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[ aws . license-manager ]



Creates a new license configuration object. A license configuration is an abstraction of a customer license agreement that can be consumed and enforced by License Manager. Components include specifications for the license type (licensing by instance, socket, CPU, or VCPU), tenancy (shared tenancy, Amazon EC2 Dedicated Instance, Amazon EC2 Dedicated Host, or any of these), host affinity (how long a VM must be associated with a host), the number of licenses purchased and used.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--name <value>
[--description <value>]
--license-counting-type <value>
[--license-count <value>]
[--license-count-hard-limit | --no-license-count-hard-limit]
[--license-rules <value>]
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--name (string)

Name of the license configuration.

--description (string)

Human-friendly description of the license configuration.

--license-counting-type (string)

Dimension to use to track the license inventory.

Possible values:

  • vCPU
  • Instance
  • Core
  • Socket

--license-count (long)

Number of licenses managed by the license configuration.

--license-count-hard-limit | --no-license-count-hard-limit (boolean)

Flag indicating whether hard or soft license enforcement is used. Exceeding a hard limit results in the blocked deployment of new instances.

--license-rules (list)

Array of configured License Manager rules.


"string" "string" ...

--tags (list)

The tags to apply to the resources during launch. You can only tag instances and volumes on launch. The specified tags are applied to all instances or volumes that are created during launch. To tag a resource after it has been created, see CreateTags .

Shorthand Syntax:

Key=string,Value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Key": "string",
    "Value": "string"

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


Example 1: To create a license configuration

The following create-license-configuration example creates a license configuration with a hard limit of 10 cores.

aws license-manager create-license-configuration --name my-license-configuration \
    --license-counting-type Core \
    --license-count 10 \


  "LicenseConfigurationArn": "arn:aws:license-manager:us-west-2:123456789012:license-configuration:lic-6eb6586f508a786a2ba41EXAMPLE1111"

Example 2: To create a license configuration

The following create-license-configuration example creates a license configuration with a soft limit of 100 vCPUs. It uses a rule to enable vCPU optimization.

aws license-manager create-license-configuration --name my-license-configuration
    --license-counting-type vCPU \
    --license-count 100 \
    --license-rules "#honorVcpuOptimization=true"


  "LicenseConfigurationArn": "arn:aws:license-manager:us-west-2:123456789012:license-configuration:lic-6eb6586f508a786a2ba41EXAMPLE2222"


LicenseConfigurationArn -> (string)

ARN of the license configuration object after its creation.