Dell™ AppAssure License Portal 5.5.3.1

Dell™ AppAssure License Portal 5.5.3.1
User Guide
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Dell AppAssure License Portal User Guide
Updated - May 2014
Software Version - 5.5.3.1
Contents
Getting Started with the Dell AppAssure License Portal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
About the License Portal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
About the License Portal Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
About Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Navigating the License Portal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Roadmap for Getting Started with the Dell AppAssure License Portal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
About Obtaining a License Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Registering for a License Portal Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Logging on to the License Portal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Registering an Appliance on the License Portal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Registering an Appliance with a New License Portal Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Registering an Appliance for an Existing License Portal Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Managing Licenses in the Dell AppAssure License Portal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Downloading Software from the License Portal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Downloading and Adding an AppAssure 5 Core to the License Portal . . .
Downloading and Adding an AppAssure 5 Agent to the License Portal . .
Downloading Software for AppAssure Appliances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Performing Global Searches in the License Portal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Configuring Personal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Configuring Email Notifications Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Changing your Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Managing Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Viewing and Searching for Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Viewing and Working with User Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Inviting Users and Setting User Security Privileges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Editing User Security Privileges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Deleting a User . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Approving a User . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Assigning a User to a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Managing Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
About Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Viewing and Searching for Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Viewing and Working with Group Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Adding a Group or Subgroup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Deleting a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Editing Group Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Editing Branding Settings for the Root Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Adding Company and Billing Information for a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Adding a Software Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Managing Licenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
About AppAssure Software License Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
About AppAssure Appliance Licensing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
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About License Pools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Viewing your License Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Viewing License Numbers and Service Tags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Viewing License Pool Information for a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Changing the License Pool for a Subgroup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Changing the License Type for a Subgroup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
About Billing for Software Licenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
About Billing for Appliance Licenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
About Disposing of Software Licenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Adding a License or Service Tag to the License Portal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Configuring Service Polling Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Managing Registered Agent Machines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Viewing and Searching for Registered Agent Machines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Viewing and Working with Machine Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Working with Agent Machines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Managing Cores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing and Searching for Cores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing and Working with Core Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Working with Core Machines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Working with License Portal Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
About the License Portal Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Generating Reports and Setting up Report Subscriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Managing Report Subscriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Third Party Legal Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
About Dell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Contacting Dell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Technical support resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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Getting Started with the Dell AppAssure
License Portal
This chapter describes the License Portal and how to get started, including information about registration,
accounts, and more. It includes the following topics:
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About the License Portal
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Navigating the License Portal
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Roadmap for Getting Started with the Dell AppAssure License Portal
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About Obtaining a License Key
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Registering for a License Portal Account
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Logging on to the License Portal
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Registering an Appliance on the License Portal
About the License Portal
The License Portal provides access for you to download software, register AppAssure appliances, and manage
license subscriptions. From the License Portal, you can register your account, download and add AppAssure 5
Core and Agents, manage groups, track group activity, register machines, register appliances, invite users, and
generate reports. Refer to the following topics for more information about the License Portal:
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About the License Portal Server
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About Accounts
About the License Portal Server
The License Portal server is a Web portal that resides at a managed hosting location and provides around-theclock support and availability.
The License Portal server controls access to product downloads and allows you to track AppAssure deployments,
view reports, and manage licenses.
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The general flow for using the License Portal is as follows:
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A user registers on the License Portal and creates an account.
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During the registration process, the License Portal automatically creates a default root group for the
account and gives it a name.
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When the user logs on, the License Portal represents the user as an account for that session.
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For each account, a groups page displays all of the user's groups. A managed service provider can, for
example, create separate groups for each customer and then create subgroups to further segregate
agents and cores. The user can also use groups to view all cores and agents when logging on to the
License Portal.
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A user can generate reports for each account to view different statistics, which can be helpful when
managing customers. For more information, see the topic, Working with License Portal Reports.
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A user with administrative rights can also edit licenses at subgroup levels.
NOTE: At the root group, only a Dell Software administrator may change license settings. For
assistance, please contact your sales representative.
About Accounts
When logged on, a user account has access rights to a group or subgroups. Subgroups to which a user is linked
inherit the user's access rights. (However, users with the privilege type "View Groups Only" may view but do not
have access to modify subgroups.)
Within the Dell AppAssure License Portal, available user privilege types consist of the following:
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Admin. Full control to create, edit, and delete users, groups, cores, and agents. Admins can also
approve or deny users from the users grid on the License Portal Users page.
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Owner. Full control to create, edit, and delete users, groups, cores, and agents. This privilege type is
similar to Admin but also includes the ability to change the owner. The owner also receives email
notification about approving or denying users that are registered via subdomain. (Admins can also
approve or deny users; the difference being owners receive email notifications.)
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Read Only. Read rights for all of the information in the License Portal.
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View Groups Only. Ability to view information about but not modify groups. (All customer information is
restricted and therefore inaccessible.)
Navigating the License Portal
You can use the navigation links on the left side of the License Portal pages to navigate to specific areas of
functionality for a currently selected group as described in the following table.
NOTE: Navigation using the left menu is in context of the currently selected group. If you have the proper
permissions to access more than one group, “bread crumb” links in the top menu allow you to navigate
between groups. You can also access and navigate between groups by going to the Groups page.
Table 1. Navigation Links in Left Menu of License Portal
Navigation Link
Description
Dashboard
Presents a visual summary of status information (using charts and tables) about
protected machines and licenses in your environment and provides a way to export
or print this summary information as needed.
Licensing
Allows you to manage licenses and service tags (for AppAssure appliances) if you
have proper permissions.
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Table 1. Navigation Links in Left Menu of License Portal
Navigation Link
Description
Groups
Allows you to view and manage groups and subgroups. You can add subgroups and
view all subgroups for the current group as well as edit and delete groups
depending on your permissions.
Cores
Allows you to view and manage the AppAssure 5 Cores in your environment.
Machines
Allows you to view and manage the AppAssure 5 Agents in your environment.
Users
Allows you to view, invite, and manage users in your environment depending on
your permissions.
Downloads
Provides links for you to download the AppAssure 5 software.
Reports
Provides the ability to generate reports about License Portal activity and export
them to a variety of formats.
Settings
Provides the ability to modify group information, including billing information,
branding, and advanced license settings such as service polling and grace period.
At the top right area of the License Portal pages, you can access the links described in the following table.
Table 2. Navigation Links at Top of License Portal Pages
Navigation Link
Description
User Name
Displays the email address of the user who is logged on to the License Portal. This
link provides access to Personal Settings for you to modify account profile
information about the user, including logon credentials. This section also provides a
link to log you out of the License Portal session.
Help
Provides access to Dell AppAssure License Portal documentation, a Contact Us page,
and an About page.
By default, the Contact Us page displays a dialog box that includes contact
information for Dell. If your License Portal has been customized, this dialog box
might display your organization's contact information.
Roadmap for Getting Started with the Dell
AppAssure License Portal
The purpose of the Dell AppAssure License Portal is to allow you to manage the AppAssure software licenses that
are deployed by you and your customers as well as track any AppAssure appliance licenses that you have
installed. Your customers are represented as groups in the License Portal, and each group has its own set of
users and properties. As your groups or customers deploy AppAssure 5 software, you can track the activity for
monitoring and billing purposes. Refer to the following topics for information on quickly getting started with the
Dell AppAssure License Portal:
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For information about obtaining a license key, see the topic, About Obtaining a License Key.
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If you are managing AppAssure 5 software licenses, you need to register for an account at the License
Portal. For information about how to register, see the topic, Registering for a License Portal Account.
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If you are managing AppAssure appliances, you need to register your appliance(s) at the License Portal.
For information about how to register appliances, see the topic, Registering an Appliance on the License
Portal.
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Create groups to represent your customers or your organization’s workgroups as needed. For details on
how to create a group, see the topic, Adding a Group or Subgroup.
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Invite customers to join the groups you create as needed. For details on how to invite customers, see the
topic, Inviting Users and Setting User Security Privileges.
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About Obtaining a License Key
A software license key is necessary to download the AppAssure 5 Core and AppAssure 5 Agent software and to
configure and protect machines. When you purchase software or appliances, you will receive a license number
associated with your account that will also be associated with any software license keys for the AppAssure 5
Core and Agent software as well as any appliance service tags you have.
To download AppAssure 5 software, you need to visit the Dell AppAssure License Portal at the website URL that
was provided to you (for example in the email you received upon purchase), and then register for an
account.This email will also include your license number. Upon successful registration, you can then log on to
the License Portal to activate and download software.
A software license key is included in the downloaded installer. A different license key is generated when the
type of license changes (for example, when upgrading from a trial to enterprise license).
Software customers who do not have a license number should contact Dell Software to enable their license at:
https://support.software.dell.com/licensing-assistance.
If you have purchased an AppAssure appliance, your appliance is configured with a 30–day temporary software
license key. To obtain a permanent software license key, you must log on to the License Portal at the website
URL provided to you. You need to enter your license number or appliance service tag to obtain a permanent
software license key, and then enter the license key in the AppAssure software.
NOTE: When you register for an account, an email confirmation is sent to the email address you entered
during your account registration process.
See the following topics for more information about registration:
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For more information about registering for an account, see Registering for a License Portal Account.
