How to Configure License Units
"Configuring license units" means converting application files into license units that Cherwell Asset Management can report on and meter.
There are several ways to configure license units. This topic provides links to procedures you can follow for each situation.
The most common way to configure license units is to let Cherwell Asset Management automatically identify inventoried or launched application files and configure them into license units; using this feature should be sufficient in most cases.
If, after letting Cherwell Asset Management automatically configure license units, you find that you want to make some changes to how your license units are configured, see the following table. Example scenarios are listed on the left; links to procedures to follow are listed on the right.
|Example Scenario||Procedure to Follow|
|An application you want to monitor was not automatically configured into a license unit||Windows platform: Use the
feature first to find the file, and then see
How to Configure Files.
Linux/Unix/Mac OS platforms: See How to Configure Linux, Unix, and Mac OS Applications.
|You want to track two different versions of a Windows application separately||See How to Separate an Application from its License Unit; when you get to the Convert to License Unit dialog box, select option 1.|
|You want to separately monitor Windows applications that use identical main executable files||See How to Separate an Application from its License Unit; when you get to the Convert to License Unit dialog box, select option 2 or option 3, depending on whether you want to copy the application to a new or an existing license unit.|
|You want to clean up the License Units panel to see only license units you are interested in viewing||See How to Delete a License Unit; this topic also contains information on how to merely hide a license unit.|