Managing your software license compliance using Asset Management Suite pages
To track and manage software license compliance, you must insert the software-related configuration items and create the necessary associations.
Note that the process of managing your software license compliance using Asset Management Suite pages provides more options than Symantec Management Console enhanced views provide. For example, when you use the Asset Management Suite pages, you can create and manage the software products that are not installed in your environment.
Some of the options that are required for managing your software license compliance using Asset Management Suite pages are not available if the Symantec Management Console enhanced views are installed. If the enhanced views are installed, you must manage software license compliance through the enhanced views.
Table: Process for managing your software license compliance using Asset Management Suite pages
Gather software inventory
Software inventory collects information about the applications that are installed on your client computers. To gather software inventory, you must have the Inventory Solution installed on your Notification Server and the Inventory plug-in installed on your client computers.
Create software product item
A software product item contains information about the software.
After you create the software product item, you associate it to the software resource and to the software license information.
After you create a software purchase item, you can create valid software license items. The quantity of the licenses that you specify for the software purchase gives you the number of the licenses that you own.
A software license item ties together the software purchase and the software product. Before you can create a software license item, you must create a software product item and a software purchase item.