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For more information about registering an appliance, see Registering an Appliance on the License Portal.
Registering for a License Portal Account
If you do not currently have an account, you need to register for an account to access the Dell AppAssure
License Portal.
When an initial user account is created for your organization in the License Portal, it is created as a default user
with administrative rights. This account also has the root group associated with it, meaning it can have
subgroups but no parent group.
A new account has a trial license, which means all accounts, subgroups, and agents added to this account also
will have trial licenses until a valid full license has been activated. Users with the administrator role can edit
the license settings in subgroups.
NOTE: At the root group, only a Dell Software administrator may change license settings. For
assistance, please contact your sales representative.
To register for a License Portal account
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On the License Portal Welcome page, click the Register link to register for an account.
The Register page appears.
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Enter the account information as described in the following table.
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Table 3. License Portal account information
Field
Description
First Name
Enter the first name for the user.
NOTE: This is a required entry.
Last Name
Enter the last name for the user.
NOTE: This is a required entry.
Email Address
Enter a unique email address for the user. If you have already purchased your
license, you should enter the email address Dell Software has on file associated
with your contract.
NOTE: This is a required entry.
Password
Enter a password for this account.
NOTE: The password you enter must be at least eight characters long. For optimal
security when creating a password, it is best to use a combination of upper and
lowercase characters in combination with numeric and unique symbols.
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Click Details to expand the registration details and to enter the following information for this account.
Table 4. License Portal account details
Field
Description
Company
Enter the name of the company with which the user is associated.
Phone
Enter a phone number for the user account. This is used to record contact
information for the user.
Street
Enter a street address for the user account.
City
Enter a city for the user account.
Zip
Enter a zip code for the user account.
Country
Select a country.
NOTE: If you select the United States as the country, you need to enter the state.
State
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Select a state for the user account if you selected the United States as the
country.
Click Register.
A Registration Complete message appears that instructs you to check your email for instructions on
activating your account.
After registration you immediately are logged on to the License Portal and have the ability to download
the AppAssure 5 Core software installer and start a trial.
You also receive an email confirming your registration.This email includes a hyperlink for you to activate
the newly created account.
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In the confirmation email you receive after registering, click the hyperlink provided to activate your
account.
When you click the activation link in the activation email, you have more access to License Portal
functionality, including the ability to manage your License Portal account.
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Logging on to the License Portal
If you have previously registered on the License Portal, you only need to enter your email address and password
to log on.
Should you forget your logon information, you can reset your password by clicking the Forgot your password?
link. You are prompted to enter your email address, and then a new password is sent to the email address
associated with your account.
NOTE: If you have not registered at the License Portal, you need to do so to obtain a license key and to
download software. For more information about registering and obtaining a license key, see About
Obtaining a License Key.
To log on to the License Portal
1
Navigate to the License Portal, for example, at the website URL that was provided to you in the email
you received upon purchase.
The Welcome page appears.
2
In the Email Address text box, enter the email address you associated with your License Portal account
during the registration process.
3
In the Password text box, enter the password you defined for this account during the registration
process.
NOTE: If you have forgotten your password, click Forgot your password?. You are prompted to
enter your email address, and then a new password is sent to that email address with instructions.
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Click Log On.
NOTE: The first time you log on to the License Portal, the Downloads page appears so that you can
download the trial Core software. For subsequent logons, the Licensing page appears.
Registering an Appliance on the License
Portal
If you have purchased an AppAssure appliance, you must register your appliance on the Dell AppAssure License
Portal. Refer to the following topics for instructions on registering your appliance.
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If you do not currently have a License Portal account, refer to the topic, Registering an Appliance with a
New License Portal Account.
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If you already have a License Portal account, refer to the topic, Registering an Appliance for an Existing
License Portal Account.
Registering an Appliance with a New License Portal
Account
To register an appliance with a new License Portal account
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In your Web browser, navigate to the License Portal, for example, at the website URL that was provided
to you in the email you received upon purchase.
2
On the Register page, in the Email Address text box, enter the email address associated with your
contract.
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Enter the license number or service tag for your appliance. (If you have multiple appliances, press the
Enter key after you enter a number to enter additional numbers.)
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Click Activate.
If the email address that you entered is not registered on the License Portal (that is, this is a new License
Portal account), you are prompted to create an account in the License Portal using that email address.
The account information screen appears.
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Enter the information to create an account in the License Portal. For more information about entering
account information, see Registering for a License Portal Account.
After you register for the account, you are logged on to the License Portal. (An activation confirmation
email is also sent to your email address.)
In the License Portal, a notification of successful registration appears, which also lists the software
license key. This notification describes the instructions for you to apply the software license key to your
appliance as follows:
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Launch the AppAssure Core Console for your appliance.
b
Go to Core Configuration - Licensing.
c
Click Change License Key.
d
Copy and paste the software license key included in the successful registration notification, and
then save your changes.
Click OK.
Registering an Appliance for an Existing License
Portal Account
To register an appliance for an existing License Portal account
1
In your Web browser, navigate to the License Portal, for example, at the website URL that was provided
to you in the email you received upon purchase.
2
On the Register page, in the Email Address text box, enter the email address associated with your
License Portal account.
3
Enter the license number or service tag for your appliance. (Press the Enter key after you enter a number
to enter additional numbers.)
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Click Activate.
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Since you have an existing account, you are then prompted to log on to the License Portal by entering
your password.
A notification of successful registration appears with the software license key. This notification describes
the instructions for you to apply the software license key to your appliance as follows:
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a
Launch the AppAssure Core Console for your appliance.
b
Go to Core Configuration - Licensing.
c
Click Change License Key.
d
Copy and paste the software license key from the successful registration notification message,
and then save your changes.
Click OK.
NOTE: You can also add license numbers or service tags from within the License Portal. For more
information, see the topic, Adding a License or Service Tag to the License Portal.
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Managing Licenses in the Dell AppAssure
License Portal
This chapter describes how to use the License Portal, including how to access and manage AppAssure licenses. It
includes the following topics:
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Downloading Software from the License Portal
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Performing Global Searches in the License Portal
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Configuring Personal Settings
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Configuring Email Notifications Settings
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Changing your Password
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Managing Users
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Managing Groups
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Adding a Software Group
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Managing Licenses
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Configuring Service Polling Settings
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Managing Registered Agent Machines
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Managing Cores
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Working with License Portal Reports
Downloading Software from the License
Portal
From the Downloads page, you can easily download and install AppAssure software. When you download
software from this page and then install it on your machine(s), the associated AppAssure component is added to
the License Portal so that you can manage the associated licenses. Refer to the following topics for more
information:
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Downloading and Adding an AppAssure 5 Core to the License Portal
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Downloading and Adding an AppAssure 5 Agent to the License Portal
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Downloading Software for AppAssure Appliances
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Downloading and Adding an AppAssure 5 Core to the
License Portal
The AppAssure 5 Core, which is installed on a dedicated server, stores and manages the agents and backups of
all protected machines in your environment. From the License Portal, you can download and run the AppAssure
5 Core installer. When the software is installed on the server, the Core is added to the License Portal so that you
can manage associated licenses.
NOTE: Only users with administrative rights can download a core.
To download and add an AppAssure 5 Core to the License Portal
1
In the left navigation area of the License Portal, click Downloads.
2
Under the Windows-based Applications heading, next to Core Installer or Core Web Installer, click the
Download button.
NOTE: The Core Installer downloads the executable file in one task, while the Core Web Installer
streams a download of the latest version of AppAssure 5 Core, which runs directly from the Web
and lets you pause and resume the process as needed. A license key is automatically generated and
presented for you to enter to activate the subscription. The license key also appears in the
confirmation email you receive after choosing your download option.
3
Click Run in the subsequent dialog boxes to install the software.
NOTE: When the automatic installation of the Core executable file is complete, the Welcome
screen appears.
For more information about installing the AppAssure 5 Core, see the Dell AppAssure 5 Deployment Guide.
Downloading and Adding an AppAssure 5 Agent to the
License Portal
The AppAssure 5 Agent is comprised of the agent services and software that enable protection of your data. You
install agent software on the Windows and Linux machines that you want to protect in your environment (for
example, on an Exchange server, SQL server, Linux server, and so on). The agent tracks changed data blocks on
the disk volume of the machine and creates snapshot images of the data to send to an associated Core.
From the License Portal, you can download and run the AppAssure 5 Agent installer. When the software is
installed on a machine, the agent is added to the License Portal so that you can manage associated licenses.
NOTE: You must have administrative privileges to download and add agents.
To download and add an AppAssure 5 Agent to the License Portal
1
In the left navigation area of the License Portal, click Downloads.
2
Under the Windows-based Applications or Linux-based Applications heading, next to the agent installer
version you want to download, click Download, and then click Run in the resulting installer dialog box to
install the software.
For Windows, you can choose from the following platform versions:
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x64 Windows Agent installer
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x86 Windows Agent installer
For Linux, you can choose from the following platform versions:
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x64 CentOS /RedHat Enterprise Linux Agent installer
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x86 CentOS/RedHat Enterprise Linux Agent installer
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x64 Ubuntu Agent installer
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x86 Ubuntu Agent installer
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x64 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Agent installer
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x86 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Agent installer
For more information about installing the AppAssure 5 Agent on your machines, see the Dell AppAssure 5
Deployment Guide.
