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HP Pay per use (PPU) User's Guide for versions 8.x > Appendix C PPU Service and Command References (Windows only)

PPU Software

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Pay per use software for Windows Server 2003


Pay per use (PPU) is a program where customers pay only for the computing capacity they use. The PPU Software provides services for metering resource utilization on supported HP systems. For billing purposes, utilization is determined by the actual percentage utilization of each core.

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

PPU systems must be configured to use a utility meter. Utility meter configuration is accomplished using the ppuconfig command (see “ppuconfig Command”).

The data that is sent to HP is aggregated and then sent to billing; it is also posted on the utility portal for viewing at: http://www.hp.com/go/payperuse.

By default, the PPU Software is installed at this location:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\ppu

For more information, see the Pay per use User's Guide located on your SmartSetup media at:

See Also

“HP Pay Per Use Service”
“ppuconfig Command”