HP Instant Capacity User's Guide for versions 8.x > Chapter 5 Temporary Instant Capacity

Ordering Temporary Instant Capacity

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To add temporary capacity credits to a system, order the desired quantity of the temporary capacity product for your type of server. The system serial number is required for orders of temporary capacity.

Note that Instant Capacity cores that are added on to an existing system may include some additional temporary capacity called Instant Access Capacity (IAC). Over time, the IAC may be consumed and you may want to also order additional temporary capacity in order to continue activating cores on a temporary basis. Temporary capacity is purchased in units of processing-days, each of which can be used to activate a single core for a 24 hours (either continuously or spread over several days), or multiple cores for portions that add up to a single day. Then, you must also follow the configuration procedures (see “Acquiring and Configuring Temporary Instant Capacity”) for each partition.

HP-UX Licensing and Support with Temporary Instant Capacity

When you purchase temporary capacity, the temporary HP-UX license-to-use is included when Instant Capacity cores are activated using temporary capacity. Software licenses for third-party software may be needed. Check with your application software vendor for licensing requirements. Since licensing may change without notice, you should check your contract to understand the details of software licensing with temporary capacity.

OpenVMS Licensing and Support with Temporary Instant Capacity

When you purchase temporary capacity, the temporary OpenVMS license-to-use is included when Instant Capacity cores are activated using temporary capacity. The OpenVMS license management facility will recognize when Temporary Instant Capacity cores are activated and treat the usage as compliant. For third party software that uses per-core licensing, check with the vendor for licensing requirements.