HPE ROK Licensing and Upgrades
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How do I order HPE ROK?
Contact your reseller partner for advice on the optimal HPE OEM Microsoft Reseller Option Kit (ROK) edition to fit your new HPE ProLiant server purchase and business needs.
What is included in HPE ROK?
- Hewlett Packard Enterprise-branded Microsoft Windows Server media
- Certificate of Authenticity (COA) label that is placed on your server
- Free 90-day installation support directly from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Other licensing information
Client Access Licenses (CALs) can be purchased at any time, either included with your new server purchase or at a later date as a stand-alone option.
Replacing lost or damaged ROK media—Replacement media can be obtained directly from HPE. Go to www.hpe.com/media/wsdowngrade for complete information.
Do I need Microsoft Software Assurance (SA)?
With Software Assurance (SA) you receive access to new versions of licensed software released during the term of your SA agreement to deploy at your own pace. New Version Rights simplify the procurement process and shorten the business process cycle, allowing you to reduce the costs associated with acquiring new version releases and immediately take advantage of the latest technology. More information on Microsoft Software Assurance may be found at the Microsoft licensing website at www.microsoft.com/sa. Contact your reseller partner or HPE SLMS (Software Licensing and Management Solutions) for complete details on purchasing Software Assurance.
How can I obtain upgrade rights to my HPE ROK license?
See “Do I need Microsoft Software Assurance (SA)?”