SQLstream s-Server Licensing

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SQLstream requires a license to run at full capacity. When you first install SQLstream s-Server, you register for a license, and will receive an email from our license server with a link that lets you activate this license. Once you activate your license, you can run s-Server for 60 days of product evaluation. This trial license places no limit on the number of parallel number of threads in SQLstream s-Server. After the trial license expires, you need to request a new trial license from SQLstream.

Licensing Process

Like many products, s-Server manages licensing with a secure link over the Internet. It is best to run s-Server on a machine with Internet access. If your initial installation is behind a firewall, you will need to set a Linux environment variable called https_proxy in order to access the license server. See Installing Behind a Firewall below.

When you install s-Server, the installer asks for your name, email address, and the name of your company.

The first time you start s-Server, it communicates with SQLstream's license server and creates an entitlement identification for your installation. (s-Server stores this entitlement id in s-Server/catalog/entitlementId.txt.)

SQLstream's license server sends an email to you with a link to activate your license. Click this link to activate your license.

You will receive an email indicating that the license has been activated. You can now run s-Server for 60 days at full capacity

After 60 days, you will need to purchase a license in order to keep running s-Server at full capacity. Once you do, SQLstream will automatically update your license.

Manually Installing Licenses

In rare cases, you may need to install a license manually in collaboration with SQLstream's technical support. To do so, place a license file in /opt/sqlstream/5.1.0.XXX/s-Server/. s-Server will automatically find the license. After you place a license file in $SQLSTREAM_HOME, s-Server no longer requires over-the-network licensing.

When a license file (*.lic) is found in the server home directory, over the network license generation will not done. However and entitlement id is created. An email is sent only to the tech support. (Will forward a sample to you if you need one)

Installing with a Trial License Behind a Firewall

If your initial installation is behind a firewall, you will need to set a Linux environment variable called https_proxy in order to access the license server.

You do so with a command along the following lines:

export https_proxy=http://proxy.my_company.com[:port]/

 

This link gives examples of using this variable: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-unix-set-proxy-environment-variable/

Note: http_proxy will not work. Also, SQLstream does not support a username and password in the proxy variable.