Thinking about Inventory and Licensing

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In many ways, collecting inventory and working out license consumption for instances in AWS EC2 is much the same as licensing virtual machines on host servers sitting within the data center in your own offices. However, there are some differences that are worth thinking about. For example, within your own data center, you have full control of, and presumably full inventory for, the host server as well as the VMs running on it; and for some license types, host details are relevant even when licensing software on a virtual machine. Depending on what you purchase, this may not be the case in AWS EC2.

The following topics bring together some points to consider, first about inventory collection, and then about licensing.

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