5.3 How do I merge license files?
You can merge license files together if you are using more than one licensed application, or are adding a new feature to an existing license.
How you merge your license files depends on the type of license you have.
- Combining node-locked licenses
Node-locked licenses can be combined if the host IDs embedded in each
INCREMENT are the same. That is, if they have been generated for
the same host ID.
To combine multiple node-locked licenses into a single file, copy and paste all of
INCREMENT lines from your separate license files into a new
- Combining floating licenses
Floating licenses can be combined when both the following conditions exist:
You can merge floating licenses together automatically using the ARM web licensing
portal, or manually:
- Automatic Method
In the ARM web licensing portal:
Search for licenses for a particular host ID. All licenses with that
particular host ID are returned.
Select the licenses you want to merge.
Click the Merge button.
- Manual Method
To combine the license files:
Open one of the license files with a text editor.
Copy the other license file into the text editor and then remove any
SERVER this_host <hostid>
Always use the newest version of lmgrd and the newest
version of each vendor daemon, for example, armlmd, provided
with your ARM products.
There are some examples that show this in more detail in the
FlexNet License Administration Guide. A PDF of
this document is available in your DS-5 installation at:
Be aware that you are not entitled to use the mechanism for merging licenses
to also merge seats that have since been replaced by upgrade or update
There are examples of license file merging in the FlexNet License Administration Guide.