SmartPlant License Manager License Machine in a Virtual Environment


If you are using SmartPlant License Manager 12.00.82.00 or higher, the SmartPlant License Manager license machine is supported in a virtual environment.


Note: The only guest operating system currently supported for the SmartPlant License Manager license machine in a virtual environment is Windows Server 2012 R2.


Hyper-V®

You must install one of the following operating systems on the host:

  • Hyper-V® Server 2012 R2 
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 with the Hyper-V role 


XenServer® 

You must install the following operating system on the host:

  • XenServer® version 6.2 or later 

A compatible version of XenServer Tools must be installed on the guest operating system.


VMware®

You must install the following operating system on the host:

  • vSphere®/ESXi™ version 6.0 or later 

A compatible version of VMware Tools must be installed on the guest operating system.


Limitation for License Machine in all Virtual Machine Environments

Copy, checkpoint, move, clone, and similar operations may invalidate your license key. 


Note: Once a key is invalidated, you must remove the license key by running pdlice -c (using aCommand Prompt window run as Administrator), generate a new machine ID, and then request a new key for the new machine ID.



SmartPlant License Manager Client in a Virtual Environment


VirtualBox or VMware Player

To use the SmartPlant License Manager client with VirtualBox or VMware Player, create a virtual machine, install the operating system, and install SmartPlant License Manager as the license client. When creating the virtual machine, create a host-only or bridged adapter, and bind that adapter to your local machine network adapter with network connectivity.


Notes:

  • In the virtual machine settings for VirtualBox, the Promiscuous Mode drop-down must be set to Allow All.
  • The NAT (Network Address Translation) adapter setting is not supported.


Host-Only Adapter

The SmartPlant License Manager license machine for this configuration must reside on the same physical machine as the virtual machine. To create a SmartPlant License Manager license machine for this client, refer to Appendix C of the SPLM Manual: Installing SmartPlant License Manager on a Stand-alone System in the SmartPlant License Manager Installation and User’s Guide.


Bridged Adapter

The SmartPlant License Manager license machine for this configuration can reside on the same physical machine as the virtual machine or on the network that the physical machine is connected to.