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How do I merge my license files?

Applies to: ARM Developer Suite (ADS), RealView Developer Kit (RVDK) for OKI, RealView Developer Kit (RVDK) for ST, RealView Developer Kit for XScale (RVXDK), RealView Development Suite (RVDS), Tool Licensing (License Management)

Answer

Node Locked Licenses

Licenses can be combined if the host IDs embedded in each INCREMENT are the same.

To merge license files, copy all of the INCREMENT lines from your separate license files into a new single license file.

Floating Licenses

Licenses can be combined if:

  1. The number of SERVER lines in each file is the same.
  2. The host ID field of each SERVER line in one file exactly matches the host ID field of each SERVER line in the other file.

You you can merge floating licenses together automatically using ARM's web licensing portal, 'ConnectLM', or manually.

Automatic Method:
In ConnectLM you can navigate to: Licensing > Licenses » Merge » Merge Licenses.  Then you can search for licenses for a particular host ID.  All licenses with that particular host ID will be returned, allowing you to select which ones you would like to merge, before clicking the Merge button.

Manual Method:

To combine the license files, use a text editor and open one license file, copy the other license file into the text editor and then remove the duplicate SERVER, VENDOR and USE_SERVER lines, e.g.:

  SERVER this_host <hostid>
  VENDOR armlmd
  USE_SERVER

Be sure to always use the newest version of lmgrd used by either product and the newest version of each vendor daemon.

There are some examples that show this in more detail in the FLEXnet End User Guide which can also be found in the FLEXlm/FLEXnet subdirectory of your tools installation.

N.B. You are not entitled to use the mechanism for merging licenses to merge seats which have since been replaced by upgrade/update seats.

Article last edited on: 2013-01-29 10:02:11

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