With CPU changes, free entitlements "license simplification"  and the incredibly complicated PVU tables licensing you should have some questions. Well good news, the kindly folks at STS (one of which is me) is here to help you out with a free webinar followed by a Q&A session.

The event will be on July 15th at 1pm EST.

What will be covered Darren? Well a plethora of items including:
  • Free entitlements with various licenses
  • PVU requirements for various CPU architectures
  • Virtualization impact of licensing
  • The different type of license
Hopefully this will whet your appetite some and you will join me for this free event. To register for the event simply submit the registration page on the STS site.
Darren Duke   |   July 8 2010 08:14:00 AM   |    licensing  webinar    |  
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1 -       07/08/2010 9:47:54 AM

The link does not work for me

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2 - Darren Duke    http://blog.darrenduke.net    07/08/2010 9:58:14 AM

Opps, try it now. There was a security error with the Sametime Live Chat and SSL issues. All fixed now. Thanks for the heads up.

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3 - Bine Zerko    http://www.imaging4notes.com    07/09/2010 2:22:47 AM

Hi Darren,

I won't be able to attend your webinar (time zone), so here's my question that I posted in LBP Forum more than two weeks ago... without any response from IBM.

The question is, if a customer (about 700 named users) is allowed to install Lotus Notes Client software when "IBM Lotus Domino Utility Server Express" is purchased?

They are not going to use Notes mail, they'll just run (our) application that requires Notes Client.

According to the following statement, I'd say: YES.... but our local distributor is saying NO.

{ http://www-03.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf/lilookup/5A627DBA859D41AB8525764D0045D5A4?opendocument&li_select=2CC9F9FDC7E88B938525764D0045D57D }

Thank you for your help & regards from Slovenia,

Bine.

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4 - Darren Duke    http://blog.darrenduke.net    07/10/2010 12:17:25 PM

@3, I think your assumption is correct. There is no discreet provision mentioning the Lotus Notes client, therefore it should be allowed. Utility Express allows for authenticated access to applications only, and therefore a Notes ID is just that. I think your distibutor needs to read the license and indicate where they think the provision barring you is described.

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5 - Darren Duke    http://blog.darrenduke.net    07/10/2010 12:24:40 PM

@3, they may be reading the "Domino Utility License" which is worded very differently from the "Domino Utility Express". For "full" Utility if you access via a Notes client you are required to have Enterprise CAL:

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Licensee may access the Domino Utility Server from an IBM Lotus Notes client provided Licensee has acquired a PoE to IBM Lotus Domino Enterprise Client Access License.

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Note, that Utility Express has no such restriction so make sure the distributor knows you mean Express. I actually think this is a mistake on IBM's part to have them so different, but that is their issue, not yours. Until IBM redo the license you look OK to me to use Utility Express with a Notes client WITHOUT an Enterprise CAL.

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6 - Bine Zerko    http://www.imaging4notes.com    07/12/2010 5:48:30 AM

I do agree with you.... and thank you.

Regards,

Bine.

(btw: i'm still waiting for official response from IBM in LBP Forum)