License Server



With the License Server, you can install and run your e-on applications* on any computer in your network. When you run one of your applications on a computer, the License Server will issue a temporary license for that application, to that computer**.

There is no distinction between nodelocked and floating licenses for e-on products that are compatible with the License Server*. A license automatically becomes floating as soon as it is installed on a License Server. There is no additional charge for the use of floating licenses (aside from the cost of purchasing and maintaining the License Server itself).

The E-on License Sever can be run as a service, thus avoiding the need to log onto a user account in order to launch it.

Using a License Server is the best option for those who:

  • Need the flexibility of running their products on multiple seats without having to purchase a license for each seat.
  • Need a centralized license registration and management process.

The License Server Works with:

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VUE xStream, Infinite, Rendernodes and RenderCows
(versions 7+)
PlantFactory Producer
(versions 2014+)



*Check product description for compatibility with the License Server. VUE RenderNodes require the License Server to operate.

**If all licenses you own for a given application have already been taken, you will have to exit the application on one of your computers before you can
use it on another. You cannot install the same license on a computer (nodelocked license) as well as on a License Server (floating license).



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License Server Interface

The E-on License Server is made of 2 components:

  • The License Server Core that will handle all network access and will correspond with the applications requesting a license.
  • The License Server Controller, which you can install on any machine on your network. This controller will allow you to manage all your licenses from anywhere. You don't even have to have the controller installed on the same system as the License Server Core.



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Documentation

Read the online License Server documentation, to help you become familiar with the License Server and all of its features.








Requirements & Pricing

System Requirements

Macintosh
  • Mac OS X v10.6+,
  • 1.25GHz MacIntel processor or faster,
  • 512 MB of free RAM,
  • 100 MB of free Hard Disk space,
Windows
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8, 32 or 64 bit (depending on your setup, Windows Server should be fine but is not officially supported)
  • 1GHz Pentium III or better processor,
  • 512 MB of free RAM,
  • 100 MB of free Hard Disk space,


Pricing

 
US/Canada
Europe
Others
E-on Licence Server 2016
US$495
420.11*
US$495
E-on Licence Server 2016 + 1 Year Maintenance
US$594
504.13*
US$594
  » Upgrades from e-on License Server 2015
E-on Licence Server 2016 - Upgrade From e-on License Server 2015
US$165
140.04*
US$165
E-on Licence Server 2016 + 1 Year Maintenance - Upgrade From e-on License Server 2015
US$264
224.06*
US$264

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Frequent Questions





What is a floating license environment?

With a floating license environment, you can install e-on products on as many computers as you want. The E-on license server hands out licenses on demand.

Example: You are running a studio with 8 computers on a network. There are two artists who use VUE, but they need to access it from any one of the 8 computers. With 2 floating licenses, these artists will be able to run VUE on any two computers at the same time.

 
With a 1-seat floating license


Can I run the License Server as a service?

Yes, the License server can easily be ran as a service.


What is the controler application made for?

The controler application can be installed on any computer of your network. This application allows you to efficiently monitor and control the License Server application from whererver you are connecting on your network. It is not required to install the controlder on the same computer as the License Server itself.


Do I need the E-on License Server if I want to use an e-on product on both my main computer and, say, my laptop?

No, as the license server hands the licenses only through a physical network, if your laptop is not connected to this network, it would not be able to retrieve any License, and would run in PLE mode.


Do RenderCows require the e-on License Server?

No, it is not necessary to have the E-on License Server in order to use RenderCows. However, if you are working with a Floating License environment, all your RenderCow Packs should be added to the License Server, and not on the VUE application itself.


Can I add licenses to the License Server in several steps?

Yes, you can add new licenses to the License Server as your requirements increase.


I want to work with a Floating License environment. Which serial should I use for installation, and how do I install?

First you need to install the E-on License server on one of the machines (or your own server if you have one). Then you need to add the product License to it, and activate it online. Once the activation is done, verify that your license is displayed as activated in the License server dialog. Next, install VUE on all the machines you want to use in production. When prompted to enter a serial #, enter the one you have received at the end of your order. Finally, at the end of the installation process, select "Floating". VUE should automatically detect the License Server running on the network.


I have installed several batches of licenses on the license server. Can my seats use these licenses without distinction?

Yes. For instance, if you have a total of 10 licenses on your license server, and you installed these licenses in two batches of 5 licenses (batch A installed with serial number VUE##XST-AAAAA, batch B installed with serial number VUE##XST-BBBBB), your seats can use any of these 10 licenses, regardless of the serial number that was used to install the seat (i.e. seats installed with serial VUE##XST-AAAAA can use licenses from batch B, and conversely).


My License Server does not accept my product Licenses, what should I do?

Make sure you are running an up-to-date version of the License Server.


License server update failed with the message 'Unable to locate e-on License Server application file. Please select another folder'

Look in the application folder of the License Server installation, and rename the licenseserver.exe to eonLicenseServer.exe.


My network configuration has several subnets/vlans. I have installed the License Server on a computer in subnet A. My products are installed on subnet B, and fail to connect to the License Server.

This configuration is not supported. All computers (Products & License Server) must be located on the same subnet.