Software Metering Client Agent Properties Dialog Box: General Tab

Use this tab to enable the Software Metering Client Agent and to configure whether the client is in online mode (force real-time license verification). When you do not force real-time license verification, the client agent only tracks licenses in use.

Enable software metering on clients
Enables the Software Metering feature on all clients within your SMS site. Note that you cannot enable metering selectively;you must enable either all clients or no clients.

Retries
Allows you to specify the number of client attempts to connect to the software metering database, and the timing of these attempts. If you enable the Software Metering Client Agent, check the default retry values for the client and change them if appropriate.
Number of retries
The number of times that the client attempts to connect to the software metering server. The default value is 1 attempt. Valid entries range from 1 through 100 attempts.

Delay before retrying
The number of minutes that the client should wait before retrying. The default is value 15 minutes. Valid entries range from 1 through 60 minutes.

Note    Software metering clients attempt to connect to the software metering server as often as specified in Number of retries. The client waits the number of minutes specified in the Delay before retrying field, and then tries to connect again. If a client cannot connect to a server after the specified number of attempts, the client monitors software use itself.

Force real-time license verification
Alters the default behavior of the Software Metering Client Agent from offline mode, which is suitable to passive license tracking, to online mode, which allows license balancing and real-time license management. Online mode causes more network traffic and license demand load on each software metering server, but allows you to actively manage license usage in your organization.

Other tabs in this dialog box: Timings, Checked-Out, Denials, Inactivity

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Configure the Software Metering Client Agent

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Software Metering Client Agent Overview