This glossary lists terms that are specific to License Statistics and feature usage monitoring.
A request made by a user to obtain a particular software license.
Refers to the use of a license, which means that the license is taken from a pool of available licenses.
A user can use two licenses of the same feature, as shown below.
Users Using License
|A type of license usage that allows a user to use a floating license without being connected to the license server. |
|The denial of a request for a license.|
|License is assigned to a specific user and cannot be utilized by another user without an administrator reassigning the license to another user.|
|The denial of a request for a license monitored in real time.|
Denied Requests Log
|One or more log files that contain data about denials.|
When Feature Versioning is set, features shown in lists include a separate entry for each version of that feature, and are named feature_version throughout License Statistics.
|Gathering realtime information from a particular license server about feature usage details.|
|Gathering information from a license server log file about feature usage details.|
Last Update Time
|The last time at which License Statistics received an update from a license server.|
|One or more ASCII text files written by a license server.|
|License for particular software.|
The definition of a license.
The parts of a feature are:
As shown in the diagram below, a feature is defined by its name, version and type. There can be multiple versions with the same name, but each version can have only three license types: nodelocked, floating, or token. Although the features may share the same name, each feature with a different version and/or type is an individual, unique feature.
|A solution that provides the ability to manage licenses.|
|An application or person that requests a license.|
The computer on which a user is accessing a license.
A user can use a feature on more than one host, and a host can be used by more than one user, as shown below.
User on Hosts
Software hosting licenses for a single software vendor. A license server can be one of the following:
|The manufacturer of a software application using a particular license manager.|
|The license server type (Realtime or Imported).|
|A value (number of minutes) specified for how often feature usage data is gathered for a monitored license server.|
|Linux system||Refers to Linux x64 platform.|
|Windows system||Refers to Win64 platform.|