License Service Reporter is an extension of License Service that aggregates the license usage data from multiple clusters. The collective highest license usage is presented on the user interface.
License Service Reporter is an aggregator that adds and analyzes the license usage data from multiple clusters, and retrieves the highest license usage of IBM Cloud Pak solutions and IBM® stand-alone containerized software. Deploy one central License Service Reporter on a selected cluster. License Service Reporter uses extra resources for aggregation.
To deliver data to License Service Reporter from multiple clusters, configure the License Service instance for each cluster. Enable License Service to connect and deliver the license usage data from the cluster to the central License Service Reporter.
Some IBM Cloud Pak solutions products, and IBM stand-alone containerized software can be deployed on clusters and in the traditional VM-based environment. To correctly aggregate license usage for these products, License Service Reporter needs to get data from clusters and virtual machines. The license usage data from virtual machines is reported by IBM License Metric Tool. Use License Sender, an integration tool, to deliver license usage data from License Metric Tool to License Service Reporter. For more information, see Delivering license usage of IBM Cloud Pak solutions and stand-alone containerized software installed in non-containerized environment from License Metric Tool to License Service Reporter .
When you configure the data source to report to License Service Reporter, the following actions are performed:
The License Service Reporter URL is defined in the ibm-license-service-reporter route in OpenShift console of the cluster where you deployed License Service Reporter. This URL is a hostname of License Service Reporter that should be used by the network administrators for the firewall setup. For more information, see Obtaining License Service Reporter URL.
Complete the following actions to track license usage in multicluster environment with License Service Reporter: