ARM ® FLEXlm LicenseManagement Guide v4.0

Table of Contents

About this book
Intended audience
Using this book
Typographical conventions
Further reading
Feedback on license management
Feedback on this book
1. Introduction
1.1. Supported platforms
1.1.1. Client platforms
1.1.2. License server platforms
1.2. Tool licensing options
1.2.1. Node-locked license (Windows only)
1.2.2. Floating license (Windows and Unix/Linux)
1.3. ARM License Wizard
1.4. ARM web licensing portal
2. Requesting Your License
2.1. Information needed for a license
2.1.1. Product serial number
2.1.2. Host ID
2.2. ARM web licensing portal
2.2.1. New users
2.2.2. Existing users
2.2.3. Access from the License Wizard v4.x
3. Installing a Node-Locked License
3.1. Installing a node-locked license
3.1.1. Using the ARM License Wizard
4. Setting Up a Floating License Server
4.1. Installing the server software
4.1.1. Installing server software on Windows
4.1.2. Installing server software on Unix/Linux
4.2. Installing the server license
4.3. Starting the license server
4.3.1. Starting a Windows server
4.3.2. Starting a Unix/Linux server
5. Configuring a Client to Use a License Server
5.1. Configuring the client licensing onWindows
5.1.1. ARM License Wizard
5.1.2. Using the Control Panel
5.1.3. Using the Command Line
5.2. Client license on Unix/Linux
5.2.1. Shell commands
5.2.2. .flexlmrc
6. Frequently Asked Questions about Licensing
6.1. General licensing questions
6.1.1. How do the ARM development tools implementFLEXlm ?
6.1.2. How does FLEXlm finda license file?
6.1.3. Can I use FLEXlm withmore than one product?
6.1.4. How do I combine licenses?
6.1.5. How do I move my license to anothercomputer?
6.1.6. Feature not supported error
6.1.7. Do the ARM development tools supportBORROW?
6.1.8. Why can I not find the LMHOSTID utility?
6.2. Problems with client configuration
6.2.1. License apparently missing
6.2.2. How do I manually install a node-lockedlicense?
6.2.3. Problems communicating with the server
6.2.4. How can I change the order in whichmy license sources are accessed?
6.2.5. What does the “Diagnose license managementproblems” option do in the License Wizard?
6.2.6. How can I optimize floating licensecheckout times?
6.3. Problems with server configuration
6.3.1. Server log reports "Invalid licensekey (inconsistent authentication code)"
6.3.2. How do I update the license file myserver uses?
6.3.3. How can I tell how many floating licensesare in use?
6.3.4. Server log reports “(armlmd) cannotopen lock file”
6.3.5. What version of the license serverdaemons should I use?
6.3.6. Server log reports “Invalid license key (inconsistentauthentication code)”

List of Tables

2.1. Commands for obtaining host IDs

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Revision History
Revision A July2002 First Release
Revision B January2003 Second Release
Revision C May 2003 ThirdRelease
Revision D January 2004 Release3.1 for RVDS v2.1
Revision E December2004 Release 3.2 for RVDS v2.2
Revision F March2006 Release 4.0 for RVDS v3.0
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