Create a License Configuration - AWS License Manager

Create a License Configuration

A license configuration represents the licensing terms in the agreement with your software vendor. Your license configuration specifies how your licenses should be counted (for example, by vCPUs or number of instances). It also specifies limits on your usage, so that you can prevent usage from going over the number of allocated licenses. Additionally, it can also specify other constraints on your licenses, such as the tenancy type.

Requirements for Oracle Database Products

When you add product information to configure automated discovery of Oracle Database products, the following requirements apply:

  • The supported license counting type is vCPU.

  • Rules are not supported.

  • Hard license limits are not supported.

  • You can track one product version per license configuration.

  • You cannot track Oracle products and other products using the same license configuration.

To create a license configuration using the console

  1. Open the License Manager console at

  2. In the left navigation pane, choose License configurations.

  3. Choose Create license configuration.

  4. In the Configuration details panel, provide the following information:

    • Name — A name for the license configuration.

    • Description — An optional description of the license configuration.

    • License type — The counting model for this license (vCPUs, Cores, Sockets, or Instances).

    • Number of <option> — The option displayed depends on the license type. When the license limit is exceeded, License Manager notifies you (soft limit) or prevents a resource from deploying (hard limit).

    • Enforce license limit — If selected, the license limit is a hard limit.

  5. Expand Rules. You can create one or more rules. For each rule, select a rule type, provide a rule value, and choose Add rule. The rule types displayed depend on the license type. For example, minimum values, maximum values, and tenancy. If you do not specify a tenancy type, all are accepted.

  6. (Optional) In the Production information panel, add products to your license configuration. For more information, see Automated Discovery of Resource Inventory.

  7. (Optional) Expand the Tags pane to add one or more tags to your license configuration. Tags are key/value pairs. Provide the following information and then choose Add tag:

    • Key — The searchable name of the key.

    • Value — The value for the key.

  8. Choose Create. The console returns you to the License configurations page, which lists and describes your license configurations.

To create a license configuration using the command line