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Licensing Model

License requirements

Agent type

Number of required licenses

Windows client

0.5 (i.e. 2 Windows clients require 1 license, 3 Windows clients require 2 licenses).

Mac OS X


Windows server (including terminal servers)




License management

At Setup > Licensing, on the Licensing tab, you can view and manage your Ivanti Automation licenses. Only licensed Agents can execute Jobs.

  • When Ivanti Automation is installed, 75 evaluation licenses are provided automatically. These are valid for 45 days. Please contact [email protected] (for EMEA) or [email protected] (for US) if you want to extend this evaluation period.
  • To use Ivanti Automation after the trial period, you need Ivanti Automation licenses, which can be obtained from your local reseller. Ivanti Automation licenses need to be registered and activated before you can use them.
  • When the Ivanti Identity Director integration is enabled and validated, you will receive 12 additional license points for Ivanti Identity Director (Ivanti Identity Director licenses are shown under the section Connectors).
  • Licenses are distributed based on the deployment date of Agents. When Agents are removed, the spare licenses are redistributed automatically.

License Server

At Setup > Licensing, on the License Server tab, you can view and manage the Ivanti License Server. This feature will become available when the Ivanti License Server is released.

For administration purposes, you need to report the actual license usage to Ivanti every month for all Ivanti products using Datacenter Server and Desktop - ASP and Corporate licenses. To automate this reporting process, you can use the Ivanti License Server.

To implement the Ivanti License Server, you need to:

  • Enable the License Server (for Datacenter Server and Desktop - ASP and Corporate licenses only).
  • Register your Ivanti Automation site to the Ivanti License Server via the Registration Wizard.
  • Assign the Licensing role to one or more Dispatchers (Topology > Dispatchers > Settings).
  • Optional, set the Dispatcher Proxy to route the Internet traffic for the Ivanti License Server via a proxy server.

The Status overview shows the latest date/time and status of the following actions:

  • when your site was registered to the Ivanti License Server (register)
  • which Dispatcher has most recently collected the license usage (collect)
  • which Dispatcher has most recently reported the license peak usage to the Ivanti License Server (report)
  • if communication to the Ivanti License Server is still possible (heartbeat)

To view the collected and reported license usage use the buttons Export data and Export reports.

To view which Dispatchers are assigned the Licensing role use the button Dispatchers Settings Overview.

See License usage collection and reporting for more information on calculation of the license usage.


At Setup > Licensing, on the Edition tab, you can switch from Standard Automation to Enterprise Automation in Evaluation mode. Select a different edition and click Apply, the Console will refresh to reflect the necessary changes. When a production license is activated, the Standard Automation mode switches automatically to the Enterprise Automation mode, retaining all existing Datastore content. If you have added production licenses to your Ivanti Automation environment, or if you have enabled the Ivanti Identity Director integration, you cannot switch between the editions and the tab will be disabled. To go back to Standard Automation mode, you will have to remove the production licenses and install the evaluation version again, or disable the Ivanti Identity Director integration.

Upgrade environment with Datacenter Server and/or Desktop licenses

When adding Datacenter Server and/or Desktop licenses to an environment in which also other license types are used:

  • Datacenter Server and Desktop licenses can be activated as normal.
  • The licensing model for Datacenter Server and Desktop licenses will not be available until ALL other license types are deleted and your environment only contains Datacenter Server and/or Desktop licenses. Until then, the Pre-2014 Licensing Model will apply.
  • After deleting the last "pre-2014" license (for example as part of a license swap or re-import process), it will no longer be possible to add license types other than Datacenter Server and Desktop licenses.

If Agents are not updated automatically (global setting Auto update Agent is set to Disabled entirely) when upgrading the Ivanti Automation environment, some Tasks running on the "old" Agents still require connectors and will fail. You must upgrade the Agents before running the Tasks.

In Ivanti Automation environments that upgraded from a previous version and (also) used legacy (pre-10.3) licenses, a different licensing model applies.

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