License Metric Tool infrastructure with Ansible
The deployment of License Metric Tool consists of the License Metric Tool server and its database. The disconnected scanner must also be installed on every computer from which you want to collect software inventory data. Apart from that, you need to install Ansible and its components.
License Metric Tool components
- License Metric Tool server
- The License Metric Tool server provides a reporting interface for the inventory data that is collected from the computers in your infrastructure. To process the data in real time and to ensure reporting accuracy, the License Metric Tool server should run all the time. Users access the application server through a web user interface.
- Database for the License Metric Tool server, either DB2 for the server on Linux or MS SQL Server for the server on Windows.
- VM Manager Tool
To collect data from VM managers, License Metric Tool uses the VM Manager Tool. The tool connects to VM managers and gathers data about their capacity, focusing on processors, their type, and usage. The data is then imported to License Metric Tool and utilization of license metrics is calculated. For more information, see: VM Manager Tool.
- Disconnected data source
- A directory on the License Metric Tool server where packages with disconnected scan results are uploaded.
- Disconnected scanner
- Disconnected scanner is an independent component that is used by License Metric Tool to collect information about the hardware, as well as the software that is installed on the computers in your infrastructure.
Apart from components of License Metric Tool, you also need to implement or reuse the Ansible platform to transfer scan results to the disconnected data source.