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ImIronMan
Level 6 Flexeran
Level 6 Flexeran

RDS/Virtual apps Consumption

Hi Team,

Can FNMS calculate consumption for the below products? If not possible out of the box, is there any recommended or alternate approach available?

1. RDS (server/ cal)

2. Citrix Virtual apps and Desktops

 

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mfranz
Level 16 Champion
Level 16 Champion

Hi,

For Citrix there are adapters available. https://docs.flexera.com/FlexNetManagerSuite2022R1/EN/InvAdapConn/index.html#adapters/XenApp/topics/XAP-Overview.html

An alternative can be, to allocate users, allowed to use virtual desktops & apps, based on AD groups or some other IAM. This only works well for user-based licenses, using deviced-licenced apps in such virtual scenarios is always a pain.

For RDS, you'll need a list of specific users or devices. That could be:

  • everyone imported into FNMS (All Users)
  • everyone in your AD
  • everyone considered a natural person (applying specific filters, like everyone with an email or at least one device, etc.)
  • everyone in one or many AD groups
  • everyone in a list provided in any other way

It is also a question of how much time & effort you want to invest in figuring out the last one user/device vs. how to generalize in a comprehensible and potentially audit-safe way.

Best regards,

Markward

Softline Group is Europe's leading independent expert in Software Asset Management.