About this book

This book describes how to use FlexNet (formerly known as FLEXnet and FLEXlm) to enable ARM software tools. It contains generation and installation instructions for node-locked and floating licenses in addition to FAQs and hints for troubleshooting license problems. It is also available as a PDF.

Using this book

This book is organized into the following chapters:
Chapter 1 Supported Platforms

Gives an overview of the license management software.

Chapter 2 Requesting Your License

Describes how to request a license for your ARM software.

Chapter 3 Installing a Node-locked License Using the ARM License Manager

Describes how to install a node-locked license for your ARM software product after you have retrieved the license from the ARM web licensing portal.

Chapter 4 Using a Floating License

Describes how to configure your client computer to obtain the license for its ARM tools from a floating license server.

Chapter 5 Frequently Asked Questions about Licensing ARM Products

Describes licensing issues that are not specific to a particular licensing configuration.

Chapter 6 Troubleshooting Client Configuration

Describes issues relating to the configuration of clients in either node locked or floating license systems.

Chapter 7 Troubleshooting Server Configuration

Describes issues relating to the configuration of floating license systems.

Chapter 8 Setting Up a Floating License Server

Describes the installation of FlexNet server software and the configuration of the client machines.

Chapter 9 ARM License Manager Diagnostic Utility

Describes the armlmdiag license manager diagnostic utility.


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