Software Metering Properties Dialog
Box: Local Tab
Use this tab to configure software metering task schedules
within your site.
To modify the schedule for transferring licenses between
software metering servers within a site, click Schedule. By default, the
schedule is set to every four hours. You should only configure
license balancing and define products with licenses if you are
using clients in real-time license verification mode (online mode),
since licenses are never denied in offline mode. When you enable
Software Metering, it defaults to offline mode. You can change this
setting on the General tab of the Software
Metering Client Agent configuration.
To modify the schedule for moving data down an SMS site
hierarchy, click Schedule. For example, this schedule
determines when and how often SMS transfers registered and excluded
product lists from a parent site to the child site to the software
metering servers in the site. By default, the site management
schedule is set to every hour.
To modify the schedule for collating software metering data up
the site to the site server, click Schedule. SMS collects
and stores both licensed product and unlicensed product usage data.
When this data is collated to the site server, it is deleted from
the software metering server. By default, the schedule is set to
every four hours.
Note Collecting software metering data
at the parent
site enables the administrator at the parent site to produce
reports and graphs based on information from all child sites. Software
metering data is stored only at the local site unless you selected
Schedule intersite license management on the
Intersite tab, which enables the propagation of data up to
the parent sites. However, software metering data is only
propagated up to the site that registered the product, not to any
parent sites of that site.