Manage Licenses

The Licenses page enables you to manage licenses for Performance Center, VUDs, and hosts.

Performance Center licenses overview

To work with Performance Center, each of the following licenses must be defined:

License

Description

ALM

The ALM license is configured as part of the ALM installation process and is managed in Site Administration. For details about the ALM license, see the licensing section of the ALM Administrator Guide.

Performance Center

There are two types of Performance Center licenses:

  • PC. The PC license is limited by the total number of concurrent runs or Vusers, and may have an expiration date.

  • PC_VUDS. A Virtual User Day (VUD) license provides you with a specified number of Vusers (VUDs) that you can run an unlimited number of times within a 24 hour period (the Virtual User Day). At the end of a Virtual User Day, the remaining number of licensed VUDs is calculated by subtracting the number of used VUDs, or in the case of concurrent usage, the maximum number of concurrent running VUDs, from the total number of licensed VUDs.

    For example, a user has a license that allows him to run 1,000 VUDs. He creates a performance test that requires 200 Vusers and runs for 45 minutes. He runs the test at 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, and at 4:00 pm. In each case, the test finishes before the next one begins. Because there is no concurrent Vuser usage, he can re-use the same 200 VUDs for each test run, meaning that at the end of the 24-hour period, only 200 VUDs are deducted from the license, leaving 800 for future use.

    However, if the user starts the second run at 8:30 am, the first test is still running before the second test initializes. This overlap requires 400 Vusers to run concurrently (200 for each test). At the end of the day, 400 VUDs are deducted from the license, because that is the highest number of concurrent Vusers. The total left for future use is 600 VUDs.

Host

The Host license defines the limits of Vuser use per protocol on the host. There are two host license Vuser types:

  • <bundle type> Bundle. Each bundle contains a collection of protocols. When you select a protocol bundle, this section displays a list of included protocols.
  • Global. The global license lets you run all Vuser types, provided you stay within the total limit. The number following "Global" indicates the total number of Vusers purchased.

Note:  

  • The Performance Center and Host licenses are configured directly after installation of the Performance Center server. For details, see View the Licenses page below.

  • You can run VUDs on HPE developed protocols, with the exception of: COM/DCOM, VB Com, VB Vuser, VB Script Vuser, VB.NET Vuser, and VB.NET Template.

  • You cannot run VUDs on SDK protocols.

  • You cannot run VUDs on a GUI Vuser script, such as UFT Professional scripts.

  • When using a VUD based Performance Center license, a Host license is not relevant.

  • Performance Center is delivered with a free perpetual community license bundle. The bundle includes: 1 Controller allowing 1 concurrent run, 1 PC Lifecycle user, 2 NV Vusers, Mobile UI (unlimited), and 50 permanent Vusers (valid for all protocols except for GUI (UFT), COM/DCOM, and template protocols). The community license bundle does not include support.

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Set Performance Center license keys

This section describes how to set Performance Center license keys.

  1. Prerequisites

    Make sure the ALM license is set in the ALM Site Administration. For details about the ALM license, see the licensing section in the ALM Lab Management Guide.

  2. Activate your license keys

    To activate your licenses, visit the HPE Software Licensing Portal and enter your Entitlement Order Number (EON).

    If you do not have a license, visit the HPE Software Licensing Portal and click the Contact Licensing Support link.

    Tip: Use the HPE Usage Hub tool to track license usage across your network.

  3. Set your license keys

    1. In Performance Center Administration, select Management > Licenses. The Licenses page opens. For user interface details, see View the Licenses page below.
    2. Click Add License and select one of the following options:

      • Load License. Adds a single license key.
      • Load from File. Adds multiple license keys simultaneously.

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View the Licenses page

In Performance Center Administration, select Management > Licenses.

User interface elements are described below:

UI Elements

Description

PC

Displays details for all valid Performance Center licenses.

  • Total Vusers. Total Vusers of all licenses.
  • Total Concurrent Runs. The total number of test runs that can run simultaneously.
VUDs

Displays details for all VUD-based licenses.

  • Total Purchased VUDs. Total number of purchased VUDs.
  • Total Remaining. Total number of remaining VUDs.
  • Unassigned to Projects. Total number of unassigned VUDs.
Host

Displays protocol bundles and capacity details for all valid host licenses.

Add License. Enables you to add a license (provided you have the required permissions).

  • Load License. Enables you to type a new license key. You can add a single license key at a time.

  • Load from File. Enables you to install multiple license keys simultaneously from a file.

Show/Hide Expired. Click to display all licenses or to hide expired licenses.

 

PC Licenses
  • Expiration Date. The expiration date of the license.
  • Vusers. The number of Vusers.
  • Concurrent Runs. The maximum number of test runs that can run simultaneously.
  • Click to display the license details.

    • Date Assigned. The date the license was added to the system.
    • License Key. The license key.
Host Licenses
  • [filter]. Click the drop-down arrow to select a license bundle.

  • Expiration Date. The expiration date and time of the license

  • License Bundle. Indicates the name of the Vuser protocol bundle to which the license applies. The license enables the Controller to run Vusers of any protocol that is included in the protocol bundle.
  • Capacity. Indicates the maximum number of Vusers that can be run simultaneously from the LoadRunner Controller.

  • Click to display the license details.

    • Date Assigned. The date the license was added to the system.
    • License Key. The license key.

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