Setting up Floating License and License server

coverFloating license enables users to share the Visual Paradigm concurrently based on the limit of concurrent access specified on the floating license. In order to access the floating license, you need to install the VP  Server and enable its Floating License Server Module in your Local Area Network in advance. This article will demonstrate how to download, install and configure VP Server and enable the Floating License Server module.


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Use Access Code to Protect your Floating License from Unauthorized Access

With Visual Paradigm’s floating license you can define the access code to control the access of the license. The access code basically is a password and it server for 2 main purpose. First, it helps to prevents unauthorized access to your license key and only when user have the right access code can use it, which increased the level of security. Second is to divide your floating licenses into groups. Think about if group A and B both acquire licenses from the same VP Server, group A may use up all the keys, leaving no available license for group B, when there is no control. Access code solves this problem by enforcing the need of supplying a valid password when trying to acquiring license from server by client.

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How to Use Floating License Key in Offline Mode

The floating license allows you to share your Visual Paradigm license key between your team. While using floating license the software need to keep online and connect to license server for validation. In some situation, such as working in customer’s site or during travel, you may not able to get access to your license server. In this case you can export the floating license key form your server and use the software offline. In this article we will show you how to export the floating license key form your license server, and how to return it back after using.
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How to Adjust Default PermGen Memory Setting for VP Server 12.1

VP Server is a server application which included the Teamwork Server, Floating License Server, Update Server, as well as the PostMania service. It is a core module supporting various activities of your team, such as teamwork operations*, access of floating license#, software update as well as online review and comment your system and business design^. The default memory setting in VP Server capable to handle tasks for most of the teams. But in extreme situation you may need to adjust the PermGen memory setup to let the server running smooth and accomplish your challenging tasks. In this article we will show you how to adjust the PermGen memory setting of your VP Server 12.1 (or older version). Read more

How to Upgrade VP-UML (With Single Seat License) and Teamwork Server to New Version [Obsolete]

This article is out-dated. Please refer to How to upgrade Visual Paradigm (with Single Seat License) and Teamwork Server to New Version for details about how to update your single seat licensed Visual Paradigm and Teamwork Server to latest version.
Visual Paradigm for UML (VP-UML) was discontinued since the product amalgamation in version 11.1. More details can be found at

From time to time Visual Paradigm release new version to Visual Paradigm for UML (VP-UML) and Teamwork Server which cover bunch of new features and enhancements. Thanks to the maintenance contract system, you can upgrade to new version without extra cost as long as your license is covered by maintenance. This article will teach you how to upgrade your VP-UML in single seat license as well as the Teamwork Server to new version. Read more

How to Upgrade Teamwork Server to New Version

The Teamwork Server is a central repository for performing team collaborative development on your UML, business process, database design and enterprise architecture projects which is done with Visual Paradigm’s modeling software. In order to perform team collaborative development, both the client modeling software as well as the server need to be run in the same version. This article will teach you how to upgrade your Teamwork Server v5.3 or later (a module of VP Server) into new version. Read more