FlexLM License Usage

Reports FlexNet Server license usage on any license server or across multiple license servers. This allows you to analyze the usage, consumption, and utilization of licenses by users and hosts.

With Platform Analytics FlexLM License Usage, you can:
  • Report on license usage, utilization, and consumption, by feature
  • Report average and peak usage by license server or across all license servers
  • Understand and improve license usage, identify unused license resources, and plan license capacity more effectively
The FlexLM License Usage workbook includes the following dashboards:
  • License Usage — This is the first dashboard. In the Vendors pane, click any of the vendors, and the Features pane will show all the features for that vendor. On the Features pane, click any of the features to view the license usage for that feature.
  • Data — In this worksheet, you can view the raw information about average number of licenses, average usage, maximum usage, minimum usage, and consumption for each license server, license vendor, license feature, project, user, and host.
  • AVG and Peak Usage — In the Vendors pane, click any of the vendors, and the Features pane will show all the features for that vendor. On the Features pane, click any of the features to view the average peak usage for that feature across all license features.
  • AVG and Peak Usage by Server — In the Vendors pane, click any of the vendors, and the Features pane will show all the features for that vendor. On the Features pane, click any of the features to view the average peak usage for that feature across all license servers.

Measures

Table 1. Measures for FlexLM License Usage
Measure Description
Total # of Licenses Total number of licenses for all installed software applications.
Used # of Licenses Average number of used licenses for all installed software applications.
# of Servers Number of license servers that actually supply licenses.
License Utilization (%) The ratio of used licenses to available licenses by a selected feature over a period of time. For example, if there are 100 licenses and only 50 are in use, then License Utilization is 50%.
License Consumption (mins) This is the license consumption in minutes by a user over a period of time.

Dimensions and filters

Table 2. Dimensions and filters for FlexLM License Usage
Dimension / filter Description
Date Job finish date (in local time zone)
Range Job finish date range
ISO Week Number Job finish week
Host Name of the host on which the license is used
License Server Name of the license server on which the license is checked out
User The user ID that sends a request to the license server to check out a license