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AR# 56618

2013.4 Licensing - "Fatal Error. License Check failed for secure IP. Exiting Synthesis."

Description

While mapping a design in Vivado Design Suite 2013.2, the tool stops during synthesis with a fatal error that is shown below. 

No further diagnostics are given that indicates what the problem is. 

A number of Xilinx IPs have been used in the design for which we have license keys available on our license servers, and we also have a valid software floating licenses for our tools.

Why is this error being received?

...
INFO: [Synth 8-638] synthesizing module 'intr_block' [<project_directory>/eth_ip_2013.2/ten_gig_eth_mac_v12_0_0/ten_gig_eth_mac_v12_0/management/intr_block.vhd:145]
INFO: [Synth 8-256] done synthesizing module 'intr_block' (437#645) [<project_directory>/eth_ip_2013.2/ten_gig_eth_mac_v12_0_0/ten_gig_eth_mac_v12_0/management/intr_block.vhd:145]
INFO: [Synth 8-256] done synthesizing module 'ten_gig_eth_mac_v12_0_management' (438#645) [<project_directory>/eth_ip_2013.2/ten_gig_eth_mac_v12_0_0/ten_gig_eth_mac_v12_0/management/management.vhd:267]
Fatal Error. License Check failed for secure IP. Exiting Synthesis.
License Check diagnostics :
,
finished Rtl Elaboration : Time (s): cpu = 00:35:52 ; elapsed = 00:36:36 . Memory (MB): peak = 1833.906 ; gain = 1695.434
d
    while executing
    invoked from within
"upleveling failed"
#0 {
    set ::env(BUILTIN_SYNTH) true
    source $::env(HRT_TCL_PATH)/rtSynthPrep.tcl
    set rt::cmdEcho 0
    rt::set_parameter writeX
3162 Infos, 1104 Warnings, 1 Critical Warnings and 0 Errors encountered.
ERROR: [Common 17-69] Command failed: Synthesis failed - please see the console or run log file for details

Solution

The Vivado licensing scheme does not look for an IP core license feature on another server during Synthesis relative to where the Synthesis feature is found. 

For this reason, the IP core licenses are not being found and the above error occurs.

In the meantime, to work around this issue, do one of the following:

  • Make either the Vivado license or the IP core license a node-locked license.
  • Rehost either the Vivado license or the IP core license so that both licenses are served from the same server using the same lmgrd process.

For additional information, see (Xilinx Answer 52062).

This issue has been fixed in Vivado 2014.1.

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Associated Answer Records

AR# 56618
Date Created 06/27/2013
Last Updated 04/17/2014
Status Active
Type Known Issues
Tools
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2013.2
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2013.3
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2013.4