Many features in the Gateway, including running the Gateway itself, require a licence to function. These are acquired from the Geneos Licence Daemon to which the Gateway connects.
See Geneos Licence Daemon - Technical Reference for more information about the Licence Daemon.
The gateway must initially request a 'gateway' licence to run any functionality. If this request is successful, the gateway starts up and requests licences for other configured components (for example Database Logging or Express Reports). If the initial Gateway licence is denied, the Gateway remains idle.
A licence is requested for plug-ins on configured probes.
The connection to the Licence Daemon is dynamic. Therefore, components on the Gateway (including the gateway itself) can move from licenced to unlicenced if the licence is changed on the daemon, making certain features available or unavailable. The gateway retains only the minimum licences required for the current configuration.
By default, the gateway attempts to connect to
a daemon running on
localhost:7041. The hostname and
port to connect to can be specified using the
-licd-port command line options when
starting the gateway.
If the Licence Daemon has been
configured to run securely, the gateway needs to
be passed the
The gateway can be configured to request licences from a particular group on the daemon using operatingEnvironment > licensingGroup.
There are two methods for viewing the licence on the daemon and how it is being used.
- Web Page Report.
- This is available by right-clicking on the Gateway icon and selecting Licensing Information.
- Licence Usage plugin.
The Gateway Data Plug-In also provides high level licensing information such as expiry date and current connection status to the daemon.
The Licence Usage plugin displays reports about the licence on the daemon and how it is currently in use.
By default, the views show the licences available and currently in use for all licensing groups configured on the gateway. In addition, an overall LicenceUsage view shows connection and licence expiry information.
The plugin can also be configured to request views for specific groups as well as the overall usage of the entire licence.
It is strongly suggested that a gateway is used to monitor licence usage as one would monitor any other application. For a set of useful rules please consult the Licence Daemon Technical Reference Guide.
A gateway token is required to start the gateway. A server token is required for each machine on which the gateway is running a netprobe.
The following gateway features require a licence:
|Gateway Component||Licence Required|
A token will be requested for each plug-in running on any configured netprobes. Some plug-ins are licensed by server, meaning one token allows a netprobe to run as many instances of that plug-in as required. Others are licensed by sampler, meaning each token corresponds one to one with a plug-in instance. For more information, contact ITRS.
Failed licence requests are logged in the gateway log.
For more details on licensing and running and configuring the licence daemon, please consult the Licence Daemon Technical Reference Guide.
To obtain a licence, please contact ITRS.