Adding users to InterBase 2007 SMP Server Licenses

Abstract: To add users to an InterBase 2007 SMP Server License purchase the additional Simultaneous users license you need

In April 2008, CodeGear made available new InterBase 2007 Server SKU's which include free licensing of additional CPU/Core's and include user licensing to simplify the license purchase process. These new SKU's are:

InterBase 2007 SMP Server Edition & 1 User
InterBase 2007 SMP Server Edition & 5 User
InterBase 2007 SMP Server Edition & 10 Users
InterBase 2007 SMP Server Edition & 25 Users
InterBase 2007 SMP Server Edition & 50 Users
InterBase 2007 SMP Server Edition & Unlimited Users

These SKUs are readily available from the CodeGear internet shopping site. There are separate SKUs for New users and Upgrade users and for Paper and ESD licenses.

What if you have a 10 user license and decide you want to add 10 more users at some time in the future? What do you do?

The solution is same as it has been in the past. Additional simultaneous user licenses are available which do not include the server or SMP. These licenses along with the accompanying SKU are listed below:

Description US SKU
1 Additional Simultaneous User INT0007WWEN002
5 Additional Simultaneous Users INT0007WWEN005
10 Additional Simultaneous Users INT0007WWEN00E
20 Additional Simultaneous Users INT0007WWEN00F
50 Additional Simultaneous Users INT0007WWEN00G
Unlimited Simultaneous Users INT0007WWEN00U

Note that all SKUs listed above are for ESD and for new users. SKUs are also available for paper licenses and upgrade (paper and ESD). These SKUs are available from your reseller or from CodeGear sales. They are not available from the CodeGear internet shopping site.

Note that SMP Server licenses may not be combined (sometimes called stacked). For example, say you have a server and you want 20 users. If you purchase 2 InterBase SMP Server Edition & 10 Users Licenses and register them both on the same server, the server will only recognize one of them. In the scenario of wanting 20 users, the simplest solution is to simply purchase the InterBase 2007 SMP Server Edition & 25 Users SKU. However, you can save yourself a small amount of money (around $100), by purchasing InterBase 2007 SMP Server Edition & 10 Users and also a 10 Additional Simultaneous Users license.

Finally, note that this document only applies to InterBase 2007 and does not apply to previous versions and may not apply to future versions.