Increasing & Augmenting Existing Licenses

Often, users want to increase or augment the terms of existing OpenLink license files through the purchase of new product formats, DBMS coverage, or increases in concurrent usage thresholds. This page describes if and how changes are made to the existing license.

  • Augmenting Licenses to Accomodate Different Product Families

Each of the products in OpenLink's Product Portfolio has its own license format. Products do not recognize licenses for another product type. There is no scenario in which one license file could be used to register both a Multi-Tier Request Broker and a Single-Tier driver. However, licenses for both products--and the products themselves--can coexist on one machine. Simply use the implementation instructions for each license to register each of the products.

  • Increasing Licenses to Add Multi-Tier Agents

The OpenLink Request Broker is associated with one and only one license file. Depending on the product release, this may be a single oplrqb.lic or register.ini file. New agent add-on purchases will be reflected in a new license file that combines terms for both the pre-existing and new database agents. This new license file will invalidate and overwrite the older license file.

  • Increasing Licenses to Add Users or Connections

Additional users and connections can be purchased and added to an existing OpenLink license. An OpenLink Account Manager will increase the number of users and connections from the existing license to your specifications and send you a new file that reflects the new tally. This new license file will invalidate and overwrite the older license file. If you increase a 10/10 license to a 20/20 license, you must delete your existing 10/10 license file and replace it with the new 20/20 file. You can not register two, distinct 10/10 keys and expect to obtain 20 users and 20 connections.

  • Augmenting Application Server with Workstation Licenses

You can deploy OpenLink's Application Server and Workstation license models at the same time for the same deployment. You simply supply the combined number of users and concurrent connections for your architecture at the time of purchase. You will receive a single license file that contains these totals, which you register at one time. Hence, a 1/15 Application Server license and a 5/15 Workstation license would become a 6/30 license. You would not receive both a 1/15 and 5/15 license to register one after another.

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