VTune™ Amplifier 2018 License Upgrade

Published: 09/11/2017  

Last Updated: 09/11/2017

By Jennifer Dimatteo

Note: If you have a pre-2018 serial number for Intel® VTune™ Amplifier as a standalone product with active support and you would like to download and install VTune Amplifier 2018 or later, the information below is relevant for you.  This does not apply to Parallel Studio XE licenses, even if they include VTune Amplifier.

There is an upgrade available for pre-2018 Intel® VTune™ Amplifier for Windows* or Linux* licenses with active support.  This is an optional upgrade and allows you to download the 2018 version of VTune Amplifier regardless of OS.

Why is the license changing for 2018?

As of update 2 of the 2017 release of VTune Amplifier, you can use your OS-specific license to download and run either the Linux* or Windows* version.  For example, if you have a single license for VTune Amplifier XE for Linux, you can also download and run the version for Windows, and vice versa. The Mac OS* host version has always been supported regardless of the OS associated with the license.

Pre-2018 VTune Amplifier license:

VTune 2017 serial number

VTune 2017 license

VTune 2017 download

VTune Amplifier 2018 no longer has separate licenses for the Linux* and Windows* versions.  We have created a single, standalone license to enable all supported platforms.  Upgrading your pre-2018 license will replace your OS-specific serial number with a full platform serial number.  If you do not upgrade, you will still be able to install and use all OS versions, but you will only be able to download the 2018 version corresponding to the OS on your valid license.  2017 version downloads are not affected.

VTune Amplifier license after upgrading:

VTune 2018 serial number

VTune 2018 license

VTune 2018 download

Note that although the 2018 Initial Release of VTune Amplifier for Linux download only has the option for Linux, the license gives you access to the Windows download page as well.

Do I need to upgrade my license?

Although it is recommended to keep your license current, you only need to upgrade your license if you have active support and want to download the 2018 version for an OS not listed on your license.

How do I upgrade my license?

From the Serial Numbers tab in the Intel Registration Center, click on the link for Intel VTune Amplifier for Linux (or Windows) under the Product Name column.  

VTune 2017 upgrade

It will show your pre-2018 serial number(s).  Click the Upgrade available >> link underneath.

VTune 2017 upgrade link

Next you should see this page.  Click the Upgrade button to complete the process and receive your new serial number.

VTune 2017 upgrade button

Once you've received your new serial number, the old one will be retired and invalid.  Make sure you replace your old license file.  If you have a floating license, follow these steps to replace the file on your license server.

Does the new license work with my older installed releases?

Yes. Once you download and install the 2018 or later release, the new license file will work with the latest release as well as with any existing older releases.  Upgrading the license will automatically retire the old serial number, so you must replace existing licenses using the old serial number with the new one.

Will my current license file work with the 2018 versions?

Yes. If you chose not to upgrade, the only limitation is that you may not be able to download a 2018 version not associated with your current license.  It does not affect installation and use of the product on any OS.


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