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How to Assign Licenses

To assign a license to an Altova product via Altova LicenseServer, do the following:


1.Start LicenseServer
2.Open the LicenseServer Configuration page, which is the administrator's interface with LicenseServer, on Windows, Linux, or macOS.
3.Upload the license/s you have received from Altova to the license pool of your Altova LicenseServer. Do this in the License Pool tab of the LicenseServer Configuration page.
4.Register the Altova product with LicenseServer. Depending on the product's type, the method of registering it with LicenseServer will be different: respectively, via the product's Software Activation dialog, Web UI, or command line. See the documentation of your Altova product for additional information.
5.In the Client Management tab of the LicenseServer Configuration page, assign a license to the Altova product.


Note on cores and licenses

The licensing of Altova server products is based on the number of processor cores available on the product machine. For example, a dual-core processor has two cores, a quad-core processor four cores, a hexa-core processor six cores, and so on. The number of cores licensed for a product must be greater than or equal to the number of cores available on that server machine, whether the server is a physical or virtual machine. For example, if a server has eight cores (an octa-core processor), you must purchase at least one 8-core license. You can also combine licenses to achieve the core count. So, two 4-core licenses can also be used for an octa-core server instead of one 8-core license.


If you are using a computer server with a large number of CPU cores but only have a low volume to process, you may also create a virtual machine that is allocated a smaller number of cores, and purchase a license for that number. Such a deployment, of course, will have less processing speed than if all available cores on the server were utilized.


Note:Each Altova server product license can be used for only one client machine—the machine on which the Altova server product is installed—at a time, even if the license has unused licensing capacity. For example, if a 10-core license is used for a client machine that has 6 CPU cores, then the remaining 4 cores of licensing capacity cannot be used simultaneously for another client machine.


MobileTogether Server licenses

MobileTogether Server licenses are based on the number of CPU cores on the MobileTogether Server machine. Core licenses allow an unlimited number of MobileTogether Client devices to connect to the server. However, if you check the Limit to single thread execution check box, then only one mobile device will be able to connect to the MobileTogether Server at any time. This is useful for evaluation and small-scale testing. Note that, if, in this case, a second device connects to MobileTogether Sever, then it will take over the license. The first device will not be able to connect any more and will receive an error message to this effect.


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