Downloading Software for AppAssure Appliances
If you have a DL Series appliance, you need to use the Recovery and Update Utility (RUU) to upgrade to
AppAssure 5.4.1 (Do not use the Core Installer). The RUU is available in the Appliance Applications section of
the Downloads page.
To download software for AppAssure appliances
1
In the left navigation area of the License Portal, click Downloads.
2
Under the Appliance-based Applications heading, next to the software you want to download, click
Download, and then click Run in the resulting installer dialog box to install the software.
Performing Global Searches in the License
Portal
At the top of the License Portal pages, you can perform a global search for cores, agent machines, groups, or
users. To help you with your search, when you enter search text, suggested input appears if available.
For easy navigation, results are returned on a Search Results page organized by Groups, Cores, Machines, or
Users according to what is found. You can easily view details about and perform a number of actions on an
entity that is returned in Search Results.
NOTE: “Fuzzy” search is supported in global searches, meaning that results are returned based on close
matching or relevance and not always exact matches.
Also note that if a change is made in the License Portal, it may take up to 10 minutes to be propagated to
the search engine and to appear in search results.
To perform a global search in the License Portal
1
At the top of the License Portal, in the Search text box, enter the text for which you want to search.
NOTE: You can search for cores, agent machines, groups, or users; and, for groups, you can search
by the license number or license key as well.
2
Press the Enter key, or click the Search icon (which looks like a magnifying glass).
Results are returned on the Search Results page. If no results are found, a message appears, stating ‘No
results found.”
3
On the Search Results page, click the Groups, Cores, Machines, or Users tab as applicable, to locate the
specific entity for which you were searching.
4
Click the name of the entity to view details.
The Details page includes identifying information, a history of modifications as well as information about
associated entities, such as groups or machines, as applicable.
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On the Details page, you can click a variety of actions depending on the type of entity you are viewing.
For more information about the Details pages and associated actions, see the following topics:
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Viewing and Working with User Details
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Viewing and Working with Group Details
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Viewing and Working with Machine Details
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Viewing and Working with Core Details
Configuring Personal Settings
You can customize personal settings for your License Portal account, such as your email address, name, and
more. Complete the following steps to configure personal settings.
To configure personal settings
1
Click your user name, which is your email address, in the upper right corner of the License Portal, and
then click Personal Settings.
The Account Profile page appears with the Personal Settings tab open.
2
To change your email address, click Change next to User ID, and then, in the Change Login Email
Addresses dialog box, enter a new email address. (For security, you also need to enter your current
password.)
3
On the Personal Settings tab, in the First Name text box, edit your first name as necessary.
4
In the Last Name text box, edit your last name as necessary.
5
In the Language menu, select a default language for this account.
6
Optionally, in the Comments text box, you can enter a description for the account.
7
Optionally, select the option, Prompt for group when adding a core, to ensure that a user is prompted
to assign and select a group when a new core is added.
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Click Save.
Configuring Email Notifications Settings
You can modify email notification settings for a user account, such as specifying when to be notified by email
when a particular event occurs.
Complete the following steps to configure email notification settings.
To configure email notification settings
1
In the upper right area of the License Portal, click your user name, which is your user name, and then
click Personal Settings.
The Account Profile page appears.
2
Click the Email Notifications tab.
3
Select the options to notify your account when an event occurs. You can choose from the following
options:
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My account email address changed.
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My password has been changed.
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Account logon attempt failed.
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I successfully logged onto my account.
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A core was added.
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A core was deleted.
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A core was downloaded.
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A machine has been added.
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A machine has been deleted.
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License pool has exceeded the limit.
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License pool has changed.
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A user was added.
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A user was deleted.
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A group was added.
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A group was deleted.
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I was appointed as the group owner.
Click Save.
Changing your Password
On the Change Password tab in the Account Profile page, you can change the password for your account.
To change your password
1
In the upper right area of the License Portal, click your user name, which is your email address, and then
click Personal Settings.
The Account Profile page appears.
2
Click the Change Password tab.
3
In the Current Password text box, enter the current password for your account.
4
In the New Password text box, enter the new password for your account.
NOTE: Passwords must contain a minimum of eight characters. For optimal security when creating
a password, it is best to use a combination of upper and lowercase characters in combination with
numeric and unique symbols. The new password cannot be a password that you have previously
used.
5
In the Confirm New Password text box, re-enter the new password.
6
Depending on the characters you choose for a password, the strength of the password appears as either:
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Very Weak
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Weak
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Normal
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Strong
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Very Strong
Click Change Password.
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Managing Users
Within the License Portal, you can easily view and manage users. As an administrator, you can perform the
following actions for a user: invite users to a group, set or modify access privileges, delete users, or assign users
to groups. Refer to the following topics for more information about managing users.
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Viewing and Searching for Users
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Viewing and Working with User Details
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Inviting Users and Setting User Security Privileges
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Editing User Security Privileges
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Deleting a User
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Approving a User
Viewing and Searching for Users
Users are associated with groups and can be viewed from the User area of the License Portal. Admin users can
invite new users to a group.
NOTE: To view the users in a group, the logged on user must have administrative privileges in this user
group.
To view and search for users
1
In the left navigation area of the License Portal, click Users.
2
You can view the following details for users in a group:
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Status - The status of the user as either Active or Pending Approval.
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Full Name - The first and last name of this user.
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Email address - The email address associated with this user account.
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Last logon date - The date this user last logged on.
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Home group - The group to which this user belongs.
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Privileges - The type of access privilege this user has.
3
To sort the list of users in the table, click the column heading by which you want to sort.
4
To filter the list of users or search for users, do the following:
a
To search by name, email or group, enter text in the text boxes that appear in the Full Name,
Email, and Home Group columns.
b
To search by last logon date, click the drop-down calendar in the Last Logged In column, and
select a date or date range.
Any search results appear in the table below the search options you specified.
5
To start a new search, click the link, Clear Filters, in the Actions column.
NOTE: You can export the list of users as needed. To export, on the Export drop-down menu, click
Export to XLS or Export to PDF as appropriate. Microsoft Excel 2010 and higher are supported
export formats.
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Viewing and Working with User Details
In the License Portal you can view a variety of detailed information about a user, such as identifying information
and modification history.
To view and work with user details
1
In the left navigation area of the License Portal, click Users.
2
In the Actions column of the user for which you want to view details, click the Details icon.
In the Details dialog box, you can view the user’s email address, access privileges, the root group to
which this user belongs, and a history of modifications to this user account.
3
Click the following actions for this user as needed:
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Revoke all Privileges - To revoke the user’s privileges from all the groups on the License Portal.
Once privileges are revoked, the user cannot log on to the portal.
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Edit Privileges - To change the user’s access privileges to License Portal functionality. For more
information about setting user privileges for this user, see the topic, Editing User Security
Privileges.
Inviting Users and Setting User Security Privileges
From within the License Portal, you can invite users into a group or subgroup and set security privileges for
those users.
NOTE: You must have administrative rights to invite, remove, or edit a user.
To invite users and set user security privileges
1
On the Users page, click Invite New User.
The Invite New User dialog box appears.
2
In the Invite New User dialog box, enter the information as described in the following table, and then
click Add.
Table 5. User Account Information
Field
First Name
Description
Enter the first name for the user.
NOTE: This is a required entry.
Last Name
Enter the last name for the user.
User ID
Enter a unique email address for the user.
NOTE: This is a required entry.
NOTE: This is a required entry.
User Rights
Select the appropriate privilege level to assign to the user to control access to
License Portal content. You can choose from the following:
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Admin. Provides full access to portal content including the ability to
create, edit, and delete users, groups, cores, and agents.
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Read Only. Provides view-only access to portal content.
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View Groups Only. Read rights only for information about groups and does
not allow viewing the list of users. All customer information is restricted
and, therefore, inaccessible.
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Editing User Security Privileges
Complete the steps in the following procedure to edit user security privileges.
NOTE: A user’s access rights are inherited by their subgroup.
To edit user security privileges
1
On the Users page, in the Actions column for the user you want to modify, click the Privileges icon.
NOTE: If you have numerous users in the group, you can easily filter the list of users and search to
locate the user you want to modify. See the topic, Viewing and Searching for Users for more
information.
The User Security dialog box appears.
2
Select the appropriate user rights for this user. You can choose from the following:
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Admin. Provides full access to portal content including the ability to create, edit, and delete
users, groups, cores, and agents.
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Read Only. Provides view-only access to portal content.
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View Groups Only. Provides read rights only for information about groups and does not allow
viewing the list of users. All customer information is restricted and, therefore, inaccessible.
NOTE: User access rights are inherited by their subgroup, except for ViewGroupsOnly since users
with this privilege type do not have access to subgroups.
3
Click Save.
The newly assigned privilege level appears in the Privileges column.
Deleting a User
Complete the following steps to remove a user from the current group.
To delete a user
1
On the Users page, in the Actions column for the user you want to delete, click the Delete icon.
A confirmation message appears for you to verify that you want to remove the user from the current
group.
2
Click OK to confirm.
Approving a User
As an administrator, you can easily approve a pending user for an existing group in the License Portal when users
register themselves via a subdomain.
To approve a user
1
In the left navigation area of the License Portal, click Users.
