Configuring IncrediBuild on Multi-Boot Computers

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Configuring IncrediBuild on Multi-Boot Computers

When installing an IncrediBuild Agent on computers that have a selection of operating systems that they can boot with ("dual-boot" or "multi-boot" computers), it is possible to install IncrediBuild on each of the installed operating systems while allocating only a single Extension Package for that computer. If this procedure is not followed, every operating system installed on the computer will require a separate Extension Package.

To configure a Multi-Boot computer to use a single Extension Package:

  1. Make sure that an IncrediBuild Agent is installed on each of the operating systems installed on the computer.
  2. Make sure that all IncrediBuild Agents installed on the computer's operating systems have connected to the Coordinator at least once and are subscribed (this temporarily uses up an Extension Package for each operating system running an IncrediBuild Agent).
  3. Open the Coordinator Monitor on the computer running the Coordinator service.
  4. Right-click one of the Agents installed on the multi-boot computer, and select Configure Multi-Boot....
    A list appears, showing other Agents that the Coordinator has identified as installed on the same computer.
  5. Select the Agents that are to share the selected Agent's license, and then click OK.

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Multi-Core Packages

IncrediBuild has multi-core packages that enable you to use all the cores on your computer (for example, packages for 4, 8, 16, 32, or more cores). In order to use all the logical cores on your computer, you have to allocate a multi-core package routine for the number of cores that you have on your hardware.

If you have eight cores on the local computer but you allocated a 4-core package, IncrediBuild uses only four logical cores. On the other hand, if you have a local machine of eight cores and you allocated a 16-core package, IncrediBuild will not use the extra eight cores in the package, and the Coordinator will indicate that there are eight extra cores.

The following is an example of a case where too large a package (16-core) has been assigned to a machine (four cores).  The Coordinator indicates that a 16-core package has been allocated, meaning that there are 12 extra cores that will not be in use.

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