Apr 19, 2017 - 08:22 PM
SAM technologies can manage OEM software, but you'd need to add the license and then attach/assign the license to the hardware it has come with. The OEM software license should then be removed when the hardware is retired.
With regards to SDN situation and network software having to be purchase separately, you can still manage the licenses by manually adding the license and setting the licensing terms. With regards to managing consumption however, I know technologies like Snow and Flexera have made great waves in managing term-based subscription licensing.
I'm sure someone from one of the vendors will come in and answer in greater detail.