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This presentation takes you through the process of licensing your Wind River products. It also explains the different types of licenses and goes over all the features in the License Portal.

Published on 27 May 2014


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From: 00:00 Thank you for purchasing Wind River products. We are committed to your satisfaction. This video will walk you through the process to activate your products. Many Wind River products are licensed managed. This means that your organization buys a license that allows your developers to run a certain number of copies, or seats, of a Wind River product simultaneously. When a developer launches a license manage product, the product requests a license. If the computer is configured to use a node locked license, the license request and allocation all transparently happened on the local computer, or node. If it's configured to use floating or named user licenses, the product request a license, and that request is transmitted through a TCP IP network to a license server. If that license server has available seats for the requesting product, it allocates a seat for the requesting node, and it sends it to the node over the network.
From: 01:04 The license server runs as a daemon process on the network, listening for license requests from development work stations. This means that a workstation configured for a floating or named user license must be connected to the network in order to retrieve a license. If a network connection is not available, you can set up a license server and client on the same machine. Licenses can be borrowed so that the product can be used while the workstation is disconnected from the network. Node-locked licenses are best for products installed on a single development workstation. The products are not shared over the network, but they can be used by anyone with physical access to the workstation. The products can function when the workstation is disconnected from the network. Floating licenses allow you to share a pool of license seats among a group of users.
From: 02:02 Your organization buys a specific number of seats for each product, and when they're all in use, no other developers can use that product until someone else finishes. The development work station must be connected to the network to request a license from the license server. Named-user licenses are development seats that are licensed to a specific user. The software seat, which includes development tools, OS, and middle ware, can be used only by the designated user from one computer at a time. A named user license also requires that the user login name be included in the package of licenses. This is established with entries in an options file wrsd.opt for the Wind River Vendor Daemon. Now let's return to the licensing page, and scroll back up to log in to the Product Activation
From: 03:00 Portal. On the login screen, enter your username and password, and click the "Submit" button. You'll be taken to the Product Activation website, which is part of the Wind River support network. To activate your product, or add a new license, you'll need to add the license number to your account. Click on the "Activate your products" link, or "Manage Licenses" tab. Either one will take you to the same page. If this isn't your first time using the portal, you'll notice a table of your existing licenses and actions. We'll go over this in the next topic. Click the "Add New License" button to start. Enter your license number, admin token, and a label, which is an optional identifier in case you want to name your license, and then click "Submit" and "Manage Licenses". Once you've added your new license or activated your product, there are a number of options
From: 04:03 you may administer the license with. With "Activate Products", you can enable and assign Wind River products for use by users in your organization, view entitlement and dates for subscription licenses, or view details about currently purchased and currently allocated seats. Select a product or products to activate, and click "Next". Then allocate the product to a new or existing host. Since there isn't any available, we'll create a new one by clicking the "Create New Host" button. Enter your host information, and click "Create" to save the new host. A confirmation screen will appear. Click "Continue with Activation process".
From: 05:00 Select a host, and click "Next". On the Verify / Generate screen, verify that your request is correct. This page will show how many seats you've requested to activate, and how many are remaining. Click "Next" to download or email the license file. On the Download / Email Licenses page, you have an option to either send or download a license file to yourself or other licensed administrators within your organization. Let's now go back to the Manage Licenses page. License files by host allows you to view which machines in your organization are currently allocating Wind River product licenses. "Rehost" allows the transfer of an active license to another machine, reallocate licenses, or return them back to the pool if the currently licensed machine is no longer in use. Please note, if you exceed the online rehost limit you'll need to submit a node transfer
From: 06:04 agreement. Let's run through the process of rehosting a license. Select the existing host to transfer the license to a new one, and click the "Rehost" button. Select the reason for the rehost, enter a quantity, and click "Next" to proceed. The New Host screen is similar to allocating a product. Again, you may either deploy the license to another existing host, or to a new one. Once you've either selected another host or created a new one and clicked "Next", you'll see a verification page. Check the box to agree with the software license agreement, and click "Next". A confirmation page will display, and you may either go back if you wish to rehost more seats, or continue emailing, or download the new license file.
From: 07:01 Once again, this page will give you the option of emailing or downloading your license file. Installation keys takes you to a page displaying the alpha numeric keys required to install your Wind River product. "View Products" displays your ordered products and support maintenance status. "View Temporary Activations by Users" displays which users in your organization have installed products in this purchase with temporary activation. You must permanently activate these users. "License Info" takes you to a page listing all of the registered licensed administrators under a specific license number. "Deassociate" allows you to remove yourself from a specific license. The Manage Hosts page displays information about computers in your organization that you have added or created.
From: 08:01 You may define new hosts, modify a defined host by clicking on its label, or delete an existing host if it's no longer in use. You can modify all fields except for the host ID value. If you want to add a host created by a different user to your account, create the same host name and host ID, and you'll get a message saying "the host that you have entered already exists". You will have the option to either: select the host and add it to your account, or go back and create a host with a different host name and host ID. A Help tab is available only on this page, defining each of the field descriptions. Another feature of the license portal allows you to view activated products searching by either host label, license number, or serial number as shown here. Finally, the transaction history page shows the date and time of an action done under
From: 09:04 a specific license number, such as downloading, associating, or inactivating a license file. Please contact us at, or click the chat button on the License Portal if you have any issues. Thank you for watching.

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