Licensing Metasys UI features - Metasys - LIT-12012115 - Server - Metasys UI - 11.0

Metasys UI Technical Bulletin

Brand
Metasys
Product name
Metasys UI
Document type
Technical Bulletin
Document number
LIT-12012115
Version
11.0
Revision date
2020-10-30
Product status
Active
Language
English

We recommend that you license Metasys software immediately after installation.

The Software Manager manages software licenses on a machine. For more information about software licensing in general, refer to the Software Manager Help (LIT-12012389) .

Finding out more about your licenses

Navigate to User menu Help > About to access details about your Metasys product and Metasys UI feature licenses, the version, license status, and expiry date.

License expiration

As an Administrator user, you receive a notification in the form of a message on the Metasys UI screen when a license has expired. Click the link to Details, which redirects you to the About window, where you can see more information about the feature name along with the version, license status, and expiry date.

As an Administrator user, you receive a notification in the form of a message on the Metasys UI screen when a license is about to expire in the next 14 days. Click the link to Details, which redirects you to the About window, where you can see more information about the feature name along with the version, license status, and expiry date.

In addition, a red bubble icon appears next to Help and About in the User menu when a license is about to expire in the next 14 days.

Metasys UI features that require licensing

Potential Problem Areas widget

You do not require a license to access the Points tab of the widget on an Application and Data Server (ADS), on an ADS Lite, and on an Extended Application and Data Server (ADX). For an Open Application Server (OAS), you require the Metasys Potential Problem Areas license to access the Points functionality of the widget.

Starting at Metasys Release 11.0, there are additional licensing requirements for new advanced capabilities within the Potential Problem Areas widget. The widget itself consists of two separate licensable features, namely Fault Detection and Fault Triage. You require the Metasys Fault Detection and the Metasys Fault Triage licenses to access both Fault Detection and Fault Triage. You can use Fault Detection without a Fault Triage license, but you require both licenses for Fault Detection and Fault Triage to use Fault Triage.
Note: Fault Detection and Fault Triage are not included with any server. You must purchase these features separately.
Refer to the Potential Problem Areas widget section in Metasys UI Help (LIT-12011953) for more information about various combinations of licenses and feature availability and behavior.
Scheduled Reports feature

To enable the Scheduled Reports feature, you require the appropriate Metasys license. If unlicensed, this feature is unavailable or limited in the Metasys UI. The Scheduled Reports feature is included in the Metasys Server license for the Application and Data Server (ADS), the ADS Lite, and the Extended Application and Data Server (ADX). However, this feature is not included in the Open Application Server (OAS) license. To enable this feature on an OAS, you require the Metasys Scheduled Reports license.

Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) for Active Directory (AD) Integration and Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) feature

The ADFS Authentication for Metasys license enables the ADFS for AD Integration and 2FA feature in the Metasys UI. This add-on feature always appears in the Software Manager whenever Metasys UI Online is installed. This add-on feature is not included in the Metasys Server license for the ADS, the ADS Lite, the ADX, and OAS) license, but has to be licensed separately. Refer to the User Management section in Metasys UI Help (LIT-12011953) for more information about ADFS.

For information about activating licenses, refer to the Starting a license activation section in the Software Manager Help (LIT-12012389).

Additional licenses that are relevant to Metasys UI

There are additional Metasys licenses that do not enable a specific Metasys UI feature, but still apply to ADS/ADX and/or OAS.
Metasys Historical Data Add-on

The Metasys Historical Data Add-on license enables retention of historical data for the OAS, which affects the quantity of data available to certain Metasys UI features on an OAS.

Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 140-2 (FIPS PUB 140-2)

The FIPS 140-2 for Metasys license enables the FIPS PUB 140-2 component. FIPS PUB 140-2 is a United States government computer security standard used to approve cryptographic modules in software components. When the Metasys FIPS 140-2 component is installed and licensed on a Metasys Server or PC for the ADS/ADX/OAS/NAE85/LCS85, the computer system becomes FIPS compliant. This level of compliance is often required at the facilities of most federal government agencies. The name of this feature license in the Software Manager is FIPS 140-2 for Metasys.

For more information about other licensable features of the Metasys Server refer to the Licensing section in the Metasys Server Installation and Upgrade Guide (LIT-12012162) and Open Application Server (OAS) Installation and Upgrade Guide (LIT-12013222) , respectively.