I have installed the latest FlexNet on my machine , the dongle LED is red but the license log states "dongle not connected" :
dongle not connected: (p1=0, p2=0, p3=-10, p4=0)
8:24:18 (mgcld) retry Count = 3
8:24:20 (mgcld) dongle not connected: (p1=0, p2=0, p3=-10, p4=0)
8:24:20 (mgcld) retry Count = 2
8:24:21 (mgcld) dongle not connected: (p1=0, p2=0, p3=-10, p4=0)
8:24:21 (mgcld) retry Count = 1
The environment is a Windows 8.1 virtual machine on a Windows server. Since Hyper-V does not provide native USB support, a USB-to-LAN adapter is used to connect the dongle (via SX Virtual Link Software).
The dongle seems not visible for the virtual machine. Has anyone faced this problem? Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Dongles on virtual machines are very unpredictable; they are not recommended because it is very rare that they work. When using a virtual machine as a license server, you should use the MacAddress instead
As your “host” machine is Windows Server 2012 – you could use that as the server.