Using the License Server to License the TE Client

The client license server is a Wavelink application that is responsible for supplying licenses to mobile devices that are using the TE Client.

The client license server should not be confused with the Wavelink Avalanche license server. They are separate Wavelink applications.

For information about installing and configuring the client license server, see the Terminal Emulation License Server Reference Guide on the Wavelink Web site.

When you use the device to attempt to initiate an emulation session with a host, an unlicensed Client automatically attempts to obtain a license from a license server.

To use the license server to obtain a license:

1  When you attempt to connect to a host using the TE Client, it broadcasts a request for a license on the local IP network. Or, if you have configured the license server address, the Client sends a request to the specified license server.

If the license server is not on the local network you must configure the license server IP address in order for the device to obtain a license. For more information, see Configuring the License Server Address.

The Authorizing Terminal dialog box displays on the mobile device while the TE Client attempts to locate a license server.

2  License servers with an available license respond by offering a license.

3  The TE Client accepts the first license that it receives and sends a reply to the license server. The Authorizing Terminal dialog box on the mobile device indicates that a license has been obtained.

If no license server responds to the request for a license, then the Authorizing Terminal dialog box continues to display until you close the dialog box, run the Client in demo mode, or choose to manually add a license.


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