Standby servers provide customers with the entitlement to have pre-configured secondary server instances (all software installed, ready to activate for production use) in the event of the failure of primary production servers. Standby server licensing costs are less than production servers. As a low-cost, special purpose server, standby servers and production servers that they replace must never operate concurrently (production server stops; standby server replaces the production servers functions).
Two types of Standby Server Licenses are available:
Hot Standby Server A Hot Standby Server is an up-and-running secondary server instance that is automatically activated by third party software upon the failure of a primary server instance.
Price: 50% of the price of the server license that the Hot Standby Server will replace.
Cold Standby Server A Cold Standby Server is a configured but non-running secondary server instance that is manually started upon the failure of a primary server instance.
Price: 25% of the price of the server license that the Cold Standby Server will replace.