- The new licensing model won't be supported by License Statistics versions lower than v6.0.
- The old licensing model will continue to work with all License Statistics versions including v5.x and v6.x according to the rules described in this section.
As of License Statistics v6.0, the application will start as a Trial license type with new licensing rules. All the values displayed on the License Details page in Administration will be calculated according to the new licensing rules.
Old licensing termination
We are not planning to terminate support for old licensing for existing customers. All licenses will continue to work and it will be possible to extend the maintenance on the original licensing rules. However, note that:
- New customers cannot use the old licensing model with a new purchase of License Statistics v6.0 or newer.
- Up to March 15, 2020, existing customers can continue using the old licensing model if desired when making changes to their existing license terms (e.g., purchasing an add-on, increasing number of users/licenses, or changing license type).
- Upon initially upgrading from the old licensing model to the new licensing model, existing customers may increase their number of users at no additional cost. This is a one-time free upgrade when moving to the new licensing model. Thereafter, annual maintenance fees will account for any additional users at the applicable rate under the new licensing model.
- After March 15, 2020, existing customers will no longer be able to change existing license terms using the old licensing model. Transition to the new licensing model will be required when making any changes to existing license terms.
- Due to technical limitations, License Statistics v5.x does not support the new licensing model, so in order to make changes to existing license terms after March 15, 2020, customers will be required to upgrade to License Statistics v6.x.
Old vs new licensing comparison
|Old licensing (2013)||New licensing (2019)|
License upgrade possible only till March 15, 2020.
Note that existing customers may increase their number of users at no additional cost when upgrading prior to March 15, 2020, as described above under "Old licensing termination."
|License upgrade possible without limitations.|
|Beginning with License Statistics v6.2, some new features will not be available for use with the old licensing model. Existing functionality (implemented prior to v6.2) will continue to work with the old licensing model.||No limitations on access to features introduced after v6.1.x.|
|Removing imported license server is not releasing the imported license servers license limit.||Removing data (license servers or features) is releasing users and license servers license limits.|
|Not available to new customers.||Available to all customers.|
|Number of actively monitored Realtime License Servers is limited by Realtime License Server license count.||One counter for all License Servers.|
|Number of Imported License Servers is limited by Imported License Server license count.||One counter for all License Servers.|
|Imported License Servers are calculated using data from the last 3 months.||All License Servers are calculated.|
|Separate Realtime and Imported Users usage counting.||One counter for all Users.|
|Denials are not counted towards licensing.||One counter for all Users (including Denials).|
|Realtime Users are calculated from last 14 days.||One counter for all Users (including Realtime Users).|
|Imported Users are calculated in entire history.||One counter for all Users (including Imported Users).|
|Username and User-Host licenses are supported.|
Username license is supported, and monitored hosts are limited to 125% of the total users allowed for monitoring.
The host limit can be lifted by purchasing a High Performance Computing (HPC) add-on, which allows unlimited hosts to be monitored.
|Node-locked and Network licenses are supported.||Node-locked and Network licenses are supported.|
|Available for License Statistics v5.x and v6.x.||Available for License Statistics v6.x.|
Moving to new licensing
All customers have the ability to move to the new licensing model. To do this, please contact X-Formation Sales to modify your license configuration and deliver a new license to you. Due to the new licensing model's simplified way of calculating license servers and users, new values for these calculations will need to be set in the new license. Please be prepared to provide our sales representative with the new values, as described in "Determining new license usage" below.
The Activation Key for the license will remain the same. Simple license reactivation will be required in order to use License Statistics v6.0 with the new licensing model.
Determining new license usage
If you are using License Statistics v5.x, upgrading to v6.x is required in order to determine new licensing requirements.
License Statistics v6.x includes a new License Details tab in the Administration page to help you determine your license usage.
- If the old licensing model is used, the License Details tab will contain sections for Realtime and Import licenses, which show the usage details for the old licensing model. The panel above this section shows the usage values that would be in effect under the new licensing model. Provide these numbers to our sales department in order to receive your new license.
- If the new licensing model is used, you will see only a single section showing usage.