Multiple License Files in NI Volume License Manager

Updated Nov 6, 2019

Reported In


  • Volume License Manager

Issue Details

I have multiple license files and would like to use them both on the same volume license server. Can I do this? Is there a best practice for how to manage multiple license files?


The best practice in this situation will be to combine your license files into one since you are not able to use multiple licenses on one Volume License server. If you want to use your license files on the same server, you must email and ask them to merge your license agreements. The licenses that you are combining must have the same expiration dates, or agreements will have to provide you a quote to cover the time difference.

Another option would be to host each license file on a different server. If you do this, be sure to use a different port for each server, and configure each host to see both servers on the network as detailed . This solution will likely be more complicated than merging your license agreements into one, and is not recommended.

Additional Information

License files are configured based on the associated Volume License Agreement, as such part of the information included in this license file is when the agreement will expire. Because of this to be able to merge multiple volume licenses into a single license, they must posses the same expiration date as the volume license agreements themselves will be merged.