The licensing feature in Management & Control Services (MCS) reports current and historical usage of client applications, including summary statistics on maximum usage. MCS calculates usage by tracking the consumption of client licenses.
All licensing information for MCS is tracked through the primary MCS server (referred to as a standalone server, if you have only one). If you are using multiple MCS servers (a server cluster), all licensing information received by any secondary server is forwarded to the primary server as it is received.
|If you use licensing in a clustered environment, the UpdateTimer service should be started on all servers in the cluster. For more information, see Starting and Stopping Services.|
MCS uses the following rules to measure license usage:
The time period for recovering a client license is determined by multiplying the Heartbeat Period by the Recover Count, which are set on the Configure Licensing: Settings page. For example, if the Heartbeat Period is 600 seconds and the Recover Count is 6, MCS attempts to recover a client's license after 1 hour (600 seconds x 6 attempts).
|Installing a License Certificate|
|Assigning Permissions to a License Certificate|
|Viewing Client License Usage|
|Starting and Stopping Services|