V-Ray Licensing System
V-Ray uses a floating licensing system and it can obtain licenses from V-Ray license server, running on any machine, which can be accessed through your network, or even over Internet. The access to the license server is done over TCP/IP protocol on port 30304. Make sure that your anti-virus or firewall software is not blocking the communication to the license server.
V-Ray license server requires one or more dongles (hardware lock containing your licenses, similar to a USB flash drive) installed on the same machine to operate. You should receive your dongle(s) and information whether it is already reprogrammed with the necessary licenses from your reseller.
After the installation, please make sure that you have the necessary licenses as described in “V-Ray license server status” below.
If your dongle doesn't contain the necessary licenses, please go to “ D ongle r eprogramming”.
D ongle s are not node locked, they can be transferred without any res trictions between V-Ray license servers . This allows you to quickly set up a new license server after a computer failure or to move a dongle to different locations when necessary .
Starting and Stopping the V-Ray License Server
This section shows how to start and stop the V-Ray license server. You need to have a machine with a V-Ray license server running and a dongle with licenses plugged in in order to run V-Ray.
If you have opted to register the V-Ray license server as a Windows service, it will start automatically on the next Windows boot and this icon will not be visible. If there is no dongle attached to the machine, it will still start as a service but you will not be able to access the web status page or use any licenses until you plug-in your dongle.
You can start a V-Ray license server from Windows Start > All Programs > Chaos Group > V-Ray License Server for x64 > Launch V-Ray license serv er
If Windows Firewall is enabled, you may get the message below. Select the Unblock option to allow connections to the V-Ray license server.
If the V-Ray license server starts successfully, you will get the V-Ray license server icon in the Windows System Tray:
To stop V-Ray license service double click on it's icon in the Windows System Tray and then click Terminate V-Ray license service.