1 Qlikview server being accessed by users from different geographical locations. To cater with the performance issues over the network bandwidth,can we install an additional Qlikview server in another location, and SHARE THE QLIKVIEW CALs among the 2 servers?
Thanks for the quick response. I was also under the same impression, until I recently read that this is possible using a Clustered Qlikview Server license. Although using the clustered, only Session CALs can be shared...(attached document for reference: Page 12 - topic: Clustering and Load Balancing).
Although, I am not sure if this would prove to be a relevant solution.
If you have a cluster license, all Named, Usage, Session and Document CALs in the server license will be available in all servers. Meaning that if USER1 has a license in SERVER1 and he tries to log in to SERVER2 that is part of the same cluster, the same license applies, he does not use another one.
Actually, a cluster is seen by QlikView as a "unique virtual server" or so, meaning that all servers in the cluster share the same configuration. When you assign a license, you do it to the whole cluster, not in one specific server.
Put in different words: named, document, usage and session CALs are linked to a server license. In a cluster, two or more servers share the same license, therefore they have the same pool of licenses, regardless where you actually assign them.
The cluster license, though, is not the same as a Small Business or Enterprise Edition server license. Contact your QlikView sales rep in order to find the most suitable licensing scenario for you.
Michael is correct. To add on.. It is possible to address any CAL challenges (NAMED / SESSION / DOCUMENT) by clustering the servers. Please work with QT Account Manager to get a clustered license (LEF) file of the following format. In addition, QEMC should be configured to make these servers behave like a clustered server. It is good to start with the Architecture defining the servers for Distribution and host User Documents and reach out to QT Account Manager. There is no additional cost to the license key to my knowledge.