Monitoring Centrify license usage

The Licensing Service control panel allows you to monitor how many Centrify licenses in the forest are in use, and how many are available. You can see usage information for access control and privilege management licenses, and for auditing licenses.

Note:   To generate a more comprehensive report of license usage, including detailed system information about the computers where you have Centrify software deployed, use the Licensing Report wizard. When you generate a license usage report with the wizard, information is formatted as comma-separated values (CSV) in a text file. See Creating licensing reports with the Licensing Report wizard for more information.

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To see usage information for authentication and privilege elevation licenses:

  1. Open the Licensing Service control panel DC/DZ Deployment tab.

    The license usage information that is displayed when you first open the tab is from the last time you refreshed the information in the DC/DZ Deployment dialog box. If you restarted the Licensing Service or refreshed license usage information from the Troubleshooting tab, the latest license usage information is not displayed in the DC/DZ Deployment dialog box until you perform Step 2 and Step 3.

  2. In the Source field, select the licensing service host computer for which to report license usage information.

    If you select Last Updated Centrify Licensing Service, the licensing service host computer containing the latest valid licensing information is selected.

  3. Click Refresh.

    Information displayed in the dialog box is based on the most recent refreshing of license usage information, which is generated by a scheduled refresh, manual refresh, or starting the Licensing Service. That is, clicking Refresh here does not instruct the licensing service to check current license usage.

  4. Optional: To display current license usage information:

    1. Perform a manual refresh from the Troubleshooting tab as described in Configuring Licensing Service settings.
    2. Return to the DC/DZ Deployment tab and click Refresh.

To see usage information for audit and monitoring service licenses:

  1. Open the Licensing Service control panel DA Deployment tab.

    The license usage information that is displayed is for all available audit and monitoring service installations (that is, global capacity and usage are shown).

  2. In the Source field, select the licensing service host computer for which to report license usage information.

    If you select Last Updated Centrify Licensing Service, the licensing service host computer containing the latest valid licensing information is selected.

  3. In the Installation field, select an audit and monitoring service installation whose licensing information you want to see.
  4. Click Refresh.

    Information displayed in the dialog box is based on the most recent refreshing of license usage information, which is generated by a scheduled refresh, manual refresh, or starting the licensing service. That is, clicking Refresh here does not instruct the licensing service to check current license usage.

  5. Optional: To display current license usage information:

    1. Perform a manual refresh from the Troubleshooting tab as described in Configuring Licensing Service settings.
    2. Return to the DA Deployment tab and click Refresh.