8.9 Starting a Unix/Linux server from the command line

You can start a Windows server from the command line.

To start the floating license server software on a Unix/Linux server, go to the directory containing the floating license server software and type:
nohup lmgrd -c license_file_name -l logfile_name
where:
license_file_name
Specifies the fully qualified path name of the license file.
logfile_name
Specifies the fully qualified path name to a server debug log file. The debug log file must be on a local storage device to avoid network problems.

Note

The server log file can become very large, so it might be necessary for you to take action to control its size.

Note

lmgrd does not require root privileges, ARM recommends that you start the server as a non-privileged user, instead of giving it root privileges.
After you have started the floating license server, enter the following command to see the most recent output from the floating license server:
tail -f logfile_name

Prerequisites

If you are adding a new license to a system with a running floating license server, you must stop the server, point the server to the new license file, then restart the server. If this is not done, the new license information might not be recognized by the license daemons. ARM does not recommend the use of the lmreread command.
Related concepts
8.10 About shutting down a floating license server
Related tasks
7.11 How can I manage the size of the server debug log file?
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