8.6 Modifying your
floating license file
Before you can use your license file, you must modify it.
You normally retrieve your license yourself from the ARM web licensing portal.
If you are adding this license to a floating license server
that is already used for licensing FlexNet managed tools, the same
utilities must be used for all tools. You must therefore ensure that
all of the floating license server utilities are upgraded to the
latest version used by the any of the various tools that you have.
CautionYou must not change anything already present in the license
file other than the server name and port number, otherwise the license
file becomes invalid.
- Move the license file to a
known location on the server. A suitable place for the license file
is the same directory as your floating license server software.
The suggested file name is license.dat,
and this name is used throughout this document to refer to the license
file. If you want to call the file something else, substitute your
file name for license.dat.
- Open a text editor to modify your license.dat file.
this_host in the license
file with the corresponding server name.
NoteIf the host ID in the license file is incorrect or if the
server host ID has changed, you must apply to ARM for a new license
- Add the port number after each host ID. By default,
the port number is 8224. If you do not define a port, the operating
system chooses one in the range from 27000 to 27009. This number
might change if the server is rebooted.
- Save your edited license file as a plain text file.
NoteIf you make a mistake when editing your license file, you
can download the original license file again from the ARM web licensing
Example 8-1 Examples
For example, a web-generated license file might contain the
SERVER this_host 001002A34BC5
If you want to use port number 8224 on your floating license
synchrotron, you must change the
SERVER synchrotron 001002A34BC5 8224
Although you cannot edit your license file except as permitted, you can add
certain elements to your license file, such as paths to an options file or vendor daemon.
See the FlexNet License Administration Guide for details.