Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Buying Licenses for System Center Configuration Manager 2012

Buying System Center Configuration Manager 2012

System Center Configuration Manager comes bundled with Microsoft System Center 2012 suite. 

System Center 2012 comes in two variants.
1. System Center 2012 Datacenter Edition
2. System Center 2012 Standard Edition

We should buy license for any one of these two variants to setup SCCM 2012 infrastructure.
Further, licensing is classified into two ways

1. System Center Server Management Licensing
2. System Center Client Management Licensing


System Center Server Management Licensing:

System Center 2012 server management licensing dramatically simplifies how you purchase the management capabilities you need to get the most from your private cloud. The System Center 2012 server management solution is offered in two editions: Standard and Datacenter. Both editions include all the System Center features and capabilities you need to manage your private cloud. Editions are differentiated only by virtualization rights. Simply choose the appropriate edition for each server you want to manage and start taking advantage of the capabilities you need to accomplish your goals. 




*VMs are equivalent to managed operating system environments (OSEs)



When is a Server Management license required?
A Server ML is required for managed devices that run server Operating System Environments (Windows OSEs and non-Windows OSEs) 

1 Server Management licensing covers up to 2 processors

In Datacenter Edition, The number of required Server MLs for each managed server is determined by the number of physical processors..

In Standard Edition, The number of required Server MLs for each managed server is determined by the number of physical processors OR the number of OSEs being managed (whichever is greater). 


*All Physical Processors on a server must be licensed with same edition of Server Management licensing.
*SQL Server license comes bundled with the Server Management licensing.
*Manages all type of workloads


System Center 2012 Client Management Licensing:
System Center 2012 client management licensing provides simple, cost-effective options to manage and protect client systems. Customers can purchase individual client management licenses for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection, and System Center 2012 Client Management Suite. Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection are also licensed as part of the Core CAL suite, and Client Management Suite is available as part of the Enterprise CAL suite.
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager 
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is available on a per-user or per-operating system environment (OSE) basis, as well as in the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL suites. System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is also included with a subscription to Windows Intune. Windows Intune subscriptions are available via the Microsoft Online Subscription Program (MOSP) as well as through the Enterprise Agreement. 
System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection 
System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection is available as a per-user or per-device subscription, as well as in the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL suites. The subscription includes all antimalware updates and product upgrades during the subscription period.

System Center 2012 Client Management Suite 
The System Center 2012 Client Management Suite is available on a per-user or per-OSE basis, as well as in the Enterprise CAL suite. It is composed of Data Protection Manager, Operations Manager, Orchestrator, and Service Manager.



Pricing & Licensing Details




* Customers can also access these offerings at a significant discount through Microsoft’s client access license suites (Core CAL and Enterprise CAL).


Microsoft system Center 2012
Microsoft System Center 2012 components are classified into two groups based on the scope of the management, they are: 

Component Classifications:

1. Cloud and Datacenter Management
a. App Controller
b. Data Protection Manager
c. Operations Manager
d. Orchestrator
e. Service Manager
f. Virtual Machine Manager

2. Client Management and Security
a. Configuration Manager
b. Endpoint Protection

Let us see, each of the Component in detail.

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager provides comprehensive configuration management for the Microsoft platform that can help you empower users with the devices and applications they need to be productive while maintaining corporate compliance and control.

System Center 2012 App Controller provides a common self-service experience across private, hosted, and public clouds that can help you empower application owners to easily build, configure, deploy, and manage new services.

System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager provides unified data protection for Windows servers and clients that can help you deliver scalable, manageable, and cost-effective protection and restore scenarios from disk, tape, and Windows Azure.

System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection, built on System Center Configuration Manager, provides industry-leading threat detection of malware and exploits as part of a unified infrastructure for managing client security and compliance that can help you simplify and improve endpoint protection.

System Center 2012 Operations Manager provides deep application diagnostics and infrastructure monitoring that can help you ensure the predictable performance and availability of vital applications and offers a comprehensive view of your datacenter, private cloud, and public clouds.

System Center 2012 Orchestrator provides orchestration, integration, and automation of IT processes through the creation of runbooks that can help you to define and standardize best practices and improve operational efficiency.

System Center 2012 Service Manager provides flexible self-service experiences and standardized datacenter processes that can help you integrate people, workflows, and knowledge across enterprise infrastructure and applications.

System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager provides virtual machine management and services deployment with support for multi-hypervisor environments that can help you deliver a flexible and cost effective private cloud environment. System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager requires Windows Server 2012 and will not work on previous server operating systems.