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HP Pay per use (PPU) User's Guide for versions 8.x

Chapter 1 Pay per use Overview

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The HP Pay per use for HP 9000 and HP Integrity servers (PPU) software product provides you cost savings by enabling your HP server to be on one of the following HP contractual lease agreements:

  • Core Percent Utilization (percent core)

  • Number of Active Cores ( active core)

NOTE: Currently, the “Core Percent Utilization” pricing model is the only one provided on Integrity servers running Windows Server 2003.

As your computing demands vary, you are charged according to core usage. The PPU software product is a part of the HP Utility Pricing Solutions (formerly On Demand Solutions) program.

This user’s guide provides you with the most recent information on using the PPU versions 8.x software.

This chapter covers the following topics:

NOTE: For simplicity and commonality, this book uses the HP-UX commands in all examples. Refer to Appendix A for details on OpenVMS command equivalents.