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AR# 60485

2014.2 Licensing - xlicsrvrmgr fails on Virtual Machine with: Error: API function 60009 failed, result 51412


I have created an activation license request file for a floating license that will be served on a virtual machine.

However, when I run xlicsrvrmgr on the .xml file I receive an error similar to the following:

    > xlicsrvrmgr.exe -p license.xml
    Error: API function 60009 failed, result 51412
    Response processing failed.
    Exit940 error when processing response.



The Xilinx activation license generator is not able to support virtual machines.

It will return the above error if an attempt is made to generate a license for a VM.

The following code within the .xml file indicates that the machine information is for a virtual machine.


Starting with Vivado 2014.3 the xlicsrvrmgr utility will add an "is virtual" flag to the license request so that the license generation site will create a valid license for a Virtual Machine.

If earlier versions of the Vivado license utilities are used to generate the request, then the flag will not be passed.

The license generation site will then assume it is not a VM, and will create an invalid license.
AR# 60485
Date Created 05/01/2014
Last Updated 06/30/2015
Status Active
Type Known Issues
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2014.1