ARM® DS-5™ License Management Guide


List of Topics

Conventions and feedback
Supported platforms
Tool licensing schemes
Types of license
Node-locked license scheme
Floating license scheme
About the ARM License Manager
About the ARM web licensing portal
Requesting Your License
Information required for a license
Manually obtaining a license from the ARM web licensing portal
Using 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)
Using a Floating License
About configuring the client licensing
Setting up your licensing environment with the ARM License Manager
Setting up your licensing environment from the Control Panel (Windows clients only)
Setting up your licensing environment at 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?
ormat 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 floating license server?
Why am I getting FlexNet error -15: Cannot connect to floating license server system?
Troubleshooting server configuration
How can I run my FlexNet server more securely?
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 floating 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 floating license server
Shutting down a floating license server
ARM License Manager Diagnostic Utility
armlmdiag utility

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Revision History
Revision A29th March 2011First release
Revision B30 September 2011Update 1 for DS-5
Revision C29 February 2012Update 2 for DS-5
Revision D29 Jul 2012Update 3 for DS-5
Revision E12 October 2012Update 4 for DS-5
Revision F15 March 2013Update 5 for DS-5
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