For this licensing you must always be connected to the Internet unless you are using the software in offline mode – see Set up requirements for licensing further down this page.
Please be aware the VSNi licensing system has changed. We suggest you read the following document in detail.
VSNi has migrated to a new license system underpinned by Reprise technology This system is widely used by software vendors and will allow for much more robust license management. This is an easy-to-use, cloud-based solution for hosting license servers. It allows us to deliver and manage your license entitlements via the cloud without installing license server software on your systems. This will make both accessing, amending and renewing a license a much easier process.
A license is an entitlement in the cloud, similar to networked / floating licenses, but off premise. Cloud licenses require Internet access at all times. There is an offline mode allowing users to go “offline” for up to 30 days. Any number of users within an organization can access these licenses on any machine – the only limitation will be the number of concurrent runs purchased by the organization.
As licenses can be used on any machine, we will no longer supply additional licenses for home and laptop use.
Set up requirements for VSNi licensing*
Activating your entitlement.
Customers will be given a unique activation code upon payment. After downloading the software you will be prompted to enter your activation code during the installation process. Detailed installation instructions will be provided with your software purchase documentation.
How it works
Organizations can purchase any number of licenses which will be for sole use within that organization for the agreed rental period. License entitlements will be accessed and monitored via the cloud (RLM server).
The license will function with any new version / editions released within the purchase period.
The rental period will run from purchase date – NOT on activation.
Customers are not required to install an onsite license server – they must however connect to RLM cloud via the internet.
VSNi has strict licensing agreements that each user needs to read and agree to before purchasing and using the software. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and user to adhere to the terms and conditions in the policies.
No customer data will be held in the cloud.
A port is essentially an incoming or outgoing communication channel – a location where information is sent.
For example, port 80 is the http network port. A listing of commonly known and used ports can also be found on wiki. Microsoft Windows can utilize the netstat command to view currently active connections that include ports being used.
Ports can be blocked using a firewall. If you are unable to get access to a particular port, a firewall or other network security measures may have been put in place. If your organization has a network security policy then please contact your IT department / network administrator (see Notes for Network Administrator below).
IT Security measures can sometimes block connections when trying to activate a license. Should there be a problem when activating, you will be automatically directed to a webpage that authorises your entitlement. Once authorised a new activation code will be provided that will circumvent any blocked connections that can be dealt with without systems intervention.
To enable the activation of a license you will need to allow outgoing traffic on 2 ports. These will be the ports listed in the email that contains the license activation code.
Depending on your network and if you have IP white / black listing in place, you may have to add an exception rule for rlmcloud.com and its subdomains: (i.e *.rlmcloud.com)
For further information please contact support.