How can other VMs be quickly installed with licensed Subset, and does a new license for each VM need to be obtained?

Document ID : KB000011587
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

The main TDM VM with Subset is installed, licensed, and working.  The task is to set up multiple VMs to set up for other people to do subsetting as there is a large project with many data sources that need to be subsetted quickly.

Question:

How can other VMs be quickly installed with licensed Subset, and does a new license for each VM need to be obtained?

Environment:
TDM 3.6Subset
Answer:

Subsetting stores its license information in a file as opposed to the Repository like TDM.  This location is the following: C:\ProgramData\CA\TDM

The file stored there is lic.dat.

Therefore, it is a simple matter of copying the working lic.dat to the same location on all the new VMs. Please note the Subset profiles are located in the %AppData%\Roaming\Grid-Tools\profiles.xml file. For future users, have this be one of the files they must copy from a share drive to the AppData for them.  This will further reduce startup and ramp up times.

Additional Information:

You can read more about how to receive and apply the TDM-Datamaker license here: https://support.ca.com/us/knowledge-base-articles.TEC1469466.html

You can read more about how to apply a Subset license here: https://support.ca.com/us/knowledge-base-articles.TEC1596344.html