ARM® DS-5™ License Management Guide


List of Topics

Conventions and feedback
Supported platforms
Tool licensing options
Types of license
Node-locked license scheme
Floating license scheme
ARM License Manager
ARM web licensing portal
Requesting Your License
Accessing the ARM web licensing portal from the License Manager
Information required for a license
Installing a Node-Locked License
Installing a node-locked license using the ARM License Manager
Installing a node-locked license manually (Windows only)
Installing a node-locked license manually (Unix/Linux only)
Configuring a Client to Use a License Server
Configuring the client licensing
Using the ARM License Manager
Using the Control Panel (Windows clients only)
Using the Command line (Unix/Linux clients only)
Frequently Asked Questions about Licensing
How does FlexNet find a license file?
Can I use FlexNet with more than one product?
How do I combine licenses?
How do I find my product serial number?
How do I move my license to another computer?
Do the ARM development tools support BORROW?
Do ARM licenses support queuing?
Why can I not find the lmhostid utility?
What is the format of a license entry?
Troubleshooting client configuration
License apparently missing error
My node-locked tools fail with FlexNet error -8: Invalid license key (inconsistent authentication code)
How can I change the order in which my license sources are accessed?
How can I optimize floating license checkout times?
Can I use a remote license server?
Why am I getting FlexNet error -15: Cannot connect to license server system?
Troubleshooting server configuration
Server debug log reports “Invalid license key (inconsistent authentication code)”
Can I define the order in which licenses in a mixed version license file are issued?
How can I tell how many floating licenses are in use?
Server debug log reports “(armlmd) cannot open lock file” or “cannot communicate with lmgrd”
What version of the license server daemons must I use?
How can I limit user access to particular licensed features?
Why am I getting “DENIED” messages in the server log?
How can I manage the size of the server debug log file?
Setting Up a Floating License Server
Installing the server software
Installing a floating license
Starting a license server
Shutting down a license server

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Revision History
Revision A29th March 2011First release
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