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Do you ever wonder how many licenses are really being used? Are engineers saying they don’t have any licenses available when they need them? We have added Floating License Tracking to make answering these questions a little easier. After upgrading the License Manager to build 793 or later, the server administrator┬ácan choose a location to save the log file, and start logging right from the License Manager GUI.
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Once the logging is enabled take a look at the different graphs that are available by selecting the ‘Reporting’ tab. If your license file consists of different major versions of Understand, they will be color coded and divided up accordingly.

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License Usage by Month

 

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License Usage by Week

 

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License Usage Daily

Notice that these graphs also show the number of times that a license was denied, meaning that all of the licenses were already in use when an engineer tried to get a license. This can help a team know if they need more licenses and help determine how many are needed.

 

If you like to see the raw data, or just want to see some more details, take a look at the log table that is available under the Reporting->Log Table tab. If you still want more data than this, let us know and we can give you details about how to get even more with a little custom work.

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Log Table