In Automation Engine v12.2.2 (28 February 2019) and v12.3.x two changes have been implemented in the Automation Engine that are representative of Broadcom strategy:
- The classic licensing module has been removed from the product.
- A telemetry functionality has been introduced.
These two changes have to be considered as mostly independent: The removal of licensing module removes the burden of managing licenses for the customer, but there is no obligation for the customer to activate telemetry.
However, a customer who has signed a Portofolio License Agreement or PLA is obliged to inform Broadcom of the product usage: this is done by activating telemetry or by reading out usage data by the REST API
Importantly, the removal of the license check, does relief the customer of the obligation to purchase the entitlement to use One Automation.