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Installing the License Server


This section covers the installation of the V-Ray License Server.

Some distributions of V-Ray install the V-Ray License Server, however we recommend that you have the latest version of the V-Ray License Server installed.

To install the V-Ray License Sever please log in to www.chaosgroup.com using your credentials and download the latest build for your operating system.

Note: The dongle must be plugged into the machine every time you need to run the V-Ray license server.

 

 

Windows


To install the V-Ray license server make sure your Windows account has administrative privileges and double-click the installation file vrlservice_3xxxx_x64.exe . Follow the instructions of the installer. Upon the start of the installation, Windows may ask you for permission to run the installer with administrator privileges. Please confirm.

  1. You will be presented with the V-Ray licensing agreement. Please take a moment to review the agreement. Click the I agree button to proceed.

  2. Next you will see the default installation settings, if no changes are needed, click Install Now. To manually configure the installation setting, click Customize.



  3. Next you can specify the installation folder for V-Ray License Server. You are also given the option to Register the V-Ray license service (check this option if you want to register the V-Ray license server as a Windows service and automatically start upon Windows boot). In this case V-Ray license server will run in the background as a service and there will be no need to run it manually. There will be no V-Ray license server icon in the Windows System Tray. 



  4. If there is a previous version of V-Ray License Server installed, the installer will detect it and uninstall it.

  5. The installer will proceed to complete the installation. Click Finish.
 

 

Mac OS X


  1. Make sure the dongle is plugged in.

  2. Extract the license server installation file ( vrlservice_*.app ) in a suitable directory for example vray_license_server.

  3. Open the directory in Finder, double-click the installer application and follow the instructions.

  4. You will be presented with the V-Ray licensing agreement. Please take a moment to review the agreement. Click the I agree button to proceed.

  5. Next you will see the default installation settings, if no changes are needed, click Install Now. To manually configure the installation setting, click Customize.




  6. Next you can specify the installation folder for V-Ray License Server. You are also given the option to Register the V-Ray license service (check this option if you want to register the V-Ray license server to the system and automatically start upon boot). In this case V-Ray license server will run in the background and there will be no need to start it manually.




     

  7. If there is a previous version of V-Ray License Server installed, the installer will detect it and uninstall it.

  8. The installer will detect if there is an instance of V-Ray License Server running and ask you to close it. Do so and click Next to continue.
    The installer will proceed to complete the installation. Click Finish.

 

 

Linux


  1. Make sure the dongle is plugged into the machine.

  2. Extract the license server installation file to a suitable directory, for example vray_license_server.

  3. Open a Terminal window and navigate to that folder using the cd command.

  4. Run the installation file in that folder with an account that has superuser privileges or using the sudo command.

    Example
    $ cd vray_license_server 
    $ sudo ./vrlservice_adv_30503_linux_x64


  5. You will be presented with the V-Ray licensing agreement. Please take a moment to review the agreement. Click the I agree button to proceed.

     

  6. Next you will see the default installation settings, if no changes are needed, click Install Now. To manually configure the installation setting, click Customize.




  7. Next you can specify the installation folder for V-Ray License Server. You are also given the option to Register the V-Ray license service (check this option if you want to register the V-Ray license server to the system and automatically start upon boot). In this case V-Ray license server will run in the background and there will be no need to start it manually.


     

  8. If there is a previous version of V-Ray License Server installed, the installer will detect it and uninstall it.


  9. The installer will detect if there is an instance of V-Ray License Server running and ask you to close it. Do so and click Next to continue. 
     The installer will proceed to complete the installation. Click Finish.