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==Subscriptions - why everybody should buy one==
See https://www.proxmox.com/en/proxmox-ve/pricing
Proxmox Virtual Environment (aka PVE) is free open software, see [[Open_Source|Under GPL licence]] for info about license, source etc.
Anyway, the company behind PVE (Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH) states clearly (see this [http://forum.proxmox.com/threads/9244-Proxmox-VE-Support-Subscriptions-and-why-everybody-should-buy-one forum sticky post]) that
<<Proxmox VE Support Subscriptions - and '''why everybody should buy one''': Every Open Source project needs to be financed by a strong company behind, and that is Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH in our case. The strong ecosystem around the project guarantees a long term stability, good code quality and fast bug fixing and very important - the development of new features.>>
Your PVE node/cluster will work even if you have no subscription, and you will get support through the forums too (by PVE team and users/volunteers), but:
* you will get a message each time you log into each node's web gui ("You do not have a valid subscription for this server. Please visit www.proxmox.com to get a list of available options.")
* you will not be able to access the entreprise (stable) repositories
* you will not get support in any other way (Customer Portal, SSH)
* you will not get any support tickets
If you understand the value of the work provided by PVE team by creating, maintaining and evolving a powerful system like PVE, and supporting anyone through community forums, you should buy subscription for (at least) your production systems): you'll get the benefits in the future.
==Available subscriptions==
There are different subscription levels (see http://www.proxmox.com/proxmox-ve/pricing), with pricing related to CPU & month.
(price / CPU & month) x (sockets count) x (subscription months)
By "CPU" it's meant '''physical socket used''', ie what is the output of this command on the PVE command line, on each node:
cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep "physical id" | sort | uniq | wc -l
if it outputs 2, then you have 2 socket on that node, so your subscription for that node will be, eg (community subscription at the date of writing):
4.16 eur x 2 sockets x 12 monts = 99,84 eur
Pretty much affordable isn't it?
You need to have enough sockets licenced for all the nodes under subscription, eg if you have:
* 3 nodes with 2 socket each
you need
* 6 socket licensed in all (it's the same if is 1 subscription for 6 sockets or 3 subscriptions for 2 sockets each, the price is the same)
===Subscription keys===
Once you pay for subscription, you get keys to install in your nodes

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