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How to configure my Windows machine as the license server (video)

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Created on: Jan 5, 2012 11:28 AM by andrew_audova - Last Modified:  Jan 20, 2014 3:44 PM by andrew_audova

Manual steps:

 

Refer to the following PDF for instructions:mgc_licen.pdf

 

Automated steps:

Demonstration:

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To run the Mentor License Utility to automate the installation:

 

  1. Download the "Full"  version of the Mentor License Utility from SupportNet
  2. Run the Mentor_License_Utility_INSTALL.exe which extracts all the program files, creates a shortcut*, and launches the Mentor License Utility program. (See README.txt for version information)
  3. Click the Install License button (bottom right corner)
  4. Select the Install a Nodelocked or Floating license to this machine option
  5. Follow the remaining prompts to complete the license installation

 

* A shortcut to the Mentor License Utility is created under Start > Programs > Mentor Graphics License Utility

 

Note: If licensing errors are encountered after running the Install License to set up the license manager: Run a diagnostic report from the Tools > Create Diagnostic Report > Standard menu option, and attach the resulting diag_file.txt to a new Service Request on SupportNet, to expedite the troubleshooting process.

 

 

The Mentor License Utility automates the license server configuration tasks, including:

 

  • Separation of Nodelocked/Floating licenses by HostID (you don't need to separate license file manually)
  • Installation of hardware key drivers (if necessary)
  • Installation of PCLS / license server software (if necessary)
  • Creation of license manager (as a Windows/Lmtools service, and as "automatic")
  • Updating of existing license manager service with new licenses
  • Pointing clients to the server via port@host value
  • Setting the MGLS_LICENSE_FILE environment variable

 

Note: The Mentor License Utility only supports licenses under the Mentor Graphics Vendor Daemon ("mgcld")

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