A greenMachine serial number is necessary to buy a constellation license. The license is then loaded into the greenMachine with the specific serial number. Once a License is loaded to a greenMachine, that machine is the “owner” of the license.

Licenses are shared in the universe. If the original owner of license A for Constellation A, gets Constellation B deployed, license A is now available for a different machine to use. If a different machine deploys Constellation A, it will take license A away from the original machine. When license A is no longer needed on the other machine, for instance, Constellation C with license C is deployed, license A moves back to the original owner. If the original machine is not currently in the network at that time, the license will remain with the other machine. When the original machine comes back into the network the license will automatically move back to the original owner.

When a greenMachine with licenses is powered down or removed from the network, its licenses are not available in the cloud anymore. One can export the licenses to another greenMachine by using the export dialog in the Constellation-Map page. A new serial number must be provided, so the owner of the license can be changed.

Load purchased Licenses

When a constellation license is required, it must be purchased from your local LYNX representative. The license will be sent via e-mail as an attached .lxl file and can be stored on the greenMachine control-network computer running greenGUI. 

Licenses can be loaded as following:

1. Run greenGUI and go to Universe > Licenses Tab

2. Select the greenMachine from the device Rolodex on the Left

3. Click Load

4. Select the required license file (filename.lxl) and “open” it.

Note: The serial number of the connected greenMachine must match to the serial number in the license file.

For more information please download the Constellation manual: Click here for download