This is a change with version 7 we have seen it with a number of customers, they have unlimited asset licenses in 6.4 but once they update to v7 they are restricted to 5 asset licenses, labelled as Chromebook and Network Devices. This has been coming for a while, I figured that the introduction of Asset packs was just the "thin end of the wedge" from a licensing perspective and at some stage charging for Assets would kick in. So with version 7 we reach the "thick end" in that if you want to have an asset linked to an inventory item (that is not imported via the API or mobile integration) then you will need an asset pack license for that device.
This will only effect you if you want to manage your devices, or obtain data i.e. page count, toner from printers using oids or settings from switches etc. If however you just want to manage the life-cycle of your asset, so you know who has it, where it is, what it does and if it's live then you can just create an asset record without the need for an inventory item or an asset pack license, much how we do it with our BarKode product.
For more information on Asset packs, check out the following KB article
With the 7.0 the licensing model, which has started with 6.0 is forced. You have different license packs: Nodes (which are computers, managed by agent or agentless) and Assets (for others)
Go to the big Question mark in the right corner and click about.
You will see something like that: License Usage/Capacity: Managed Computers: 16/100, Monitored Servers: 3/5, Chromebooks & Network Devices: 5/5
There you can see your licensed functions. You should contact your sales rep. SMal.tmcc has brought the correct licenses obviously (if he renewed his licenses in the last two years this is automaticly done)
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