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Node-Locked & Floating License

Node-Locked & Floating License

Hi All!

 

I would like to ask, what is the difference between "Node-Locked" of Heavy & Light License and "Floating" of Heavy & Light License?

Kindly reply as soon as possible.

 

Thank you once again!

Ahmed Afeen, Design Engineer
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Re: Node-Locked & Floating License

Here it is:

 

1. What is a node-locked license?

  • A node-locked or simply fixed license is a FlexNet license file configured to hostID of a specific machine.
  • Does not require the machine to connect to a FLEXnet server.
  • Only allow the PTC applications to run on that specific machine.

2. What is a floating license?

  • A floating license refers to a licensing scheme where the permission to execute the PTC product is controlled by the FlexNet server (the PTC license server).
  • In the FlexNet server environment any machine configured as a client will be allowed to use floating licenses until the number of licenses purchased has been exhausted.
  • The installation of a floating license(s) requires an authorization string, which is specific to the number of licenses (seats) purchased, the expiration date and the PTC_HOSTID for the machine to run the FLEXnet server program.
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