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AR# 68919

2017 Licensing - Known Issues for Vivado 2017.x Licensing


This answer record details the known issues related to the Xilinx implementation of FLEXnet licensing for the 2017 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 2017.4

(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 60510)Vivado License Manager (VLM) shows machine HostID as "000000000000" when machine port names use em# naming standard (e.g. em0, em1, em2, etc... )
(Xilinx Answer 68276)IP license warning is given for ieee802d3_25g_rs_fec_only during core generation even though a full license is available
(Xilinx Answer 69504)The program cannot start because VCRUNTIME140.dll is missing from your computer
(Xilinx Answer 69899)Non-Windows OS: Execute permission on license file can cause failure of license file import
(Xilinx Answer 69901)Windows OS: Black listed file extension can cause failure of license file import
(Xilinx Answer 69377)Floating License Server Checkout Error When Using Vivado 2017.3
(Xilinx Answer 69969)After upgrading our server to Flexlm utilities v11.14, vendor Daemon will not start anymore

Known issues resolved in Vivado 2017.4

(Xilinx Answer 70200)lmgrd license server as a Windows service failed to start using LMTOOls

Known issues resolved in Vivado 2017.3

(Xilinx Answer 69577)Floating license utilities for Vivado 2017.2 does not work for SDNet 2017.1 - ERROR: SDNet cannot obtain license

Note: The Activation licensing flow is being deprecated and will be completely removed in Vivado 2017.3.

Due to the removal of Activation Licensing in Vivado 2017.3, the following known issues related to Activation licensing are no longer applicable.

(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 69900)Using Vivado License Manager (VLM) to retrieve, return or borrow a license give "Trusted Storage has not been initialized" message on Windows

Known issues Resolved in Vivado 2017.2

(Xilinx Answer 68915)Vivado License Manager gives library path error when trying to connect to the internet on UBUNTU
(Xilinx Answer 69191)On select Windows machines Vivado will crash due to a stack overflow in a licensing DLL when attempting to open an IP core or when enabling Partial Reconfiguration

Outstanding Known Issues in Vivado 2017.1


AR# 68919
Date 04/09/2018
Status Active
Type Known Issues
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2017.1
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2017.2
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2017.3
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