Thats understood and correct, however, is it not the job of the dongle to check out the license? So if one has a single dongle, like in my case, I can only run one seat at a time, and if I need to move it from the desktop to laptop to take home, I need to check it out. My license server has all its USB ports used up by these dongles... thats a very tough situation each time the VM goes down (the good old microsoft updates, or the hypervisor goes down), I need to pass data on each single dongle to the license server, a tedious process. I hope s/w vendors could come up with something smarter than chewing up all the resources such as this.
Ah, just before someone pipes in, these are all for different s/w, not ST8. We're not even very productive with ST8, given that we're using SE for just over a year now.
@nashero are we still talking Solid Edge floating licenses here or nodelocked?
FYI, for Solid Edge floating licenses it is not neccesasry to have a dongle. You could switch your Solid Edge floating products to MAC address.
Further, for Solid Edge floating, either with or without a dongle, you can use license borrwing to check out out the Solid Edge license to the laptop and are *not* required to move the dongle from the server to the laptop.
the quick reply doesn't allow images to be linked. BTW with my setup I don't need to move the dongle, that, the VM will not allow, all hell will break lose with the VM if I do that. I use regular borrowing from the server to do that.
I want back to the beginning of the thread and looked at your question again.
Assuming you have enough license, it would (unless there has been a change again in the license server software) be no problem to run both ST4 & 8 from the same license server.
Just make sure you have the same (ST8) license file on each machine.
If you have changed license feature between ST4 & 8, having stuff with ST4 which you do not have any more with ST8, than you are forced to switch license server each time.
Running the license server on either a VM or not, with hard or software dongle will not make a difference….
As far as I know, the license server for NX should not infer with the SE license server.
I didn't expect that anybody bring this topic alive. Situation for now looks different - I have 4 ST8 floating licences, which are MAC attached. There is still ST4 licence, but we didn't use it. Of course if there will be posibility to run it alive, someone will use it. But - ST8 and ST4 licences must be runned in same time. Without switching.