To improve license mobility, license borrowing can be enabled for network licenses. License borrowing allows users to run MATLAB and other MathWorks products on computers that do not have a continuous connection to the license server. This article will provide information on:
- How to Enable License Borrowing
- Limitations of License Borrowing
- Interoperability with Previous Releases
How to Enable License Borrowing
To enable license borrowing, a License Administrator must contact MathWorks Installation and Licensing Support:
Once it is enabled, the license file on the license server must updated to include borrowing, the instructions for this are in the link below:
After you have implemented the borrow-enabled license file on the server, MATLAB users can enable the borrowing interface in MATLAB. For instructions on how to do this, please see the following support article:
For more information download the PDF at the bottom of the page.
For a full copy of the license borrowing documentation see the link below:http://mathworks.com/help/install/license/borrow-licenses.html
Limitations of License Borrowing
- Borrowing is only available for Commercial and Non-Degree Granting Education licenses.
- Borrowing is available for Network Concurrent and Network Named User licenses.
- Borrowing is not available for Polyspace R2019a and later.
- To enable borrowing for a Network Named User license, an Installation and Licensing Support Technician must first verify that borrowing is supported in your environment.
- Licenses can be borrowed for a maximum of 30 days.
- Borrowing is only available for MATLAB R14 or later.
- Borrowing is only available for license servers running FLEXnet v9.2 or later.
- Network Named User licenses require FLEXnet v11.6.1 or later.
- MathWorks products must be installed on client systems. This configuration is called local client access in the MathWorks install documentation.
Interoperability with Previous Releases
When using a License File that supports license borrowing, you can only use license borrowing with Release 14 products or later. You can run Release 13 products but you cannot check out a borrowed license for these products. You cannot check out or run Release 12 (and earlier) products.