2
On the Users page, select a user (with the pending status), and then click Approve.
(Similarly, if you want to deny a user, click Disapprove.)
3
Click OK to approve the user.
The user is approved for the root group, down to all subgroups.
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Assigning a User to a Group
You can assign a user to a subgroup if, for example, the user’s privileges were revoked from the parent group. To
further explain, assume you have a root group with a subgroup, and an extra user has been invited and given
Admin privileges. The root group admin then decides to revoke the Admin privileges or, that is, remove this
extra user from the subgroup. In this case, the user can then be assigned back to the subgroup. The Assign
command is available only if there are removed users available to assign.
To assign a user to a subgroup
1
Ensure the subgroup to which you want to assign the user is currently selected.
2
On the Users page, click Assign. The Assign User dialog box appears.
3
In the Target User drop-down menu, select the user you want to assign.
4
Select the privileges to give to this user as either Admin, Read Only, or View Groups Only.
5
Click Assign.
Managing Groups
Within the License Portal, you can easily view and manage groups and subgroups. As an administrator, you can
add subgroups and view all subgroups for the current group as well as edit and delete groups.
NOTE: Navigation using the left menu is in context for the currently selected group. If you have the
proper permissions to access more than one group, “bread crumb” links in the top menu allow you to
navigate between groups. You can also access and navigate between groups by going to the Groups page.
Refer to the following topics for more information about managing groups.
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About Groups
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Viewing and Searching for Groups
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Viewing and Working with Group Details
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Adding a Group or Subgroup
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Deleting a Group
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Editing Group Information
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Editing Branding Settings for the Root Group
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Adding Company and Billing Information for a Group
About Groups
Groups represent partners, companies, and subgroups within companies. They contain the following information
and structure:
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Include organization information.
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Link to the download installer to download the AppAssure 5 Core and Agents.
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Unlimited number of cores.
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Can include other groups, with no limit to depth.
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Must contain at least one user with access rights assigned to it. When the user logs in, the License Portal
represents the account as a root group.
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Can have many users with access rights assigned to it.
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Contain license pools and a license pool amount. The number zero (0) represents an unlimited license
pool. For a subgroup, the number zero (0) signifies that licenses are drawn from the parent license pool.
Viewing and Searching for Groups
Complete the following steps to search for and view the groups in your License Portal account. Users with Admin
or Read Only rights can view and search for groups.
NOTE: Navigation using the left menu is in context for the currently selected group. If you have the
proper permissions to access more than one group, “bread crumb” links in the top menu allow you to
navigate between groups. You can also access and navigate between groups by going to the Groups page.
If you see a message about a group being blocked, you need to contact Dell Software support or your sales
representative for assistance.
To view and search for groups
1
In the left navigation area of the License Portal, click Groups.
2
On the Groups page, you can view the following details for groups:
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Status - The status of the group as either Active or Blocked.
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Name - The name of the group.
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License - The type of license associated with this group.
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Used License Pool - Pools used by this group. This refers to the number of physical licensed
agents in this group.
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Cores - Number of AppAssure 5 Cores in this group.
3
You can expand a group in the list to view any related subgroups.
4
To select a group, click the hyper-linked group name in the groups table.
NOTE: If you have proper access, you can select and view the root group by clicking the first bread
crumb link that appears at the top of the License Portal groups page.
5
To sort the list of groups in the table, click the column heading by which you want to sort.
6
To filter the groups list or search for groups, do the following:
a
To search by name, in the text box in the Name column, enter text for a group name.
b
To search by license pool or number of cores, click the drop-down menu in the Used License Pool
or Cores column, and enter a number or numeric range.
Any search results are returned in the Group table.
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To start a new search, click the link, Clear Filters. in the Actions column.
NOTE: You can export the list of users as needed. To export, on the Export drop-down menu, click
Export to XLS or Export to PDF as appropriate. Microsoft Excel 2010 and higher are supported
export formats.
Viewing and Working with Group Details
In the License Portal you can view a variety of detailed information about a group, such as identifying
information and modification history.
To view and work with group details
1
In the left navigation area of the License Portal, click Groups.
2
In the Actions column of the group for which you want to view details, click the Details icon.
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In the Details dialog box, you can view detailed information about the group including status, license
type, group owner, the number of associated cores and agent machines, number of users, and group type
(such as Software or Appliances). A history of modifications to this group is also displayed.
3
To delete this group from within the Details dialog box, click Delete.
Adding a Group or Subgroup
Complete the following steps to add a group or subgroup to an existing group.
NOTE: Only users with administrative rights can add groups and subgroups.
To add a group or subgroup
1
On the Groups page, select a group, and then click Add Group to add a group to the currently selected
group.
If you have numerous groups in the table, you can easily filter the list of groups and search to locate the
group you want to modify. See the topic, Viewing and Searching for Groups for more information. The
Add Group dialog box appears.
2
In the Group Name text box, enter a name for the new subgroup.
NOTE: The Group Name is required.
3
In the Description text box, enter a description for the group, and then click Add.
Deleting a Group
You can easily delete a group on the Groups page of the License Portal. When you delete a group, all users,
agents, cores and subgroups of the group are also deleted.
Complete the steps in the following procedure to delete a group.
NOTE: Only users with administrative rights can add or delete groups and subgroups.
To delete a group
1
On the Groups page, select a group, and then click Delete.
2
In the Confirmation dialog box, click OK.
Editing Group Information
In the License Portal, you can modify a variety of group settings, Complete the steps in the following procedure
to modify identifying information for a group.
Refer to the following topics for more information about modifying other group settings.
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For information about modifying branding settings for the root group, see the topic, Editing Branding
Settings for the Root Group.
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For information about adding or modifying company or billing information for a group, see the topic,
Adding Company and Billing Information for a Group.
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For information about modifying advanced service polling settings, see the topic, Configuring Service
Polling Settings.
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For information about modifying license pools or license types for a group, see the topic, Managing
Licenses.
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To edit group information
1
On the Groups page, in the Actions column of the group you want to modify, click the Settings icon. (You
can also click Settings in the left navigation area of the License Portal if the group you want to modify is
currently selected.)
The Settings dialog box opens, displaying the Group Info tab.
2
Enter the group information as described in the following table.
NOTE: You must have proper permissions in the system to modify or add groups.
Table 6. Group Information
Field
Description
Group Name
Enter a name for the group. The group name is used to identify the group.
NOTE: This is a required text box.
Owner
Displays the email address of the user who owns this group. This user represents
the administrator for the group, who controls user registration and access. This
user receives email notifications when users register for an account on a
subdomain.
Subdomain
For a root group, if you have proper access, you can enter the subdomain for
portal access. The subdomain represents the first part of the URL that directs
users to the License Portal.
NOTE: This field only appears for a root group. Also, note that the subdomain
should consist of only letters and numbers with no spaces.
Reference ID
You can enter a reference ID to help you identify this group.
Description
Enter a description for the group.
3
You can select the Show in Reports checkbox to ensure the group appears in group-related reports.
4
Click Save.
Editing Branding Settings for the Root Group
The License Portal allows administrators with proper access to re-brand certain settings for the root group, such
as images, logos or contact information. Complete the following steps to edit the branding settings for the root
group.
To edit branding settings for the root group
1
Ensure that the root group is currently selected.
2
In the left navigation area of the License Portal, click Settings. (You can also click Settings in the left
navigation area of the License Portal if the group you want to modify is currently selected.)
The Group Settings dialog box opens, displaying the Group Info tab.
3
Click the Rebranding tab.
4
Enter the branding information as described in the following table.
Table 7. Rebranding Information
Field
Description
Select Image
Browse to locate and select the image (with the .png, .jpg., or .gif file extension)
you want to use to re-brand the License Portal with your company’s logo.
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Table 7. Rebranding Information
Field
Description
Select Icon
Browse to locate and select the icon (with the .ico file extension) you want to use
to re-brand the License Portal with your company’s icon.
Contact Us
Select the set of Contact Information you would like to use for your License
Portal. You can select one of the following options:
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Dell Software Contacts. Uses the default Dell contact information for
AppAssure products.
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Same as Company Info. Uses the contact information that is entered on
the Company Info tab.
•
Custom Contacts. Lets you enter custom contact information in the
contact fields.
5
You can click Reset Branding to revert settings back to the Dell Software defaults.
6
Click Save.
Adding Company and Billing Information for a Group
Complete the following steps to add company and billing information for a group or subgroup.
To add company and billing information for a group
1
On the Groups page, in the Actions column for the group you want to modify, click the Settings icon.
The Settings dialog box opens, displaying the Group Info tab.
2
Click the Company Info tab.
3
In the Company Info tab, enter the company information as described in the following table.
Table 8. Company Information
Field
4
Description
Company Name
Used to identify the company. Enter the name of the company.
Company Contact
Used to establish a point of contact for the company. Enter the name for the
company contact.
Company Phone
Used to specify contact information for the company contact. Enter a phone
number for the company contact.
Company Email
Used to specify contact information for the company contact. Enter an email
address for the company contact.
Company Country
Used to identify the country in which the company is located. Select the country
in which the company is located.
Company State (If
US)
Used to specify the state where the company is located, if located in the United
States of America. Select the state in which the company is located.
