The cost between a Named license and a Concurrent/Floating
License is preety major. What am I not seeing here .. does anyone have a Named license and had buyers remorse?
What limitations beyond what is stated migh there be that I am not aware of? Also can you still trigger this via command line when it is dist via the Named license?
BTW I am the only person who uses and develops wi the tool.
Could I also set this up on more than one computer .. how would they make sure I don't violate without silk meter?
(clearly I would want to run scripts on a prod machine and develop on my laptop)
1. Named (License list - $4,500):
SilkTest licenses are tied to a specific user versus node locked licenses that are tied to a specific machine. This is an optimal license for users that will use SilkTest most of the day, and/or if there are only specific users who will be using the tool.
2. Concurrent/Floating (License list - $9,000):
Yeah I have used them doggies before.
And your point is what exactly? You've pretty much answered your own question.
A 'Named' license binds to the MAC address of the nominated machine you're intending to develop/run on - that's how they prevent multiple installs. Within sensible limits you're limited to running Silktest on that machine, period.
Peat there is no point I am trying to make, to busy trying to get information. I guess it looks like silly question
because it just looks too good to be true .. Silk at an almost reasonable price.
I guess I thought there had to be a catch, thats all. The marketing speak of '''tied to a specific user''' might be better written as tied to a nominated machine in your own terminaology.
If anyone else has used this and there are any hidden gotchas besides it's resident on one machine .. let me know.
Also there was another question that was posed on this forum that never got answered .. anyone know when Borland started this ? I remember it not being an option when I talked with them 10/17/2008 .. they certainly never mentioned it! Well you can hardly call it a conversation when all they do is quote a price ad-naseum.
So I heard back from the sales rep here is my info:
'''Named licenses are not node-locked so they are not tied to a specific machine. They are tied to a specific person (i.e. Joe Blow) and Joe may install the license on up to five machines for use on one machine at a time. This is a contractual agreement where Companyx agrees that only one person will utilize the license.'''
So this is an instance where sales speak was actually on the money the license is tied to a specific user, and that's the point.