LoadRunner License Utility - New License

The LoadRunner License Utility - New License dialog box enables you to install a new license by using either a license file or a license key.

  • License file. When you purchase a new license, HP may send you an email with an attached license file. The license file contains the license keys for one or more licenses. When you use the license file to install the new licenses, the LoadRunner License Utility reads the license file and extracts all the license keys that are included in the license file. You can then select which of the available licenses to install. You may choose to use a license file to install LoadRunner licenses because the license file enables you to install multiple licenses simultaneously.
  • License key. Unlike a license file, a license key enables you to install just a single license at a time. You may receive the license key directly from HP, or the license key may be included in a license file that you receive from HP.

To access
  1. Select Start > All Programs > HP Software > HP LoadRunner > License > LoadRunner License Utility . In icon-based operating systems, such as Windows 8, search for License Utility and run the LoadRunner License Utility program.
  2. Click Install New Licenses.
Important information
  • Before you install a new LoadRunner license, ensure that you have a valid license file or license key that has not expired.
  • If the computer system time is earlier than the starting time of the license, the license will not be valid. To overcome this, generate the license with appropriate starting time or wait until the starting time of the license.
  • Host locked type licenses can only be installed on the machine for which it was generated (with a unique HostID).

Relevant tasks

How to Install a New License

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The table below describes the LoadRunner License Utility - New License dialog box UI elements:

UI Element Description
Install licenses using a license file Select this option if you want to use a license file to install the new licenses.
License File Click Browse and then select the license file that was sent to you by HP.
View License File Content Displays the content of the license file in the table below.
Select the licenses to install

Select the check boxes for the licenses to install.

Install Indicates the name of the Vuser protocol bundle to which the license applies. The license enables the Controller to run Vusers of any protocol that is included in the protocol bundle.
License Bundle

Indicates the name of the Vuser protocol bundle to which the license applies. The license enables the Controller to run Vusers of any protocol that is included in the protocol bundle.

In addition to any other bundle you may purchase, LoadRunner is delivered with the Community Bundle which includes:

  • A permanent license with 50 Vusers.

  • Access to all the protocols with the exception of GUI (UFT) and COM/DCOM.

Type

Indicates the type of license:

  • Evaluation licenses are supplied to enable potential customers to evaluate LoadRunner functionality.
  • Time limited licenses are valid for a limited period only. Time limited licenses are typically issued for 60 or 365 days.
  • Permanent licenses do not expire - there is no time limit to the validity of these licenses.
  • VUD licenses are issued with a limited capacity. The capacity is defined by the measurement Vuser-days or VUDs. For example, the capacity of a VUD license may be 1000 VUDs. Each day that the Controller is used to run Vusers, the maximum number of Vusers that ran simultaneously on that day is deducted from the remaining license capacity. For example, if a maximum of 200 Vusers ran on day 1, then 800 VUDs will remain in the license. For the calculation of used VUDs, you can specify at what time each new day begins. To change the time at which a new day begins, click the VUDs will begin at link at the bottom of the LoadRunner License Utility.

    Note: A VUD license may have an expiration date and therefore be time-limited.

    For more information, see Additional Information About LoadRunner Licenses.

Expiration Date Indicates the date and time when Time limited,, VUD, and Evaluation licenses expire.
Capacity
  • For Evaluation, Time Limited, and Permanent licenses, Capacity indicates the maximum number of Vusers [of the type specified by the license bundle] that can be run simultaneously from the LoadRunner Controller.
  • For VUD licenses, Capacity indicates the number of VUDs that remain in the license.
Install a license using a license key Select this option if you want to use a license key to install the new license, and then enter the license key that was sent to you by HP.
Install Installs the licenses contained in the license file or license key.
Close Closes the LoadRunner License Utility - New License dialog box.

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