About License Deployment Report in Veritas Operations Manager 4.1

Article:HOWTO64448  |  Created: 2012-01-04  |  Updated: 2012-01-04  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO64448
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About License Deployment Report in Veritas Operations Manager 4.1

License Deployment Report (LDR) helps customers by leveraging Storage Foundation Manager infrastructure to generate report on deployed product licenses according to their respective price tiers. The LDR reduces reconciliation time and may lead to have less customer and sales executive engagement. The LDR highlights hosts which have demo, evaluation, expired, verification needed license keys. It helps you to identify the wastage of licenses and usage of proper license keys according to product.

The License Deployment Report enables you to obtain and view information about Storage Foundation product licenses. This information about Storage Foundation product licenses is available in the deployment report.

The deployment report gives the following details:

  • Tiering Information, that is, Server, Processor, NProcessors, and OS price tiers

  • Product inventory for each host

  • Features that are enabled for each particular license key

  • Feature Evidence along with marker files and number of objects

The License Deployment Report (LDR) identifies price tiers, make, or model of hosts, number of processors, installed OS and so on. It also identifies Symantec price tier such as Server price tier, Processor price tier, NProcessor price tier, and Installed OS price tier. Additionally, it identifies the list of hosts to assign price tier, and each unique product. In LDR, you can assign price tiers to the hosts depending on the requirement and configuration. You can use OS-specific commands to view the characteristics of hosts such as the model, the host make, the processor type, and the processor count. You can use the LDR to highlight deployed products. The License Deployment Report identifies number of hosts, and number of deployed licenses.

License Deployment Report enables you to review deployment summary charts where the summary is shown as percentages using the following bar charts:

  • Summary by product

  • Summary by platforms

  • Summary by edition

  • Summary by release

License Deployment Report provides the real time status of the licenses that are deployed on the managed hosts that are added to Management Server. License Deployment Report automatically discovers the licenses that are deployed on a managed host when it is added to Management Server. The results are displayed in the Licenses view. By default, License Deployment Report discovers the licenses that are deployed on the managed hosts in an interval of two hours.

If you want to identify the status of the Storage Foundation licenses in a datacenter, each individual server must be manually examined. This process can take much time and effort, because a datacenter may have many types of hosts, and each host can have a variety of software installed on it. The hosts for which you are not able to find details of characteristics of hosts such as the model, the host make, the processor type, and the processor count are termed as "unknown hosts". In LDR, you can assign price tiers to the hosts depending on the requirement and configuration.

The latest price tier information is available with the License Deployment Report. You can perform the Upload Price Tier File operation to upload new price tier information to Management Server.

You can use the Product Inventory tab to view the types of products, the platforms they are running on, their editions, their release version, the price tier to which they belong, and so on. You can also click the link under the Inventory tab to sort the view which is grouped according to All, Edition), Release, and Platform. You can use the product inventory view to view host level and product level deployment issues.

You can use the Product-Tier Mapping tab to view the following:

  • Deployments by Server Price Tier

    Displays the Server Price Tier information that is categorized using the alphabets A to N.

  • Deployments by Processor Type Price Tier

    Displays the information on processor type price tier.

  • Deployments by NProcessors Price Tier

    The information in Deployments by NProcessors Price Tier represents pricing per Number of Processors.

  • Deployments by Installed OS Price Tier

    The information in Deployments by Installed OS Price Tier represents pricing per Installed OS.

You can use the Tier-Host Mapping tab to find the match type for each host. It displays the matrix for each Price Tier, such as the number of exact matches, number of best matches, and the number of times the users defined the match.

The Exceptions tab displays the list of hosts that are not considered in counting the license deployments.

The exception can be because of any of the following:

  • Licenses for Storage Foundation and Storage Foundation-HA are not found.

  • License deployment discovery has failed to run.

  • License deployment discovery is in progress.

License Deployment Report discovers the keyless licenses along with the traditional license keys. The keyless licenses are not reported in the columns that displays the Verification needed or the Over deployed information.

The License Deployment Report provides information about product name, product version, edition, tier, and quantity in tabular format. Additionally, it also gives detailed information about the tiering information, that is, price tier and processor tier. The deployment report also gives a detailed product inventory for each host, and features that are enabled for each particular license key. You can use the Product Evidence feature to installed product bits, version of installed product, and features evidence along with the marker files and number of objects.

See About Symantec licensing and pricing in Veritas Operations Manager 4.1

See About License Deployment Summary view in Veritas Operations Manager 4.1

See About assigning price tiers to hosts in Veritas Operations Manager 4.1

See About updating the price tier information on Management Server in Veritas Operations Manager 4.1

See Viewing platform specific licensing and pricing information in Veritas Operations Manager 4.1

See Viewing the summary of product inventory in Veritas Operations Manager 4.1

See Viewing the Tier-Host Mapping summary in Veritas Operations Manager 4.1

See Viewing product details by host name in Veritas Operations Manager 4.1

See Viewing product details by license key in Veritas Operations Manager 4.1

See Viewing license key details in Veritas Operations Manager 4.1

See Viewing the overview of a host in Veritas Operations Manager 4.1


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