Virtualization and software licensing

Here is another article warning readers to be careful when calculating software licenses in a virtual environment. I have previously posted similar warnings about the issue. There is also a specific issue around dynamic resource management that can be especially tricky. Attempting to arrive at a license position using tools that do not specifically cater for virtualized environments is a huge risk. The best way to leverage SCCM data for this purpose is to utilize a tool such as FlexNet Manager that can both recognize a virtualized environment and normalize SCCM data into useful reporting.

Click on the link to read the article at The ITAM Review for more about this topic. The post includes some helpful statistics and poling numbers: Diffusing the software license virtualisation time bomb.

Recent posts on this topic:

Software Licensing: Tips for Avoiding Noncompliance with Microsoft Products

SCCM 2012 Asset Intelligence Software License Management Limitations

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