To start using the Parallels Server Bare Metal software, you need a special license - Parallels Server Bare Metal license. You must install this license on your server after or when installing Parallels Server Bare Metal on it. Every physical server hosting virtual machines and Containers must have its own license. Licenses are issued by Parallels and define a number of parameters in respect of your physical server. The main licensed parameters are listed below:
- The number of CPUs which can be installed on the physical server. Keep in mind that each of the Dual Core and Hyperthreading processors is regarded as one CPU.
- The license expiration date. Any license can be time-limited or permanent.
Parallels Server Bare Metal licenses have a start date, and if they are time-limited, can also have an expiration date specified in them. You must set up your system clock correctly; otherwise, the license validation may fail.
- The number of virtual machines and Containers that can simultaneously run on he physical server.
- The platform and architecture with which the Parallels Server Bare Metal software is compatible.