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Load Balancing License Issues

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We have multiple sites running on a dual-leg load-balanced environment.  We have an Enterprise license for each site running on Server A (Master) and a single Enterprise Slave license on Server B (slave).  This is what we were told is all we needed.

However, we are getting the error: "License violation! License is already in use at another online site".  

Is there something special that we need to do?

 

#52430
Jul 25, 2011 14:10
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How many EPiServer instances are you running? Each IIS instance requires its own site license in CMS 6.

Also are you only getting the error on one machine? 

#52432
Jul 25, 2011 14:44
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If you are referring to sites within EPiServer.config, 2.  The error only occurs on the 'slave' server where we have one license used by both sites as advised by EPiServer.

#52434
Jul 25, 2011 17:09
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I would contact EPiServer and ensure that the license you have is licensed for 2 sites. This is an exception for CMS 6 as normally each license is for an individual site, even with load balancing.

#52435
Jul 25, 2011 19:01
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Hi Daryl, 

Could you please verify what limit do you have for <MultiSiteLimit> in your SLAVE license.config. As per error message, it seems like you are using single-site license on multiple sites. 

Did you remove a existing site which was using the same license ? 
http://world.episerver.com/FAQ/Items/License-violation-after-removing-a-second-site/

 

#52437
Jul 26, 2011 9:17
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The license file we have from EPiServer does not contain a MultiSiteLimit tag.  Can we assume this limit is the default 15?  

#52440
Jul 26, 2011 13:19
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Nope, default is "single-site" license. Now you need a new license.config for your 2nd site or ask your sales contact at EPiServer to resend you a license file which supports two sites <MultiSiteLimit>=2  (if that was the deal).

#52441
Jul 26, 2011 13:27
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15 sites per licence was the model for CMS 5 enterprise.

From my experience CMS 6 is designed to work with individual licences, one per site. EPiServer can issue a multi-site site licence but this is an exception rather than the rule.

Shahid can you confirm?

#52442
Jul 26, 2011 13:27
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Seems you beat me to it Shahid!

#52443
Jul 26, 2011 13:28
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Many thanks for your replies.  Based upon your comments, we are contacting EPiServer to understand their previous correspondence we have had with them on our licensing agreement.

Thanks again. 

#52465
Jul 28, 2011 11:23
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To conclude, your replies are correct.  A license is needed per site, even for load balancer, so this has been sorted out with EPiServer.

Thanks again for your input.

#52607
Aug 04, 2011 23:03
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