License types and licensed method

Understanding license types and the licensed method helps you manage the licenses in a cluster.

License types

A package can have one or more of the following types of license installed in the cluster. The system license show command displays the installed license type or types for a package.

Licensed method

It is possible to install both a cluster-wide license (the site or demo type) and a node-locked license (the license type) for a package. Therefore, an installed package can have multiple license types in the cluster. However, to the cluster, there is only one licensed method for a package. The licensed method field of the system license status show command displays the entitlement that is being used for a package. The command determines the licensed method as follows: