Device (Core-Limited) (license type)

A license that counts computers on which the software is installed, provided that each computer does not exceed the specified limit of processor cores. Computers with a greater number of cores cannot consume from this license. Each matching computer counts as one entitlement for consumption calculations.

For example, suppose you purchase an 8-core license entitling you to three installations. Inventory shows that the related product is installed on computers having 4, 8, and 12 available cores. The first two computers each consume one entitlement from this license, but the third computer cannot because it exceeds the core limit. You then have one installation (the third one) out of compliance, and one entitlement remaining for another installation on a computer with 8 cores or fewer.

Note: When consumed on a virtual machine, the number of cores allocated to the virtual machine is not considered during license reconciliation. Instead, only the total number of cores on the physical host is used in the calculations. As a result, a virtual machine cannot consume from such a license if its physical host has more cores than the core limit defined in the license.

Similar to Device (Core-Limited) licenses are Device (Processor-Limited) licenses, which manage licenses according to the number of processors, rather than the number of cores.

Product use rights Multiple use, downgrade rights, and upgrade rights.
Group assignment

Group assignment is supported.

The number of unique physical computers that
  • Have installations of one or more of the applications linked to the license, and
  • Do not exceed the specified number of processor cores.

Computers within the scope (restrictions) of the license where the number of cores is less than or equal to the number of licensed cores.

If no core information is available, the number of processors is used in calculations.


Compliant when Consumed is less than or equal to Total licensed.

Changing from

Allocations to computers may be deleted. Scoping rules will be deleted. The Cores limit field will be set to 1 as part of the change.

Changing to You may want to allocate the license to computers.

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2021 R1