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===Installing and Configuring the License Manager===
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==Installing and Configuring the License Manager==
 
The files necessary to install and configure the license manager are included in the "license" directory of the T-VEC installation.  These files include:
 
The files necessary to install and configure the license manager are included in the "license" directory of the T-VEC installation.  These files include:
 
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While the license manager can be configured in the T-VEC license directory, the default location for FlexLM license manager installations is c:\flexlm.
 
While the license manager can be configured in the T-VEC license directory, the default location for FlexLM license manager installations is c:\flexlm.
  
====Obtain a License File====
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===Obtain a License File===
 
In addition to these files, a valid license file for the T-VEC tools is required to complete the setup. License files are obtained from T-VEC support. They are generated based on the license server's hostid which is typically it's ethernet (MAC) address. Send the server name and ethernet address to T-VEC Support to obtain a license file. See [[License_Management#Obtaining_Licenses]] for information on obtaining a license file for the license server.
 
In addition to these files, a valid license file for the T-VEC tools is required to complete the setup. License files are obtained from T-VEC support. They are generated based on the license server's hostid which is typically it's ethernet (MAC) address. Send the server name and ethernet address to T-VEC Support to obtain a license file. See [[License_Management#Obtaining_Licenses]] for information on obtaining a license file for the license server.
  
====Configuration through LMTools====
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===Configuring with LMTools===
 
The lmtools application which is included in the license directory of the T-VEC installation is the easiest way to configure the license manager. Start the license manager by double-clicking it (lmtools.exe).
 
The lmtools application which is included in the license directory of the T-VEC installation is the easiest way to configure the license manager. Start the license manager by double-clicking it (lmtools.exe).
  
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Enable the "Use Services" and "Start Server on Power Up" to have the license manager start automatically. Finally, click the "Save Service" button to apply the settings.
 
Enable the "Use Services" and "Start Server on Power Up" to have the license manager start automatically. Finally, click the "Save Service" button to apply the settings.
  
=====Starting the License Manager Service=====
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====Starting the License Manager Service====
 
To start the new license, click on the "Start/Stop/Reread" tab. Select the service from the list of services displayed, and then click the "Start Server" button.
 
To start the new license, click on the "Start/Stop/Reread" tab. Select the service from the list of services displayed, and then click the "Start Server" button.
  
 
[[Image:lmtools_start.png]]
 
[[Image:lmtools_start.png]]
  
=====Checking License Manager Status=====
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====Checking License Manager Status====
 
To check the status of the license manager, click on the Server Status tab. Click the "Perform Status Enquiry" button and view the results in the window below.
 
To check the status of the license manager, click on the Server Status tab. Click the "Perform Status Enquiry" button and view the results in the window below.
  
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====Debugging the License Manager====
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===Debugging the License Manager===
 
If the service fails to start or the status information indicates some sort of failure, check the log files for more information.  The log can be viewed in a text editor or through lmtools. To view in lmtools, click the "View Log" button on the "Config Services" tab.
 
If the service fails to start or the status information indicates some sort of failure, check the log files for more information.  The log can be viewed in a text editor or through lmtools. To view in lmtools, click the "View Log" button on the "Config Services" tab.
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==Configuring Clients==
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To configure clients to use the license manager, specify the server name and port as described here [[Link title]]

Revision as of 17:35, 1 June 2008