Applications with license metric processor/core require hosts/VM and datacenter to be manually assigned.
want to know about this feature of the tool more.
how to manually assign core/processor and it needs to be done for every device??
I use this for SQL. It's especially useful because we are reasonably virtualised in a hybrid environment. Some of our blades are licensed and some are not. The first thing I did was to (obviously) find out which blades need to be licensed and their hardware components, their cores/processes etc.
Then on the assignment tab of core/processor based license you can search for and select the specific machines you want to assign licenses. You can see from the below screenshot, there is a pool of licenses and I have assigned them to the licensed blades accordingly.
This will ensure that any SQL installations on any VMs hosted on these blades will be covered and shown as compliant.
By knowing which blades are licensed we can also get a bit cleverer and proactive. As SQL isn't cheap, I wanted to know right away if any installations pop up on unlicensed blades so I produced a scheduled report.
This basically pulls in all the VMs running on blades that haven't been assigned an appropriate license.
A copy of this report goes out automatically to the Server Team so that in the event anything happened by mistake it can identified and remedied immediately.
I have also added a custom field in order to quickly identify which blades are licensed for reference.
Hope this helps, if there's anything specifically you want to know, I've played around with this a bit so I'm happy to help!
Thanks for prompt reply & providing such a elaborate example.
Our use case is our customer does not have much knowledge about what/how much products are installed are on their servers.
they are dependent on the Snow agent to discover and tell them what is inventoried. When Windows server 2012 pops on the servers, snow picks up VM's, physical hosts and datacenter as well (which is fine as explained by you earlier & we have assigned licenses to all VM's).
Under the VM's also it is not assigning cores by itself.
Do we have manaully assign cores for each device to utilize licenses?? how does it work??
No problem. So I guess it really depends on whether they are Standard or Datacenter licenses and how you want to approach this. For Core/Processor based licenses, you'll need to assign them manually but there are some shortcuts. For example, if you click on the "more options" button you can just pull in only the machines that require a license. This will take out a lot of the manual work.
You can also set the VM use rights to unlimited to take out a lot of the other manual input... provided you have the right license entitlement to do so of course.
As far as I'm aware, there's no out and out "auto assign". I think this way is probably the quickest. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong. Personally, I haven't done it this way for Windows Server because we're licensed under CIS which is problematic to assign!
Do we have manually assign the cores/processor as well for each device that has an installation.
If yes, what is the rationale behind this?
Well, moving away from Snow and into licensing itself, I guess the rationale is that you can't assume that every server is appropriately licensed and therefore you should designate as appropriate.
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