If you’ve purchased V-Ray online licensing and dongle based licensing, this blog post is for you. Here we will review the details on how to use a USB dongle in conjunction with the online licensing system.
The Online Licensing system allows you to use seats associated with your Chaos Group account easily from anywhere you can log in to over the internet. If you also have a V-Ray USB License dongle attached to your workstation/server, you can utilize those available licenses within the online system.
Note that there might be some delays in detecting a dongle when it is plugged in. If, however, a dongle is not recognized at all by the system after plugging it in, try disabling and re-enabling the dongle subsystem.
Enabling Your Dongle Licenses
You can Enable your USB dongle from the Dongle drop down menu and clicking on the Enable button.
Once your USB dongle is enabled you will be able to see your dongle information.
If you need to upgrade your dongle please click the Upgrade and follow the instructions found on the following Dongle Reprogramming blog post.
This blog post covers the process for reprogramming the USB license dongle for your V-Ray products – if you’ve purchased dongle based licensing – and is broken down into the following sections:
In order to reprogram your dongle, you need to have the dongle plugged in, the WIBU-KEY drivers installed, and the V-Ray License Server installed and running.
Important note: If your dongle serial number starts with 13, please download the latest V-Ray license server.
If you do not have the necessary V-Ray licenses on your dongle, it will have to be reprogrammed. Reprogramming a dongle is a two-part process:
Creating a . wbc file – you will need to create and send to Chaos Group a remote programming context file, which contains information identifying your specific dongle.
Updating the contents of the dongle – Chaos Group will send you file called “.rtu” file which can be used to update the licenses on your dongle.
CREATING A .WBC FILE
UPDATING THE CONTENTS OF THE DONGLE
The support team at Chaos Group will use your “.wbc” file to generate one or more “.rtu” files and send them back to you. Each “.rtu” file is named with the serial number of the dongle that it is intended for. You can find the dongle serial number on its sticker.
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After the dongle is reprogrammed, you can check if the new licenses have been added successfully as described in V-Ray license server status at the beginning of this section. If you’ve purchased online licensing and dongle based licensing, check this blog post out.
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