Machine Tag - Johnson Controls - Metasys - LIT-12012389 - Software Application - Software Licensing - 3.0

Software Manager Help

Brand
Johnson Controls
Metasys
Product name
Software Licensing
Document type
User Guide
Document number
LIT-12012389
Version
3.0
Revision date
2020-10-30
Language
English

A Machine Tag provides a user-friendly way to identify a machine in the License Portal. When the Software Manager has a value for the Machine Tag, it displays on its main window. If the Software Manager does not have a value for the Machine Tag because you have not defined the Machine Tag in the License Portal, it displays as: Undefined.

If your machine can connect to the online connection, you can use the Software Manager to submit a Machine Tag to the License Portal using the Machine Tag dialog box. Otherwise, you must use the License Portal to define the Machine Tag. When you enter a Machine Tag, try to include useful content in the tag. For example, mention what you use the machine for, or its location, such as ADX-1@ABC Corp HQ, 123 Main.

When the Software Manager has an online connection to the system, it automatically gets the current machine tag value directly from the License Portal. When the Software Manager does not have an online connection to the system, it can only get the machine tag value from a license activation file during an offline activation.

Note: The Software Manager ignores the Machine Tag value in a license activation file if the Software Manager already has a more recent value from the License Portal.

A machine tag can have multiple lines. The Software Manager's main window only shows the first line or portion of the Machine Tag if the length is too long. You can see the full Machine Tag in its tool tip, or click on the Machine Tag to open the Machine Tag dialog box. See Troubleshooting if the Machine Tag value displays as: Error reading value.

Note: The Software Manager displays its last known value for the Machine Tag when disconnected from the Internet. In this case, the Software Manager includes [LOCAL] in the Machine Tag tool tip to indicate that the value came from a copy of the Machine Tag that was stored locally on the machine.