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Testcomplete on virtual machine with access to licence server

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Testcomplete on virtual machine with access to licence server

At my place of work we have 7 test complete licenses and have a license server.

For automated of build testing we want test complete to run on a virtual machine to run against new builds every night.

 

Problem is for security the virtual machines run on a different network to the license server.

 

How can I get test complete running on the virtual machine? Do I need a node locked license that is VM unlocked for just the one virtual machine? I presume there is some way to work around my issue?

 

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Community Hero

Re: Testcomplete on virtual machine with access to licence server

You need floating license enabled for virtual machine.

License manager also can be launched on the virtual machine in your testing network.

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Frequent Contributor

Re: Testcomplete on virtual machine with access to licence server

Thanks for the reply. So can licence manager be run on the same virtual machine as test complete?

Security is extremely high in our industry so the virtual machine will have limited access to anything else.

 

I had read somewhere a node locked license can be tied into the virtual machine and the MAC address of the virtual machine? Is this possible (I am aware the MAC address would have to remain consent)?

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Re: Testcomplete on virtual machine with access to licence server

Also I should add virtual machine has no external internet access either

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Re: Testcomplete on virtual machine with access to licence server


@endorium wrote:

So can licence manager be run on the same virtual machine as test complete?

@endorium wrote:

Also I should add virtual machine has no external internet access either


 

No problem. We have the same environment.

Just use Offline license activation feature. 

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Re: Testcomplete on virtual machine with access to licence server


@endorium wrote:

 

 

I had read somewhere a node locked license can be tied into the virtual machine and the MAC address of the virtual machine? Is this possible (I am aware the MAC address would have to remain consent)?


No, only floating license supports work on the virtual machine.

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Frequent Contributor

Re: Testcomplete on virtual machine with access to licence server

So I have installed v12 on my virtual machine. I take the c2v file from this machine and put on a physical computer.

I go to smartbear manual activation page and enter my key plus the c2v file.

 

It says a virtual machine is detected and needs activating on a physical machine.

 

What do I need to do? Bear in mind that the virtual machine is completely isolated so cannot access a physical machine?

 

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Re: Testcomplete on virtual machine with access to licence server

Ask SmartBear support to enable your floating license to be activated on the virtual machine.

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Community Hero

Re: Testcomplete on virtual machine with access to licence server

Hi,

 

I would suggest go through documentation at https://support.smartbear.com/testcomplete/docs/licensing/index.html first. In an unfortunate case if documentation does not provide the answer, contacting Support via https://support.smartbear.com/message/?prod=TestComplete will be the most reliable approach. (And yes, I also seem to remember that there is an option to get a license unlocked for VM. This also should be solvable with Support if needed.)

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  /Alex [Community Hero]
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