Bring Your Own License Setup¶
The AWS Portal also supports the use of floating licenses with a system we call, Bring Your Own License (BYOL). Instead (or in addition to) using the Usage-Based Licensing model, AWS Portal instances will use licenses from your already existing license server. That allows you to use any licenses you already own on AWS.
To setup BYOL, you’ll need to open the AWS Portal panel in the Deadline Monitor. Click
View -> New Panel -> AWS Portal. Login with your AWS Access Key and Secret Access Key if you haven’t
done so already. Click on the Gear in on the left side to open the AWS Portal Settings.
Click on the
Advanced tab. Enter the IP address and Port number of your on-premise License Server. Select the Licensed Product you’d like to use and the Port that product uses for licensing.
The following software is support out of the box for Bring Your Own Licensing:
Thinkbox Artist Plugins
When using BYOL, you will need to use Existing License Limits. Open the Limits panel by clicking
View -> New Panel -> Limits in the Deadline Monitor. Click on the
+ icon in the top left-hand
corner to create a new Limit. Give your Limit a name and then select
Enable Existing Licenses Usage. Then set the
License Count to the number of floating licenses you have.
Bring Your Own Licensing (BYOL) can be used in conjunction with Usage-Based Licensing (UBL). The Workers can switch their licensing mode between them. This is called Dynamic Licensing. If enabled, the Workers will use all your floating licenses from BYOL before they switch to UBL.
This option can be found in Repository Options. Open the Deadline Monitor while in Super User Mode (ensure
Tools -> Super User Mode is checked).
Tools -> Configure Repository Options from the menu, and select
Usage-Based Licensing from the list on the left. Then check the
Use Dynamic Licensing Mode box.
Here is more information about Dynamic Licensing.