The IBExpert Portable License is a "mobile" IBExpert IDE license – to use on a test workstation, to take with you when you are out and about, or to analyse or update a customer’s database. The IBExpert Portable License is for those users who regularly use IBExpert themselves, and occasionally need a temporary IBExpert license for database analysis and administration on their customer’s or test workstations. It is also ideal for those users who use VMWare.
The IBExpert Portable License is USB dongle-dependent, i.e. it is protected using a USB flash drive. You can use and install the IBExpert IDE wherever you want, but it will only work when the dongle is connected to the computer. There is no additional computer-specific information required. It is also permitted to use this specific license on your customers' computer, but it will only work with the dongle connected to the computer.
When using the IBExpert Portable version together with VMWare workstations: As long as the USB stick is connected to the VMWare (there is the option on the virtual machine to connect to external devices), the associated IBExpert version will also work. This can be used consecutively regardless of the number of virtual machines without further keys or registrations when the USB stick is plugged in and connected. Once the USB is disconnected, IBExpert stops working.
You will need one USB stick (i.e. 1 IBExpert Portable License) for each host on each machine. The number of virtual machines running on a single host is irrelevant.
The IBExpert Portable License includes all updates for 6 months. During this 6 month period you can download and activate the current IBExpert customer version in the IBExpert Download Center. Once this update period has expired, you no longer have access to any customer versions and/or registrations in the IBExpert Download Center.
If you are not yet registered in the IBExpert Download Center, you can refer to our documentation.
IBExpert Portable Licenses may be purchased singly or in quantities of 2, 5 and 10. You can find a summary of all IBExpert licenses and prices under All products & prices. All our products can be purchased in our online shop or by email to email@example.com. Important: When you order this product, you must select the physical shipping Hermes, UPS or DHL. Details of purchase and payment options can be found here. If you have any further questions please mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To extend the update period of the IBExpert Portable License(s), you will need to purchase the relevant IBExpert Software Assurance (extension of the update period) for the corresponding IBExpert Portable Version. IBExpert Portable Software Assurance may be purchased singly or in quantities of 2, 5 and 10 (refer to the license summary for details and prices). Details of IBExpert Software Assurance can be referred to here. Don't forget to order Software Assurance for your registered IBExpert licenses in due time, if you want to continue to have access to the latest version in the IBExpert Download center.
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Important: Only the most recent IBExpert versions should be used with the new Firebird and InterBase® versions. This not only enables proper use of all functionalities but also avoids any problems which may arise due to the API and functional changes in the database engines.
The current IBExpert Version can always be found in the IBExpert Download Center. If your customer license expired not more than 6 months ago, you should go to our online shop and order the relevant Software Assurance for your license.