Tracking license usage of your environment

Use the License Tracking utility to generate license usage reports (XML and HTML formats). These reports provide the count or number of managed services and average number of server endpoints that are currently consumed in your environment. You can then compare these numbers with the numbers that you are entitled to use based on your license.

For more information, see the following sections:

Related topic

Tracking license usage for Capacity Optimization

Performing system maintenance tasks

Overview

The license summary for TrueSight Cloud Cost Control provides the following details:

  • Average number of server endpoints
  • Average number of server endpoints that are distinct by name

In some scenarios, depending on your environment, you might need to refer to one of these numbers. For example, consider the following scenarios:

  • If two ETL modules that do not share the same lookup table, import a server in the product, two instances of the server are created. In this case, to avoid counting the same server twice, you can use Average number of server endpoints that are distinct by name.
  • If two environments have multiple distinct systems but they have the same name, you can use Average number of server endpoints to ensure that the two distinct servers are not counted as one.

To view details of the count of product licenses reported by License Tracking utility, you can create diagnostic reports using Auditing - Cloud Cost Control number of server endpoints Advanced report template. The report from this template provides the number of server endpoints that are managed by TrueSight Cloud Cost Control. The report also provides aggregated historical data and a list of server endpoints at the time the report is run. If you want to collect this information over time, you can schedule the report.

Information

If you want to collect the license information over time, you can schedule the generation of the report.

If you have installed the BMC License Usage Collection Utility, you can enter the host name and port number to connect to the TrueSight Capacity Optimization server and generate the license summary. The BMC License Usage Collection Utility uses the License Utility REST API in the backend. For more information, see the following topics:

  • BMC License Usage Collection Utility  
  • License Utility REST API

Workflow for using the License Tracking utility 

Each of the boxes in the following diagram links to the corresponding step/topic.

License tracking CCC

To generate a license report 

  1. Log on to the TrueSight Capacity Optimization console.
  2. In Administration > SYSTEM > Maintenance, select the Maintenance Activities tab.
    A table with maintenance activities are listed.
  3. In the row for the License Tracking utility, click .
    The Overview page of Run: License Tracking is displayed.
  4. Click Next.
    The Hosts selection page of Run: License Tracking is displayed.
  5. Select the required hosts and click Proceed.
    The License Tracking utility runs and generates the license report. The Maintenance page refreshes and the License Tracking record in the table displays an updated execution date and status. 
  6. To access the report:
    1. Ensure that the status of the License Tracking record shows ENDED. 
    2. Click   to view the the deployment log. In the Deployment logs for the License Tracking utility, click . to download a zip file that contains the license.xml and license.html summary files and other detailed report files.

