General NMR License Information

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License Type Description

License Type Contents of TopSpin and NMR Suite
Full
Acquisition, Processing, Automation (ICON-NMR),
Plotting, Simulation (NMR-SIM), and NMR-GUIDE
run of validity: 15 years
no restrictions
Additional
Acquisition, Processing, Automation (ICON-NMR),
Plotting, Simulation (NMR-SIM), and NMR-GUIDE
run of validity: 15 years
one Full license has to be available
Demo*
Acquisition, Processing, Automation (ICON-NMR),
Plotting, Simulation (NMR-SIM), and NMR-GUIDE
run of validity: 3 months
node-locked, uncounted, free of charge
Processing-Only
Processing and Plotting,
Simulation (NMR-SIM) and NMR-GUIDE
run of validity: 15 years
no Acquisition
Student License
Processing and Plotting,
Simulation (NMR-SIM) and NMR-GUIDE
run of validity: 3 years; valid student status required.
Must be ordered via the Bruker online store.
node-locked, no license transfer possible, no Acquisition
Academic Packages
Processing and Plotting,
Simulation (NMR-SIM) and NMR-GUIDE
run of validity: 3 years
only available for academic institutions
no license transfer possible, no Acquisition
Mac Academic
Processing and Plotting,
Simulation (NMR-SIM) and NMR-GUIDE
run of validity: 3 years; for academic users only.
Must be ordered via the Bruker online store.
node-locked, no license transfer possible, no Acquisition
* Demo licenses unlock full-featured program versions for an evaluation period of three months.

 

License Type Details of HyStar License
Basic LC-NMR
Usage of HPLC equipment for coupling experiments, using BSFU and BPSU-36 interfaces.
DAD
Usage of DAD detector. Acquisition of up to 8 chromatograms. Additional license, Basic LC-NMR license required.
SPE
Usage of Prospekt2 SPE-NMR interface for coupling experiments. Additional license, Basic LC-NMR license required.
Extended MS
Usage of MS and BNMI interface for coupling experiments. Additional license, Basic LC-NMR license and MS software license required.
Additional Processing
Additional license for HyStar PP (Post Processing program) on a separate computer. License for usage of HyStar PP on the acquisition computer included in Basic LC-NMR license.

 
Differences between Floating and Node-Locked Licenses

Floating License

Floating licenses are licenses that are available for more than one computer in a network. Floating licenses are issued based on the Host-ID of one particular computer. This computer becomes the license server. All computers that can communicate with this license server can use the licenses managed by this computer. For this to work, the same license file must be installed on all participating computers, including the license server. The FLEXlm license manager software must only run on the license server. A floating license can have just one license for a program like TopSpin. In such a case, the respective program can be started once on one computer in the network. If more than one license is available, as many copies of the program as are covered by the license can be started simultaneously. For example, if you have a license file with 5 licenses for TopSpin, TopSpin can be started 5 times from any 5 computers in the network. The number of licenses is stated in the FEATURE for the respective program.
 

1-Server / 3-Server License

Floating licenses can be ordered as 1-server or 3-server licenses. In a 1-server license you have only one license server, and in a 3-server license there are three license servers defined in the license file.

  • The advantage of a 1-server license is that it is only necessary to have one computer active at a time to make the license available.
     
  • The advantage of a 3-server license is that any of the three license servers can be inactive and the license management is then done by the remaining two servers.
     
  • One requirement for the three license servers is that all of them have TCP/IP active.
     
  • The operating system on the three computers can be the same or can be different (Linux, SGI IRIX, Windows).
     

Node-Locked License

A node-locked license allows you to start the respective program only on the computer with the Host-ID for which that license was generated. No other computer can use the license in the way described above for floating licenses. A node-locked uncounted license cannot be used in a Windows Terminal Services session.
 

License Transfer

A license transfer occurs when you have a valid license and you would like to transfer it to another computer (server). This means, that the Host-ID changes on which the license is based. Such a case typically arises when you replace a computer because of hardware problems or when it is stolen. A license transfer can be ordered from your Bruker representative. The license itself can be ordered with the License Request Form.

 

Bruker Order Numbers

The eight-digit Bruker order number refers to the purchase of the software license. If in doubt you can also use the order number of one of your spectrometers. For this, open the door(s) of the console cabinet and have a look for an eight-digit number. In case you cannot find the respective number please contact your local Bruker representative.

 
The word "internal" must be entered instead of an order number for Bruker internal licenses (Bruker employees only).

 

How to get the Host-ID

The Host-ID looks different under the different operating systems:
-  Windows: 12-digit, alphanumeric number;
-  Linux: 12-digit, alphanumeric number;
-  Mac OS X: 12-digit, alphanumeric number;
-  SGI IRIX: 8-digit, alphanumeric number.

There are four possibilities to get the Host-ID:

1. Neither FLEXlm nor TopSpin/XWIN-NMR is installed:

Windows Open a command prompt and enter:
ipconfig/all
Take the "Physical Address".
If there are more than one, use the address that belongs to a cable-based Ethernet adapter. Do not select a WLAN or Bluetooth adapter. Read the adapter's description above the address carefully if in doubt.
Linux Open a shell and enter:
/sbin/ifconfig eth0
Take the digits of the "HWaddr".
Mac OS X Open a shell and enter:
/sbin/ifconfig en0
Take the digits of "ether".
SGI IRIX Open a shell and enter:
(echo "obase=16";sysinfo -s)|bc
Take the digits that are given.

 
2. FLEXlm is installed:

Windows Open a command prompt and enter:
c:\flexlm\Bruker\lmutil lmhostid
Take the number that is given.
If there are more than one, execute the command ipconfig /all. Use the address that belongs to a cable-based Ethernet adapter. Do not select a WLAN or Bluetooth adapter. Read the adapter's description above the address carefully if in doubt.
Linux Open a shell and enter:
/usr/local/flexlm/Bruker/lmhostid
Take the digits that are given.
SGI IRIX Open a shell and enter:
/usr/local/flexlm/Bruker/lmhostid
Take the digits that are given.

 
3. TopSpin/XWIN-NMR is installed:

Windows Use the Host-ID listed in the command prompt window that is opened when you start TopSpin/XWIN-NMR without a license file. In this case you have to click several times on 'Cancel' when FLEXlm asks where to find the license file.
Linux Open a shell and enter:
topspin.
If there is no valid license, the required Host-ID will be listed.
Mac OS X Start TopSpin. If there is no valid license, the required Host-ID will shown in a dialog window.
SGI IRIX Open a shell and enter:
xwinnmr
Take the digits that are given.

For more details, please refer to the TopSpin Installation Guide of the respective operating system (navigate to 'Installation Guides and Licensing').

 
4. HyStar only:

No Host-ID required. Leave all Host-ID fields blank if only HyStar licenses are ordered .

 

How to obtain the software

You can download the software here.

 

Hardware and software requirements

Please download the Software Support Matrix (from within the General section) for detailed information about spectrometer hardware and operating system requirements.