HP Introduces Different Types of License from QTP 11.0 Onwards
Working with QTP requires a valid license. Starting from QTP 11, you can now enjoy a 30 day demo license instead of the 14 day license. Till the demo period, you are not required to provide a license, however, after the demo period, you have to provide either of the three license information as mentioned below:
1) Seat License:
Seat license is specific to a computer on which QuickTest Professional is installed. For example, in case you want to open QTP on three different machines, then you would require 3 QTP seat licenses. After purchasing the license, you get a license code which is given by the vendor.
2) Concurrent License:
Concurrent license is like a floating license, which can be shared by multiple users. Taking the above example of 3 QTP users, in case they are in multiple geographies,
we can buy a single concurrent license instead of buying 3 seat licenses. The only constraint is at one time only one user can open QTP and do the scripting. If the user closes QTP, the license is free to be used by some other user. Taking one more example, we can buy 6 concurrent QTP licenses for a team of 11 people. Then at a time only 6 people can work with QTP and not the complete team. The concurrent license is installed on a computer and its IP address is used by the computers who want to work with QTP.
3) Commuter license:
A QTP commuter license is a special type of concurrent license, which is used in those cases when the license server is not available. It may happen that because of some network issues, the computer with a QTP concurrent license is not able to get connected to the main license server. In that case you may request your administrator to install a commuter license on it. Commuter license is actually a type of concurrent license, which acts similar to a seat license for a particular period of time.
The commuter license is valid for a maximum period of 180 days.
To know about which license is configured on your computer, open Help->About Quick Test Professional. Then click on the “License” button.
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