Device (Processor-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 chips installed in the machine. Computers with a greater number of processors cannot consume from this license. Each matching computer counts as one entitlement for consumption calculations.

For example, suppose you purchase a 2-processor license entitling you to three installations. Inventory shows that the related product is installed on computers having 1, 2, and 4 available processors. The first two computers each consume one entitlement from this license, but the third computer cannot because it exceeds the processor limit. You then have one installation (the third one) out of compliance, and one entitlement remaining for another installation on a computer with 1 or 2 processors.

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

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

Group assignment is supported.

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

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


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 Processors limit field will be set to 1 as part of the change.

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

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