The information on this page refers to License Statistics v6.13 and newer, which renamed "read-only mode" to "restricted access mode." If you are using a version previous to v6.13, see documentation for previous versions.
The old licensing model for License Statistics Licensing Model 2013 is deprecated as of v6.0, but will continue to work with all License Statistics versions, including v5.x and v6.x, according to the rules described in the License Transition section.
Beginning with License Statistics v6.2, some new features will not be available for use with the old licensing modelLicensing Model 2013. Existing functionality (implemented prior to v6.2) will continue to work with the old licensing modelLicensing Model 2013.
License type by license server gathering type
All license types can be delivered with one or both of the gathering types described below.
The Realtime license allows importing denial data to an existing realtime license server (vendor name and manager type must match).
You must have an Import license to import usage data.
License type by user counting
The license types described above can can be delivered with one of the following user-count licensing methods.
|License User-Count Type||Unique User||Description||Example|
Username + Hostname
|Default method for counting license users, where a single user is a unique pair of username and hostname.|
User license count: 3
|Optional method for counting license users, where a single user is counted as a unique username, even when using licenses on multiple hostnames.|
User license count: 2
Limiting number of users
Commercial licenses are delivered with user limit which is the maximum number of unique users (usernames or user-host pairs) which can be monitored by License Statistics within a specified time range. The number of users is calculated differently depending on the gathering type:
- Realtime User Count limit is the maximum number of users monitored on realtime license servers in the last 14 days.
- Imported User Count limit is the maximum number of users monitored on imported license servers in the entire history (all imported users are counted).
Denied User Count is unlimited. User denials are not counted in the user license limit.
Limiting number of license servers
Commercial licenses are delivered with a license server limit, which sets a maximum number of license servers that can be added for License Statistics monitoring. The license server limit is done differently depending on gathering type, as described below.
- Realtime license servers limit is the maximum number of license servers that can be actively monitored in the same time. License servers that are disabled by the customer are not counted. The customer can add an unlimited number of realtime license servers, but the application will start monitoring only the maximum number the license allows.
- Imported license servers limit is the maximum number of license servers that can be imported to License Statistics using import logs. Only License Servers imported in the last 3 months are counted towards the limit.
License Statistics handles issues with exceeding license thresholds or expiration date differently depending on the case, as described in the following table.