Smart Client licensing
I have question about smart client licensing. Scenario is as below:
We have 3 800xa systems, one SC data provider on each system. One Smart Client server connected to all these providers.
We will buy 1 SC license on each system.
we have 3 smart client desktops connected to the SC server.
Can we open each SC desktop with only 1 connections, so that we can open all SC desktops with data reading from each provider?
When a SC Client is opened, it establishes communications through the SC Server. The SC Server in turn will go to each System that contains a Data Provider and request a license from that System CLS. In your situation, one SC Client will absorb 3 licenses, one from each DP node. This can be witnessed by opening the Property Browser in the client, and seeing a Tab for each of the Data Provider nodes. In the example, you will note the two DP node names.
Each system should have an equal number of SC Licenses, (concurrent seats), to support the site situation. You should also be able to observe that the License Usage Aspect reflects the proper use of licenses of the SMART_CLIENTPG2 type.