In the Controller, you can identify license overconsumption and improve license allocation by observing how AppDynamics licenses are consumed by time period, agent, host, application, and license rule.

The Controller UI for observing and managing licenses differs based on the AppDynamics licenses you purchased. If you purchased licenses in the Infrastructure-based Licensing model, your UI displays usage data based on a unified package metering unit, compared to licenses within the Agent-based model, which displays data based on an agent metering unit. If you want to learn more about licensing models, see Licensing.

License Summary Dashboard

The License Summary Dashboard displays high-level usage for all your licenses within a 24-hour period. To access the License Summary dashboard, go to Settings Settings> License.

View Usage for a License

Click on a license to drill-down on usage.

Metric Descriptions

  • Overall Max License Units: The most licenses consumed within an hour, within a 24-hour period. For example, in a 24-hour period, 100 units were consumed in the first hour, then 200 units in the second hour, 300 units in the third hour, and 300 units in the fourth hour. The Overall Max License Units would be 300 units because that's the highest number of units within an hour, within a 24 hour period. After 24 hours, the meter restarts for the next period.
  • Overall Daily Average License Units: The average number of units consumed within a 24-hour period. For example, if in a 24-hour period, 100 units were consumed in the first hour, then 200 units in the second hour, and 300 units in the third hour and 300 units in the fourth hour, the Overall Daily Average License Units would be 225 units. After 24 hours, the meter restarts for the next period.
  • Current Daily Business Transaction Units (Enterprise licenses only): The total number of units consumed within a 24-hour period. For example, if you bought 1 unit of the Enterprise license, the Current Daily Business Transaction Units would show how many events have been consumed out of 400,000,000 events allowed for a 24-hour period. After 24 hours, the meter restarts for the next period.

Usage Over Time

For Enterprise, Premium or Infrastructure licenses, the Usage Over Time graph shows consumption by agent, application, host, and license unit. For Real User Monitoring license, you can filter by metering unit: RUM Token, Pageviews, License Units, and Mobile Active Agents.

Analytics

For only Enterprise licenses, the Analytics graph shows consumption by business transaction event, compared to the total event limit. You can adjust the graph data by filtering by date and time range and toggling between viewing max usage or average usage.

License Rule Usage

License rules define how license units are allocated. In the Controller there are two views for license rule usage:

  1. On the License Summary dashboard, click on a license, such as Enterprise. Scroll down to the Associated License Rules section that lists license rules associated and how many Enterprise units have been consumed across those rules.
  2. On the License Rules dashboard, click a license rule, such as the Default rule. This view shows you the allocated licenses, usage of each license within the rule, and other rule details such as agents connected to the rule and application and server scopes.

View Agents Connected to a License Rule

To see a breakdown of usage within a license rule, click Connected Agents.

The Controller UI for observing and managing licenses differs based on the AppDynamics licenses you purchased. If you purchased licenses in the Infrastructure-based Licensing model, your UI displays usage data based on a unified package metering unit, compared to licenses within the Agent-based model, which displays data based on an agent metering unit. If you want to learn more about licensing models, see Licensing.

Account Usage Dashboard

To view license usage, go to Settings Settings > License.

Click on a license widget to see consumption limits. The graphs show the cumulative license usage over the time period you specify, even though the license usage count is reset daily. To see your license usage for one day, set the time range to 23 hours and 59 seconds.