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Software license metrics

Software license metrics

License metrics are set in software entitlements and are used for reconciliation (metric group, license metric, and software model combination).

Each metric group has a set of license metrics that are specific to the publisher.

You can view the Metric Attributes related list in software models to set the attribute value.

Microsoft and Oracle publisher packs are available as add-ons that provide the capability to manage software licensed under Microsoft and Oracle licensing models.

You can view the license calculation for a license metric by pointing to the reference field icon in the License metric field in the software entitlement.

Table 1. License metrics
Metric group License metric
Common
  • Per Core: Licenses cores on a physical server or virtual machine.

    ([CPU core count] * [CPU count])

  • Per Device: Licenses a device for a number of installations of software.
  • Per Named Device: Licenses a specific device for a number of installations of software.
  • Per Named User: Licenses a specific user for a number of installations of software.
  • Per Processor (CPU count): Licenses processors on either a physical server or virtual machine.
  • Per User: Licenses a user for a number of installations of software.
Microsoft (Add-on)
Note: Not visible unless Microsoft content pack is installed.
  • Device CAL: Licenses a number of device client access licenses to server software.
  • Per Core (Physical Core): Licenses cores on a physical server.
  • Per Core (Virtual OSE): Licenses the virtual cores that support virtual machines.
  • Per Core (with CAL): Licenses cores on a physical server as well as a number of installs in physical and/or virtual Operating System Environments (OSE).
  • Per Device: Licenses a device for a number of installations of software.
  • Per Processor: Licenses a set number of processors on a physical server.
  • Per User: Licenses a user for a number of installations of software.
  • Server (Per Instance): Licenses a set number of software installs on either a physical server or virtual machine.
  • Server (Per Server): Licenses all software installs on a physical server and any virtual machines hosted by the physical server.
  • User CAL: Licenses a number of user client access licenses to server software.
Oracle (Add-on)
Note: Not visible unless Oracle content pack is installed.
  • Named User Plus: Licenses the number of users accessing a product.
  • Per Processor: Licenses the number of cores on a processor.
    Note: For Oracle Per Processor license metric, Hyper-Threading must be enabled if you are using a virtual machine (VM) running Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Oracle metric group database options

Oracle Database options and management packs that enhance the capabilities of Oracle Database in specific application environments are licensed separately. Therefore, separate entitlements are required for each product.
Note: The Oracle Database option field is shown only when configuring entitlements that meet the following conditions:
  • The Product field on the software model form is DB Server.
  • The Metric group field on the entitlements form is set to Oracle, which requires special licensing.
Table 2. Oracle Database options
Category Product
Oracle Database options Active Data Guard
Advanced Analytics
Advanced Compression
Advanced Security
Airlines Data Model
Communications Data Model
Database In-Memory
Database Vault
Label Security
Multitenant
On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP)
Partitioning
Real Application Clusters One Node
Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC)
Real Application Testing
Retail Data Model
Spatial and Graph
TimesTen Application-Tier Database Cache
Utilities Data Model
Oracle management packs Database Lifecycle Management Pack
Diagnostics Pack
Tuning Pack
Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database
Data Masking and Subsetting Pack