Copying a License Rule Set

FlexNet Manager Suite 2021 R1 (On-Premises)

You can copy license rule sets, which is useful for developing "What if" analyses. You can create copies of your rule sets with minor adjustments—for example, to model best-case and worst-case scenarios—and run simulations that incorporate all best-case rule sets at once. For information on license rule simulations, see Running a Simulation.

To copy a license rule set:

  1. In FlexNet Manager Suite, click SAP, point to Optimization and click License Assignment Rules.
    The License Assignment Rules: system landscape name page is displayed.
  2. If you want to switch to a different landscape, click Change Landscape in the top-right corner of the page.
  3. On the License Assignment Rules: system landscape name page, select the rule set that you want to copy.
  4. Open the Advanced menu and select Make a Copy.

A copy of the selected rule with the name rule set (Copy x) is added to the grid.

Tip: Best Practice for Modifying License Rule Sets

It is good practice to create copies of your rules instead of editing them, and to use meaningful naming conventions. For example, you could name the original set Rule Set v1.0. When a change is required, you could create a copy named Rule Set v1.1 and make any changes to this rule set. A simulation run against the old rules could be named, for example, Rule Set v1.0 run on 1 July 2019, and although now inactive, that rule set can be referenced in the future.

If an issue arises, you can easily roll back rule changes by making the new version inactive and the old version active.

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2021 R1