Monitoring License Usage on NI Volume License Manager

Updated Dec 3, 2020



  • Volume License Manager

I would like to access a log of all the clients who are accessing National Instruments software through our volume licence server. Is there a way to view a usage report from the server so I can monitor the software usage?

Usage reports are available on NI Volume Licence Manager (VLM). They can be found by clicking the Reports tab on the menu which is on the left hand side of the page. 

Note: You cannot access this information if you have a unmanaged concurrent licence. 

For more detailed information on the different types of report available, and which licences will be able to use them please look at: VLM Help: Creating Reports​​​. These reports can be exported in several different formats such as .xlsx, .csv and .html for analysis. This can be done by clicking the Export Report button. For more information please see: VLM Help: Exporting Report.

Additional Information

If the report you require is not on the list, you can make a custom report. For more information on how to do this please look at: How Can I Export a Usage Log in NI VLM 3.1 to Generate Custom Reports?

If you are using the FlexNet Publisher (formerly FLEXlm) you will not be able to export a usage report, this is independent of the type of licence you hold.