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A host ID (or hostid) is an identifier unique to a particular computer, and is used by FLEXnet to lock licenses to a particular machine. If the host ID provided at the time the license is generated is wrong, then the license does not enable the tools.
The method of obtaining a host ID differs depending on the type of license (see the FAQ entry: What licensing options are available for ARM's development tools? ), the hardware platform, and operating system used.
If you have the FLEXnet tools installed, you can get a list of the recognised host IDs by executing the following from a terminal on Linux or a command (run) prompt on Windows:
The host ID is the 12 digit value, without the dashes. So in the example above, the host ID is 001124642313.
Note: Be aware that for recent versions of Linux that use the new
Consistent Network Device Naming scheme,
lmutil lmhostid returns all zeros. ARM recommends that you use
ifconfig for these version of Linux.
Also, see Alternative methods of finding the host ID.
You can also find the host ID manually using:
|OS||Command||Server Host ID Type||Comments|
|Windows||ipconfig /all||ETHERNET||The hostid is returned as the 12 digit hex ‘Physical Address’. Remove the hyphens, ‘-’, before entering it.|
|Linux||/sbin/ifconfig eth0||ETHERNET||Returns a 12 digit hex ‘HWaddr’. Remove the colons. Only eth0 can be used to obtain the host ID.|
Returns the 8 digit hex host ID.
c:\>vol c: Volume in drive C has no label. Volume Serial Number is 80A3-03C1
The host ID is the 8 digit value, without the dash. So in this example, the host ID is 80A303C1. In a license file, this is written as
Article last edited on: 2013-01-29 09:59:13
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