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AR# 17243

5.2i Licensing - Can I monitor Xilinx Software Tool usage in a Networked environment?


Keywords: install, licensing, FlexLM, license, counting, monitor, monitoring

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
Since Xilinx no longer uses FlexLM licensing for their software, is there a way I can monitor Xilinx Software Tool usage in a networked environment?


Macrovision (formerly Globetrotter), the publisher of FlexLM, publishes a software program called SAMwrap that you can use for this purpose.

The recommended way to set up SamWrap to monitor Xilinx ISE is to wrap PAR:

1. Execute swsetup32.exe.
2. Click on "New" - License Application tab.
3. Complete the fields in the Application File. Use the browse button to locate the application being wrapped. Enter the number of licenses.
4. Click on "Advanced" button and fill out the applicable fields.
5. The Wrapping Wizard appears. Define where the license server is for SAMwrap.
6. Define where you want to place the original binary of PAR. The wrapper begins.
7. After it is finished, be sure to "Save" under File.

You should now have the following files in the location where you placed the new executable:
par.exe, _par.fwr, swrapper.lf

For more information and to purchase SAMwrap, please see:
AR# 17243
Date 03/26/2006
Status Archive
Type General Article