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License Management of VM images in Openstack

asked 2014-07-03 03:17:39 -0500

anju gravatar image


Are there are any software license management tools available for Openstack ? For eg. the tool should track the usage of the number of instances launched using a particular licensed image (eg. windows 7) and licensed softwares like visual studio, microsoft sql server running on the vm images. Are there any third party tools also available for this?

Thanks, Sofy

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answered 2014-07-03 03:27:15 -0500

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updated 2014-07-03 10:11:47 -0500

good question, but currently I haven't seen this in public Openstack and this is development (not sure of the name and whether it is publicly available).

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answered 2014-07-03 09:10:44 -0500

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This is a question that goes beyond the specific OpenStack hypervisor in use, being more guest specific.

For the licensing and product usage reporting on Windows instances in OpenStack (e.g. Windows Server, SQL Server, SharePoint, third party products, etc) at Cloudbase we are working on a project for that which unfortunately is not yet public, please send me an email if you'd like to be be part of the beta test phase.

You might also want to check out Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager:


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Thanks for clarification.

SGPJ gravatar imageSGPJ ( 2014-07-03 10:12:52 -0500 )edit

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