K2 asset management suite
K2 is a hardware and software asset management suite that integrates hardware & software audit information, usage tracking, and active license management. For each software product, purchase data is consolidated to produce a clear view of the current entitlement position which is then automatically reconciled against management policies, usage, and installation audits.
K2 ensures license compliance. It not only reports what is installed on both physical and virtual computers, but also tracks both online and offline usage for detailed analysis and summarization in numerous reports.
The graphic reports like the example below allow us to know how many licenses are needed concurently.
The installers for the packages that require K2 are already instrumented with a K2 client and the OCS inventory agent, so there should be no need to install it manually.
If the device on which you intend to install this software is owned by an external university or institute, please ensure that you have the right to authorise the installation.