License Test

To track and control every device/user connecting to the corporate network, the XenMobile MDM should ideally possess a license per user/device. If adequate licenses are not available, then new users and devices will go unmanaged by XenMobile MDM, thus increasing the risk of unauthorized accesses. Likewise, if the MDM license is not renewed in time, administrators will not be able to use the services of the XenMobile MDM server continuously, which will again expose the corporate network to malicious attacks. To avoid this, administrators can use the License test. This test tracks the license usage of the XenMobile MDM and also determines when the MDM license is likely to expire. In the process, it reports the following:

  • Is the XenMobile MDM running out of licenses? If so, administrators can quickly arrange to purchase additional licenses to deal with the additional user/device load on their network.  
  • Is the MDM license up for renewal? If so, administrators can work towards extending the license so that MDM continues to manage devices/users.
Configurable parameters for the test
  1. Test period - How often shosssuld the test be executed
  2. Host - The host for which the test is to be configured.
  3. login url – This refers to the URL of the login page of the XenMobile Device Manager console. By default, eG Enterprise auto-discovers this URL. This is why, the login url is set to none by default. 
  4. username and password – Specify the credentials of a XenMobile Device Manager web console user with the Administrator role.
  5. CONFIRM PASSWORD – Confirm the password by retyping it here.
  6. ssl – Indicate whether/not the XenMobile MDM server is SSL-enabled. By default, this flag is set to No.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Licenses used:

Indicates the number of licenses currently used.

Number

 

Total licenses purchased:

Indicates total number of licenses held by the XenMobile MDM.

Number

 

Percentage of licenses used:

Indicates the percentage of licenses utilized.

Percent

A value close to 100% indicates that the MDM is rapidly running out of licenses. In this case, to ensure the uninterrupted usage of the XenMobile MDM, you will have to purchase additional licenses.

License expires in:

Indicates the number of days by which the license will expire.

Days

A very low value for this measure indicates that the license is nearing expiry. You may have to request for a license extension if you want to continue using the XenMobile MDM solution.