4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 29, 2016 2:31 PM by andrep1

    ePO server setup with multiple license keys

    jameslui

      Hi,

       

      Our company purchased 2 ePO licenses wherein:

      - One license can support 20 clients, and the other can support 25 clients.

      - Both license have almost the same validity dates (one expires a day earlier than the other)

      - We have 2 grant keys (one for each ePO licenses)

      - When accessing the download page using either grant key; both ePO license keys are shown.

       

      Since ePO (5.3.1) server settings can only store one license key.  I was wondering how many ePO server should I setup?

      Can I setup a single ePO server (assign any of the two license keys) and managed a total of 45 clients?  OR I should setup 2 ePO servers, managing 20 and 25 clients?

        • 1. Re: ePO server setup with multiple license keys
          tkinkead

          ePO doesn't limit you to the number of licenses you've purchased.  You could just put one key on the ePO server and install a hundred VSE clients.  You would be out of license compliance, of course, and McAfee could request an audit.  But ePO does not impose any technical limitations on the number of clients connected to an ePO server based on the number of licenses.

          • 2. Re: ePO server setup with multiple license keys
            jameslui

            Thanks for identifying the ePO system mechanism.

             

            However, with regards to policy and compliance - using the single ePO setup will be technically in violation of McAfee anti-piracy policy (unless McAfee can identify that I have 2 ePO licenses or they have mentioned this somewhere in their documentation).

             

            It appears that I have to setup 2 ePO servers until I can renew it to a single license.

            • 3. Re: ePO server setup with multiple license keys
              tkinkead

              I'm not having much luck finding anything on their support site that describes this situation.  However, I can say that, during a license compliance audit, McAfee will match your currently used product count against your total license count, not against the license count that is tied to a particular ePO instance.  My company has three separate grant numbers, each with different products, and of course have only one license key applied in ePO.  This wasn't an issue during our compliance review. 

               

              • 4. Re: ePO server setup with multiple license keys
                andrep1

                I think you might want to talk to you sales guy: 1 epo with all your systems is perfectly fine if you have licenses for all your system. ePO comes with the suite for free, and you can only input 1 license number.

                They can't blame you for the inadequacies of their grant and license number system.