Detailed Installation procedure for Tanner tools (Sentinel)

Version 4

    This procedure is only for installation of legacy Sentinel versions of Tanner tools.  If you are running more recent FlexNet versions or if you received a TXT license file rather than a TLU license file, this installation procedure does not apply.

     

    The registered user of the product will receive an email from Mentor Graphics with an attachment that contains the required product license (.TLU file). Every purchase and product update will receive this email. Perform the following steps to install the license:

     

    Local licensing:

    Setup of local licensing requires the following items, provided by Mentor Graphics:

    • Hardware lock. This is a small device, similar to a flash drive that attaches to either the USB port on your computer.
    • Tanner License Update file (.TLU extension). This file should have been sent to you or Mentor Graphics' main contact in your company as an e-mail attachment.
    • A DVD [optional] of Tanner Tools or a downloaded zipped file of the software.

     

    Note: If you do not have these items and you want to use local licensing, please technical support by submitting a SR to request what you are missing.

    Once you have all of the items above, continue with the following steps.

    1. If you have the DVD, insert the DVD into your computer and the installer will auto start. If you have the zipped file, please unzip it to a temporary directory on your hard drive. It is important that you must fully unzip it first before running the installation. Otherwise, it will not work.
    2. Right-click on the setup.exe and choose "Run as admin".
    3. Once the installation is finished, double-click on the .TLU license file that was sent to you to install the licenses.

     

    Network licensing:

    On the license server machine, follow the steps below:

    1. If you have the DVD, insert the DVD into your computer and the installer should auto start. If you have the zipped file, please unzip it to a temporary directory on your hard drive. It is important that you must fully unzip it first before running the installation. Otherwise, it will not work.
    2. Right-click on the setup.exe and choose "Run as admin".
    3. On the installation window select "all other configurations". Click Next and select "All files locally", then click next again.
    4. Select "Network license server", and click Next. Confirm 64-bit Tanner Tools (unless using 32-bit) and select Tanner licensing, Support utilities, Sentinel License Server, and Environment variable pointing to license server, and click install. Follow the installation wizard through the license agreement and Customer Information window. Confirm the destination window (Program files) or specify a folder for the installation. You may select Typical (All tools installed) or Custom installation (Select tools desired). Complete by clicking Install and follow wizard installation queues.
    5. Open Tanner License Environment (Start>All programs>Tanner EDA>Utilities>), and select All licenses are obtained from one network server. Type in server IP Address or machine name under Server 1:

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    On the client machine, do the following:

    After installing the software, perform step 5 above to direct the software to look for a license on the license server. If you have a combination of local and network licenses, you can select the radio button, Combination of network and local licenses. You can also specify the priority of the search by setting the "Look for local licenses:" before for after all of the servers.