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AR# 66831

2016 Licensing - Known Issues for Vivado 2016.x Licensing


This answer record details the known issues related to the Xilinx implementation of FLEXnet licensing for the 2016 Vivado release.

For license troubleshooting help, see (Xilinx Answer 32301).

For the Licensing Solution Center, see (Xilinx Answer 41259).

For general questions about software licensing, see the following Xilinx Licensing FAQ page.


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Outstanding Known Issues in Vivado 2016.4

(Xilinx Answer 60091)Invalid LM_LICENSE_FILE value syntax causes Vivado License Manager to crash with fatal error in JRE
(Xilinx Answer 60164)Vivado License Manager (VLM) takes a long time to load the available licenses
(Xilinx Answer 60180)The Vivado License Manager (VLM) does not display licenses found in a user mapped %HOMEDRIVE%\.Xilinx
(Xilinx Answer 61109)Activation based floating licensing does not support 3-Redundant License?
(Xilinx Answer 62512)Activation based licenses cannot be used in conjunction with a FlexID dongle
(Xilinx Answer 63727)Cannot borrow a license from a Virtual Machine license server to physical machine
(Xilinx Answer 63893)If a server has two borrowable licenses for the same feature name but different version limits, only the older license can be borrowed
(Xilinx Answer 64106)Restoration of borrowed license fails without error message when multiple licenses are selected
(Xilinx Answer 64439)Borrow fails: (xilinxd) Activation error (-161,62002:0) No fulfillment exists in trusted storage which matches the request
(Xilinx Answer 66828)
WebPACK indicates that it is looking for and finding a license although license checks have been removed
(Xilinx Answer 67750)License failure when running command-line simulations of AXI BFM, Zynq-7000 BFM due to unset LD_LIBRARY_PATH
(Xilinx Answer 68276)IP license warning is given for ieee802d3_25g_rs_fec_only during core generation even though a full license is available

Known Issues resolved in Vivado 2016.4


Known Issues resolved in Vivado 2016.3


Known Issues resolved in Vivado 2016.2


Known Issues resolved in Vivado 2016.1

(Xilinx Answer 60093)Vivado License Manager shows wrong count of seats when multiple floating licenses are set up in the same server
(Xilinx Answer 60169)Windows 8.1 does not support server licenses: APPCRASH for xilinxd.exe
(Xilinx Answer 64405)SDK nodelocked or client Trusted Storage licenses do not work on Windows virtual machines
(Xilinx Answer 66709)Flex Publisher Security vulnerability CVE-2015-8277 discovered.  License utilities released with Vivado 2015.4 require update
(Xilinx Answer 66742)Vivado 2015.4 generates Trial license with version limit that is not valid for Vivado 2015.4
AR# 66831
Date Created 03/14/2016
Last Updated 12/19/2016
Status Active
Type Known Issues
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2016.2
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2016.3
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2016.1
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2016.4