Configure Product Use Rights

FlexNet Manager Suite 2019 R1 (On-Premises Edition)
You can set the product use rights for each product that is linked to this multi-product license. Follow these steps:
  1. On the License Properties page, click the Use rights & rules tab. A grid displays the products linked to this license.
  2. Click the edit link under the Edit use rights column to edit the product use rights. FlexNet Manager Suite displays the Product use rights pop up.
  3. Configure any of the following properties and click OK.
    Tip: Do remember to save the license properties after you have configured the product use rights.
The Product use rights pop up has the following sections:

Product or supplementary product

Enables you to specify if the product is primary or supplementary for this multi-product license. A multi-product license may have multiple primary or supplementary (or both) products. When you add subsequent products to a license (after adding the first one), the Product is primary option is selected by default.

Control Details
Product is primary

Describes if this product is primary for this license. This option is selected by default when you add an additional product to a multi-product license.

A multi-product license covers a group of software products that are sold together as a bundle under a single license. Different publishers structure their bundles in different ways. For example:
  • For IBM, a bundle usually focuses around one (or sometimes more than one) primary product, to which the license mainly applies. Provided that the primary product is installed, you are also permitted to install one or more supplementary products at no additional cost. (Typically, the supplementary products are co-installed on the same inventory device as the primary product; but some licenses allow the supplementary products to be installed on a separate device, still covered by the same license. Check license terms carefully.)
  • For other publishers, a bundle usually collects products as equals. For example, the Microsoft Office 365 bundle includes Microsoft Office (in itself, a suite), Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, and so on. The bundle license permits use of any or all of these products, in any combination, on any one inventory device. There is no concept of primary and supplementary products here.
To cater for all kinds of bundles, multi-product licenses in FlexNet Manager Suite supports primary and supplementary products on a multi-product license. In the case, like the Microsoft example above, of a 'bundle of equals', all the products on the multi-product license can be primary (it is not required to have supplementary products). The one multi-product license covers all the products, both primary and supplementary (where these are differentiated). By default, multi-product licenses have a higher priority for consumption than a single-product license attached to the same application record. This means that having a single primary product installed can be sufficient to link an inventory device to the multi-product license, and in the absence of other factors like exemptions, to trigger consumption from this license in the next reconciliation (for more details, see How Does License Consumption Order Work?).
Product is supplementary Describes if this product is supplementary for this multi-product license. Selecting this option reveals the Supplementary product rules section detailed below.

Supplementary product rules

Selecting Product is supplementary above enables you to view and modify the supplementary product rules.

Control Details
Measure for compliance Select this check box if you want FlexNet Manager Suite to measure the installation of this product for compliance. In a typical multi-product license, the supplementary product installation does not consume entitlements, and you can leave this check box clear.
Ratio of this supplementary product to primary product(s) Available only when Measure for compliance is selected, this option is mainly useful for Core Points licenses like IBM PVU. Here you can specify the ratio of this supplementary product to its primary product(s). For example, if every two installations of the primary product allow a free installation of this supplementary product, use the number spinners to set the ratio to 1:2 (the supplementary product count comes first).