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Does ARM offer dongle based licenses?

Applies to: ARM Developer Suite (ADS), RealView Development Suite (RVDS), Tool Licensing (License Management)

Answer

Not directly. Windows users can effectively have a license dongle by hosting a node-locked license to a removable network adapter. Typically this would be a USB or PCMCIA Ethernet device.

ARM tools licenses are locked to a specific machine using a host ID.  This can be a disk serial number, or an Ethernet address.  Locking a license to the Ethernet address of a removable device allows the license to be moved between machines, as it will work on whichever machine the adapter is currently connected to.

Note for ADS 1.1/1.0 users:
ADS 1.1 and 1.0 use an older version of FLEXlm/FLEXnet than RVDS.  Although the same basic approach will work, there is an extra restriction.  The network adaptor must be connected to a network (e.g. have an Ethernet cable connected to it) before it is recognized by FLEXlm/FLEXnet.

Article last edited on: 2013-01-29 09:54:39

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