Entitlement Limits

FlexNet Manager Suite 2019 R1 (On-Premises Edition)
Choose a rule that appropriately reflects the entitlement limits defined by the license agreement. The rule affects how the license is flagged if consumption exceeds the entitlement limits. Choose one of the following radio buttons:
  • As purchased — Terms of the license set the number of entitlements purchased as the cap for consumption. The license is flagged as At risk when consumption exceeds purchased entitlements.
  • Subject to true-up — Terms of the license allow consumption to exceed purchased entitlements as long as additional licenses are purchased at the end of the true-up period (as defined in the relevant purchasing agreement). The license remains Compliant when consumption exceeds purchased entitlements.
  • Unlimited — Terms of the license allow for unlimited entitlements. Consumption can exceed purchased entitlements. Unlike Subject to true-up licenses, with Unlimited licenses you do not need to purchase additional entitlements to rectify overages because the license allows for unlimited entitlements. The license remains Compliant when consumption exceeds purchased entitlements. As there is no relationship between the purchased entitlements and the consumption, Shortfall/Availability is not reported for these licenses.

For the majority of licenses and for most vendors, set this to As purchased.

Because the true-up agreement allows you to install more than your current entitlements allow you to install, a license with Subject to true-up set for Entitlement limits can never show At risk. Similarly, a license with Unlimited set can never show At risk. In license listings that show purchases against consumption, you may see that consumption exceeds purchases, but this will not attract the at risk icon that As purchased licenses might display.

The Entitlement limits field allows you to apply an entitlement limits rule to multiple licenses at one time if you have selected multiple license records in the All Licenses page. (For more information, see Multi-editing.)

Note: SaaS User licenses for Salesforce are never at risk. As a result, the Entitlement limits field setting that is selected for a Salesforce license will have no effect.