AnyLogic University supports a new type of activation – server activation. It can be useful in campuses, when you have groups of students attending classes and doing some practice in AnyLogic. This convenient activation mechanism does not require sending e-mails with activation requests no more.
Server activation uses AnyLogic License Server installed on some computer in the campus network. The License Server keeps a track of the number of AnyLogic copies run concurrently and allows you to view and manage AnyLogic usage.
Server activation requires:
The server activation mode requires a permanent connection to the server. It works as follows:
You register AnyLogic installed on the target computer at the server once. After that AnyLogic on this computer is activated and each time you start AnyLogic it will use one of available licenses from the server. During its work, AnyLogic periodically connects to the server to confirm its status and lock the license. If AnyLogic is closed or gets disconnected from the server, the license is unlocked and can be used by other users.
AnyLogic University. Server activation
The server can activate all computers that are in the same network. However, this does not restrict students and professors to use only this particular activation mechanism. Students may continue use AnyLogic at their home computers activated with software activation keys, researchers may continue use their AnyLogic University Researcher copies activated using USB dongles or by activation keys and so on - these AnyLogic copies do not require AnyLogic License Server.
AnyLogic License Server supports Windows only. It can be installed on a server or dedicated PC in the same local network as all AnyLogic clients.
AnyLogic License Server installation requires 120MB of free disk space.
To install Team License Server
License server is installed as Windows Service under a system account.
After the installation the License Server is ready to manage AnyLogic licenses.
The server has the web interface, Server Console. There users may check the server status, number of used keys and update the dongle (this is required on renewing the support services license).
To activate AnyLogic on a target workstation, the user needs to register it at AnyLogic License Server once. Right after that AnyLogic will be activated and can be run - the only thing needed for the successful work is network connection to the License Server.
To register AnyLogic at the AnyLogic License Server
To work in the registered AnyLogic
During its work, AnyLogic periodically connects to the server to confirm its status and lock the license. If AnyLogic is closed or gets disconnected from the server, the license is unlocked and can be used by other users.
It may be helpful to get some up-to-date information about the current server status. This can be done by opening the Server Console in the web browser.
Server Console displays information about:
The Console is available at the address: http://<server name>:<web interface port>
You purchase the AnyLogic University License activated using a Server in the common way. Please contact our Support team at email@example.com to initiate the process.
Having purchased the University License with Server activation, you will receive:
To start using it, install the AnyLogic License Server as described here.
Having purchased the University License, you automatically get one year of Maintenance and Support Service for free. When this Support Service license gets expired, you may purchase its prolongation in the common way. Please contact our Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org to initiate the process.
Having purchased the renewal, you get the software update file by e-mail. You need to update information on the USB dongle used by the Team License Server.
To renew the Maintenance and Support Service License
In 2 minutes the license will be renewed on all target workstations connected to the server.
AnyLogic launched later on will automatically get the updated license information from the server.