Enabling Administrator Notifications

NI Volume License Manager 3.1 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 370967F-01

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You can set up NI VLM to receive certain notifications about important events, as follows.

  • The NI VLM user interface has been open for extended period of time. Closing NI VLM applies any changes and allows the server to perform important operations such as automatic permission request handling.
  • Contract Expiration is imminent. Timely contract renewal ensures uninterrupted operation of NI VLM.
  • Backup is too old. Keeping a more current backup ensures that recent changes in NI VLM are not lost.
  • Disconnected or home licenses are expiring soon. Clients may not be able to run NI software if they are using expired disconnected or home licenses.
  • Permission Requests are pending. Processing permission requests promptly ensures clients have access to the NI software they need.

Enabling Notifications

Complete the following steps to enable administrator notifications:

  1. Ensure that you have email enabled in the Preferences»Email Server setting.
  2. In the Preferences»Notifications setting, select the notifications you want to receive.

Types of Messages

When a notification is triggered, NI VLM automatically emails the person specified in the General»Administrator Information setting. At most, one email will be sent per day. Some notifications will also show a popup alert in the lower right corner of the screen if a notification is triggered while NI VLM is open.

Notification Behavior

The following table describes the behavior of each notification.

Notification Trigger Condition Notes
NI VLM Left Open NI VLM left open for 4 hours This notification also shows a popup alert.
Service Expiring Service expiring within 60 days You will be notified when 60, 30, 14, and 7 or fewer days remain.
Backup Needed NI VLM backup older than 30 days You will be notified every 30 days.
Disconnected Licenses Expiring Disconnected licenses expiring within 14 days  
Home Licenses Expiring Home licenses expiring within 14 days  
Permission Requests Pending Permission requests in permission queue This notification also shows a popup alert.



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