Tips for Multi-Server Site Configurations

Multiple Independent License Servers A site may have multiple RLM license servers serving the same licenses, either in a failover scenario or when the site has decided to split its complement of licenses for a given product across multiple servers. The licensed applications need to know which hostnames and port numbers the license servers are …

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Modifying Licenses in the Field

Using “REPLACE =” and “UPGRADE” Probably the most basic of all licensing policy methodologies is the ability to control the duration of the license with an expiration date in the license. At times, as in demo or trial modes, you may want your licenses to have a short duration, 30 days or so. Still other …

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Licensing by Longitude

Can you gain by restricting your software licenses to certain regions of the globe? Independent software vendors (ISVs) are often reminded of how interconnected their customers are. For instance, they may receive a support call from someone in India using a license on a server in Indiana. Depending on the ISV, this may not be …

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Hold on to that License

Using RLM keywords “HOLD=” and “MIN_CHECKOUT=” Many valuable software tools that require floating licensing run for only a short time.  These include various solvers, development and design tools, and other specialty software products that are designed to perform very specific tasks very quickly.  Unlike typical interactive or desktop applications, these short-burst applications typically do not …

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Queuing for Licenses

Adding support for license queuing promotes more efficient use of a user’s inventory of licenses The RLM license server has the ability to manage a queue of requests for a license when all licenses are in use. If queued for a license, the application is notified by the license server when a license has become …

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