Posted On: Nov 23, 2015

You can now use AWS Config to assess license compliance on Dedicated Hosts by turning on recording for instances and hosts. AWS Config records when instances are launched, stopped, or terminated on a Dedicated Host, and pairs this information with host and instance level information relevant to software licensing, such as Host ID, Amazon Machine Image (AMI) IDs, number of sockets and physical cores. This enables you to use AWS Config as a data source for license reporting.

For example, at any point in the configuration history of a Dedicated Host, you can look up how many instances are launched on that host alongside the number of sockets and cores on the host. For any of those instances, you can also look up the ID of its AMI. You can then use this information to report on licensing for your own server-bound software that is licensed per-socket or per-core.

For more information about AWS Config, please visit our Product Page.

Read the AWS blog to learn more about EC2 Dedicated Hosts.