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Monitor licenses and alerts

Jan 15, 2013
Use the Dashboard to monitor your license activity. The Dashboard is the default view when you open the License Administration Console.

License status at a glance

The Dashboard presents a synopsis of your licenses:

Name Description
Product Product, edition, and type of license
SA Date The Subscription Advantage membership expiration date for the product license
In Use (Available) The number of licenses currently in use, followed by the total number available for use
Expiration The date the license expires
License Type The type of license, such as concurrent user or system licenses
Hosts The Hosts link appears when licenses are checked out and links to a list of the host names with licenses in use

About alerts

Dashboard alerts are triggered by licensing events such as the license server stopping or the expiration of a Subscription Advantage membership. You configure alerts in the Administration area. The list of displayed alerts is updated when the Dashboard page is reloaded or refreshed.

Alerts about concurrent licenses are tested and triggered at one minute intervals. The "Vendor Daemon Down" alert is triggered immediately.

There are two categories of alerts:

Critical alerts

Dashboard Alert Administration Name Triggering Event
The vendor daemon has stopped Vendor daemon down The license server stops, unexpectedly or purposely stopped by the administrator
The concurrent license has expired Out of concurrent licenses All the concurrent licenses have been checked out
Licenses for product_name have expired Concurrent license expired The license has expired. Note that if the license is not a type of license covered by Subscription Advantage, there is no deleterious effect from being expired. For example, the startup license and evaluation licenses are always "expired" because they are not covered by Subscription Advantage. You can ignore this alert unless it is for a license that shows an expired Subscription Advantage date in the dashboard.
Subscription Advantage membership expired Subscription Advantage membership expired The Subscription Advantage membership for a concurrent license has expired

ImportantImportant alerts

Name of Alert Triggering Event
Concurrent threshold exceeded A percentage (specified by the administrator) of concurrent licenses have been checked out
Concurrent license expiring A certain number of days (specified by the administrator) remains before the concurrent license expires
Subscription Advantage membership expiring A certain number of days (specified by the administrator) remains before the Subscription Advantage membership for a license expires. Note that if the license is not a type of license covered by Subscription Advantage, there is no deleterious effect from being expired. For example, the startup license and evaluation licenses are always "expired" because they are not covered by Subscription Advantage. You can ignore this alert unless it is for a license that shows an expired Subscription Advantage date in the dashboard.

To view alerts

  1. On the Dashboard, click the red X icon to view critical alerts or the orange ! icon to view important alerts.
  2. Click items in the list to their details.

To clear alerts

Alerts are not cleared automatically when the condition changes. You must clear the alert manually to remove it from the list.

Click the X icon next to the alert item.