Explanation of HCL Accelerate editions#
HCL™ Accelerate is available in several editions.
All editions are full-featured and support unlimited users. Editions vary by the number of concurrent user sessions, and the availability of product support.
|Standard Edition (SE)||Supports unlimited sessions and provides 24/7 product support.|
|Standard Edition Trial (SET)||Supports unlimited sessions and offers support during normal business hours. Free to use for 60 days.|
|Community Edition (CE)||The Community Edition is free to use and supports two concurrent sessions. Community support is available.|
The Standard Edition is enterprise-ready and supports any number of concurrent user sessions. You have access to full 24/7 product support and all related resources.
Note: Until you configure your license, HCL Accelerate restricts you to two concurrent sessions.
Standard Edition Trial#
The Standard Edition Trial version provides a 60-day free trial of the Standard Edition. As with the full Standard Edition, you have access to all product features and unlimited sessions. You have access to product support but, because trials are not supported for production environments, support is limited to normal business hours.
After the 60-day trial expires, your installation is downgraded to the Community Edition and product support ends. All of your data is saved and maintained but you are restricted to two concurrent sessions.
The Community Edition is ideal for small shops that do not need more than two concurrent sessions. You can have more than two users, but only two can be logged-on concurrently. This edition provides community support, including the public forum and other product resources. You can apply product updates as they become available.
Obtaining HCL Accelerate#
You obtain a key and download the installation file from the HCL Accelerate product page. You can acquire a key for the Community Edition or the Standard Edition. When you run the installation program, you are prompted to supply your key.
Note: You cannot complete the installation without supplying either a Community Edition access key or Standard Edition trial key.
After you install the Community Edition, you can immediately start using all product features.
After you install the Standard Edition Trial, you can immediately start using all product features. A banner in the HCL Accelerate user interface reminds you how many days are left in the trial.
To upgrade from the Community Edition to the Standard Edition Trial, you obtain a trial key that you can apply to start the trial. After you apply the key, you have unlimited concurrent sessions and access to product support. A banner in the product UI displays the remaining trial days. After you apply the key, you do not have to restart HCL Accelerate.
To upgrade from the Standard Edition Trial to the full Standard Edition, you apply your license to stop the trial and begin 24/7 product support. After you apply your license, you do not have to restart HCL Accelerate.
If you want to skip the trial and upgrade from the Community Edition to the full Standard Edition, obtain and then apply your license.
Parent topic: Overview of HCL Accelerate