The customer has about 30 Rhino 7 licenses and 10 Rhino 8 upgrades.
When a user starts Rhino 7, does the LAN-Zoo grab a Rhino 7 license first, which is not linked to a Rhino 8 upgrade? In other words, have Rhino 7 licenses with no Rhino 8 link a higher priority for LAN-Zoo grabbing?
That would be nice, then still 10 users could grab a Rhino 8 license.
As far as I know, this has not been addressed yet. If there are more previous version licenses than upgrades in the Zoo or Cloud Zoo, I don’t think there is any mechanism that has been put in place that a previous version user grabs in priority a license that is not linked to an upgrade. At least that’s the way it has been in the past with versions up to V7. @brian correct me if I am wrong…
There’s no good answer here, because the LAN Zoo actually hands licenses to client computers. I don’t remember what the current behavior is, but I know that we’ve had it both ways, and have had unhappy customers…
Consider a LAN Zoo with:
Seat X: 1 x Rhino 7
Seat Y: 1 x Rhino 7 + Rhino 8 Upgrade
If User A starts Rhino 7, and the LAN Zoo grabs a license from Seat X, then the same user starts Rhino 8, it will grab a license from Seat Y.
At this point, one user is using both seats. Someone will complain.
If, on the other hand, User A starts Rhino 7 and the LAN Zoo grabs a license from Seat Y, and then another user starts Rhino 8, they won’t be able to, because Seat Y is already in use.
The most robust solution is to upgrade all the licenses in the LAN Zoo.