Many users prefer to test new software releases before removing
the production version. First, install the new release of uni-SPF
in a separate directory from the previous release. The new release
of uni-SPF may be executed directly from this directory for testing.
The tricky part is handling the License Manager. Two copies of the
License Manager daemon cannot run on the same machine listening
on the same port. Now, the License Manager will support previous
releases of uni-SPF. So, if your local procedures permit it, you
may just run the new release of the license manager by itself, with
the activation key for the new release, and users of the previous
release will not be effected.
However, if you would prefer to keep the old and new releases strictly
separate, you may run two copies of the LM daemon at the same time
by changing the port number in one of them. The port number may
be found in the 'twgfiles' file, located in the directory where
the LM software was installed. A third method of accomplishing this
is to run the LM daemon on a different machine altogether, pointing
the new release to this machine when installing it.