How to migrate your active legacy license to a Next-Generation license


NV5 Geospatial has adopted a new licensing technology for all future releases of our ENVI, IDL and SARScape products beginning with ENVI 5.7 and IDL 8.9. This technology is known as “Next-Generation (NG) Licensing”.

If you are using a license that was previously activated on the legacy licensing engine for previous ENVI/IDL versions, and install ENVI 5.7 / IDL 8.9 in the same directory afterwards, the License Administrator of the latest version will be able to detect it and help you migrate the license to the new licensing engine. After this migration, you can then use ENVI 5.7 / IDL 8.9 without the need to reactivate the license on the same machine. 

Below you will find the detailed steps for the migration for local and floating licenses, as well as the steps for your client machines that are connected to a license server:

Active license(s) on a local machine:
Migrate local license(s): https://www.l3harrisgeospatial.com/docs/envi-install.html#Migrate

Active license(s) on a license server:
Migrate floating license(s) on Windows: https://www.l3harrisgeospatial.com/docs/install-windows.html#AdminGUI
Migrate floating license(s) on Linux: https://www.l3harrisgeospatial.com/docs/install-linux.html#AdminGUI

Client machine, which is connected to a license server:
As soon as the new NG license server has been installed on the server machine and the existing licenses were migrated from the legacy licensing engine to the new licensing engine (see steps above), clients will need to reconnect to the server.
Connect a client machine to a Windows License Server: https://www.l3harrisgeospatial.com/docs/install-windows.html#Client
Connect a client machine to a Linux License Server: https://www.l3harrisgeospatial.com/docs/install-linux.html#Client

Please note: License migration is an online process that requires an internet connection. Please contact Technical Support if you do not have internet access.




created by MT on 5/10/2023

reviewed by CS on 5/10/2023


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