ADX100 and MVE

(up to 100 ADX/MVE users)

110

110 CALs = 100 user CALs + 10 device CALs

110 CALs = 10 user CALs + 100 device CALs

If you purchase Metasys system software separately from the hardware, use Table 1 to determine how many CALs you need to purchase from Microsoft. For more details, see Purchasing and designating CALs.