A floating license is bound to a network connected server which allows the licenses to be shared and distributed amongst many clients whether an artist working at a workstation or a render node. This makes the floating licenses more flexible and appealing to studio environments but also introduces extra complexity when setting up for the first time.
Please note: these licensing instructions are for those who have purchased a Yeti Studio, Bokeh floating or Bokeh site license - if you have a Yeti Indie or Bokeh node locked license please refer to Node Locked License Installation.
The first step is obtaining a license from our licensing team for the desired server.
We use the Reprise Software license manager for all of our software licensing needs, this has become an industry standard way of provisioning and managing licenses.
Once you have a license you will need to install and run the license server software on the machine you acquired the license for - this running instance of RLM will become the main host for your licenses where client machines can query, check out and return licenses within the studio.
To confirm the license server is running you can access the RLM embedded web server which provides information about license status, count and usage.
Having confirmed the successful installation and hosting of your licenses you will then need to configure clients so they know where and how to access the server so they can make licensing requests.
Having gone through all of those steps the clients in your network should now be able to access our license server and successfully check out license entitlements.