5.6 How do I move my license to another computer?

To move your ARM tools license from the original computer for which it was generated to another computer within the same company, you must obtain a new license file from ARM with a new host ID.

A host ID is usually generated from an Ethernet card MAC address.
If you have already obtained your license file from ARM, but you have to move it to another computer within the same company, then you must obtain a new license file with a new Host ID. The move must be within the same legal entity, such as from pc1 at xyz Inc. to pc2 at xyz Inc.

Note

A reason for moving a license might be a PC hardware failure.
Node Locked Licenses
If your host ID is obtained from your ethernet card, then a new license is required if your ethernet card is replaced.
If your host ID is obtained from your hard disk volume number, then a new license is required if your hard disk is reformatted or replaced.
Floating Licenses
For Floating licenses, the Host ID is that of the license server or license servers. Therefore, a new license is only required if the Host ID of the license server or license servers change.
Conversion of Node locked to Floating license
If you want to convert a node locked license to be a floating license then this always incurs a charge, as described in the rehost request pages.

Note

You are not entitled to attempt to rehost seats that have since been replaced by upgrade or update seats.
To rehost your license, you must submit a rehost request through the ARM web licensing portal:

Procedure

  1. Access the ARM web licensing portal.
  2. Click the Rehost link in the menu on the left of the web page.
  3. Accept the Rehost License Request (Disclaimer).
  4. Enter either your product serial number or the Host ID of your client machine.
Related concepts
2.1 Information required for a license
5.7 Do upgrade or update seats replace existing seats?
Related tasks
5.5 How do I find my host ID?
Related information
ARM Self-Service Portal
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