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Add a utility server

Setup network licensing manager, client--server apps, and more

The Utility Server is an option for Frame accounts that adds a stand-alone, general purpose Windows server to your account (running Windows Server 2012). This feature is useful for a variety of use cases including: * License server: use this server to install a network licensing manager for your software. Your production instance can then connect to this server to get the licenses. * Backend for a client--server application: you can host a database or other backend function in the utility server directly on your Frame account. Essentially, your entire system can be hosted in the cloud. Once enabled (by request to Frame Support and for an additional fee), a third tab will be added to your dashboard. [block:image] { "images": [ { "caption": "", "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/P6MEoz0OQOeYYRbfkmO3_utility%20tab.PNG", "utility tab.PNG", "1047", "406", "#558dcc", "" ] } ] } [/block] Similar to your Sandbox, the Utility Server is accessed from the Frame Dashboard, where you can power it on and connect to install applications. However, unlike the Sandbox, **the Utility Server will NOT power off automatically**. It is typically used for cases where you need the server to run 24x7. By default, the Utility server is configured as a relatively low-powered machine (ideal for being a license server). If you wish to use this for a database or other more demanding back-end function, contact Frame Support to discuss options including high-CPU, high-memory, SSD-backed instances. The Utility Server will be available to the rest of your instances in their local LAN. However, please note: if you require any custom ports to be opened for your services, you'll need to let us know by contacting us at support@fra.me. **This feature is only available for "Frame for Business" and "Frame Platform" users. Please contact us at support@fra.me if you require this feature and for pricing.* [block:callout] { "type": "info", "body": "Though we typically recommend using the utility server for client--server applications, we understand that, sometimes, a connection to on-prem servers might be needed. To get your application working with an already established server inside your own network will require one of two scenarios: \n\n1) Configure your network to allow outside connections to the server. At that point, you'd configure the application to connect to whatever domain or IP address information you want to use for establishing the connection, and it should work without issue. By default, Frame doesn't restrict outbound connections from our sessions, only inbound ones.\n\n2) Configure a VPN tunnel from the instances to your network. This requires the use of a VPN client that allows you to configure the traffic routing rules. For more information on using a VPN with Frame, please see our [KB article here](https://framesupport.force.com/s/article/Can-I-use-a-VPN-client-with-Frame).", "title": "Connecting to an on-prem server" } [/block]