DWP Basic/Advanced - Getting licensing Usage Report and additional licensing questions

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    PRODUCT:

    BMC Digital Workplace Advanced


    COMPONENT:

    MyIT Service Broker


    APPLIES TO:

    DWP Basic/Advanced



    QUESTION:

    How do I get the Licensing Usage report for DWP?


    ANSWER:

     

       
    1. Please, use the BMC License Usage Collection Utility Version 4.7.01

      

     

      

    -Here's a communities post on the matter with a download link.

    https://communities.bmc.com/docs/DOC-36548


    -A short video tutorial.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00x9cTBDGmg

      

     
     

      

    NOTE: This will only give you a list of users that have/are currently using DWP-  Usage Reports.

    If you need more details, such as:

     

      
       
    • Am I entitled to Basic or Advanced?

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    • How many DWP  licenses do we have?

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    • Can I get more trial licenses?

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    • Can I extend my trial period?

      


    Please, read the below:

    The license report usage tool must configured for DWP / MyIT (Not DWP Catalog) and the report must be run against DWP only,  this is how BMC validates the licenses that the client is using, against which he has actually purchased.
    You can buy named or packaged licenses/shared licenses (floating type). If you have further questions, you should check it with your Sales Representative.
     
    NOTE:

    From DWP18.11 and earlier.

    The ITSM / SRM licenses give you access to the DWP / MyIT application, but you have to purchase DWP Catalog licensing, separately.
    Next, you have to install the Catalog and user license in DWP Catalog. If not, users can not use the Catalog.

    From DWP 19.02 and beyond.

    AR Server License for DWP Catalog and of users is embedded in the product, this means you don't need install it from that version on, as this is already "preconfigured" in DWP C for both AR Server and users,but obviously yo will have to acquire the product, because BMC runs licenses audits to validate that you actually entitled to use the product and that you have the right amount of licenses.

    For the purchase / testing process, contact your Account Manager / Sales representative.

    From version 18.11 and earlier, you have to buy and install the license that the BMC Sales staff gives you, in the manner indicated in the following documentation or KA:

      

     
    https://docs.bmc.com/docs/digitalworkplaceadvanced/35/installing-the-product-license-key-and-allocating-user-licenses-771814029.html

    https://communities.bmc.com/docs/DOC-116792
     

      

    2. You can also check the below document

    https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/dwpbascurr/License+entitlements

      


           LICENSE ENTITLEMENTS

      
       
        
         

    Your license entitlements determine which products you can download. The BMC Digital Workplace and BMC Digital Workplace Advanced products are part of the Digital Workplace solution. 

         

    You can download the components mentioned herein from the Electronic Product Distribution website. Use the same user name and password that you use to access the Customer Support website.

         

    If you do not have a current license for the components you want, contact a BMC sales representative by calling 800 793 4262. If you cannot download the components, contact a sales representative and ask for a physical kit to be shipped to you.

         

    This topic describes the BMC Digital Workplace licensing entitlements for the BMC Digital Workplace Basic and BMC Digital Workplace Advanced products.

         

    To check license usage, use the BMC License Collection Utility. For more information about those reports, see  Reports overview  in the BMC License Collection Utility online documentation

        
       
       
        
         
          

    Related topic

          
           

    Reviewing active users

          
         
        
       
      
      
       
        
         

    BMC Digital Workplace Basic

         

    The BMC Digital Workplace Basic license entitles you to access the following basic features:

         
          
    • Assistance (catalog and contact IT)

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    • Approvals

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    • Broadcasts for user groups

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    Each BMC Digital Workplace user licensed add-on entitles a person to perform the same activities that the BMC Self-Service - User License Add-on entitles them to perform.

         

    BMC Digital Workplace Advanced

         

    The BMC Digital Workplace Advanced license entitles you to access the following advanced features:

         
          
    • Assistance (catalog and contact IT)

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    • Appointments

    •     
    • Approvals

    •     
    • Broadcasts for user groups

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    • Broadcasts for services and locations

    •     
    • Enhanced catalog (Digital Workplace Catalog)

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    • Location

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    • Service health

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    • Virtual Chat 

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    BMC Digital Workplace Advanced supports BMC Integration Service, which needs to be purchased separately.

         

    BMC Action Request System Server

         

    BMC Digital Workplace entitles a customer to create, modify, and read unlimited records in BMC Action Request System Server that supports deployment and use of BMC Digital Workplace use cases serving licensed BMC Digital Workplace users. Because the BMC Digital Workplace package includes zero dollar licenses, you may use these licenses only within the context of the solution provided. You cannot use the BMC Action Request System Server as a stand-alone product.

         

    The context of this limitation is as follows:

         
          
    • Remedy AR System is supplied as a foundation component for deployment of BMC Digital Workplace. Use of Remedy AR System is limited to running the components within BMC Digital Workplace and implementing integrations with providers associated with delivering the BMC Digital Workplace solution.

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    • Three fixed user licenses are provided with Remedy AR System for performing BMC Digital Workplaceadministrative tasks. Additional users may not be added until additional Remedy AR System application and user licenses are purchased.

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    • Remedy AR System may be integrated only with external data sources or third-party providers in conjunction with the  product. It may not be used in a stand-alone configuration without integration with BMC Digital Workplace.

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    • Actions that void the zero dollar licenses and require a full purchase of the components include but are not limited to:

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    • Using the AR System server to customize, test, or run Remedy ITSM or third-party applications.

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    • Using the AR System server to develop, test, or run a new custom application.

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    • Using the three provided fixed users licences to power custom applications or other applications powered by Remedy AR System, except BMC Digital Workplace.

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    Article Number:

    000164300


    Article Type:

    FAQ/Procedural



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