A Concurrent Network License allows multiple computers to access GoldSim over a network (typically a LAN). For example, a 3-seat Network license would allow up to 3 computers from anywhere on the network to concurrently (simultaneously) access GoldSim. GoldSim uses Flexera's FlexNet Publisher licensing system to implement the Network license. This is a widely-used system that will likely be familiar to IT staff in many organizations. This system provides a number of management tools for tracking and controlling usage.
To use a Concurrent Network license, a GoldSim License Server must be installed and activated on a server computer. In addition, each client computer must install the GoldSim software itself. Installation and configuration of a network license involves the installation and configuration of the following software components:
- Flexera’s FlexNet Publisher License Server (FNPLS) version 11.14.2
- The GoldSim License Server Activation Utility (GLSActUtil)
- The GoldSim vendor daemon (GTG.exe) – included with GoldSim License Server Activation Utility (GLSActUtil).
Installation and configuration instructions for these three components are described in this article: Install and Configure a Network License.
This article is a summary checklist to walk you through the essential steps of the process, but there are many options that you may need to consider for your specific application that are not discussed in the article. In-depth documentation and instructions for configuring the network license are provided in the GoldSim License Server Installation, Configuration, Basic Maintenance and Operation document.