To work with VIBES software it is necessary to have one or more licenses. There are two types of licenses that can be used: fixed licenses and floating licenses.
The VIBES License Manager is a tool created by VIBES in which multiple information and actions on the licenses of VIBES software can be visualized and performed. The VIBES License Manager looks like this:
Figure 1-1: The VIBES License Manager
You have to use the VIBES License Manager when you want to:
All these actions are explained in the following paragraphs.
When opening SOURCE for the very first time, the VIBES License Manager will pop-up automatically. For the next times, it can be accessed following the next steps:
In the VIBES License Manager, it is possible to obtain multiple information of all the floating licenses present on the server and in the current session.
In the “Licenses on server” window it is possible to visualize all the SOURCE licenses that are present on the sever. Here, it can also be seen how many of those present on the server are available and their expiration date.
The “Available licenses” window provides information on the licenses that are available in the machine for the current session. To acquire licenses for a session, they need to be pulled from the server (the process is explained in the following paragraphs). If they do not get manually returned, they will remain in the machine for a certain amount of time, after which they will be automatically returned to the server. The date in which they will be automatically returned can be seen in the “Expiry” column.
Important! For all the sessions at least one license must be pulled!
Figure 1-2: SOURCE licenses on server and in the session
In the VIBES License Manager, it is possible to check the status of the server. This is shown at the top of the window.
If the server is correctly connected, the word “Connected” followed by a green circle is present. If the server is disconnected, the word “Disconnected” is displayed, followed by a red circle. If the latter occurs, it is very likely that the internet connection is absent.
To activate floating licenses, it is first necessary to enter the credentials of the cloud server and then to acquire the licenses.
The credentials for the cloud server are usually contained in a .config file and they need to be entered in the VIBES License Manager. This process can be done following the next steps:
If you do not have the .config file you have the server credentials, you can manually fill them in. In this case, steps 1 and 2 of the above procedure must be performed and then “Cloud server url”, “Cloud server id” and “Cloud server password” must be filled (after selecting the correct license server type).
Important! Pay attention to the checkout policy of the licenses. Licenses can be returned automatically or pulled for a longer period of time on the local machine (more details in the next paragraphs).
Figure 1-3: Entering the floating licenses server credentials
To acquire floating licenses on the machine to use them in a session, follow the next steps. For all the sessions at least one license must be acquired.
Figure 1-4: Acquiring floating licenses
When acquiring floating licenses from the server, it is possible to set the borrowing period. This corresponds to the period of time that the licenses will be kept on the machine from the moment they have ben acquired. By default, this period is set to 7 or 14 days (unless a different period has been decided when requesting the licenses from VIBES). However, it is possible to change it in “Borrowing period” typing the number of days.
When opening the license server settings, it is also possible to select the server license checkout policy. This option allows to choose the return policy of the license. It is possible to choose between two options:
Figure 1-5: Borrowing period and server checkout policy
Floating licenses can be returned on the server either automatically or manually by the user. For the latter case, follow the next steps:
Figure 1-6: Returning floating licenses
To generate fixed licenses, some system-specific information is required. For this reason, you must first request a license and then activate it.
To request a license, you must follow the next steps (on the machine in which you will use the SW).:
Figure 1-7: Requesting fixed licenses
After you have requested fixed licenses sending the .json file, VIBES will generate them. The fixed licenses are contained in a .bin file.
You must now activate the licenses in the preselected machine. The following steps must be performed:
The licenses present on the machine can be visualized in the “Available licenses” window.
Figure 1-8: Activating fixed licenses
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