software product is required for PPU 8.x systems? With HP-UX systems, the HP Pay per use (PPU) 8.x software
product is T2351AA.
You can verify PPU is installed by executing:
/usr/sbin/swlist | grep T2351AA
Output should be similar to this:
T2351AA B.11.23.08.00.00.05 HP-UX Pay per use (PPU)
For Windows on Integrity, launch the Control Panel and select Add
or Remove Programs to verify that the PPU Service is displayed as “HP CPU
On OpenVMS systems, the HP Pay per use (PPU) 8.x product is BA485AA.
For all operating systems, another requirement is network
access to a utility meter running software version 7.3 or later.
The utility meter software can be found at www.hp.com/go/softwaredepot by searching for “Pay Per Use Meter Software”.
patches are required for running PPU 8.x software on an HP enterprise
server that is running HP-UX 11i v1? See “Required
Patches for PPU on HP-UX 11i v1” for
the required patches for PPU 8.x on HP-UX 11i v1.
patches or OS updates are required for running PPU 7.1 software on
HP Integrity servers running Microsoft Windows Server 2003? There are none at the time of publication of this document.
See the following web sites for the most recent information.
site (search for “PPU”): http://www.hp.com/go/softwaredepot
Technical support for all
HP Integrity servers: http://www.hp.com/support/itaniumservers/
can I get the PPU 8.x software bundle for either HP-UX 11i v1 or 11i
v2? The PPU 8.x software bundle T2351AA is
installed at the factory for new systems. The T2351AA bundle
is available from the following:
HP web site
(search for “T2351AA”): http://www.hp.com/go/softwaredepot
September 2006 HP-UX 11i
v2 Operating Environment media
September 2006 HP-UX 11i
v2 Applications Software media
September 2006 HP-UX 11i
v1 Applications Software media
PPU Software” for
details of installing the PPU 8.x software bundle T2351AA.
can I get PPU software for Windows Servers (64-bit Enterprise or Datacenter
Editions)? The PPU 7.1 software is available on the Smart Setup media
associated with HP Integrity Servers for Microsoft Windows Server
2003 64-bit version, Installer Media 4.5 or higher, and at http://www.hp.com/support/itaniumservers/ (search for PPU).
received an e-mail message indicating a partition did not report system
configuration and utilization data. What is the problem and how do
I correct it? Make sure that the PPU software is installed and the connection
is properly configured to the utility meter for the partition. All
partitions (including virtual partitions with HP-UX systems), must
have the PPU software installed and the PPU software configured
to connect to the utility meter. See “Troubleshooting
the PPU Software” for details on ensuring your PPU system
is compliant and functional.
many usage reports are retained on the PPU system? The PPU system retains the latest usage report. On OpenVMS
systems, the previous 50 versions of the usage report are retained.
For a complete history of your usage reports go to the PPU web portal.
Web Portal” for details.
You can view the latest PPU usage report for your HP-UX system
by invoking a web browser that supports XML and opening the PPUReport.xml file found at: /var/ppu/. On Windows systems, you can use a browser that supports
XML, or if your browser does not support XML, you can use a text-based
editor such as Wordpad to open the PPUReport.xml file found at: C:\program files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\ppu\ (or whichever directory PPU was installed in).
is information sent by the PPU software? A system report is sent from the PPU software to the utility
meter at the following times:
Approximately every 30 minutes,
when the system is running
is the difference between PPU versions 7.x and 8.x? (HP-UX only). PPU can now be run in an HP Integrity Virtual Machines environment (HPVM).
In this case, the usage information for billing purposes is still the
overall usage for the VM Host. However, you can examine the usage report
at the portal to see a detailed breakdown of the usage for each virtual
machine (also called a “guest”). In an HPVM environment,
PPU needs to be installed and configured only on the VM Host, not
on the guests.
The error messages and man pages have been enhanced and updated, and
a new documentation file, /usr/share/doc/PayPerUseOverview.htm, is provided to link to the most current documentation
files on the HP documentation web site.
PPU now includes support for HP Integrity rx7640 and rx8640
The Utility Pricing program has changed terminology to be
consistent with the new HP definitions of “processor”, “CPU”,
and “core” that account for the wide range of packaging
available in modern chips. The two metrics for measuring pricing
and utilization are now called Percent Core and Active Core (previously
known as Percent CPU or Processor Percent, and Active CPU or Number
See the Pay per use Release Notes for details of the changes
from versions 7.x to 8.x.
is the difference between PPU versions 6.x and later versions? (HP-UX
only). The main difference between these PPU versions (HP product T2351AA) is
that with versions 6.x only the percent utilization metric can be measured
and contractually arranged with HP. With PPU versions 7.x and 8.x,
either the percent core or the active core metric can be arranged contractually
with HP. Also, PPU versions after 6.x enable you to set a cap limiting
the number of active cores, and add support for virtual partitions
on HP-UX 11i v2 systems.
is the difference between PPU versions 7.01 and 7.1 on Windows systems? The packaging and installation of Pay per use changed with
the 7.1 release. Previously, Pay per use was included with the WMI
nPar Provider component, and visible only as a subcomponent of the
nPar Provider. With the 7.1 release, PPU is a separate Smart Setup component
with its own installation process, and, after a successful installation,
PPU should have its own entry in the list of currently installed
programs as shown from the Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs.