Sending a VLA Log to NI

NI Volume License Manager 3.1 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 370967F-01

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Complete the NI VLM Getting Started Wizard to install your agreement license file and set basic server settings. Configure NI VLM preferences such as administrator information, port numbers, overdraft settings, email server settings, and custom fields. Define a set of clients (groups) that use the same set of software. Decide how you want to distribute licenses to your clients. If clients are connected to your network, you can use Volume License Installers. If clients are not connected to your network, you can create disconnected license files. Gather client information such as user and computer names, Computer ID, and email address, using the NI VLM Import Utility. Import the client information into NI VLM using the NI VLM Import Utility. Create disconnected license files to distribute to your clients. Install the disconnected license files onto client computers. Create Volume License Installers to distribute NI software to clients connected to your network. Decide whether to have NI VLM handle automatically any permission requests generated by Volume License Installers or whether to handle permission requests manually. Send your VLA Log to NI to complete NI VLM configuration and enable technical support for your clients.

Use the VLA Log Wizard to generate and send a VLA Log to National Instruments from within NI VLM. You can also set NI VLM to send VLA Logs to NI automatically from Preferences»General»Automatically send VLA Log to National Instruments.

You must send VLA Logs to NI for the following reasons:
  • When your volume license agreement is expiring
  • When you want to update client information to grant access to NI technical support
  • When you enable the pay-as-you-go option and assign a license that increases the overdraft usage

Launch the VLA Log Wizard from the Tools»Send VLA Log menu item, and the wizard will walk you through the following steps to generate and send a VLA Log to NI.

  1. Generating a VLA Log
  2. Specifying the Output Method
  3. Sending the Specified VLA Log to NI
  4. Finishing the VLA Log Wizard

Refer to VLA Log Frequently Asked Questions for additional information about VLA Logs.

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