Basic Information on Hardware-Based Licensing (According Legacy License Model)
For running the Vector Software Tools (e. g. CANalyzer, CANoe, CANape), an appropriate license is needed.
For these products currently two licensing models from Vector are available. The Legacy License Model and the New Vector License Model (NVLM, see differences).
Software license identifications can be installed on Vector Hardware (e. g. VN16xx) or on a license dongle. In the Legacy License Model this is called hardware-based licensing.
While before the introduction of the NVLM the license identification (also called license bit) was usually set on the hardware purchased together with your Vector software, since the introduction of the New Vector License Model hardware is shipped by default without license identification. This is because with the New Vector License Model the customer is more flexible where to store his license identification himself, e.g. on a Vector hardware or the operation computer. The process is easier and can be done online through the Vector License Client (note: in the NVLM this is not called hardware-based license).