License files run only on the license server or hardware appliance that was specified when they were generated. If you change the binding identifier of a server or appliance hosting license files, reallocate license files so that they match the new binding identifier.
The binding identifier is the information in the license file that identifies the machine where the license file is hosted. The binding identifier is usually the license server hostname, but it can also be a hardware appliance name, Ethernet address (MAC address), or FQDN.
Situations in which you might need to reallocate a license file:
- You rename your license server
- You want to move your license files to a server that has a different name
- You used some licenses initially to create a test environment and now you want to reuse those licenses on a different license server
Designating a new binding identifier when you reallocate licenses does not consume more licenses. The process changes only the binding identifier for the licenses.