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Reviewing license usage

To ensure that your usage is in compliance with your purchased licenses, you can periodically generate a license usage report for each of your AR System servers (including each server in a server group). To gather information about license usage, each AR System server scans the system approximately every 45 minutes and writes the results to a file named LicenseReport.txt.

Note

If you have more than one AR System server, regardless of their starting or restarting time, the logging time stamp is synchronized across the servers and the required information is logged in the file at the same time.

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The report contains the following information:

  • For BMC Remedy AR System and application user fixed licenses, the greatest number of licenses assigned at the same time during the period covered by the report
  • For BMC Remedy AR System and application user floating licenses, the greatest number of licenses in use at the same time during the period covered by the report
  • For each type of license, the maximum limit specified in the Add or Remove Licenses form
  • For BMC Remedy AR System and application server group licenses, the usage of licenses across the entire server group, including the individual server against which the report is run

Note

Although all servers in a server group use licenses from the same Add or Remove Licenses form, each server in a group generates its own LicenseReport.txt file.

  • For BMC Remedy AR System and application server group licenses, the server group name and the host ID

The report is written to a file named ReportResult.csv. You can generate it from the Administration Console.

License usage report
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To generate a license usage report

  1. In the AR System Administration Console, click System > General > Add or Remove Licenses.
  2. In the Add or Remove Licenses form, click Generate License Usage Report.
  3. Click the arrow next to the License Report Start Date field, and select a date from the calendar.
    The start time is 12:00:00 A.M. on the specified date.
  4. Click the arrow next to the License Report End Date field, and select a date from the calendar.
    The end time is 11:59:59 P.M. on the specified date.

    Note

    - If the selected start or end date exceeds the time period covered by the server, the first or last date covered by the server is used instead. The time period covered by the report is specified in the report header.

    - Make sure that the timezone for BMC Remedy Mid Tier and BMC Remedy AR System server is same, to map the start and the end date requested while generating the License Usage Report. If the timezone for BMC Remedy Mid Tier and BMC Remedy AR System server is different, the timezone for BMC Remedy AR system server is considered.

  5. Click Generate Report.
    A message specifying the location of the ReportResult.csvfile appears. By default, the file is stored in this directory:
    • (UNIX) ARSystemServerInstallDir/Db
    • (Windows) ARSystemServerInstallDir\ARServer\Db
  6. Click OK.
    The license usage report is displayed in a CSV-compatible viewer, such as Microsoft Excel.

    Note

    You can also use the produse.exe utility to generate a license usage report. See Generating a license usage report.

Reporting license usage within a date range

By default, the information in the license usage report is based on all the license usage data stored on the server. To limit the information in the license usage report, specify a date range when running a license usage report.

Verifying purchased licenses

To obtain an up-to-date list of your AR System licenses, you can request a reconciliation report of purchased licenses from BMC. Contact your BMC Sales representative or Customer Support (see Support information).

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Comments

  1. Rajdeep Wala

    There is no explanation of the license usage report contents - which was there in the earlier 764 Config doc. Can we get those details like the Count, Currently Defined limits, Comments.

    Dec 19, 2013 05:10
    1. Ashwini Mathad

      Thank you for your comment, Rajdeep. The License Usage Report image is updated to include the descriptions.

      Hope this helps!

      Regards,

      Ashwini

      Dec 19, 2013 06:10
      1. Rajdeep Wala

        Thanks Ashwini - that helps.

        Dec 19, 2013 06:13
    1. Shafiq Rahman

      How can we determine who has a fixed license and rarely uses it ? We want to switch the heavy hitters in floating and move them to fixed heavy hitters etc. 

      Oct 03, 2016 01:59
      1. Sayee Jadhav

        Hi Shafiq,

        To find out which users are using fixed and floating licenses, please see the following topic:

        Displaying and Tracking server group license usage

        To understand the license usage, you need to enable license tracking and collect data over a period of time. AR System Historical License Usage form will then provide the required information that can be analysed to find out the users who are consuming the license.

        To find out the users who are allocated fixed license, search within the User form. To find out the users who are consuming fixed licenses over a period of time,  search within the AR System Historical License Usage form. Users who are not listed in the historical usage form are most likely not using the system, or at least the users did not use the system during the period for which license tracking was enabled.

        Regards,

        Sayee

        Oct 05, 2016 06:27