License Administrator and License Server must run on the same computer as Enterprise Server or Enterprise Central that will use the licenses.
Schneider Electric recommends that you install the license server framework before installing other EcoStruxure Building Operation software applications and automation servers. License Server installation is included in the License Administrator license package. During the installation of WorkStation, Enterprise Server, or Enterprise Central, the installation software asks for the address to License Server.
In this example, the License Server and Enterprise Server are located on the same computer. Several WorkStations check out licenses from the License Server through the local area network. Licenses are activated on the License Server by the License Activation Server that is controlled by Schneider Electric.
When you activate a license, the license is transferred from the License Activation Server to your License Server. When activating a license, details about the transaction and registration details are stored with the license on the License Server.
Use one separate License Server for every Enterprise Central and Enterprise Server to get an overview of your licenses. If two or more Enterprise Servers or Enterprise Centrals gets their licenses from the same License Server, you cannot identify which Enterprise Server or Enterprise Central got the license.
If you need to repair or move an EcoStruxure Building Operation software license, the request must come from the License Server that was used to activate the license.
If you try to install Enterprise Server or Enterprise Central on a computer without a License Administrator, you get the system alarm "Invalid license server configuration".
Install the License Server and Enterprise Server or Enterprise Central on the same computer to avoid license problems caused by network problems. Use the address @localhost so the Enterprise Server cannot connect to the License server through the network.
Ensure that the License Server has access to the Internet and to the local area network. Internet access is necessary when performing tasks that require communication with the License Activation Server, such as activating or returning licenses on your License Server. Instant access to the local area network ensures that licensed WorkStations, client tools, Enterprise Servers, and Enterprise Centrals can check out and check in licenses.
For security reasons, Internet access can be disconnected when communication with the License Activation Server is not needed.
Install License Administrator on the same computer as the Enterprise Server or Enterprise Central. This makes your system less vulnerable to network failure.