Company City
Used to specify the city where the company is located. Enter the city where the
company is located.
Company Address
Used to specify the physical address of the company. Enter the physical address
for the company.
Company Zip Code
(If US)
Used to specify the postal address for the company’s physical address. Enter the
zip code for the company’s physical address.
If the billing information is the same as the company information, ensure that the option Billing
information is the same as company information is selected.
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If the billing information differs from the company information, clear the checkbox, Billing information
is the same as company information, and enter the billing information as described in the following
table.
Table 9. Billing Information
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Field
Description
Billing Name
Enter the name of the responsible party. The name is used to identify the party
responsible for paying for services.
Billing Contact
Enter the name of the individual who is responsible for payment. It is used to
establish a point of contact who is responsible for payment.
Billing Phone
Enter a phone number for the responsible party. The number is used to specify the
contact information for the responsible party.
Billing Email
Enter an email address for the responsible party. It is used to specify the contact
information for the responsible party.
Billing Country
Select the country where the responsible party is located. It is used to identify
the country in which the responsible party is located.
Billing State (If US)
Select the state where the responsible party is located. It is used to specify the
state where the responsible party is located, if located in the United States of
America.
Billing City
Enter the city where the responsible party is located. It is used to specify the city
where the responsible party is located.
Billing Address
Enter the physical address for the responsible party. It is used to specify the
physical address where the responsible party is located.
Billing Zip Code (If
US)
Enter a zip code for the physical address for the responsible party. It is used to
specify the postal address for the physical address of the responsible party.
Click Save.
Adding a Software Group
If you own and are managing AppAssure appliances in the License Portal, you have the ability to add groups for
your AppAssure 5 Cores.
License keys for AppAssure appliances and software are different and are not interchangeable; therefore, if you
want to use AppAssure 5 Core software (for replicating appliance agent snapshots to a core, for example), you
need to create a new software group for that Core. (You need the license key to download and activate the
Core.)
Complete the following steps to add a software group when you also have an appliance.
To add a software group
1
On the Groups page, click Add Software Group.
The Add Group dialog box appears.
2
Click Yes to add a software group.
NOTE: On the Licensing page in the License Portal, licensing information for groups is displayed by
a Software Group or DL appliance graphic so you can easily determine the group type at-a-glance.
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Managing Licenses
The License Portal server manages licenses and license expiration on a machine-by-machine basis for AppAssure
5 software agents. Licensing for AppAssure DL Series appliances is capacity-based versus agent-based for
AppAssure 5 software.
Refer to the following topics for more information about understanding and managing licenses in the License
Portal.
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About AppAssure Software License Types
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About AppAssure Appliance Licensing
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About License Pools
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Viewing your License Key
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Viewing License Pool Information for a Group
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Changing the License Pool for a Subgroup
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Changing the License Type for a Subgroup
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About Billing for Software Licenses
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About Billing for Appliance Licenses
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About Disposing of Software Licenses
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Adding a License or Service Tag to the License Portal
About AppAssure Software License Types
The three types of software licenses that are available are:
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Trial. A 14-day license, and the default license available from the Dell AppAssure License Portal.
NOTE: A trial license can be extended one time by the group administrator user from a 14-day to a
28-day license.
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Subscription. A license that is valid for a limited time (for example, 30 days).
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Enterprise. A perpetual license that represents the number of available licenses that can be used when
adding new agents.
NOTE: An account can only be associated with either a subscription or enterprise license. The
default is a subscription license and is defined by the user when the account is created. Only
administrators can change license types for subgroups in which the root group does not have nontrial licenses.
The license type can be established for a group and all subgroups. In this case, for example, if the license type
defined for the group is subscription, all subgroups of the group also have a subscription license.
NOTE: If the registered user's account migrates from a trial to a subscription license, the user cannot
register for another trial license.
Upon expiration of a trial license, the machine for which the trial license was active is automatically
deactivated and receives the status, “Expired.” When a license expires, the agent license expires, and the
agent stops taking snapshots.
For information about changing the license type for a subgroup, see the topic, Changing the License Type for a
Subgroup.
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About AppAssure Appliance Licensing
If you have purchased an AppAssure appliance, your appliance is configured with a 30–day temporary software
license. To obtain a permanent license key, you must log on to the Dell AppAssure License Portal to register the
appliance. You need to enter the appliance service tag to obtain the permanent license key, and then change
the license key in the AppAssure 5 software.
Note that licensing for AppAssure DL Series appliances is capacity-based versus agent-based for AppAssure 5
software.
Refer to the following topics for more information about working with appliances in the License Portal.
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For information about registering your appliance on the License Portal, see the topic, Registering an
Appliance on the License Portal.
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For information about changing a license key in the AppAssure software, see the topic, “Changing A
License Key” in your DL Series User's Guide at dell.com/support.manuals.
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For more information about licensing and billing for appliances, refer to the topic About Billing for
Appliance Licenses.
About License Pools
This topic describes how licenses are allocated (using License Pools) in the Dell AppAssure License Portal,
including how licenses are allocated among groups, how offline machines are handled in the license pool count,
and how licenses can be released back into the pool by blocking or downgrading agents.
A license pool is used to administer non-trial software licenses in the Dell AppAssure License Portal. The number
assigned to the pool indicates how many licenses can be allocated. Each group maintains a number (or pool) of
allocated licenses. A license pool with zero (0) defined, represents an unlimited pool of licenses. For example,
if the license pool is set to 50, a group can allocate a maximum of 50 licenses across the group and subgroups.
Once the threshold of group licenses is met, if additional agent licenses are needed, these agents need to use
trial licenses, and a notification email is sent to the group administrator about the license pool being exceeded.
License pools can be set at the group and subgroup levels. If the license pool is set to zero (0) for the group, an
unlimited number of licenses can be distributed for the group. If the license pool is set to zero (0) for a
subgroup, all licenses are allocated from the parent group. If you enter zero (0) for a subgroup, you
automatically indicate to draw licenses from the parent group.
Administrators can also choose to define a value (greater than zero (0)) for the license pool and set the “Draw
licenses from a parent group” option. Doing so specifies that no less than the quantity of licenses defined for
the license pool are allocated.
In the License Portal, the display of License Pool information depends on your license pool settings and
requirements and the types of machines being protected (that is, if you have protected physical machines as
well as virtual machines). Users might see three categories in the License Pool section of the Licensing page.
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License Pool - The limit that applies to the sum of protected physical machines and protected virtual
machines.
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Physical License Pool - The limit on the number of physical protected machines.
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Virtual License Pool - The limit on the number of protected Virtual Machines, if applicable.
Groups will generally use either just the (total) License Pool, or the Physical License Pool and Virtual License
Pool together.
In the License Portal, you can also block an agent or downgrade an agent to trial to free licenses and add them
back to the license pool. For information about how to block or downgrade an agent, see the topic, Working
with Agent Machines.
Note that offline machines still consume licenses. If you need to move a license from one AppAssure 5 Core to
another, you should delete an agent that consumes a license from the Core. The license is added back to the
license pool and can then be used by another core.
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Refer to the following topics for more information about working with license pools.
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For more information about changing the license pool, see the topic, Changing the License Pool for a
Subgroup.
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For information about viewing license pool information within the License Portal, see the topic Viewing
License Pool Information for a Group.
Viewing your License Key
You can easily view your license key from within the License Portal.
To view your license key
1
In the left navigation area of the License Portal, click Licensing.
2
On the License page, click the License Key button.
The License Key dialog box appears showing the license key associated with the current group.
Viewing License Numbers and Service Tags
You can easily view your license numbers and service tags from within the License page.
To view license numbers and service tags
1
In the left navigation area of the License Portal, click Licensing.
2
On the License page, click the License Numbers link. The License Numbers dialog box appears to display
your registered license numbers and service tags.
For more information about adding license numbers or service tags, see the topic, Adding a License or
Service Tag to the License Portal.
Viewing License Pool Information for a Group
The License Portal displays the number of available, used, and reserved software licenses for a group. Complete
the following steps to view license pool information for a group.
For more information about understanding license pools, see the topic, About License Pools.
To view license pool information for a group
1
Ensure the group for which you want to view licensing information is currently selected on the Groups
page of the License Portal.
2
In the left navigation area of the License Portal, click Licensing.
The Licensing page includes a License Pool section that shows the available licenses for adding new
agents, the Used number of licenses if currently being used, and a number of licenses currently
Reserved, if any, for subgroups.
NOTE: Depending on your license pool settings, you might see three categories of License Pool
information, including information about licenses allocated for physical and virtual machines. This would
display a total license pool as well as a Physical License Pool and Virtual License Pool.
For more information about license pools and how licenses are allocated among groups, see the topic,
About License Pools.
For information about changing license pools for subgroups, see the topic, Changing the License Pool for
a Subgroup.
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Changing the License Pool for a Subgroup
As business drivers change, you can reallocate software licenses between subgroups. Two things to consider
when redistributing license pools are:
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You cannot reduce the size of the license pool to a number that is less than the sum of the combined and
allocated group and subgroup licenses.
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You cannot reduce the license pool to a number that is less than the sum of the license pool for
subgroups.The maximum value for the license pool for a subgroup is calculated in the same way.
For more information about license pools and license pool consumption, see the topic, About License Pools.
