Server Licensing

The Service Virtualization Server is installed with a 30-day trial license. To continue working with the Server, you must install a license from HPE.

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License types

The following types of licenses are available:

License type Description
Instant on The temporary 30-day license that is installed when you install the Service Virtualization Server for the first time.
Evaluation license A time-limited trial license that may be provided by HPE.
Seat license A permanent license for a specific computer, based on the machine's host ID. For use for a single Service Virtualization Server.
Concurrent license

A floating license from HPE AutoPass License Server. Multiple Service Virtualization Server instances share a pool of licenses managed by the license server. The license is linked to the machine's IP address. For more information see Concurrent licensing.

Concurrent licensing

Concurrent (floating) licenses can be shared dynamically between multiple users using HPE AutoPass License Server. AutoPass License Server is included in the Service Virtualization installation package.

You install concurrent licenses on the license server. When the Designer or Server is started, the application takes a license from the license server, and returns it when the application is closed.

Concurrent licensing for the Service Virtualization Server may be useful when the server machine is frequently reinstalled due to internal IT policy. As each new installation generates a unique host ID, re-hosting the seat license is required each time the machine is reinstalled. If concurrent licensing is used, no license re-hosting is needed.

Open the HPE SV Server License Utility

From the Windows Start menu, select All Programs > HPE Software > HPE Service Virtualization > Server > HPE SV Server License Utility.

The License Utility displays the host ID required when you request a license.

Request a license

In the License Utility, click Contact HPE to purchase a new license to connect to the HPE licensing site.

You receive your license from HPE, either in a .dat file or a license key.

Install a license

The license must be installed on the same machine on which the Service Virtualization Server is installed.

Note: After you install a new Service Virtualization Server license, you must restart the server service.

  1. In the License Utility, click Install New Licenses.

  2. To install the license from a .dat license file:

    1. Select Install licenses using a license file.
    2. Click Browse to navigate to and select your .dat license file.
    3. If your license file contains multiple licenses, click View License File Content to display all available licenses. Select the desired licenses.
  3. To install the license as a text string:

    1. Select Install a license using a license key.
    2. Copy your License Key string and paste it into the License Key box.
  4. In the New License dialog box, click Install to install the license.

Configure a license server

Configure a license server to use concurrent licenses.

In the License Utility, click Configure License Server.

The license server URL must be defined here or in Service Virtualization Designer License Management.

Service Virtualization tries to contact the license server to obtain an Enterprise Edition concurrent license for your use when all of the following occur:

  • The initial Instant on license is expired, and
  • The Enterprise Edition license is not installed, and
  • The license server URL is defined.

View currently installed licenses

UI Element Description
  • Invalid. The license has expired, or the license and host ID do not match.
  • To be expired. The license will expire on the expiration date listed.
  • Valid. The license is active.
Locked The license is linked to a specific machine.

The type of license that is installed. For details, see License types.

Expiration Date

The date on which the license will expire.

Note: When a floating license expires, it is automatically renewed if the Server is still running and connected to the AutoPass license server.

Capacity Quantity of available licenses.

Learn more about licenses

Learn more about how the SE portal works, find contact information for licensing issues, request licensing assistance, and view the quick start guide and recorded videos.

We recommend starting with this video.