5.11 Metering

Use the options on the Configure Settings - Metering panel to set the location of the usage metering server. The options set here are used as defaults for displaying connection activity in the usage reports.

5.11.1 High Availability

The Metering server can be installed on multiple machines and clustered to provide high availability.

A minimum of three MSS servers is recommended for high availability. To configure a cluster, see Clustering.

When multiple metering servers are installed and clustered, emulation clients can continue to function even if a metering server becomes unavailable. Clustering and replication of metering license data is backed by a database.

5.11.2 Add a Metering Server

  1. Click +ADD SERVER to identify your Metering Server and add it to the table as a direct link.

    • Use HTTPS: Select this option to enable a secure connection using the HTTPS protocol.

    • Metering web server name: Identifies the web server on which the metering server resides. Enter a full server name or the full IP address.

    • Port: Specifies the port on which the metering server resides. The default is 80 for HTTP, and 443 for HTTPS.

    • Metering servlet context: Specifies the web application context for the metering server.

      This entry is used in the URL for this metering server, and is specified when the metering component is installed. The default, meter, is the correct value if you used the automated installer and have only one metering server.

  2. Click ADD to add the server to the Metering Server Setup table.

    The Metering Server is listed as a URL. For example, if the web application context name for your metering server is meter, the URL added to the list is


5.11.3 Metering Server Setup

The default display lists the direct URL for each metering server.

Note: Deleting a server from the list does not uninstall the metering server, but prevents it from appearing in the list of available metering servers when you launch a session from Manage Sessions.

  1. Check Use LDAP ID if you want metering to be based on the LDAP IDs at your site.

  2. Click the link to open the Metering Console for that metering server.

    You will be prompted for your Metering administrator login.

  3. Use the Metering Console to configure settings and license pools for that metering server. Open the Metering Console Help for more information.

5.11.4 Client Setup

After the Metering server is configured, the administrator must configure the client software to enable sessions to be metered. Each client is a little different.

For instance,

  • In Host Access for the Cloud, metering is set globally for all emulation sessions created by the session server.

  • In Reflection for the Web, the administrator launches the session that is to be metered and enables usage metering on the Administration > Metering Setup dialog.

  • In Reflection Desktop, the administrator must configure client workstations to report to the Metering server.

Check your client’s product documentation to set up Metering.

5.11.5 Metering Reports

After the client sessions are enabled for metering, you can view metering activity in various reports.

From the MSS Administrative Console, click Run Reports > Usage Metering. Click SHOW REPORT MENU, which opens the Metering Console for that metering server.

Or, you can click Run Reports directly from the Metering Console. Choose from these reports:

  •  Current Activity
  •  Concurrent Usage
  •  Usage by Attribute
  •  Usage by User or Machine
  •  All Usage Activity
  •  Host Connections