A Customer asked me: How do I see how many licenses we have available to monitor servers, databases, etc?
Do we do any limiting based on licensing or just reporting?
There are no quick ways of displaying the number of unused licenses except for the number of robots which is tied t the hub license key. We don't put numbers into the individual probe license keys, so the only way of knowing is to use the either the "true up" report that sales sends to them to run and compare the numbers agains the PO. I believe that the assetmgmt probe will give you probe deployment counts per robot which can also be totaled up. Generally speaking, you will have to know which probes fit into what package/category so you can relate counts to the PO.
There are two parts to the NMS licences - #Robots and Probes.
The first part of the license is applied in the hub configuration and specifies how many robots can be connected to that hub. Whilst it is possible to have a license generated specific to the IP address of the hub server more typically it is specified as "*" and can therefore be deployed to any hub. So, doesn't really provide any restriction on the number of robots that can be deployed, just the maximum number that can be connected to any one hub. The hub config GUI will show how many robots currently connected compred to themaximum defined in the license key.
The probe licences (the mojority of them anyway) are really a yes/no flag to say whether the probe can be deployed from the archive. It doesn't provide any limit to the numebr of times that probe can be deployed or, in the case of "remote" probes, how many devices can be monitored through that probe.
At the end of the day it is the customers responsibility to "monitor" how many devices they are monitoring and ensure they do not exceed their commercial license (on which the NMS licence keys are loosely based). The assetmgmt probe is supposed to provided more information but not sure how accurate it is.
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