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Name: Snow License Manager
Offer price: POA
Operating System: Windows, SaaS
Application Category: Enterprise SAM Tools, SAM Suites, SAM Platforms
Author: AJ Witt
Having used other SAM tools, Snow License Manager falls well below expectations. Why can’t I assign a license to more than one application? Why can I not see minor version numbers for application? Why does the predefined software recognition process for non agent inventory skip data critical for license purposes?
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Still working through our implementation of Snow Adoption Tracker, Inventory Manager, License Manager. We uncovered some issues which, when brought to their teams awareness, garnered their R&D responsiveness well. The SRS service is more robust than CA SAM, and Snow’s catalog far exceeds the latter, but I question some of the normalizations that occur, and do not have the ability to see the raw data that made the discoveries to discern false positives or not. I’ll update this review once we’re out out pre-production and full-tilt into using SLM.
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It is first tool I use, so I do not have a comparison. By my opinion, it is very good in data collection – both physical and virtual server environment (not in use for end user PC’s). Agents works seamlessly, data collection is reliable and accurate. It can get virtualization clusters configurations via connectors.
But I still have problem to get license compliance directly from the tool. I am not able to license just part of the cluster in the virtual environment, so “required” licenses are way to higher then reality.
I use Excel for final license position calculations. SNOW can very easily export almost any data to *.xls. Also import capabilities are great – for example if you want to add custom fields and fill them up from you CMDB.
I was able to connect SNOW quite easily to Power BI to do automatic cross checks against AD and CMDB.
It greatly improved infrastructure visibility. Happy to have it!
Easy to implement SAM Solution
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