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The information on this page refers to License Statistics v6.0, which no longer allows customizing the query interval (it is now set to 1 minute). If you are running an older version of License Statistics, see documentation for versions prior to v6.0.

This glossary lists terms that are specific to License Statistics and feature usage monitoring.

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Actions

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License request

A request made by a user to obtain a particular software license.

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Usage

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


Borrow
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A type of license usage that allows a user to use a floating license without being connected to the license server.
Denial
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The denial of a request for a license.
License Reservation
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License is assigned to a specific user and cannot be utilized by another user without an administrator reassigning the license to another user. 

For reservations, a "user" is defined by a set of rules with various parameters, which may include the following, depending on the license server:

  • Dynamic
  • User
  • User Group
  • Host
  • Host Group
  • IP
  • Project
  • Display
Realtime Denial
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Realtime Denial def
The denial of a request for a license monitored in real time.
Denied Requests Log
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One or more log files that contain data about denials.
Feature Versioning
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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.

Monitoring
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Gathering realtime information from a particular license server about feature usage details.
Importing
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Gathering information from a license server log file about feature usage details.
Last Update Time
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The last time at which License Statistics received an update from a license server.

Entities

Software
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An application.
Log file
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One or more ASCII text files written by a license server. 
License
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License for particular software.
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Feature

The definition of a license.

The parts of a feature are:

  1. Name (for example, Windows).
  2. Version (one feature can have multiple versions, such as Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and so on).
  3. Type, which can be:
    1. Floating
    2. Node-locked
    3. Token

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.

Feature

 

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License manager

A solution that provides the ability to manage licenses.
User
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An application or person that requests a license.

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Technically unique User in all contexts is a unique username.


Host
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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


Info

Technically uniqueness of the Host depends on the context:

  • for reporting purposes, tracking licenses usage and denials: unique pair of hostname and ip address 
  • for administration and licensing purposes: unique hostname


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License server

Software hosting licenses for a single software vendor. A license server can be one of the following:

  • Imported license server: A license server from which data was imported.
  • Realtime license server: A license server for which data was gathered through monitoring.
  • Monitored license server: Realtime license server for which license usage data is being gathered. 
  • License server group: Two or more license servers that are treated as one. 
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Vendor
The manufacturer of a software application using a particular license manager.
Gathering type
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The license server type (Realtime or Imported).Query interval defQuery interval defA value (number of minutes) specified for how often feature usage data is gathered for a monitored license server.
Linux systemRefers to Linux x64 platform.
Windows systemRefers to Win64 platform.

 

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