Send the server name and computer identification address or MAC to a National Instruments agreement representative to get your license file by volume. You can only manage one volume license file at a time in NI VLM. If you need to merge multiple volume licensing agreements, send to get a single license file. Contact NI Support or your local agency if you have any questions or if you need additional assistance to find out which licensing options are best for your business. Volume licenses are typically managed on a license server and may include development, provision and debug licenses, as well as concurrent and non-simultaneous licenses. End-user activations are managed by the software administrator of your volume license. For questions about setting up a license server, you`ll find the VLM guide for the first steps. If you work remotely and your license contains an exemption at home, you can use a separate license or at home. An individual license can be a development, debugging or making license available and is generally a non-simultaneous license for designated users. You`ll find questions about activating your software in this document. NON-CONCURRENT LICENSE Software licenses are granted to certain users or computers located in specific locations. The number of licenses granted must not exceed the number of seats not purchased simultaneously.

This option can be purchased as a single seat or as a member of a VLA. Licensing is limited to North and South America, Europe or Asia and cannot cross continents. There are two types of non-simultaneous licenses: Named and computer-based users. You can only use the volume license file and run VLM on the computer from which the computer ID was generated. Using the computer ID as a key ensures that the volume license file cannot be copied and used on another server. To learn more about the program or to request a volume license offer tailored to your organization, please visit or contact NI with one of the following methods. NI offers different licensing options to meet your needs, from application development to system availability and debugging. This article contains definitions of the terms of the NI Licensing Directive. All definitions are subject to the provisions of the standard licensing agreement. This agreement can be reached online at

Competing LICENSE software is installed on unlimited computers on specific sites, unless you use more X instances of the software at any given time, X corresponding to the number of seats purchased simultaneously. This type of license can only be purchased as part of a VLA. There are two types of concurrent licenses: managed and unseating. To use Volume License Manager, you need access to a National Instruments volume license file installed on your license server. To obtain this license file, you need to contact a representative of National Instruments Agreements with the following information: Sometimes you have a client computer that is not connected to the internal network. Computers in labs or laptops that do not remain connected to the internal network can obtain a separate license with VLM. This allows the computer to use the software until the expiration date set when installing. DEBUG LICENSE A license to debug a given software product allows the software to be installed on a computer. You can only use the software to solve problems with an application or system already created with a development license. This option can be purchased as a single seat or as a member of a VLA. There are no exceptions to this category at home.