4.7. Central license management

As of version 5.2.0, centralized management of licenses of the managed instances is supported by Central Management.

It means that the licenses of managed instances are not needed to be maintained manually on the instances themselves.

The centralized license management does not require any operator interaction, it is performed in an automated way by the system.

High level architecture overview

  1. Ťhe centralized license management uses OPSWAT's update infrastructure and Activation Server to keep managed instances' licenses up-to-date

  2. When a managed instance asks Central Management for updates, Central Management contacts the update infrastructure for new packages.
    The update infrastructure prepares the new packages, and –in parallel– checks the Activation Server for license updates.

  3. The new license and the updates are served to the managed instance in a single batch at the end.