The network licensing environment

There are three major components to the network licensing environment for Blueworx Voice Response:

These components can be set up on separate physical pSeries computers or with some or all components on the same machine. Each pSeries computer must have License Use Runtime installed and configured (this is normally done as part of the installation of the AIX operating system)..

Network license clients

In License Use Management, a network license client is any node configured to make use of licenses by requesting them from a network license server. In this case, a network license client will be any machine that has Blueworx Voice Response installed. A network license client is configured for License Use Management in the same way regardless of whether it is a Blueworx Voice Response server or client.

Each network license client must be connected to a network license server.

Network license servers

A network license server is a node in the network on which network licenses are stored for use by multiple network license clients. You must have at least one network license server in your network and it is possible to have more. When the user at a client starts a licensed program, License Use Runtime at the network license server determines whether a license is available.

Central registry license server

The central registry is a database that contains information about the enrollment and distribution of licenses. It also holds information related to those licenses, such as hard or soft stop policy. The central registry license server is used to track soft stop licenses and record the high-water mark. All customer-managed use controlled products, including Blueworx Voice Response, require you to identify one central registry for each network.