The Named License Analysis (NNU) report provides an overview of the license allocation and consumption of your FLEXlm named licenses.
This report has a number of benefits for administrators as it allows to determine the real usage of an organization’s named licenses, which can help with license planning and reducing costs. After running the report and analyzing the results, the administrator can decide whether to assign more users to NNU licenses, reduce the load of floating licenses or purchase additional licenses.
This report also serves as a self-auditing tool by displaying whether the named licenses are being used as per the vendor agreement or not, thus preventing license breaches in time in order to avoid costly penalties and legal fees.
This document describes:
Launching the NNU report #
The Named License Analysis (NNU) report can be displayed by going to EasyAdmin Start → Reports → Named License Analysis (NNU)
Report filters and options #
Include Current Activity*
This checkbox toggles whether the report should include session activity for named licenses which are included in the selected Date filter but which are still open.
* this option is only present when viewing the report in “View by → Usage” mode.
There are three types of views that you can choose from when displaying results:
1. By allocation – provides a high-level view of NNU licenses, displaying information such as what kind of licenses there are, their total amount and how many of them are in use. This view allows you to drill down to a specific feature and display the current status of the license allocation.
The Named License Analysis (NNU) Report showing the Allocation view
2. By usage – provides a detailed view of the NNU licenses. You can see information such as to whom the license is allocated to, the last time it was in use and the duration of this usage.
The Named License Analysis (NNU) Report showing the Usage view
3. Not in use – provides a detailed view of the NNU licenses which have been least used and not in use during a specific time period
The Named License Analysis (NNU) Report showing the Not In Use view
This filter setting allows the administrator to filter named licenses by vendor name.
This filter setting allows the administrator to filter named licenses by the license manager server.
This filter setting allows the administrator to filter named licenses by the pool to which they belong in order to see allocation status and usage data.
This filter setting allows the administrator to filter named licenses by the license model they belong to. This is determined from the vendor license file, where each asset-info pool has one of these two flags:
- NamedUser – indicating that the license allocation is done per user
- HostBased – indicating that the license allocation is done per workstation
This filter setting allows the administrator to filter users by the feature (application) license assigned to them.
This filter setting allows the administrator to see full usage statistics for a specific user. It can also show the currently allocated named licenses for a user when used in conjunction with the Date filter set to “Today”.
This filter allows the administrator to specify the time period when selecting data for the report generation.