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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.

IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and VMware publisher packs are available as add-ons that provide the capability to manage software licensed under IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and VMware 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.
IBM (Add-on)
Note: Not visible unless IBM publisher pack is installed.
  • Per Device: Licenses a 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.
  • Processor Value Unit (PVU): Number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology and the number of processors made available to the program.
    • Full Capacity: License all activated processor cores in the physical hardware environment.
    • Sub-capacity: License fewer than the full capacity of your server or group of servers.
  • Resource Value Unit (RVU): RVU Proofs of Entitlement are based on the number of activated processor cores used or managed by a product.
    • Full Capacity: License all activated processor cores in the physical hardware environment.
    • Sub-capacity: License fewer than the full capacity of your server or group of servers.
Microsoft (Add-on)
Note: Not visible unless Microsoft publisher 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.
  • User Subscription: Licenses a user for the number of activated software subscriptions.

    When reconciliation is run for a software model that has one or more entitlements with the User Subscription license metric, a right is consumed for each active unique software subscription record assigned to a user.

Oracle (Add-on)
Note: Not visible unless Oracle publisher 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).
VMware (Add-on)
Note: Not visible unless VMware publisher pack is installed.
  • Per Application Instance: Licenses per application instance.

    Applies to VMware products: vCenter Server.

  • Per Device: Licenses per specific device. A license can only be reused if it is completely removed from the device. The number of software users on the device is not relevant as long as it is used on the licensed device.

    Applies to VMware suite of products: Horizon FLEX, ThinApp, ThinApp Virtualization Packager, Mirage Windows Migration.

  • Per Named User: Licenses per named user.

    Applies to VMware named users: Horizon Advanced, Horizon Enterprise, Horizon Suite, Mirage, Horizon Socialcast on Premise, Workspace (Portal), Workspace Suite, Horizon Air, Horizon Air Desktop DR, ThinApp, ThinApp Virtualization Packager, vRealize Operations for Horizon, User Environment Manager, vRealize Business.

  • Per OSI: Licenses any server, virtual or physical, with an IP address that generates logs, including network devices and storage arrays.

    Applies to VMWare suite of products: vRealize Operations, vRealize Log Insight, vRealize Automation, vRealize Business for Cloud, vRealize Code Stream.

  • Per Processor: Licenses a physical processor (CPU) in a server. One VMware suite processor license key is required for each physical processor in a server.

    Applies to VMware suite products: vSphere, vSphere with Operations Management.

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.
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