Viz Licensing Administrator Guide

Version Latest | Published May 22, 2018 ©

Environment Requirements and Preparations

This section contains the following information:

System Requirements for License Server

The License Server software has the following hardware requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows 7 or later, Windows Server 2008R2 or later.
    Can be a local Windows 7 (or higher) or alternatively a Windows Server 2008R2 (or higher) installation

  • The License Server supports physical servers and VMware virtual machines.

Client Setup

The local and cloud clients that will not operate with individual licenses, must be configured to connect to the license server only. The Vizrt software installer includes all the other dependencies.

On-premise Virtualization Environments

Vizrt recommends using VMWare ESxi 6.0 or 6.5.

Other systems that are supported:

  • Oracle VM

  • Orvit VM

Cloud Environments

Vizrt recommends the Amazon AWS cloud.

Other systems that are supported:

  • fra.me

  • Microsoft Azure

    Note:

    Backup & Restore processes are not supported in this cloud environment.

Vizrt may evaluate other cloud service operators. Vizrt will include their service in this documentation depending on a successful test of its functionality.

Cloud License Server Setup

In addition to the installation of the Vizrt License Service, you will need to install a software container in the system. This container will be able to hold the Vizrt licenses. For the cloud servers, the container installation will not happen automatically in the background upon license activation. However, together with your license ticket, you will receive a file that you must execute on the system.

On-Premise License Server Setup via VPN Gateway

If you prefer to operate an on-premise license server, the communication between the Cloud Clients and the license server must be secured through a VPN gateway. This is considered a legacy option, and the IT-support for the setup is not covered by Vizrt.

  • AWS Cloud: Through the VPC Dashboard

The protected applications and the license server communicate over TCP/IP. The default communication port is 22350. You can change the port in the server configuration. If a firewall protects your infrastructure, the port 22350 must be opened for both TCP and UDP. The following illustrates an integration where the license server is placed in the DMZ. However, the server may also be located on an intranet.

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