The License Model is a simple ASCII-format file that identifies the number of licenses owned of each feature as
well as the financial leasing parameters for pay-per-use access to the feature. It also contains dates and times
that either of these items has changed. This model is used for defining cloud computing metering details.
The License Model file contains some or all of the headings listed below on the first line. All headings except for
FeatureName are optional but if they are used they must match the names below. Order is not important.
||the name of the vendor to associate with this feature name; this column is only needed for features which have not
already been loaded in via the Feature Model
||the software feature name as found in the license server logfiles
||valid from date, which allow license costs and counts to change over time. Use the format YYYY-MM-DD
||the number of licenses purchased (owned, not rented)
||the cost to purchase a single license
||the annual maintenance fee for a purchased license
||the annual rental license fee
||monthly rental license fee
||the hourly rental license fee
||the pay-per-use rental mode (i.e., annual, hourly, monthly, hourly capped, by the second, seconds capped).
The term capped refers to rental situations where a license’s hourly fee changes to a monthly fee when the
usage hours reach a specified amount.
|License files for RLM and FlexNet license servers can also be parsed by License
Tracker to build a license model.