We support two licensing formats:
Cloud License: TETCOS manages the license servers on the cloud. Customers need not worry about license servers, Host IDs, dongles etc. Note that end users would need to have internet connectivity when running NetSim.
On-premises: This is for customers who wish to host the license server within their organization.
In both options, NetSim runs locally on a PC/VM
What is NetSim Cloud?
NetSim cloud is a hosted managed license server provided by Tetcos (developer’s of NetSim) to customers. There is no need for customers to any longer manage Dongles, MAC IDs, and other issues related to license servers. In NetSim cloud, Tetcos LLP manages the set of license server hosts which run the license server processes for our customers. It is a pure license-as-a-service offering, and there is no license server for customers to install.
How does it work?
You will receive a secure FTP download link for NetSim and a single license file. Each user of NetSim at your organization must download NetSim software and the license file. This is a common license file for all users. Once NetSim is installed users just need to place the license file in the install directory of NetSim. Internet connectivity is required throughout the period of time users run NetSim. The maximum number of simultaneous users is limited by the number of licenses purchased.
Can customers view their organization user’s license usage?
NetSim includes a Customer Portal to allow your customers to view their own licenses and servers associated with their organization.
How do I control access to NetSim?
The NetSim cloud portal provides customers with an option to edit the options file associated with any of their license servers. Options are provided to either allow (INCLUDE or INCLUDEALL) or disallow (EXCLUDE or EXCLUDEALL). INCLUDE or EXCLUDE can be done based on user, host, group, or IP address.
What happens if my organization’s users do not have internet connectivity?
In this case, you should plan deploy a normal on-premises NetSim license server. Your software works completely locally if you desire. Customers must choose prior to deployment, either cloud or on-premise license server option.