Sample license reports

 Sample license report in XML format
 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><bmc_license_xml_report  xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="LicenseDataXMLSimplifiedSample.xsd">
  <entry>
    <field_value>
      <name>AuditCount</name>
      <value>1067</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>Host</name>
      <value>vl-pun-bco-dv05.bmc.com</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseChecksum</name>
      <value>1379327313</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseDescription</name>
      <value>Overall number of managed systems</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseRequestedFrom</name>
      <value>1502044200000</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseRequestedTo</name>
      <value>1502217000000</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseType</name>
      <value>20</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>ProductName</name>
      <value>TrueSight Capacity Optimizer for Servers</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>ReportDate</name>
      <value>1502258204381</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>SuiteName</name>
      <value>TrueSight Capacity Optimization</value>
    </field_value>
  </entry>
  <entry>
    <field_value>
      <name>AuditCount</name>
      <value>840</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>Host</name>
      <value>vl-pun-bco-dv05.bmc.com</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseChecksum</name>
      <value>1719767504</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseDescription</name>
      <value>Overall number of managed systems - distinct by name</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseRequestedFrom</name>
      <value>1502044200000</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseRequestedTo</name>
      <value>1502217000000</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseType</name>
      <value>20</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>ProductName</name>
      <value>TrueSight Capacity Optimizer for Servers</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>ReportDate</name>
      <value>1502258204381</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>SuiteName</name>
      <value>TrueSight Capacity Optimization</value>
    </field_value>
  </entry>
  <entry>
    <field_value>
      <name>AuditCount</name>
      <value>689</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>Host</name>
      <value>vl-pun-bco-dv05.bmc.com</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseChecksum</name>
      <value>728271848</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseDescription</name>
      <value>Number of managed systems imported from Capacity Agents</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseRequestedFrom</name>
      <value>1502044200000</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseRequestedTo</name>
      <value>1502217000000</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseType</name>
      <value>20</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>ProductName</name>
      <value>TrueSight Capacity Optimizer for Servers [Capacity Agents]</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>ReportDate</name>
      <value>1502258204381</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>SuiteName</name>
      <value>TrueSight Capacity Optimization</value>
    </field_value>
  </entry>
  <entry>
    <field_value>
      <name>AuditCount</name>
      <value>584</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>Host</name>
      <value>vl-pun-bco-dv05.bmc.com</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseChecksum</name>
      <value>1855693660</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseDescription</name>
      <value>Number of managed systems imported from Capacity Agents - distinct by name</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseRequestedFrom</name>
      <value>1502044200000</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseRequestedTo</name>
      <value>1502217000000</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseType</name>
      <value>20</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>ProductName</name>
      <value>TrueSight Capacity Optimizer for Servers [Capacity Agents]</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>ReportDate</name>
      <value>1502258204381</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>SuiteName</name>
      <value>TrueSight Capacity Optimization</value>
    </field_value>
  </entry>
  <entry>
    <field_value>
      <name>AuditCount</name>
      <value>0</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>Host</name>
      <value>vl-pun-bco-dv05.bmc.com</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseChecksum</name>
      <value>765203939</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseDescription</name>
      <value>Overall number of managed network devices</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseRequestedFrom</name>
      <value>1502044200000</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseRequestedTo</name>
      <value>1502217000000</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseType</name>
      <value>20</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>ProductName</name>
      <value>TrueSight Capacity Optimizer for Network</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>ReportDate</name>
      <value>1502258204381</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>SuiteName</name>
      <value>TrueSight Capacity Optimization</value>
    </field_value>
  </entry>
  <entry>
    <field_value>
      <name>AuditCount</name>
      <value>0</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>Host</name>
      <value>vl-pun-bco-dv05.bmc.com</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseChecksum</name>
      <value>1513139949</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseDescription</name>
      <value>Overall number of managed ports</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseRequestedFrom</name>
      <value>1502044200000</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseRequestedTo</name>
      <value>1502217000000</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseType</name>
      <value>20</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>ProductName</name>
      <value>TrueSight Capacity Optimizer for Storage</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>ReportDate</name>
      <value>1502258204381</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>SuiteName</name>
      <value>TrueSight Capacity Optimization</value>
    </field_value>
  </entry>
  <entry>
    <field_value>
      <name>AuditCount</name>
      <value>0</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>Host</name>
      <value>vl-pun-bco-dv05.bmc.com</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseChecksum</name>
      <value>587024910</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseDescription</name>
      <value>Average number of server endpoints</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseRequestedFrom</name>
      <value>1469989800000</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseRequestedTo</name>
      <value>1502217000000</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseType</name>
      <value>20</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>ProductName</name>
      <value>TrueSight Cloud Cost Control</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>ReportDate</name>
      <value>1502258204381</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>SuiteName</name>
      <value>TrueSight Capacity Optimization</value>
    </field_value>
  </entry>
  <entry>
    <field_value>
      <name>AuditCount</name>
      <value>0</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>Host</name>
      <value>vl-pun-bco-dv05.bmc.com</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseChecksum</name>
      <value>542437754</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseDescription</name>
      <value>Average number of server endpoints - distinct by name</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseRequestedFrom</name>
      <value>1469989800000</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseRequestedTo</name>
      <value>1502217000000</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>LicenseType</name>
      <value>20</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>ProductName</name>
      <value>TrueSight Cloud Cost Control</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>ReportDate</name>
      <value>1502258204381</value>
    </field_value>
    <field_value>
      <name>SuiteName</name>
      <value>TrueSight Capacity Optimization</value>
    </field_value>
  </entry>
</bmc_license_xml_report>

 Sample license report in HTML format


 

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