05-13-2011 09:05 AM
Can anyone tell me if it is possible to use the VLM in such a way that users/computers can dynamically access an licence once it is not being used?
E.g. We have 17 Labview base development licences and only 13 are being used at the moment. Can the VLM be set up so that a new user (whose details have previously been added to the VLM) can open and run Labview if a licence is free, rather than the administrator having to manually assign a licence to the new user/computer each time?
05-19-2011 04:55 AM
As I understand it, you want to have say 10 licences, assigned to 20 people. With the first 10 people able to log on, and start using the licences and getting access, and the following 10 being refused. Correct?
If so, when you purchase your licences from NI, you will need to ask for a concurrent licence, as appose to the non-concurrent licence that most people buy.
1 concurrent license will allow Bob to log on, use LabVIEW, log off, and then allow Jeff to log in and use the same Licence.
1 non concurrent licence will be brought, assigned to Bob, and allow Bob to use LabVIEW. However Jeff will be stuck, and LabVIEW-less until the NIVLM manager changes the allocation from Bob to Jeff.
(In both these examples, Bob and Jeff can refer to the user or the PC)
Obviously the non-concurrent Licence has a greater price tag due its greater ease of use. But this is something that you will need to discuss with your sales representative when you are looking for a quote.
I hope this has answered your questions, but post back if you have any further queries.