License types and entitlement risk

Understanding the various license types and the associated entitlement risk helps you manage the risk that is associated with the licenses in a cluster.

License types

A package can have one or more of the following types of licenses installed in the cluster:

Entitlement risk

An entitlement risk arises because of the non-uniform installation of a node-locked license. If the node-locked license is installed on all the nodes, there is no entitlement risk.

The entitlement risk level can be high risk, medium risk, no risk, or unknown risk depending on certain conditions: