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6.2. Specifying One or More 1.x/4.x License Servers

Applies to:
All Palisade Concurrent Network 1.x and 4.x software licensed with the FLEXnet licensing system

Question 1:
How do I tell the client machine where to find the Palisade FLEXnet license server?

Answer:
You can enter the license file location on each client machine in any of three ways:

 
Question 2:
I have licenses on more than one server. I would like a particular user to get a license from SERVER1, but it it's not available then I want her to get a license from SERVER2. Can this be done?
 
Answer:
Yes. Use any of the methods above, and specify @SERVER1;@SERVER2 as the license file location.  This provides what one user has called an "automatic failover".
 
Caution: This does not apply to redundant three-server setups. Consult your Licensing End User Guide for setting up redundant servers.
 
Caution: This "automatic failover" is recommended for floating licenses only. If you have a named-user or named-computer license, you would have to name the user or computer on both servers. But the PALISADE.OPT file can't contain more entries than the number of licenses for that particular machine, so in effect you're giving up one license all the time to provide capacity for the contingency. This is not a problem for floating licenses, which are only reserved when a user actually begins using the software.

last edited: 2012-10-01

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