Several different Vibe licenses are available:
Evaluation License: Available from Novell Downloads.
You receive your 60-day evaluation license when you download the evaluation version of Vibe.
Starter Pack License: Available from Novell Downloads and from the Novell Vibe Starter Pack Web page .
You receive your 10-user starter pack license when you download the 10-user starter pack.
Standard Vibe License: Purchased through a Novell sales representative or Novell partner.
The Standard Vibe License gives full Vibe functionality on a per-user basis. It includes Guest user functionality for Vibe users who are covered by a Standard Vibe License. However, if non-licensed Vibe users are accessing the Vibe site through the Guest user functionality (as an anonymous user), then you must purchase a Guest Access Instance License in addition to the Standard Vibe License for each Vibe instance.
After you purchase the Standard Vibe License, you can access your license key or view your purchase history in the Novell Customer Center.
Guest Access Instance License: Purchased through a Novell sales representative or Novell partner.
This license must be purchased in addition to the Standard Vibe License. If you purchase 500 or more Standard Vibe Licenses, the Guest Access Instance License is included for free.
The Guest Access Instance License allows you to provide Guest user access to your Vibe site for non-licensed Vibe users. If you are using Guest user access for licensed Vibe users only, you do not need to purchase this license.
The Guest Access Instance License is a paper license and does not require a new license-key.xml file.
The Guest Access Instance License can provide added benefit to your site at a manageable cost. For example, suppose that your company employs 500 people. Only 200 are company knowledge-workers whom you expect to actively participate in the Vibe site; the other 300 employees simply need to access information that is already posted on the Vibe site, such as files, news, or other company information. In this case, you would purchase 200 Standard Vibe Licenses. For the remaining 300 employees, who will simply be accessing the site to obtain information, you would purchase a single Guest Access Instance License.
You must purchase one Guest Access Instance License for each Vibe instance that you are running.
For more information about the added functionality provided by this license, see
Allowing Guest Access to Your Vibe Site and
Allowing Web Crawler Access to Your Vibe Site in
Site Setup in the Novell Vibe OnPrem 3.1 Administration Guide.
If you originally installed Vibe with an Evaluation License or a Starter Pack License, it is easy to update your Vibe site with a new license file.
Copy the new license file that you downloaded from one of the sources listed above into the directory where you originally ran the Vibe installation program.
Rename the existing license-key.xml file to a different name.
Rename the new license file to license-key.xml.
Run the Vibe Installation program, select theoption, then select the option.
Clickthrough all the installation program pages, then click to update your Vibe license.
Log in to the Vibe site as the Vibe administrator.
Click theicon , then under , click .
You should see the contents of the new license file.
At any time, you can generate a report of license usage, as described in
License Report in
Site Maintenance in the Novell Vibe OnPrem 3.1 Administration Guide.