Restriction Rules

Updated in 8.5

Restrictions rules extend your license management capabilities. You specify a set of restriction rules when configuring software license parameters and these rules are respected both in the license compliance check and in the automatic allocation of licenses. Alloy Navigator provides the following types of restriction rules:

  • Restriction by Location — binds the license to a specific location. The location must be specified in the Location field. If the Location record has child records, you can click Restrict Software License by its Location and its sub-locations to include child Locations into the license site.

  • Restriction by Organization — binds the license to a particular organization. The organizational unit must be specified in the Organization field. If the Organization record has child records, you can click Restrict Software License by its Organization and its sub-organizations to include child Organizations into the license site.

  • Restriction by Device Name — binds the license to a specific device (Computer or Hardware). The device must be specified in the Device Name field.

    NOTE: In some cases, the specified restrictions of the “Restriction by Location,” “Restriction by Organization,” and “Restriction by Device Name” types may be used for the auto-allocation of the license. For details, see Allocating Software Licenses.

  • Restriction by Device Owner — allows the license to be used only on devices (Computer or Hardware) of the specified owner.

  • Restriction by User — ties the license with the specified user.
    Can be applied only in combination with the "tracking by user" policy. For details, see Administration Guide: Managing the Software License Policy Lookup List.

  • Allowed Installations per User — specifies the maximum number of installations allowed per user.

  • Allowed CPUs per License — specifies the maximum number of CPUs allowed per license. The number of discovered CPUs on the computer should not exceed the number of CPUs allowed by all the allocated licenses.

  • Allowed CPU Cores per License — specifies the maximum number of cores allowed per license. The number of discovered cores on the computer should not exceed the number of cores allowed by all the allocated licenses. For example, your Computer has 2 processors, 4 physical cores each (8 cores in total). If you buy one license allowing 4 cores, the software remains not compliant. To cover remaining cores, one more 4-core license is required.