Software Metering Test

This test monitors the Software Metering feature, which allows one to monitor program usage on client computers. By using software metering, one can collect data about software usage in one's organization. Software metering data can be conveniently summarized to produce useful reports that can help one monitor licensing compliance and plan software purchases in one's organization. Software metering collects detailed information about the programs that you chose to monitor. This includes information about program usage, program users, the program start time, and the length of time it is used.

Target of the test : A Microsoft SMS

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every Microsoft SMS server monitored

Parameters Description

Test period

How often should the test be executed


The host for which the test is to be configured

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Bad software metering files processed

Indicates the number of bad (ill-formed or otherwise invalid) SMS software metering usage files processed by Software Metering Processor since it was last started.



Usage files waiting in the input queue

Indicates the number of SMS software metering usage files waiting in the Software Metering Processor's input queue, minus the number of files that have been processed since the queue was last scanned.



Usage processing threads

Indicates the number of threads the Software Metering Processor is currently using to process incoming SMS software metering usage files.



Total usage records processed

Indicates the number of software metering records processed by the SWM Processor.