Software Publisher Overviews dashboard

View compliance analysis results related to Microsoft, Office 365, Oracle, IBM, and VMware on the Software Publisher Overviews dashboard when software publisher packs are active.

Results are updated whenever a new reconciliation result is available. You can save charts in PNG or JPG formats.
Note: The Software Publisher Overviews dashboard is accessible by navigating to Software Asset > Publisher Overview, but only when at least one publisher pack is active.

Microsoft dashboard

You can manage Microsoft Server Software, such as SQL Server or Exchange Server, using Microsoft publisher pack.

Note: The Microsoft publisher pack (com.snc.samp.microsoft) plugin must be installed to view the Microsoft dashboard tab.
Table 1. Microsoft tab
Report Source list Description
Products out of Compliance Product Results Number of products that have at least one software model out of compliance.
Total True-up Cost Product Results Cost to be compliant based on the average prices for entitlements for the rights.
Over-Licensed Amount Product Results Cost of licenses owned but not being used.
Reclamations Requiring Attention Removal Candidates State is Attention Required and justification is Low Usage.
Potential Savings Removal Candidates Cost saved if removal candidates are reclaimed.
Actual Savings YTD Removal Candidates Closed on This Year AND State is Closed Complete
Top 10 Products by True-up Cost Product Results Greatest true-up costs by product.
Top 10 Products by Potential Savings Removal Candidates Greatest potential savings by product.
SQL Server Install Breakdown Software Installations Total software installations per SQL Server, version, and edition.
SQL Server Active Right Breakdown Software Entitlements Number of total active rights per SQL Server, version, and edition.

Office 365 dashboard

You can manage Microsoft Office 365 subscription information with Office 365 admin console integration.

Note: The Microsoft publisher pack (com.snc.samp.microsoft) plugin must be installed to view the Office 365 dashboard tab.

Only Microsoft Office 365 software products that are recognized as subscription software are shown. Microsoft Office 365 integration must be set up to view compliance information.

You can choose any of the Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions from the Subscription Software Models list.

Table 2. Office 365 tab
Report Source list Description
Number of Assigned Subscriptions Software Subscriptions Aggregate sum of the number of subscriptions that are used (for example, user accounts active in Office 365).
Number of Subscriptions Not in Use Software Subscriptions Aggregate sum of the number of subscriptions not used in the last 30 days.
Number of Available Subscriptions License Metric Results Aggregate sum of the number of subscription rights available.
Current Subscription Spend License Metric Results Aggregate sum of the total cost for subscription rights.
Software Models Out of Compliance Software Model Results Number of software models out of compliance.
True-up cost Software Model Results Sum of true-up costs on the latest software model results.
Subscriptions Consumption Trend Software Subscriptions

License Metric Results

Trend assigned, active, and available subscriptions.
Assigned Subscription Breakdown Software Subscriptions Breakdown of assigned subscriptions by software model.
Available Subscription Breakdown License Metric Results Breakdown of total active rights by software model.
Subscription Spend Breakdown License Metric Results Breakdown of subscription total cost by product/version/edition (software model).

Oracle dashboard

You can manage Oracle Server Software, such as Database Server, using Oracle publisher pack.

Note: The Oracle publisher pack (com.snc.samp.oracle) plugin must be installed to view the Oracle dashboard tab.
Table 3. Oracle tab
Report Source list Description
Products out of Compliance Product Results Number of products that have at least one software model out of compliance.
Total True-up Cost Product Results Cost to be compliant based on the average prices for entitlements for the rights.
Over-Licensed Amount Product Results Cost of licenses owned but not being used.
Top 10 Oracle Products by True-up Cost Product Results Greatest true-up costs by product.
Database Instances by Edition Oracle Instances Total number of database instances by database edition.
Top 10 Database Instances by Client Access Users Client Access Database instances with the greatest number of client access users.

IBM dashboard

Note: The IBM publisher pack (com.sn_samp_ibm) plugin must be installed to view the IBM dashboard tab.

IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) integration must be set up to view compliance information.

Table 4. IBM tab
Report Source list Description
Products out of Compliance Product Results Number of products that have at least one software model out of compliance.
Total True-up Cost Product Results Cost to be compliant based on the average prices for entitlements for the rights.
% of Total Excess Spend Not In Use Software Entitlements Sum of the over-licensed amount and potential savings over the total of licensed amount.
PVU Subcapacity Breakdown of Top 10 Products IBM Peak Consumptions Peak PVU utilization for top 10 IBM products.
Total PVU Subcapacity Consumption Trend IBM Peak Consumptions Comparison of the aggregate peak consumption for all products over time.

VMware dashboard

Information from vCenter software is discovered and used for VMware reconciliation. ServiceNow Discovery uses these probes and populates these tables:
  • vCenter probe VMware - vCenter ESX Hosts License
  • VMware Discovered License Key [samp_vmware_license_key] and VMware Discovered License Key Consumption [samp_vmware_license_key_usage] tables

For more information, see vCenter discovery with Software Asset Management.

Note: The VMware publisher pack (com.sn_samp_vmware) plugin must be installed to view the VMware dashboard tab.
Table 5. VMware tab
Report Source list Description
Products out of Compliance Product Results Number of products that have at least one software model out of compliance.
True-up Cost Product Results Cost to be compliant based on the average prices for entitlements for the rights.
Over-licensed Amount Product Results Cost of licenses owned but not being used.
Top 5 Installed Products Software Installations Count of top 5 VMware products installed.
vSphere Territorial Non-compliance VMware Discovered License Key Consumptions Compliance of vCenter deployments. Drill down on location to filter.
ESX Servers by Region ESX Servers Location, ESX count, CPU count, and cores count.
Audit View VMware Discovered License Key Consumptions VSphere deployments: Product, License Key, Used By, Assigned To, Location, CPU core count, CPU count, vCenter reference, evaluation expiration date, and software install.

The vSphere Deployment related link shows the VMware Discovered License Key Consumptions list.