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A node-locked license locks the tools to a particular computer, or more accurately to a particular host ID.
A node-locked license is a good choice for an installation that will be used by one user on a single computer.
The tools license is tied to a particular host ID. If the device you used for the host ID fails, you cannot use the licensed product. The host ID used cannot be changed without a replacement license being supplied by Arm®.
The following example shows part of a typical node-locked license. This license allows the
use of the specified Arm application, fromelf, on the single specific computer that is
identified by its
hostid value of
INCREMENT fromelf armlmd 5.0201105 permanent uncounted 6AB6805Z33A6 \ HOSTID=001F12FEAB43 ISSUER="ARM Limited" \ NOTICE="For support see http://www.arm.com/support/" \ SN=ABCDE-12345-ZYXWV SIGN="9280 B58A 6ED0 814C 4D0C C3AD \ 5D85 ABC7 5FDF 5555 7772 F529 52E4 0C52 C836 1812 4492 3263 \ 61F4 5E7B 373F A4F4 0E6C 824B CB71 B8D8 2DB8 3D39 994F 7E1E" \ SIGN2="ED41 1634 F698 AC5E 6645 E5B4 CEDA 97D1 A5D2 93E1 6E01 \ 937F CDD7 27A9 921B 1C0C F281 4DDE F1A2 6A20 9308 C5E1 4613 \ 8C4F AA7E A3BC 2ACE C483 0F2D B7CB" …