Monitoring license usage
IBM® Cognos Controller generates IBM Software License Metric Tag (SLMT) files. Versions of IBM License Metric Tool that support SLMT files can generate License Consumption Reports that provide information about license usage for Cognos Controller. This information applies only to local installations of Cognos Controller.
For information about installing and using IBM License Metric Tool, see IBM License Metric Tool on IBM Knowledge Center.
|SLMTag_Enable||True||Generate the SLMT file. The logger runs on the master server in a master-slave configuration.|
|SLMTag_Exception||False||Exception logging. If set to True, the exceptions are stored in the error_log.txt file.|
|SLMTag_OutputDirPath||"..\SLMTagData"||Specify the path relative to the ControllerProxyServer folder that is loaded by IIS|
|SLMTag_PeriodMinuteLength||1440||Frequency of logging SLMT information (StartTime, EndTime interval). Defaults to 24 hours (1440 minutes).|
|SLMTag_MetricCountPerFile||2880||Maximum number of metric tags generated in the same file|
|SLMTag_FileKeepNumber||100||Keep the last 100 files generated. Older files are deleted.|
appSettingssection in the Web.config file. Use the following format:
<add key="parameter_name" value="parameter_value" />
The AUTHORIZED_USER metric
- IBM Cognos Controller administrator
- User that has the administrator role in Cognos Controller.
- IBM Cognos Controller standard user
- User that is not an administrator in Cognos Controller
For each of these subtypes, the AUTHORIZED_USER metric records the number of active administrator and standard users.
You can see a list of administrator and standard users by generating the License Management Report. For more information, see Generate User Rights Reports.
Location of Software License Metric Tag files
On all operating systems, the SLMT files are created in the slmtag directory at the same level as the ccr_64 directory in the Cognos Controller install location. For example, C:\Program Files\IBM\cognos\ccr_64\SLMTagData. All SLMT files use the .slmtag file extension. You can change the location of the SLMT files by changing the SLMTag_OutputDirPath parameter in the Web.config file.
By default, the SLMT information is logged every 24 hours.