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Newbie whepner
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Zybo Z7-10 (471-014) - FLEX license question

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Dear All,

i'm trying to understand the license rules of SDSoC Voucher. The rules aren' t so clear for me. Could you please help me?

 

Half a year ago, our customer bought Digilent ZYBO-Z7 set. The set includes an SDSoC software voucher. He entered the code on the Xilinx website and the code was accepted. Until then, everything is good. However, for an unspecified reason, he can only generate a NODE-Locked license, while the FLEX license button is blocked (i'm not sure if our customer isn't confuses FLEX with Float... but i can't simulate the problem on my site). The following instructions appear in the attached instructions: "NOTE: Voucher must be redeemed within one year of purchase". Therefore, I have the following questions:
1. Is the inability to generate a FLEX license due to exceeding this one-year deadline?
2. Since when does this annual period count?
3. Will the voucher become completely useless after exceeding the one-year deadline, ie it will be impossible to generate any license?

 

Thank you.

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Re: Zybo Z7-10 (471-014) - FLEX license question

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@whepner

 

I believe the customer is referring to floating licenses when he says FLEX licenses.

 

1. Is the inability to generate a FLEX license due to exceeding this one-year deadline?

[N]: No, while purchasing, you must have purchased the Node-locked license. Hence, it is showing up as Node-locked license and not Floating license. The choice of node-locked or floating is only provided before the purchase. It cannot be interchanged unless it is an IP license. So in your case, he has to use the node-locked license.


2. Since when does this annual period count?

[N]: It starts from the data of generation of the license. If it was generated on 5 June 2018, the version limit will be 2019.06, which means you can use all SDSoC tools released on or before June 2019. More details here : https://www.xilinx.com/support/answers/33770.html


3. Will the voucher become completely useless after exceeding the one-year deadline, ie it will be impossible to generate any license?

[N]: No, the voucher is not useless after the one-year deadline. It is just that you will only be able to use SDSoC versions released before the deadline and for using any new version of software after the deadline, you would need a new license.

Thanks,
Nupur
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Re: Zybo Z7-10 (471-014) - FLEX license question

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@whepner

 

I believe the customer is referring to floating licenses when he says FLEX licenses.

 

1. Is the inability to generate a FLEX license due to exceeding this one-year deadline?

[N]: No, while purchasing, you must have purchased the Node-locked license. Hence, it is showing up as Node-locked license and not Floating license. The choice of node-locked or floating is only provided before the purchase. It cannot be interchanged unless it is an IP license. So in your case, he has to use the node-locked license.


2. Since when does this annual period count?

[N]: It starts from the data of generation of the license. If it was generated on 5 June 2018, the version limit will be 2019.06, which means you can use all SDSoC tools released on or before June 2019. More details here : https://www.xilinx.com/support/answers/33770.html


3. Will the voucher become completely useless after exceeding the one-year deadline, ie it will be impossible to generate any license?

[N]: No, the voucher is not useless after the one-year deadline. It is just that you will only be able to use SDSoC versions released before the deadline and for using any new version of software after the deadline, you would need a new license.

Thanks,
Nupur
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Newbie whepner
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Re: Zybo Z7-10 (471-014) - FLEX license question

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Dear Nupurs,

thank you very much for the answer. It solves my problem.

 

Best regards.

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