Tracking license usage in multicluster environment with License Service Reporter

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.

Retrieving license usage in the multicluster environment with License Service Reporter

The flow of data in the multicluster environment.

License Service Reporter

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.

Data sources

Network flow

The network flow in the License Service Reporter environment.

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.

Getting started with License Service Reporter

Complete the following actions to track license usage in multicluster environment with License Service Reporter: