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Pay per use Software - T2351AA

The Pay per use (PPU) program provides you cost savings by charging only for the computing capacity you use on your HP enterprise server. As your computing demands vary, you are charged according to a metered utilization of processing capacity. This is different than the traditional financing approaches that are based on fixed payment amounts for a specified period. The billing amounts vary as your usage needs increase or decrease.

The PPU software provides services for metering resource utilization on supported HP systems. Depending on the type of contract a PPU system is under, utilization can be either of the actual percentage utilization of each core, or a count of the number of active cores in the system. The PPU software communicates with a utility meter to report utilization data. The utility meter in turn transmits the utilization data to HP for proper billing.

The PPU software product T2351AA is a part of the HP Utility Pricing Solutions (UPS) program. The PPU software is free of charge and is required to be running on all PPU HP-UX partitions. The PPU software has a very small footprint and adds negligible overhead to the system.

PPU T2351AA is available for the following HP enterprise servers:

  • HP Integrity servers running HP-UX 11i v2 (11.23) or HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31):
    • Superdome
    • rx8640
    • rx8620
    • rx7640
    • rx7620
  • HP 9000 servers running HP-UX 11i v1 (11.11), HP-UX 11i v2 (11.23) or HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31):
    • Superdome
    • rp8440
    • rp8420
    • rp8400
    • rp7440
    • rp7420
    • rp7410

NOTE: Pay per use is also supported on HP Integrity systems running Windows Server 2003, Enterprise and Datacenter 64-bit Editions, as product T2765AA and available at http://www.hpe.com/support/itaniumservers/ .

Changes for PPU version 8.01 (since version 8.00.01)

  • Support for PPU running on HP-UX 11i v3 systems.
  • Hyperthreading support on HP-UX 11i v3 systems; however, PPU will continue to operate at the core level.

Changes for PPU version 8.00.01 (since version 8.0)

. Bug fixes for errors when cells are powered down.

More Information

For details of the PPU program requirements, and instructions on how to configure and manage Pay per use systems (for all supported systems), see the appropriate HP Pay per use (PPU) User's Guide at HP's technical documentation website under: Utility Pricing Solutions . For details about new or changed features refer to the HP Pay per use (PPU) Release Notes at the same location.

 
Additional product information
Product #: T2351AA
Version: 8.x
Software specification: HP-UX 11i(T2351AA_B.11.11.08.00.01.01_HP-UX_B.11.11_32_64.depot)
HP-UX 11.23 IA/PA(T2351AA_B.11.23.08.00.01.01_HP-UX_B.11.23_IA_PA.depot)
HP-UX 11.31(T2351AA_B.11.31.08.01.00.50_HP-UX_B.11.31_IA+PA.depot)
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