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AR# 42496

Licensing - How do I select a Licensing Server?

Description

I will be setting up a floating license. 

How do I know what machine to use for the floating license server?

Solution

The machine that is used as a license server is a matter of preference. 

Below are some of the items to be considered.
 
  • Machine use - If the machine is being used for functions other than as a server, communication with the server could be impaired due to load.
     
  • Machine stability - The server should always be available or available as much as possible.
     
  • Machine up time - The server should remain up during possible periods when a license will be needed. 
    After a down period, the lmgrd process should be automatically restarted.
     
  • Network Accessibility - The Machine should be accessible on the same network (same sub-net is often preferred) as the client machines where the license is required.
     
  • Accessibility - The designated license administrator should have proper permissions to run executables on the server machine.
     
  • It is recommended that the license executable (lmgrd), vendor daemon (xilinxd),  the license file, and the debug and report log files all be on locally mounted disks.
The hostID for the selected server can be found by running "lmutil lmhostid" on the selected server.
 
For supported Operating Systems see: (Xilinx Answer 39333).
AR# 42496
Date Created 10/10/2012
Last Updated 12/10/2014
Status Active
Type General Article
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