After I start our floating license server with Flexlm utilities v11.14, the vendor Daemon will not start, and the following error is seen in the debug.log file:
How can I resolve this issue?
This error (xilinxd exited with status 53) is typically seen on Windows license servers where the license utilities were downloaded separately and Vivado is not installed.
This error can occur if the Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable libraries are not installed on the Windows machine.
Please note that the 188.8.131.52 license utilities require that the machine have the 2015 Microsoft Redistributables installed before running.
This is normally provided as part of the Vivado install, however if you are setting up a floating server outside of Vivado, you can obtain the redistributables from Microsoft:
Therefore, to fix this issue, follow the steps below:
The issue should now be fixed.