Effectively manage software licenses in virtual environments

Easily discover, track and inventory asset data.

With virtual servers that run applications being moved between physical hosts, it can be a real challenge to manage the software running on them. Problems can be caused with certain applications that use CPU-based licensing models or software that can’t be moved between physical hosts. With Asset Manager, you can ensure that applications in your virtual environments are tracked and managed reliably and effectively.

  • See the relationship between apps and physical hosts in VMware and Hyper-V – VMware ESX/ESXi, vCenter and Microsoft Hyper-V Connector service allows for direct communication with the ESX/EXi and Hyper-V infrastructure. With Asset Manager, you can clearly see the relationship between the application running on a virtual machine and the physical host where the VM is running.
  • Track licenses when you publish an app or the whole desktop – License compliance and over-licensing in Citrix environments can be a problem because many vendors use a Client Application Licensing Model in virtual environments. With Asset Manager, the Citrix XenApp and EdgeSight Connector tracks the relationships between users starting up published applications or published desktops, and users with the rights to start each Citrix application. Asset Manager can also do this with Microsoft App-V.
  • Monitor and track complex second-use licenses – You may have certain vendors with second-use right policies. So, when accessing a virtual application installed locally on the computer, you only need one license. With Asset Manager, you can automatically identify applications that have second-use rights. This ensures license counts are properly managed in your virtual environments.