NOTE: Only users with administrative rights can change license pools for a subgroup. An administrator can
edit license settings at the root group only when adding a new service tag or license number.
To change the license pool for a subgroup
1
Ensure that the subgroup for which you want to modify the license pool is currently selected.
2
On the Licensing page, next to the License Pool section, modify the following options as needed.
3
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Reserve Count - Specify a number of licenses to hold in reserve for the group. This number
cannot exceed the number in the parent group.
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Draw from Parent - Select this option to allocate licenses from the available licenses in the
parent group.
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Disabled - Select this option to disable the license pool. If you select this option, agents will not
be able to added to the group, and licenses cannot by consumed by this group. The agent will be
added with a trial license in this case.
Click Apply Changes.
Changing the License Type for a Subgroup
Complete the following steps to change the license type for a subgroup. For more information about the
available license types, see the topic, About AppAssure Software License Types.
NOTE: Only users with administrative rights can change license types for a subgroup.An administrator can
edit license settings at the root group only when adding a new service tag or license number.
To change the license type for a subgroup
1
Ensure that the group for which you want to modify the license type is currently selected.
2
On the Licensing page, in the License Type drop-down, select Enterprise, Trial, or Subscription.
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For a Subscription license type, you can click Never Expires or click Expires On to select an
expiration date.
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To apply the Subscription license type to all related subgroups, click Apply to all subgroups.
NOTE: When an agent license expires, the agent stops taking snapshots.
3
Click Apply Changes.
About Billing for Software Licenses
Subscription licenses are paid on a monthly basis and therefore include all enabled, registered, and deactivated
agents. Collectively, all agents for the billing month account for the total subscription licenses for that period.
Agents that were deactivated in the previous billing month are not included in the calculation.
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Users pay for the licenses that they need, which is determined at the time of purchase. Bills are generated on
the first day of each month for the previous month.
Enterprise licenses are licenses in perpetuity, and therefore, monthly billing does not occur for them.
About Billing for Appliance Licenses
Subscription licenses for appliances are paid on a monthly basis and, therefore, include all enabled, registered,
and deactivated capacity. Collectively, all capacity for the billing month accounts for the total subscription
licenses for that period. Capacity that was deactivated in the previous billing month is not included in the
calculation.
Users pay for the licenses that they need, which is determined at the time of purchase. Bills are generated on
the first day of each month for the previous month.
About Disposing of Software Licenses
You can choose to dispose of a license by downgrading the license, blocking an agent or core, deleting a core, or
uninstalling the AppAssure 5 application. When you do so, the license is allocated back into the license pool.
For more information about downgrading or blocking an agent or core, see the topics, Working with Core
Machines and Working with Agent Machines.
Adding a License or Service Tag to the License Portal
Once you are logged in to the License Portal, you can add license numbers or service tag numbers.This is helpful
when you have purchased additional licenses or have upgraded a license.
To add a license number or service tag
1
In the left navigation area of the License Portal, click Licensing.
2
Click the License Numbers link. The License Numbers dialog box appears.
3
Click Add.
4
In the Manage License Number dialog box, enter the license number or service tag, and then click
Activate.
A notification of successful registration appears, which also lists the software license key(s). This
notification describes the instructions for you to apply the software license key(s) as follows:
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a
Launch the AppAssure Core Console.
b
Go to Core Configuration - Licensing.
c
Click Change License Key.
d
Copy and paste the software license key included in the successful registration notification, and
then save your changes.
Click OK.
Configuring Service Polling Settings
Complete the steps in the following procedure to configure advanced License Portal settings for the service
polling interval.This interval determines how often the AppAssure software communicates with the License
Portal.
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NOTE: The ability to configure this setting is only available to users with administrative rights.
To configure advanced service polling settings
1
Do one of the following:
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For a subgroup: On the Groups page, in the Actions column for the group you want to modify,
click the Settings icon.
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For the root group: If you have proper permissions, select the root group by clicking the hyperlink
at the top of the License Portal, and then in the left navigation area of the License Portal, click
Settings.
The Settings dialog box appears.
2
Click the Advanced tab.
3
Under Service Polling Settings, enter the information as described in the following table, and then click
Save.
Table 10. Advanced Service Polling Settings
Field
Description
Polling Interval
Enter a value for the polling interval. The default value of the polling interval is
60 minutes.
The polling interval determines how often the software communicates with the
portal. The value is in minutes.
Grace Period
Enter a value for the grace period. The maximum number you can enter is 15
days.
The grace period determines how long the software operates without
communicating with the portal service.
Managing Registered Agent Machines
The Machines area of the License Portal displays the AppAssure 5 Agents for the current group. This view lets
you view and manage licenses on a machine-by-machine basis.
Refer to the following topics for more information about viewing and managing agent machines.
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Viewing and Searching for Registered Agent Machines
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Viewing and Working with Machine Details
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Working with Agent Machines
Viewing and Searching for Registered Agent Machines
In the License Portal, you can easily view and search for registered agent machines.
To view and search for registered agent machines
1
Ensure that the group for which you want to view machines is currently selected.
2
In the left navigation area of the License Portal, click Machines.
A list of agents appears in a table on the Machines page. The following information is displayed for the
machines.
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Status - The status of the machine as active, paused, or blocked. If an agent is paused, it does
not take snapshots but can be resumed from the associated Core.The license is also still counted
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in the pool, If an agent is blocked, snapshots cannot be resumed from the Core; the agent must
be “unblocked”. The license of a blocked machine is not counted in the pool.
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Display Name - The display name of the machine.
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Group - The group to which this machine belongs.
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Core - The Core to which this agent belongs.
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Replicated To - The Core to which this agent is sending replication snapshots if applicable.
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License - The type of license for this machine.
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License Expires - The expiration status and the date the license expires, if applicable; for
example, Expired, Never, a future date, and so on.
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Version - The version of AppAssure 5 Agent software installed on this agent.
3
To sort the list of machines in the table, click the column heading by which you want to sort.
4
To filter the machines list or search for machines, do the following:
a
To search by name, in the text box in the Machine Name column, enter text for a machine name.
b
To search by license pool or number of cores, click the drop-down menu in the Used License Pool
or Cores column, and enter a number or numeric range.
Any search results are returned in the table.
5
To start a new search, click the link, Clear Filters. in the Actions column.
NOTE: You can export the list of users as needed. To export, on the Export drop-down menu, click
Export to XLS or Export to PDF as appropriate. Microsoft Excel 2010 and higher are supported
export formats.
Viewing and Working with Machine Details
In the License Portal you can view a variety of detailed information about a machine, such as identifying
information and modification history.
To view machine details
1
In the left navigation area of the License Portal, click Machines.
2
In the Actions column of the machine for which you want to view details, click Details.
In the Details dialog box, you can view detailed information about the machine.
This information includes: Status, License type, the associated core machine type, amount of protected
data (in GB), version of AppAssure 5 software, IP address, expiration date (if applicable), the machine to
which this machine is replicated (if applicable), gateway address, Operating System, and last heartbeat
(which is the last time this machine checked in with the License Portal).
A history of modifications made to this machine is also displayed.
3
Click the following actions for this machine as needed:
•
Pause Protection - To pause protection for this machine, which temporarily stops the machine
from taking snapshots. It can then be resumed from the associated Core.
•
Upgrade - To upgrade the license on this machine (for example, from trial to enterprise or
subscription).You must have enough licenses in the pool to support the upgrade.
•
Extend License - Extends the expiration date of a trial license, which extends the expiration date
by two weeks for the agent machine. An Administrator can extend the expiration date once per
agent.
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Working with Agent Machines
In the Machines area of the License Portal, you can complete a variety of tasks, including pausing protection for
agent machines, upgrading or downgrading the licenses for agent machines, and more.
To work with agent machines
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In the left navigation area of the License Portal, click Machines, select the machine(s) you want to work
with, and, in the menu above the machines table, click the action you want to perform as described in
the following table. (You can use the mouse to point and select multiple machines.)
NOTE: If you have a large number of machines, for your convenience, you can easily filter the
machines list to search for a specific machine. See the topic, Viewing and Searching for Registered
Agent Machines for more information about searching the list of machines.
Table 11. Agent Machine Options
Option
Description
Pause Protection
Pauses protection for a machine. When you pause a machine, you temporarily
stop the machine from taking snapshots. It can then be resumed from the
associated Core.
Resume Protection
Resumes protection of the machine, which starts taking snapshots again.
NOTE: When a machine is paused, it is still counted in the license pool,
NOTE: You can also resume and pause protection from the Core.
Downgrade
Downgrades the license version (for example, from enterprise or subscription to
trial) and removes the machine from the license pool. This is helpful if you do not
want to consume the license pool.
NOTE: Users with administrator privileges can downgrade a machine one time.
Downgrades apply for non-trial agents.
Upgrade
Upgrades the license (for example, from trial to enterprise or subscription).You
must have enough licenses in the pool to support the upgrade.
Extend License
When downgrading to a trial license, it automatically goes to expired status, You
can extend the expiration date using this command, which extends the expiration
date for two weeks for the agent. An Administrator can extend the expiration
date once per agent.
Block
Blocks the agent. Blocking is helpful, for example, in the event that a customer
needs to block an agent but does not have access to the remote core.
