Use the web client Administration>Licenses menu, to monitor, add, and delete licenses or update expiring evaluation licenses on the DCO server through the DCO Web Client.

If you are running DCO for Colo Tenant Portal, this option is available to you only if you are logged in as colocator. License management is not available to tenants.

About DCO licenses

DCO is available in a regular and a colo base version and is scalable with several license types to fit your business needs (10 racks, 100 racks, 200 racks, 500 racks, and enterprise). In addition, the installation is available with cluster node licenses for high availability and disaster recovery (clustered setup with multiple servers).

The base version includes a desktop and a web client; the colo base version also includes Tenant Portal with specific colocation features.

Separate add-on module licenses are available for use with DCO. The base DCO license must be added before you can add the add-on licenses.

Licenses are handled on the DCO server. This means that if you have DCO running on multiple clients, they will be updated automatically, and you only need to restart the application to get the add-on features.

You can see all available products here. Contact your local sales representative or visit the Data Center Software website for information about purchasing additional licenses.


To get the full benefit of multiple modules, you need the same amount of licenses for all modules.

If you have a license type with a lower amount of supported racks than another, this may prevent you from adding to your inventory.

For example, if you have a solution with 200 racks running in DCO, Capacity , and  Change and you subsequently extend with licenses for 100 additional racks in DCO, you should also add licenses for 100 additional racks in Capacity and Change.  

However, some license types are excepted from this model.  StruxureWare Data Center: Server Access and Data Center Operation: Cooling Optimize licenses do not need to match the other license types. Instead limits are imposed on how many devices you can manage when the license counts for these modules are lower than for DCO.


Monitoring license usage

You can see a graphical overview of the registered modules on your DCO server in Licensed Modules. You'll see relevant usage information depending on the license type:

  • number of available nodes (e.g. racks)
  • number of used nodes
  • number of used nodes exceeding the number of licensed nodes
    If you exceed your license limits, you should purchase additional licenses to continue working with the application.

The status bar at the top of the page also illustrates this usage status. If you have enterprise licenses, the status bar will not show.

If a license is limited by another license, a warning icon will appear.


The License Keys table provides details about all license keys added to the server, including license type and size, installation and expiration dates, and license key. Size indicates the node count/enterprise and, for Colo licenses, area. Expiration date shows for evaluation licenses to remind you to update expiring licenses.

You can sort the table by column ascending/descending by clicking on a column header.

Adding licenses

  1. In a browser, go to the DCIM Asset Management web site to redeem passcodes and generate your license keys.
  2. One by one, add the generated license keys to the text box.

To delete licenses, use the delete icon in the License Keys table.

Exporting license keys

You may find it useful to have an external list of purchased licenses in a number of situations, such as when doing a backup/restore or upgrade of your system, for tracking expenses of your licenses, or in a support situation.
Use the Licenses display to copy/paste the license key information into a document or click EXPORT LICENSE KEYS to export to a .lic file.

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