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Licensing in Watson Studio Local

From the Admin Console, you can click your user profile icon and License to view, upgrade, or remove licenses for Watson Studio Local.

Trial license for IBM Watson Studio

You can install Watson Studio Local with a built in trial license that expires after 60 days. To unlock the enterprise version of your Watson Studio Local cluster, purchase and apply an enterprise license.

Trial license for IBM Watson Machine Learning

When you install Watson Studio Local, a built in trial license begins for Watson Machine Learning that expires after 60 days. To unlock the enterprise version of Watson Machine Learning, purchase and apply an enterprise license.

Licensed programs

Specific features in Watson Studio Local require the following licenses:

Watson Studio
Watson Studio Local counts the daily user license usage by Authorized Users. Users with any of the following privileges count toward this license: user or administrator.
Watson Machine Learning
For deploying assets in a project release and launching it in a production environment. The number of Virtual Servers configured as deployment nodes count toward this license.

Integration with IBM License Metric Tool

Using the IBM License Metric Tool, license consumption reports that count license usage can be generated for Watson Studio and Watson Machine Learning.

Versions of IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) that support IBM Software License Metric Tag (SLMT) can generate license consumption reports. An ILMT agent can scan in configurable intervals the file system for .slmtag files, collect information, and send it to the corresponding ILMT server. ILMT reports the number of Authorized Users or Virtual Servers for each of the programs that are listed as Metric Subtypes in the report. These numbers are to be used as input for the License Conversion Table specified in the license information that comes with Watson Studio Local.

By default, the license count for the number of Authorized Users in Watson Studio Local is written daily to one common SLMT file at /user-home/global/dsxlslmtagfiles/<date>.slmtag.

For Watson Machine Learning, the number of Virtual Servers is written daily to one common SLMT file at /user-home/global/mmdslmtagfiles/<Date>.slmtag.