When you block an agent machine, you block the functionality to take snapshots
and stop consumption of the license pool.A blocked agent is still billed for the
current month. It is not billed for the next month. The License Status displays as
“Blocked.”
Unblock
Makes a blocked agent visible again. When you unblock, you can select from the
following options.
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Unblock and Resume - Unblocks the agent and makes it active again.
•
Unblock and Pause - Unblocks the agent, but the agent cannot take
snapshots. It can be resumed from the Core.
•
Unblock and Downgrade - Unblocks the agent and downgrades the license
to a a trial license so that it is not consuming your license pool.
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Managing Cores
The Cores area of the License Portal displays the AppAssure 5 Cores for the current group. This view lets you
view and manage licenses on a machine-by-machine basis. Refer to the following topics for more information
about viewing and managing AppAssure Cores.
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Viewing and Searching for Cores
•
Viewing and Working with Core Details
•
Working with Core Machines
Viewing and Searching for Cores
In the License Portal, you can easily view and search for core machines.
To view and search for Cores
1
Ensure that the group for which you want to view cores is currently selected.
2
In the left navigation area of the License Portal, click Cores.
A list of cores appears in a table on the Cores page. The following information is displayed for the cores.
•
Status - The status of the machine as active or blocked. If a core is blocked it is no longer
protecting data, and the license of a blocked machine is not counted in the pool.
•
Display Name - The display name of the core machine.
•
Group - The group to which this core belongs.
•
Machines - The number of protected agent machines associated with this core.
•
Replicated Machines - The number of agent machines replicated to this core.
•
Protected Data - The sum (in GB) of protected space used for protected and replicated agents.
•
Last Contact - The last date that the Core contacted the License Portal.
•
Version - The version of AppAssure 5 Core software installed on this core.
3
To sort the list of cores in the table, click the column heading by which you want to sort.
4
To filter the list of cores or search for cores, do the following:
a
To search by name, in the text box in the Display Name column, enter text for a core name.
b
To search by protected data, click the drop-down menu in the Protected Data column and enter a
range of data amounts in GB.
c
To search by date of last contact, click the drop-down menu in the Last Contact column and enter
a date range.
Any search results are returned in the table.
5
To start a new search, click the link, Clear Filters. in the Actions column.
NOTE: You can export the list of users as needed. To export, on the Export drop-down menu, click
Export to XLS or Export to PDF as appropriate. Microsoft Excel 2010 and higher are supported
export formats.
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Viewing and Working with Core Details
In the License Portal you can view a variety of detailed information about a core, such as identifying
information and modification history.
To view and work with core details
1
In the left navigation area of the License Portal, click Cores.
2
In the Actions column of the Core for which you want to view details, click the Details icon.
In the Details dialog box, you can view detailed information about the Core including, the status, IP
address, group to which this core belongs, number of associated machines, amount of protected data (in
GB), version of AppAssure 5 software, gateway address, operating system, and last heartbeat (which is
the last communication with the License Portal).
A history of modifications made to this Core as well as a list of the associated agent machines are also
displayed. You can click the following actions for this core as needed:
•
Delete - To delete the Core from the License Portal.
•
Block - To block the Core, which blocks the agents that it is protecting. This prohibits the agents
from taking snapshots. It also stops the consumption of the license pool and changes the License
Status to “Blocked.”
Working with Core Machines
In the Cores area of the License Portal, you can perform a variety of tasks, including blocking and deleting
cores. When you block a core machine, you automatically block the agents that it is protecting, which prohibits
the agents from taking snapshots and stops consumption of the license pool.
To work with core machines
1
In the left navigation area of the License Portal, click Cores.
NOTE: If you have a large number of cores, for your convenience, you can easily filter the cores list
to search for a specific core. See the topic, Viewing and Searching for Cores for more information
about searching the list of machines.
2
Select the Core(s), and, in the menu above the table, click the action you want to perform as described
in the following table. (You can use the mouse to point and select multiple cores.)
Table 12. Core Options
Option
Description
Block
Blocks the Core. When you block a core, it blocks the agents that it is protecting,
which prohibits the agents from taking snapshots. It also stops the consumption of
the license pool.A blocked core is still billed for the current month. It is not billed
for the next month. The License Status displays as “Blocked.”
Unblock
Makes a blocked core visible again. When you unblock, you can select from the
following options.
•
Unblock and Resume - Unblocks the Core and makes associated agents
active again.
•
Unblock and Pause - Unblocks the Core, but the agents cannot take
snapshots. You must navigate to the agents to resume protection.
NOTE: When a machine is paused, it is still counted in the license pool.
•
Delete
Unblock and Downgrade - Unblocks the Core and downgrades the license
to a a trial license so that it is not consuming your license pool.
Deletes the Core from the License Portal.
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Working with License Portal Reports
In the Dell AppAssure License Portal you can generate reports about License Portal activity for any group. You
can export the reports to any of the following formats:
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XLS
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XLSX
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PDF
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RTF
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MHT
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TXT
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CSV
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Refer to the following topics for more information about License Portal reports:
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About the License Portal Reports
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Generating Reports and Setting up Report Subscriptions
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Managing Report Subscriptions
About the License Portal Reports
The License Portal offers reports for the following categories.
•
Summary Category
•
User Category
•
Group Category
•
Machines Category
•
License Category
•
Drill-Down Reports. Many reports support drill-down. You can click links in a report, and a corresponding
report appears. For example, when you click a group name, the report for the selected group appears.
Summary Category
The following report is available for the Summary category.
•
Dashboard Report - Displays the total number of machines for a group and all its subgroups. It includes
the following information:
•
The number of active licenses for a period of time.
•
Total space protected for a period of time.
•
Pie-chart diagram, which shows a ratio of all machines by status.
The Dashboard Report also contains the following drill-downs:
•
Total machines
•
Active machines
•
Inactive machines
•
Blocked machines
•
Expired machines
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User Category
The reports described in the following table are available for the User category.
Table 13. Types of Reports for User Category
Report
Description
List of Users
Displays all users, including added and deleted.
Added Users
Displays the list of users who were added during a specified period of time. You can use
it to view the group and all the subgroups.
Deleted Users
Displays the list of users that were deleted during a specified time span.The following
report is available for the User category.
Group Category
The reports described in the following table are available for the Group category.
Table 14. Types of Reports for Group Category
Report
Description
List of Groups
Displays all the subgroups in the selected group (any depth). It contains the following
drill-downs:
Added Groups
Deleted Groups
•
Group Name
•
Group Path, which leads to the Group Page
Displays the list of groups that were added to the group or any subgroup during a
specified time span. It contains the following drill-downs:
•
Group Name
•
Group Path, which leads to the Group Page.
Displays the list of deleted groups within a current group or its subgroups over a
specified time span.
Machines Category
The reports described in the following table are available for the Machines category.
Table 15. Types of Reports for Machines Category
Report
Description
List of Machines
Shows the list of machines in a selected group, including all the subgroups. It includes
the following drill-downs:
List of Cores
•
Machine Name
•
Group
•
Group Path, which leads to the Group Page
Shows the list of cores in a selected group, including all subgroups. It contains the
following drill-downs:
•
Group Name
•
Group Path, which leads to the Group Page.
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Table 15. Types of Reports for Machines Category
Report
Description
Added Machines
Displays the list of machines that were added over a period of time. It includes the
groups and all subgroups. It contains the following drill-downs:
Deleted Machines
•
Machine Name
•
Group
•
Group Path, which leads to the Group Page
Displays the list of machines that were deleted over a period of time. It includes the
group and all subgroups. It contains the following drill-downs:
•
Group Name
•
Group Path, which leads to the Group Page
License Category
The reports listed in the following table are available for the License category.
Table 16. Types of Reports for License Category
Report
Description
Activated Licenses
Report
Displays the list of machines that were activated over a specified period. It contains the
following drill-downs:
Active Licenses
Report
Inactive Licenses
Report
•
Machine Name
•
Group
•
Group Path, which leads to the Group Page
Displays a list of active licenses for a group and its subgroups. It contains the following
drill-downs:
•
Machine Name
•
Group
•
Group Path, which leads to the Group Page
Displays the list of inactive machines for a group and its subgroups. It contains the
following drill-downs:
•
Machine Name
•
Group
•
Group Path, which leads to the Group Page
Trial Licenses Report Displays the list of trial licenses for a group and its subgroups. It contains the following
drill-downs:
•
Machine Name
•
Group
•
Group Path, which leads to the Group Page
Drill-Down Reports
The following drill-down reports are available:
•
Total machines. Shows the number of machines for the selected group, including all subgroups. You can
drill-down to view the following:
•
Machine Name
•
Group
•
Group Path
•
Current status
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•
•
•
•
Company name
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Current space protected
Active machines. Shows the number of active machines for the selected group, including all subgroups.
You can drill down to view the following:
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Machine Name
•
Group
•
Group Path
•
Current status
•
Activation Date
•
Days Active
•
Current space protected
Inactive machines. Shows the number of inactive machines for the selected group, including all
subgroups. You can drill down to view the following:
•
Machine Name
•
Group
•
Group Path
•
Current status
•
Company name
•
Deactivation Date
•
Days Inactive
•
Current space protected
Expired Machines. Shows the number of expired machines for the selected group, including all
subgroups. You can drill down to view the following:
•
Machine Name
•
Group
•
Group Path
•
Current status
•
Company name
•
Current space protected
Blocked machines. Shows the number of machines for a selected group and its subgroups, including
machines blocked by AppAssure. You can drill down to view the following:
•
Machine Name
•
Group
•
Group Path
•
Current status
•
Company name
•
Block Date
•
Days Blocked
•
Current space protected
•
Machine Name. Shows the machine details and machine's core details.
