Application metering is only available on Windows computers.
Inventory Solution lets you meter the use and control the availability of applications at the file level by running predefined or custom application metering policies on your managed computers.
The best practice is to use this functionality only if you need to meter start, stop, and denial events for applications at the file level. In other cases, you use the software-based usage tracking option.
Notification Server polices control the rules for metering applications. Application Metering Plug-in that runs with the Symantec Management Agent on the target computer enforces the properties of the policies. An application metering policy can meter one or more applications.
When an application starts on a managed computer, Application Metering Plug-in checks for a turned on policy monitoring the application. If the plug-in finds a turned on application metering policy, it performs the following functions:
Records the application summary data locally and sends this data to the Configuration Management Database (CMDB) at the end of the application monitoring period.
Sends the event notifications to the CMDB as specified in the application metering policy. It can send application start, stop, or denial events. It sends this information in batches at a specified interval.
To enable application metering, you can use different options based on your needs:
You can use several predefined application metering policies if you want to meter common applications like Microsoft Office products at the file level. If you want to configure the predefined policies to meet your needs, Symantec recommends that you clone an original predefined policy, and then configure the copy.