SPLA report gives possibility to track licenses usage, which is required according to Microsoft Per Core licensing model. Having generated the report, you will see how many CPU cores have been used by the system service add-ons in your cloud for a specified time period, and how many Microsoft licenses are required to cover its usage. Hence, you can add the necessary amount of licenses either to the template or the virtual server, based on the report data.
For service providers with Windows-based VSs, it is required to report their usage to Microsoft by sending an SPLA report monthly. Following the new Microsoft requirement, OnApp is implementing a possibility to generate an SPLA (Services Provider License Agreement) report for Windows-based VSs.
You can generate an SPLA Report for system service add-ons the following way:
- Go to your Control Panel > Dashboard > Admin > Users.
- Click the Full Name of the required user to get to the User Profile.
- In the Billing Details section, click the SPLA Report button.
- Select the time period from the drop-down menu and click the Apply button to generate the report.
On the page that appears:
- Label - the label of the system service add-on the statistics is generated for
- From - the beginning of the specified time period for the statistics generation
- Till - the end of the specified time period for the statistics generation
- Virtual server - the VS the system service add-on in question is assigned to
- Cores (peak usage) - the number of CPU cores used
- Required Cores Licenses - the number of licenses required
- Total - the general number of licenses required for the system service add-on
You can save your billing statistics to a file in a CSV format. To download a CSV file with billing statistics for a selected period of time, click the Save as CSV button. The download will start automatically after you click the button.
The CSV file includes the following information:
- from - the beginning of the specified time period for the statistics generation
- till - the end of the specified time period for the statistics generation
- user_id - the ID of the user
- virtual_machine_id - the ID of the VS the system service add-on in question is assigned to
- service_addon_id - the ID of the system service add-on
- cpus - the number of cores used
- required_cpus_licenses - the number of licenses required
The generated reports will be stored at the SPLA Report page. However, if you have statistics archiving enabled for your cloud, the reports will be stored according to the period, specified for the archiving.