The FastX server includes the license server in the installation package. The license server is typically installed on the same server where FastX is installed. In cases where users connect to multiple servers, the license server can be installed on each server, or the user can set up the license server as a "central license server" which all the other FastX servers use.
All FastX customers will be provided with one of four types of license server activation codes:
This license is aimed at professional users: IT managers, server/network administrators and power users who either run more than one remote Linux desktop or connect to more than one server at the same time. The license allows up to 3 FastX sessions, which may be run on different hosts. Additional sessions (max 5) can be added at $35 per added session.
Each license in a concurrent pool of licenses offers the user the ability to run as many FastX sessions on a specific host as he wants. Each remote desktop or single Linux application run by a new user or on a new host will check out an additional license from the license pool.
Site licenses are the most flexible and affordable license option with a low annual subscription fee and all maintenance and support included.
Site licenses consist of a pool of concurrent sessions (remote desktops or single Linux applications) that can be shared by all users of the site. A site can be a single building or an entire company with operations in different locations. Administrators can divide the pool of site licenses and set up license servers in different locations (sites). Users at each site will be able to run one or more sessions on any of the FastX servers at those sites.
The administrator manages FastX for a group of 300 engineers spread over 3 facilities. He sets up a license server in each location. Based on the number of users at each location, and an average of 3 active sessions per engineer, the administrators assigns 100 licenses to site A, 300 to site B, and 600 to site C.
Should one of the sites run out of license capcity, the administrator can request additional licenses (up to 20% of the starting license count) from StarNet at NO INITIAL COST! The annual fee for the additional licenses is simply added to the next year's subscription fee.
This license is aimed at home users and hobbyists who want to connect remotely to the Linux desktop on their personal Linux server. The license allows a single FastX session to run, which may be a Linux desktop or an individual application (in rootless window mode).
Node locked licenses are tied to the physical hardware of the PC where they are installed. Each machine activates one license. Once activated, node locked licenses can run independently and do not need a connection to a license server. The user can run as many sessions to as many remote machines as they have access. Licenses can be activated either automatically through the product itself, or manually through our website. Node locked licenses are supported on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10. Node locked licenses do not support installations on Windows/Citrix terminal servers.
Concurrent (floating) licenses require the X-Win32 License server to be installed on either a Windows or Linux server. This machine needs to always be available. A Fail-over license server option is available on request.
Here is an example of how a 10-user concurrent/floating license works: