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Difference between Eagleware and Agilent style licenses

Question asked by vhlopez on Mar 17, 2009
What is an "Eagleware" style license:
    These are the "legacy" licenses we inherited from Eagleware
    They are all tied to "Eagleware" hardware keys (purple/red color USB keys)
    They are only supported on PCs
    The hardware keys have internal clocks with a 5 to 7 year shelf life
    They support Genesys 2008.07 and earlier versions
    They support SystemVue 2007.03
What is an "Agilent" Style license:
    These are the type of licenses all Agilent products use
    They can be tied to a PC MAC address, an "Agilent" style hardware key (green USB keys), or a Linux/Solaris host ID (Linux/Solaris are license servers only)
    These keys don't have internal clocks, no expiration dates
    They support Genesys 2007.03 and newer versions
    They support SystemVue 2008.12 and newer versions
So how do you know which one is the best for you?
Depending on the version of Genesys/SystemVue you are running, you may not have a choice:
Genesys2007.03 and newer versions: Agilent style licenses are more versatile and robust. They use Hardware key drivers version 5.22 and can be tied to your MAC ID, a hardware key or loaded into your existing Linux/Solaris license server
Genesys 2008.07 through 2007.03: You can choose to continue with Eagleware style licenses or transfer to Agilent style licenses
Genesys 2006.10 and earlier (including SystemVue 2007.03): You have no choice, you have to stay with Eagleware style licenses.

If you have a single user license, need to run Genesys 2007.03 or newer or SystemVue 2008.12 or newer, and don't need to move the license around from PC to PC: Get a MAC ID Agilent Style license. Just make sure your laptop allows your LAN card to remain active when the LAN cable is disconnected (most laptops allow you to set this as the default)

If you have a group of users that need licenses, need to run Genesys 2007.03 or newer or SystemVue 2008.12 or newer, and they need to move around from PC to PC: Get a MAC ID Agilent Style license  Server, you can run this on a PC, Linux or Solaris workstation  

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