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Software SKUs are related to software titles and provide additional information regarding the type of license, the path for downgrade and upgrade versions, pricing, quantity of licenses purchased, and product usage rights.
If you are planning on using product usage rights, which currently extend to language and region, you need to configure them first. Product usage rights are considered Lists and are configured from the Library workspace. For more details about configuring them, see Configuration of lists.
To create a software SKU:
Go to the IT Asset Management workspace and expand Software Asset Management > Software Catalog > Software Titles Tracked by Installation view or Software Titles Tracked by Assignment view.
Select a software title.
Go to the Tasks pane and click Add SKU. The New SKU form opens.
Complete the fields on the General tab. Guidelines for completing some of the fields on the form are as follows:
Software Version: Select the version of the software that this SKU gives you a right to use.
Publisher: The software publisher is automatically derived from the software catalog.
This is an upgrade license:If the license associated with the SKU only permits an upgrade, either from a base license or from another upgrade license, then check this option. When left unchecked, then the license is assumed to be a “base” license.
License Quantity: The base quantity that the licenses are sold in. Typically the quantity is one, but there can be multiples, such as a five-pack license. The base quantity on the SKU is multiplied by the license quantity on the software license, to arrive at the total number of entitled licenses.
Licensing Program: Select a program, if the manufacturer has a program related to licensing. Licensing Programs represent a specific set of rights for using the software, a license condition and a pricing applicable to a SKU.
(Optional) Complete the Product Usage Rights tab. The lists on this page may need to be configured with values first, see Configuration of lists.
Add versions to the Downgrade & Upgrade tab. The tab captures the version management path, which is used to determine your license entitlement. For more details, see How software licensing status is calculated.
Click OK to save the new SKU.
Return to the Software Titles Tracked by Installation view or the Software Titles Tracked by Assignment view and double click on the software title you selected in step 2.
Click the SKU tab and observe that the SKU information is now available for the software title.
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