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VPL remote connection issue when using a dongle/hardware key as the hostid
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If using a dongle/hardware key to provide a hostid for the license, please note that there is a VPL remote connection issue. This problem will occur after the VPL contract is renewed.
To avoid this connection problem, please switch to using a MAC address as the hostid in the license file. This can be initiated by opening a ticket in Support Center, requesting the change to using a MAC address hostid.
To find the license server MAC address on Windows, please follow these instructions:
On Windows, click the Start Menu, type cmd and press Enter. Look for the Physical Address in the Ethernet Adapter section of the information returned (your information may vary):
C:\> ipconfig -all (The C refers to your main directory. If you are on a network, another letter may indicate your main directory. Just enter ipconfig -all after the :\>)
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection: DNS Suffix. . . . . . : domain.com Description . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 Physical Address. . . : 00-C0-A8-F1-79-8F <-- This returned value is the Host ID DHCP Enabled. . . . . : Yes Autoconf Enabled. . . : Yes IP Address. . . . . . : 220.127.116.11 Subnet Mask . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 The Host ID is the Physical Address, without dashes (e.g. 00C0A8F1798F)