Machines sub-tab - Johnson Controls - Metasys - LIT-12012392 - Software Application - Software Licensing - 4.0

Branch License Manager License Portal Help

Johnson Controls
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Software Licensing
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User Guide
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The Machines sub-tab displays under the My Branch tab and the Customers tab. Each machine row in the list initially displays in a collapsed state, with only summary information shown. You can expand a machine row to view additional details. The following table provides an overview of the table in the Machines sub-tab. The sub-tab displays a list of all the machines associated with the BLM's branch or the branch a Super BLM selected if accessed through the My Branch tab. The sub-tab displays a list of machines associated with the selected organization if accessed through the Customers tab. Use the search field to locate machines by machine tag or system ID.

Table 1. Machines table overview
Column name Description
Machine Tag

Displays the machine tag for a user machine in the License Portal. A machine tag is a descriptive label for a machine within the License Portal. See Machine tag for more information.

System ID

Displays the system ID for a user machine in the License Portal.


Displays an edit icon to open the Edit Machine Tag dialog box for the machine. See Editing machine tags for more information.

Machine tag

A machine tag provides a descriptive label for a machine within the License Portal. It can be added or edited in the License Portal, or in the Software Manager for online machines. You can define machine tags independent of licensing. For offline machines, the machine tag is set through the offline activation process.

System ID

A system ID is a code that uniquely identifies a particular physical or virtual machine. In the Software Manager, the system ID is displayed in the main window. The system ID locks the license to a particular machine. The Software Manager automatically uses the system ID for any online activations. For offline activations, you must copy the system ID and use it in the License Portal. Changes made to a machine, such as the replacement of the motherboard, can affect the system ID and invalidate licenses. Refer to Software Manager Help (LIT-12012389) for more information on the system ID and changes that may affect the system ID.

Viewing machine details

To view the details for a machine, click the expand icon for its row in the Machines table. The following table provides an overview for the expanded table that displays all software product licenses associated with the machine. A Choose Action menu is also available.

Table 2. Expanded machine details overview
Column name Description

Displays the name and the highest base product version of the software product associated with the license.

Product Code

Displays the product code of the software product. The software product code corresponds to the product ID in AOMS.


Displays the number of features mapped to a product as a link if there is more than one feature or the feature name and version if there is only one feature.

You can click the link displayed in the column to display the Feature Name, Feature Description, and Feature Version.

Purchase Order

Displays the purchase order number.

AOMS Order #

Displays the AOMS order number associated with the software product order.

Status Displays the current status of the license as available, activated, or expired.

When you click the icon in the Location column, the details for the location associated with the license appears. A location is available only if a license is transferred to the company.


Displays the Choose Action menu, which includes the following options:

Note: The available Choose Action menu actions depend on the status of the license.