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Manage software licenses in virtual environments

Managing software running on virtual servers can prove challenging because the virtual servers that run the applications can be moved between physical hosts. This can cause problems with certain applications that use CPU-based licensing models or software that can’t be moved between physical hosts. Use Asset Manager to effectively and reliably track and manage applications that run in virtual environments across VMware, Microsoft and Citrix.

Easily see the relationship between apps and physical hosts in VMware and Hyper-V

The VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V Connector is a service that communicates directly with the ESX/ESXi,  vCenter and Hyper-V infrastructure. Dell Asset Manager displays the relationship between the application running on a virtual machine and the physical host on which the VM is running.

Track licenses whether you publish an app or the entire desktop

Ensuring license compliance and preventing over-licensing in Citrix environments is challenging because many vendors use a client application licensing model in virtual environments. The Citrix XenApp and EdgeSight Connector tracks the relationships between which user is starting up which published application or published desktop and who has the rights to start each Citrix application.

Track complex second-use licenses

Certain vendors have second-use right policies; when accessing a virtual application and the application is also installed locally on the computer, you only need one license. Dell Asset Manager automatically identifies applications that have second-use rights, ensuring license counts are managed properly in virtual environments.