Configure license server connection

If your organization is running a CLC License Server, you can configure your Workbench to connect to it to get a license.

To configure the Workbench to connect to a CLC License Server, select the Configure License Server connection option and click on the Next button. A dialog for the license server connection configuration is then presented, as shown in figure 1.16.

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Figure 1.16: Connecting to a CLC License Server.

The options in that dialog are:

Special note on modules needing a license

This note concerns CLC Genomics Workbench 11.0 and higher, Biomedical Genomics Workbench 5.0 and higher and CLC Main Workbench 8.0 and higher.

A valid module license is needed to start a module tool, or a workflow including a module tool. Module licenses obtained through a License Server connection will be valid for four hours after starting the tool or the workflow. A process started (whether a module tool or a workflow including a module tool) will always be completed, even if its completion exceeds the four hours period where the license is valid.

If the tool or the workflow completes before the four hour validity period, it is possible to start a new tool or a workflow, and this will always refresh the validity of the license to a full four hours period. However, if the tool or the workflow completes after the four hour validity period, a new license will need to be requested after that to start the next tool or workflow.

These measures ensure that more licenses are available to active users, rather than blocked on an inactive computer, i.e., where the workbench would be open but not in use.