How Many Concurrent Seats Are Being Used in NI Volume License Manager?

Updated Jan 27, 2023

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  • Volume License Manager

Issue Details

I have one or more products with concurrent licensing in my NI agreements license, and I am using NI Volume License Manager (NI VLM). Is it possible to see the total number of concurrent seats and how many of these seats have been checked out?


It is possible to find the total number of seats and number of seats currently checked out by following the steps outlined below.

NI VLM 2.x:
Open VLM and select the product that you are interested in under the Volume Licenses header. In the right hand pane of VLM, the total number of licenses and number of licenses in use will be displayed, as shown below. The user and computer information for the clients currently using those licenses will also be displayed below Licenses in Use.

VLM 3.0 and 3.1:
Open VLM and click on the Licenses tab. Select the product of interest and expand out all of the tabs.  You will find the total number of seats and number of seats currently in use, as shown below. Information on which clients have are currently using the seats can be seen under the In Use tab.

Note: In VLM 2.1.1 and earlier, you received an agreements license file which contained individual licenses for each product. In VLM 3.0 and 3.1 these licenses are referred to as seats.