License assignment import

Use the License assignment import option to assign licenses.

In the Import settings step and in the Assignment action list, select Add to add to existing assignments on a license, or Replace to replace all previous assignments on a license.

The assignment type of a license determines which type of consumers the license can be assigned to. The consumers and what they are identified by are:

  • Computer/Datacenter - identified by Computer name, Bios serial number or Datacenter name

  • User - identified by User name

  • Organization - identified by Organization ID

To perform a successful import of license assignments, the target license must be identified by either an External ID or a License ID.

Destination field name in the import view

Data type

Required

Description

Example

Location in the user interface

Field name in the user interface

External ID

Text

Yes

The external ID of an existing license.

LIC1368

License detail view | Information tab

External ID

License ID

Number

Yes

The license ID of an existing license.

1230

List all licenses, open Column selector and add the License ID column to the list.

License ID

Assign to

Text

Yes

Consumer that the license is assigned to. The consumers are identified by:

  • Computer name

  • Bios serial number

  • Datacenter name

  • User name

  • Organization ID

If Bios serial number or Datacenter name is used the Type field must also be used.

If the assignment type for a license is Computer/datacenter, then the consumers in the Assign to field is by default identified by the computer name.

If the consumers are identified with Organization ID, use the Organization Name in Snow MACC and not the Friendly name.

ROOT,IT

License detail view | Assignment tab

Not applicable

Type

Text

No

Clarifies the consumer id in the Assign to field.

Available values are (case insensitive, spaces ignored):

  • biosserialnumber

  • datacenter

The field is only required if the assignment type for a license is Computer/datacenter and if the consumer is identified by Bios serial number or Datacenter name.

Example 1: If the assignment type for a license is Computer/datacenter, then this field is used to describe if the information in the Assign to field is a “biosserialnumber” or “datacenter”.

Example 2: If this field is not used and if the assignment type for a license is Computer/datacenter, then the information in the Assign to field is by default Computer name.

biosserialnumber

Not applicable

Not applicable

Assigned quantity

Number

Yes (except for Type: user)

Number of assigned licenses.

50

License detail view | Assignment tab

Assigned