This article outlines how Player licenses can be reserved or locked for certain users. This might be necessary if a user(s) has to have access to a Player license at a specific time. For example, for an internal training course when it is essential to ensure licenses are available.
There are two approaches that can be used:
If you only need one or two licenses for a couple of hours; use option 1. Otherwise use option 2.
1. Reserve a Roaming License
The Get a Roaming License command allows a user to “check out” a Player license from a floating license server for temporary use away from the corporate network. It can also be used to “reserve” a license to a specific user/computer for a specific number of days (maximum is 30 days).
The steps are:
To return the “roaming” Player license, click Play Analysis > Software License > Release Roaming License… and follow the instructions. If you have trouble with returning the “roaming” license, refer to Common RLM Problems.
On the Reprise License Server Administration website, the “roaming” license appears in the res column of License pool status.
2. Reserve licenses using RLM options file
Using the RLM options file gives numerous options to reserve Player licenses depending on your requirements. GIS-Pax recommends the approaches outlined here Supporting RLM across your organisation. The RLM documentation offers a number of other approaches: RLM_License_File_Administration.pdf.
The simplest approach would be:
Contact GIS-PAX Support for further details.