Posted by: KJL

ESL - 10/12/00 07:16 AM

I have been assigned to evaluate if enough licenses are available to Caesar II users. Currently, we have about 40 potential users and I was told that we only have 10 licenses on the network (Red ESL). I believe that a license is occupied when an user gets into CII. However, I was performing an experiment using the license manager monitor to see how many people were using it. It occurred me that even if 10 people are using CII, I can still get in. I guess it will "kick out" the CII user who had the longest idle time.

Anyway, I just would like to confirm with you on a few things.

1. Once an user gets into CII, a license is occupied.

2. No matter if all the licenses are used up, the next user would be able to get into CII thus causing the CII user who was using CII and had the longest idle time to get "kicked off".

3. When the calcs are run, the ESL is accessed. Therefore, if two users are running calcs at the same time, one would have to wait until the other is finished with his calcs.

Please let me know if my assumptions are true or false. Thanks.
Posted by: Richard Ay

Re: ESL - 10/12/00 07:48 AM

Yes, a license is occupied when a user invokes the CAESAR II program. This license is not logged out until the user exits the program.

If all your licenses are in use, the next user that attempts to access the software will receive an error message stating "no available licenses". However, access to the program's Main Menu is still permitted. In this situtation, all options on this menu are disabled, except for Diagnostic, ESL, and Help menus.

Yes, there is an idle time associated with a license. COADE products reset the default idle time from 36 hours to 1 hour. So if a license is idle for more than 1 hour, and all licenses are allocated to users, the next request for a license will be allowed to grab the idle one.

No, users don't have to wait for each other when running calculations. If a user has a license, and is actively using the software, no other user can take his license. Once you're in, you're in.

Additional information on the HASP protection scheme can be found on Aladdin's (the vendor of the HASP hardware and license manager) web site at .

Richard Ay (COADE, Inc.)

[This message has been edited by rich_ay (edited October 12, 2000).]