Software Asset Management plugin setup process

To get started with Software Asset Management plugin, you need to identify and discover software owned, create software models, create license records, and configure software counters.

To get started with Software Asset Management plugin:
  • Identify Software Owned. The following methods identify the software your organization owns:
    • Use Discovery to identify currently owned software and begin working with Software Asset Management plugin.
    • Identify and add the software manually or with a third-party tool.
  • Make the Configuration Management Database Accurate

    Clean up information in the configuration management database (CMDB). At first, focus on your top 10-20 software vendors.

  • Create Software Models

    Create software models for all of the software your organization wants to monitor. Software models can also be imported from another source such as a Discovery application, an existing data set of software licenses, or a third-party source.

  • Create Software License Records

    Create software license records for all of the software your organization owns. This information can also be based on information from a purchasing source or imported as a spreadsheet.

  • Configure Software Counters

    Configure software counters to view your organization's software compliance levels for all of your software.