Obtaining a License
When a particular tool
starts using the new security mechanism, you may be required to obtain and apply
a license to use that application. Some applications may not require a license,
and others may license based on the level of affiliation with HP (employee, Certified
For the HP Storage Sizing Tool (licensed as 'SWD Sizing Tool'):
will obtain their first-time LTU from our
HP Employee Page. After the initial application of their license, HP Employees
will automatically receive an extension to that license as long as they periodically
connect to the HP Intranet (office or VPN).
Partners will get new licenses from a page within their respective, regional partner portals.
Partner Portal users with a training ID will not be able to locate the
necessary page due to regional permissions. It is recommended that these users
follow the Non-Partner process instead.
Access your regional Unison Partner Portal using one of the following links to find our page:
Americas (then scroll to see 'HP Storage Sizer Tool')
EMEA (then scroll to see 'HP Storage Sizer Tool')
Latin America (then scroll to see 'HP Storage Sizer Tool')
APJ (then scroll to see 'HP Storage Sizer Tool')
each geographical region manages their own Partner Portals and we publish at
the worldwide level, some regions may not publish our page due to local
restrictions including, but not limited to, language restrictions.
who cannot find the portal page in their region are requested to use the
licensing procedure for “All Others” for more immediate service but may
alternatively send a screenshot of their Partner Portal interface, while logged
in, with their user name, portal id, and company name displayed for
verification to Storage.Sizer@hp.com .
All other users will be required to have an HP Sales Representative act as a sponsor.
You may start a licensing request by using the “Request License” feature of the License Manager as of Version 7.5.0. After providing the necessary information,
and identifying an HP employee as a sponsor, your sponsor will be able to complete your request and send you a license directly.
HP Sizing Tool License Manager using the Programs Menu or by right-clicking the
‘hp’ icon in your system tray and selecting ‘Open License Manager’.
menu in the License Manager, select the menu item ‘License Request’ and choose
the ‘Request A License’ item.
resultant dialog, select the tool for which you are interested in obtaining a
license (e.g. ‘SWD Sizing Tool’) and fill out the necessary form items. To
prevent delays, it is strongly recommended that you adequately fill out the
‘Reason For Request’ section with any appropriate
done, click ‘Submit Request to Sponsor’. This will generate an email message
that you will need to send.
and information provided to the sponsor will allow him/her to generate a
license on your behalf. After
providing the necessary information, and identifying an HP employee as a
sponsor, an email message to your selected sponsor will be generated. Upon
receipt your sponsor will be able to complete your request and send you a
Applying a License
apply a license:
the HP Sizing Tool License Manager via:
Sizing Tool License Manager
Right-Click the HP Icon in your system tray and select "Open License Manager"
Action->Apply New License Data
to the directory containing the license, and choose the license file
that grant access, the affected tools will have their status change to "License Installed"
(assuming you never had it installed before)
licenses that increase access time, the affected tools will have their expiration
dates change accordingly
is the first license you've received for a tool, you will need to activate that
tool. Highlight the line representing the tool and press the "Install/Activate Tool"
The Status Line
for the tool will change to "License Activated" and the expiration dates will display