Configuring Metering Options

After you install the metering server, you can configure the server for your environment. You can run the server without performing this step.

  1. Open the Metering Administration tool.

  2. On the Metering Server configuration page, next to Change server settings, click Configure.

  3. Passwords: These are optional settings. The Administrator password provides access to these configuration pages and to the metering reports. The Reports password provides access to the metering reports, but does not provide access to the metering configuration. If you used an automated installer, the password you entered during installation is the default for both passwords here. If you installed manually, the default for both passwords is admin.

  4. Metering logs: Specify the number of days to save log files. The Administrative Server automatically deletes log files that are older than the value specified here. The default is 365. It is recommended that you keep backup copies of your old log files in long term storage. They will then be available, if needed, for auditing purposes. Specify the number of minutes between metering log entries or checkpoints. The default is 60 minutes, in other words, entries are logged once per hour.

  5. Metered client: Specify how often the client sends a heartbeat signal to the server to communicate that it is running. Select the check box if you want to include the hosts that users connect to in the metering log. Host connection tracking is not available for Reflection X, Reflection for the Web AS/400 data transfer, and FTP sessions.

  6. E-mail notification options: These are optional settings. To send e-mail notifications when the number of concurrent licenses is exceeded, enter the SMTP server to use and the e-mail account name that will be shown as the sender of the e-mail.

  7. Click Submit to save your settings and return to the main configuration page.