Contains HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric software licensing information.

Your order includes both a license agreement and a quote. Detailed instructions for obtaining a software license key are available in the HPE support policy. Through the order package, HPE grants the licensee a nonexclusive license to use HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric software when the licensee lawfully obtains it, up to the level of authorized use specified in the customer contract.


For each HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric installation, a software license key is created. This applies to both new and upgraded software. This license key is generated based on a cluster ID. The cluster ID is generated once the software is installed on a cluster.


HPE licenses its software as a term-subscription for a fixed period of time that is outlined in the customer quote. Other terms that might be specific to your agreement will also be outlined in your quote. An HPE term-subscription typically authorizes the licensee to use the most current commercially available version, release, or update of HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric products.

HPE Data Fabric products are sometimes sold based on capacity under management, which can be measured by terabyte or compute unit. The minimum for HPE Data Fabric File and Object Store is 250 terabytes of HDD or 100 terabytes of SSD, when purchased without other products. HPE Data Fabric requires a minimum of 5 compute units (or nodes) per cluster.

At the end of each fixed term [most commonly 36 months] the customer may choose to renew the licenses for an additional 36 months [at the prevailing price]. If the term-subscription is not renewed, the licensee will no longer have the rights to use the software, will no longer be entitled to the benefits of support, and must destroy all copies of the software.


HDD Capacity Under Management Total hard disk capacity allocated to and managed by HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric products. Capacity Under Management is measured in terabytes 1TB.

SSD Capacity Under Management Total SSD capacity allocated to and managed by HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric products. Capacity Under Management is mea­sured in TB. SSD is based on SATA and SAS interconnects and does not include PCle-based NVME drives.
A piece of computer software that embeds HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric software to access a service made available by an HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric server.
User means an individual authorized by the customer to use the software, regardless of whether the individual is actively using the programs at any given time.
Compute Unit
A compute unit is a server or virtual machine that does not exceed 1 motherboard, 4 CPU sockets, 32 total cores [including virtual cores) and 256GB of RAM. If a server or virtual machine exceeds any of these parameters, it will be counted as two or more compute units, depending on the factor by which the respective parameter[s) are exceeded.
Attribute Quantity/Size
Motherboard 1
CPU Sockets 4
Sockets 32
Main memory 256GB
The motherboard is the main circuit board of your computer and is also known as the mainboard or logic board.
CPU Socket
The CPU socket is the connector on the motherboard that houses a CPU and forms the electrical interface and contact with the CPU.
CPU Core
Each physical processor contains smaller processing units called physical CPU cores. Some processors have two cores, some four, some six or eight, and so on.
Virtual Core
The unit of processing power in a virtual hardware system. A virtual core is the virtual representation of one or more hardware threads. The virtual Operating Systems Environments use one or more virtual cores. Note: for the purposes of licensing, 1 virtual cores will be counted as one physical core.
Main Memory
The main memory is the area in a computer in which data is stored for quick access by the computer's processor. The term random access memory [RAM] often refers to this primary or main storage.
A node is a server or virtual machine that does not exceed (a) one mother­board; (b) 4 CPU sockets; (c) 32 total cores; (d) 24 hard drives with up to 50 TB total hard drive capacity or 12 TB total flash or SSD capacity; (e) 2x10 GigE capacity; or (f) 256 GB of RAM. If a server or virtual machine exceeds any of these parameters, it will be counted as two or more nodes.
Per core licensing of HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric Platform Bundle

Each license allows the customer to deploy HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric for Al and Analytics on one Core and 2 terabytes of Storage Capacity. The customer must purchase more licenses if they exceed the allowable amount of Cores or Storage Capacity.

Core means a part of a CPU that executes a single stream of compiled instruction code. Single-core processors can only process one instruction at a time. Multiple-core processors (CPUs) imply a processing system composed of two or more independent cores. Processing cores can be physical or virtual depending on whether the processor holding the cores is embedded in a physical machine or a virtual machine. For purposes of licensing, two virtual cores is equal to one physical core. Storage Capacity means the total storage capacity (HDD & SSD) allocated to and managed by HPE Products, measured in Terabytes (TB) of raw capacity. Includes space for data, data replication, erasure coding, snapshots, metadata, logs and other data that is stored in HPE Data Fabric.