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 setup VP Server on 32 bit system

tomcat-thumbVP Server is a server application which included the Teamwork Server, Floating License Server and Update Server. As 64 bit system already become the majority player, starting from version 13.0 VP Server no longer offer 32 bit installation package. But even the 32 bit installation package was no longer offered, you can still setup VP Server on a 32 bit environment. This article will teach you how to setup a VP Server on a 32 bit system. Read more

Setup VP Server with SQL Server

tomcat-thumbVP Server is a server application which included the Teamwork Server, Floating License Server and Update Server. Instead of setup these server applications one by one; they can be setup via the single VP Server package. VP Server using database for storing the settings and configurations, such as teamwork user account, history for check-in & check-out of project files, floating license status, etc. You can setup VP Server with an embedded database, or using some popular DBMS such as Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle and PostgreSQL. This article will teach you how to setup a Microsoft SQL Server database for the VP Server. We will use the Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express Edition to demonstrate how it works. Read more

Unable to upgrade VP Server to version 13.0 (or newer)

Some users may experience problem that VP Server fail to run after upgrade to version 13.0, or server remain in its current version after upgrade. This problem is caused by the VP Server is still running with the old JRE1.6. For deliver better features some libraries used by VP Server was being upgraded. Unfortunately they are not compatible with the old JRE 1.6. For users experienced problem on upgrade server can take the following steps to upgrade your server to version 13.0: Read more

How to run VP Server with SSL certificate

VP Server is a critical component for a team since it serve as both Teamwork Server (on-premises setup of VPository) for team collaboration development, as well as the License Server for floating license environment. Thanks for that VP Server was using a standard Apache Tomcat webserver as its base, you can easily protect the communications with VP Server by configure it to run with your own SSL certificate.

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How to update VP Server (prior to 14.0)

For version 14.0 or above please reference to How to update VP Server for update instructions.

tomcat-thumbVP Server is an integrated server providing the facilities including Teamwork operation support, Hosting of floating license and Centralized update server. Upgrade VP Server to new build, or even new version is extremely easy and can be done in few clicks. This article will teach you how to update your VP Server using the build-in update feature.

 

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Configure VP Server Update Module only provide update on specific build

tomcat-thumbVP Server providing the update server module which helps to host the product update. The update module will constantly check for update from Visual Paradigm’s download site.  By configure user’s Visual Paradigm client performing update via the update server, the colleagues are guarantee to be running the product on the same build. But for some company they want their colleague run on a fixed build rather than the latest one, you can then follow the procedure below to configure the update server only provide update on specific build number of Visual Paradigm. Read more

Solving SQL Server Connection Problem

SQL ServerUpon database modeling with Visual Paradigm, you always need to connect to the database server to perform generation of your database and reverse engineering of your ER model. However, you may encounter problem in connecting to the Microsoft SQL Server, which is a great obstruction to your modeling. In this article, we will provide ways to help you to check whether your configurations for connecting to SQL Server are correct.
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How to upgrade VP Server on stock Tomcat

tomcat-thumbVP Server is an integrated server providing the facilities including Teamwork operation support, Hosting of floating license as well as Centralized update server. The default VP Server package bundled with a web server where you can bring it up by simply download, unpack and run. The default package also allow user to have a seamless server upgrade, by simply upload a webapp package to server and let the server do the rest. In some situation user would prefer to run VP Server on his own Java application server, i.e. already have a Tomcat for other services in the company. With this setup the procedures for upgrade VP Server will be a bit difference. This article will teach you the procedures to update your VP Server which is being deployed to a stock Tomcat. Read more

How to Adjust the Reserved Memory Level for VP Server on Windows System Service

VP Server is a server application supporting various activities for your development work, including the teamwork operation*, access of floating license#, software update as well as online review and comment your system and business design^. The default memory configuration in VP Server is targeted to handle all these tasks. You can alter this configuration to fit the needs for your team. For example, teams with lower requirements can free up resources for other applications by down tune the reserved memory level for VP Server. Teams with high performance needs can tune up the reserved memory level to ensure the server having sufficient resources. In this article you will learn how to adjust the reserved memory level for VP Server system service on Microsoft Windows. Read more