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This is an old version of the Getting Started help. The latest version has been moved into the main License Optimizer help.

Run a reconciliation

In this section, we are going to use License Optimizer's rules engine to intelligently assign licenses to software to give you your initial Effective License Position (ELP).

To run a reconciliation:

1.On the navigation bar, expand Reconciliation, then click Run Reconciliation.
The Start Reconcile dialog appears.

2.On the Status tab, type a Name for the reconciliation.

By default, this is set to Reconciliation followed by the current date.

In most circumstances, you can ignore the Configuration tab, which enables you to configure the sub capacity settings for specific vendors. Sub-capacity licensing enables products to be licensed for less than the full processor core capacity of the server.

3.On the Filters tab, select an option in the Reconcile based on drop-down.
We recommend that you do not select None, which performs a complete reconciliation, but rather select either Business Units, Products/Vendor, or DataSource.

4.When you have selected the required filter, click Start.
The reconciliation starts, and the dialog updates to show progress.

When the reconciliation completes, the dialog closes and the previous page reappears.

What's Next?

Now that we have run a reconciliation, we can look at its results: View reconciliation results

More information

Run Reconciliation – link to the Run Reconciliation topic in the License Optimizer help


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