•
Group/Group Name. Displays group details.
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Path/Group Path. Redirects to the group which path was clicked.
Generating Reports and Setting up Report
Subscriptions
Complete the following steps to generate License Portal reports and set up report subscriptions.
See the topic, About the License Portal Reports, for more information about the different types of reports
available in the License Portal.
To generate a report and set up a report subscription
1
Ensure the group for which you want a report is currently selected.
2
In the left navigation area of the License Portal, click Reports.
3
Select a report category, the type of report to run, and then click Go.
4
To subscribe to this report on a recurring basis, click Subscribe, and then do the following:
a
In the Subscribe dialog box, select a subscription type as Daily, Weekly, or Monthly.
b
Click Add to automatically run the report on a recurring basis.
c
For information about managing your report subscriptions, see the topic, Managing Report
Subscriptions.
Managing Report Subscriptions
You can tailor your subscriptions to have reports electronically sent on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
Complete the steps in this procedure to manage your subscriptions.
For more information about reports and setting up report subscriptions, refer to the following topics.
•
See the topic, About the License Portal Reports, for more information about the different types of
reports available in the License Portal.
•
See the topic, Generating Reports and Setting up Report Subscriptions, for more information about
setting up report subscriptions.
To manage report subscriptions
1
In the upper right area of the License Portal, click your user name, which is your email address, and then
click Personal Settings.
2
On the Account Profile page, click the Subscriptions tab.
3
To modify the frequency of your report subscription, do the following:
4
a
In the Actions column, click the Actions drop-down list for the report subscription you want to
modify, and then click Edit Subscription.
b
In the Settings dialog box, from the drop down menu, select one of the following report
frequency options, and then click Save:
•
Daily. The selected report is sent every day.
•
Weekly. The selected report is sent every Friday.
•
Monthly. The selected report is sent at the end of each month.
To unsubscribe from a report, on the Actions drop-down list for the report from which you want to
unsubscribe, click Unsubscribe.
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A
Third Party Legal Notices
The Dell AppAssure License Portal 5.5.3.1 contains some third-party software components whose authors
require attribution. Some of these third parties also require that we reproduce their license agreements. These
components are listed below, and the corresponding licenses (if required) may be found on our website at:
http://software.dell.com/legal/third-party-licenses.aspx.
Table 17. Third Party Legal Notices
Component
Notes
Angular.js 1.2.7
Copyright © 2010-2014 Google, Inc.
License: MIT
ASP.NET MVC 4
Copyright © 2014 Microsoft.
License: Microsoft Public License
AWS SDK for .NET 1.5.4.1
Copyright © 2009-2013 Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates
License: Apache
Bootstrap 3.1.0
Copyright © 2011-2014 Twitter, Inc.
Castle Windsor 2.5.2
Copyright © 2004-2011 Castle Project
License: MIT
License: Apache
Entity Framework 5
Copyright © 2014 Microsoft
License: Apache
iTextSharp 4.1.2
Copyright © 1999-2009 Bruno Lowagie and Paulo Soares
License: GNU Affero General Public License
JQuery UI 1.9.2
Copyright © 2014 The jQuery Foundation
JQuery-grid-plugin 4.4.1
Copyright © 2014 The jQuery Foundation
License: MIT
License: MIT
MiniProfiler 2.1.0
Copyright © 2013 MiniProfiler
License: Apache
NLog 2
Copyright © 2004-2011 Jaroslaw Kowalski
License: BSD
Quartz.NET 2.1.2
Copyright © 2014 Terracotta, Inc.
License: Apache
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About Dell
Dell listens to customers and delivers worldwide innovative technology, business solutions and services they
trust and value. For more information, visit www.software.dell.com.
Contacting Dell
Technical support:
Online support
Product questions and sales:
(800) 306-9329
Email:
info@software.dell.com
Technical support resources
Technical support is available to customers who have purchased Dell software with a valid maintenance
contract and to customers who have trial versions. To access the Support Portal, go to
http://software.dell.com/support/.
The Support Portal provides self-help tools you can use to solve problems quickly and independently, 24 hours a
day, 365 days a year. In addition, the portal provides direct access to product support engineers through an
online Service Request system.
The site enables you to:
•
Create, update, and manage Service Requests (cases)
•
View Knowledge Base articles
•
Obtain product notifications
•
Download software. For trial software, go to Trial Downloads.
•
View how-to videos
•
Engage in community discussions
•
Chat with a support engineer
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Index
A
about the License Portal, 5
about the License Portal server, 5
account registration, 8
accounts, about, 6
activating an account, 9
adding a license, 30
adding agent, 13
adding core, 13
admin user privilege, 6
advanced settings
configuring, 30
grace period, 31
polling interval, 31
agent
downloading and adding to License Portal, 13
agent machine
blocking, 33
appliances
adding service tags in the license portal, 30
registering, 10
approving users, 19
assigning users, 20
B
billing for appliance licenses, about, 30
billing for software licenses, about, 29
billing information, adding, 24
blocking a core, 35
blocking an agent, 33
branding settings, 23
C
changing your password, 16
company information
adding, 24
configuring advanced settings, 30
core
downloading and adding to License Portal, 13
cores
blocking, 35
deleting, 35
unblock, 35
viewing and searching, 34
viewing details, 35
working with, 34, 35
D
deleting a core, 35
deleting users, 19
downgrade license, 33
downloading agent, 13
downloading core, 13
draw from parent, 29
E
editing user security privileges, 19
email address
change for account, 15
email notifications, configuring, 15
expired trial license, extending, 33
G
getting started, 7
grace period, 31
group
information, editing, 22
license pool information, viewing, 28
groups
about, 20
adding, 22
billing information, 24
billing information, adding, 24
changing license pool, 29
changing license type, 29
company information, adding, 24
deleting, 22
editing branding settings, 23
managing, 20
rebranding the root group, 23
searching for, 21
viewing, 21
viewing details, 21
L
license
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adding, 30
upgrading, 30
license key
obtaining, 8
viewing, 28
license number
adding, 30
license number, about, 8
license pool
changing for groups, 29
viewing for a group, 28
license pool information, 28
license pools
about, 27
blocked agents, 27
disabled, 29
downgrading agents, 27
how licenses are allocated, 27
offline machines, 27
License Portal
about, 5
accounts, about, 6
downloading a core, 13
downloading an agent, 13
logging on, 10
navigation, 6
searching, 14
license portal
getting started, 7
License Portal account
about, 6
activating, 9
registering, 8
License Portal Server
about, 5
License Portal users, 17
license type
changing for a subgroup, 29
upgrading, 33
license, upgrading, 33
licenses
adding, 30
billing for appliance licenses, 30
billing for software licenses, 29
disposing of software licenses, 30
draw from parent, 29
extending, 33
managing, 26
reserved, 29
logging on to License Portal, 10
M
machine
blocking, 33
unblocking, 33
machines
agent, adding, 13
core, adding, 13
downgrade license, 33
extending trial license, 33
pause protection, 33
registered, managing, 31
resume protection, 33
upgrade license, 33
viewing and searching, 31
viewing details, 32
working with, 33
managing registered machines, 31
N
navigating the License Portal, 6
O
obtaining a license key, 8
owner user privilege, 6
P
password
changing, 16
pause protection for agent machines, 33
personal settings
configuring, 15
configuring email notifications, 15
polling interval, 31
prompt for group when adding a core, 15
R
read only user privilege, 6
rebranding, 23
registered machines
managing, 31
registering an appliance, 10
report subscriptions, 40
reports
about, 36
Added Groups Report, 37
Added Users Report, 37
Dashboard Report, 36
Deleted Groups Report, 37
Deleted Users Report, 37
drill downs, 38
generating, 40
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Group Category, 37
License Category, 38
List of Groups Report, 37
List of Users Report, 37
Machines Category, 37
recurring, 40
subscribing, 40
subscriptions, managing, 40
subscriptions, setting up, 40
Summary Category, 36
User Category, 37
working with, 36
reserve licenses, 29
resume protection for agent machines, 33
viewing, 17
viewing details, 18
V
view groups only user privilege, 6
viewing cores, 34
viewing machines, 31
S
searching for cores, 14, 34
searching for machines, 14, 31
searching the license portal, 14
searching, for groups, 14, 21
security privileges
setting, 18
service polling settings, 30
service tag
adding, 30
service tags
adding, 30
registering, 10
settings
configuring personal settings, 15
editing branding settings, 23
email notifications, configuring, 15
subscriptions, 40
U
unblocking a core, 35
unblocking an agent, 33
upgrading a license, 30
upgrading the license, 33
user accounts, about, 6
user privileges, about, 6
user security privileges
editing, 19
setting, 18
users
approving, 19
assigning to a group, 20
deleting, 19
editing security privileges, 19
inviting, 18
setting security privileges, 18
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