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Access to the T-VEC Toolset is controlled by a license management scheme supported by flexlm. A valid, encrypted license key must be installed for the software to operate. The toolset supports license management in node-locked and floating configurations. In node-locked licensing each machine running the toolset requires a machine-specific key. In a floating configuration, a set of licenses is shared by multiple computers on a network. Floating licenses require the installation of a license manager to control license usage on the network.
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Use of the T-VEC toolset is controlled through license management. A valid license is required to operate the tools. T-VEC generates and distributes license keys based on the number of licenses purchased. Each T-VEC tool has a specific license key.
  
By default the toolset is installed to operate in a node-locked configuration. To prepare the toolset for operation, a license key must be obtained from T-VEC. To setup a floating license configuration, the license manager software must be installed on a machine designated as the license server, and a set of floating licenses must be obtained for that specific machine.
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Licenses are managed as node-locked or floating. Node-locked licenses allow operation of the tools on a single specific machine, while floating licenses allow shared concurrent operation of the tools among a group of networked machines. The floating licenses limit the number of machines using the tools concurrently to the number of licenses purchased.
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Floating licenses are more flexible as they allow multiple users to share the licenses. For example, two licenses could support five developers as long as only two developers require access to the tools concurrently. Floating licenses can be shared across LANs and WANs.
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Floating licenses require the installation of a license manager server to control license usage on the network. The T-VEC toolset uses license management software called [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flexlm FlexLM] to implement its licensing.
  
 
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