License Optimizer

Software Library page: Licensing tab

The Licensing tab on the Detail panel of the Software Library page displays the metrics associated with the selection made in the Selection panel at the top of the page. License Optimizer provides a number of default metrics, or you can create your own.

Software Library page: Licensing tab

For more information on metrics, see Metric Configuration.

To add a metric to a product:

1.Select the required metric from the Metric drop-down list, then click .
The metric appears in the Added Metrics list.

2.Use the icon to drag the metrics in the Added Metric list to the priority order that you want to use them in during reconciliation.

Click Trash icon alongside a metric to remove it from a product.

SKUs and Prices

A SKU (stock keeping unit) is a unique identifier that vendors may apply to their product licenses. You can use SKUs in License Optimizer to link licenses to metrics and pricing, and to make adding new licenses easier.

To add a SKU to a metric:

1. Click Add SKU from the gears menu on the Metric tab.
The Add SKU dialog appears.

2.Select the required Metric, SKU Number, and enter a Description.

3.If required, add the following values:

License Agreement – the name of the license agreement, linked to the vendor

Pack Size – the number of licenses in the SKU

Cores (Microsoft only) – the number of processor cores covered by the license

License Type – select from Base, Upgrade, or Maintenance

4.Click Save.
The SKU is added to the selected product item and you are prompted to add pricing for the SKU.

5.Click Yes.
The Add Price dialog appears.

6.Select a Price List to add the new price to, and specify the new Price, then click Add.
The new price is linked with the entered SKU and metric for the selected product.

Click the arrow to the left of a metric in the Added Metrics list to see the SKUs entered against a metric for a particular product in the SKUs expansion pane.

Licensing tab - SKUs expansion pane

From this pane, click the trash can icon alongside a SKU to delete it, or double-click a SKU to display the Edit SKU dialog. From this dialog, you can edit the Metric, SKU Number, and Description, as well as add, delete, or edit prices.


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