AWS License Manager

AWS License Manager

July 1, 2020 / Eternal Team

Today, we will discuss the AWS license manager and how you can implement it on your AWS console.

Before we start let us be clear about, “what is AWS license manager” and why we should use it.

Well, the AWS license manager is used to manage and track software licenses. You can keep track of vendor licenses installed on EC2 instances hosted across different AWS account or on-premise such as Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, etc.

The best part is that the AWS License Manager is free.

AWS Systems Manager offers many free functionalities (Patch Manager, Session Manager, Insights Dashboard).

AWS License Manager

The first step is to go to “management & governance” section and click on AWS license manager service.

AWS License Manager

AWS License Manager

Now, we can set up different kind of metrics such as.

  • vCPUs
  • Cores
  • Sockets
  • Instances

Click on “create license configuration”.

AWS License Manager

Just fill up to your requirement, and after doing this it’s now mandatory to use another AWS Service, that is AWS System Manager. This service allows you to view and control your infrastructure on AWS.

You have to install AWS Systems Manager Agent (SSM Agent) on our on-premised host.

AWS License Manager

Once the agent is installed, we have to create a new “Activation” in the AWS System Manager Service by clicking on “Create activation“.

AWS License Manager

Now go to the “managed instance “ on AWS SSM service.

AWS License Manager

AWS Systems Manager provides also a package inventory and many other kinds of inventory such as Network inventory etc…

AWS License Manager

In AWS License Manager, select “Search Inventory” and Then we simply have to select the resource and then click on “Associate license Configuration”.

AWS License Manager

AWS License Manager

Look in the AWS License Manager Dashboard,

AWS License Manager

Finally, the setup is done and you can use this license in RDS or anything.

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