My understanding is, for test server, you don't need to buy user CALs, they come from production server. What you have to do is, install Personal edition QV in test server and then lease the license from the production server. That means with Named CAL available developers can lease license from the production server and work in test server. And yes, you are correct to have two instances of AccessPoint.
Somebody correct me if i am wrong.
a few years back we could get away with using the Production Server license on our Test Server. but about 2 years ago Qliktech stopped this. So we had no choice but to buy a license for the Test Server. its basically the same set of Named Cals etc as on the Production except for the following:
1) Any charts displayed through the test server have the word TEST watermarked across them
2) You can't lease a license from the test server
However, the test server licence was MUCH cheaper!
To give your developer's a license why don't you either a) lease a license from the production or buy them developer client licenses?
You can't user personal edition because you can't share these files.
I hope this helps.
Several things here:
- "Test Server" is just a license you apply on the software. You will have the same services you already have in Production as the installer is the same.
- The Test Server is a "copy" of your production environment, having the same number of Named, Document, Usage and Session CALs, but not being borrowable.
- The Test Server adds a "Test" watermark to any of your charts, as it is intended to development environments, not production.
- Anyone with a valid license assigned in Production will be able to access the Test environment
- Therefore developers must get licenses leased from Production Server.
Hope that clarifies the issue a bit.
It is always recommended to create a new post if you are asking something instead of posting under a answered post. Because, people do not expect a question trailing a answered question.
However, to respond to your question, that could be because of allowing dynamic CAL assignment, in the server.