This is a general question about Fusionhub licensing. I intend to deploy this product as an Amazon EC2 VM. I am reading through the manual to get some concept of this product. As best I can tell, the license is provisioned through the Incontrol2 Peplink cloud application (Page 2 of the Installation Guide “Fusion Hub License Generation.” I also read a forum post that to transfer a license the user was told to cancel the existing license in Incontrol2. Incontrol2 seems also to be needed to cancel a license and provision another server with the same license. The two products seem to be bound at the hip together.
So I then explore how Incontrol2 works. It is free if the product is “in warranty” but has a subscription price if not. Well, Fusionhub is software, not hardware so I do not understand if it has a warranty or not. So then I guess that even though I buy and pay for a Fusionhub software license, I will forever have to pay either for a Fusionhub “warranty” if there is one, or if not an indefinite subscription to Incontrol2 in order to validate a license for Fusionhub.
I have no real use for Incontrol2 other than to validate a license for Fusionhub. For me, Fusionhub will have only one purpose, to act as server for a Max 700. When the Max700 is not in use, the Amazon EC2 server will be deactivated, and both the Max 700 and Fusionhub will sit idle until another job comes along. But, as I read this, no matter what - I will have to keep up a subscription to Incontrol2 indefinitely just so that I can validate the license again when I start up the Amazon EC2 instance and start Fusionhub. Or if I want to start the VM somewhere else or in another data center.
Can someone let me know if my understanding is incorrect? Is it possible to just use my license number directly in Fusiionhub whenever I start an instance on any server (so long as I only have one copy in service at any given time) and never bother with Incontrol2 for any reason?
If so, the manual page that shows how to do this directly with the Fusionhub product would be appreciated.