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install virtual license server

Question asked by radek on Jan 29, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 1, 2016 by radek

Hello colleagues,


I have a problem starting virtual license server. I installed (via Remote Desktop) licensing software with floating license using Mentor Install. At the end of installation it has some problems starting services. mgcld and lmgrd are in same directory and path for mgcld is mapped in license same as name of license server TERMINAL2012.

In LMtools performing Status Enquiry results in:


mgcld: The desired vendor daemon is down.

Check the lmgrd log file, or try lmreread.

Vendor:Host:   TERMINAL2012

License path:  1717@TERMINAL2012;

FlexNet Licensing error:-97,121

For further information, refer to the FlexNet Licensing documentation,

available at "".


MGserverLog.txt contains this text:


11:44:18 (lmgrd) -----------------------------------------------

11:44:18 (lmgrd)   Please Note:

11:44:18 (lmgrd)

11:44:18 (lmgrd)   This log is intended for debug purposes only.

11:44:18 (lmgrd)   In order to capture accurate license

11:44:18 (lmgrd)   usage data into an organized repository,

11:44:18 (lmgrd)   please enable report logging. Use Flexera Software LLC's

11:44:18 (lmgrd)   software license administration  solution,

11:44:18 (lmgrd)   FlexNet Manager, to  readily gain visibility

11:44:18 (lmgrd)   into license usage data and to create

11:44:18 (lmgrd)   insightful reports on critical information like

11:44:18 (lmgrd)   license availability and usage. FlexNet Manager

11:44:18 (lmgrd)   can be fully automated to run these reports on

11:44:18 (lmgrd)   schedule and can be used to track license

11:44:18 (lmgrd)   servers and usage across a heterogeneous

11:44:18 (lmgrd)   network of servers including Windows NT, Linux

11:44:18 (lmgrd)   and UNIX. Contact Flexera Software LLC at

11:44:18 (lmgrd) for more details on how to

11:44:18 (lmgrd)   obtain an evaluation copy of FlexNet Manager

11:44:18 (lmgrd)   for your enterprise.

11:44:18 (lmgrd)

11:44:18 (lmgrd) -----------------------------------------------

11:44:18 (lmgrd)

11:44:18 (lmgrd)

11:44:18 (lmgrd) pid 10992

11:44:18 (lmgrd) Done rereading

11:44:18 (lmgrd) FlexNet Licensing (v11.11.1.1 build 120142 i86_n3) started on TERMINAL2012 (IBM PC) (1/29/2016)

11:44:18 (lmgrd) Copyright (c) 1988-2013 Flexera Software LLC. All Rights Reserved.

11:44:18 (lmgrd) World Wide Web:

11:44:18 (lmgrd) License file(s): C:\MentorGraphics\License_Files\SERVER_00505695e168.txt

11:44:18 (lmgrd) lmgrd tcp-port 1717

11:44:18 (lmgrd) Starting vendor daemons ...

11:44:18 (lmgrd) Started mgcld (pid 10256)

11:44:18 (mgcld) Server started on TERMINAL2012 for: edxpublsh

11:44:18 (mgcld) edxverify edxwrtrdr lpepads

11:44:18 (mgcld) m3dpdfoutput m3dplugin padslogic

11:44:18 (mgcld) padsstd_c ploglibedit plogpadspcb

11:44:18 (mgcld) plogpdf plogschedit plogshell

11:44:18 (mgcld) visedatapads

11:44:18 (mgcld)

11:44:18 (mgcld) Licenses are case sensitive for mgcld

11:44:18 (mgcld)

11:44:18 (mgcld) Wrong hostid on SERVER line for license file:

11:44:18 (mgcld) C:\MentorGraphics\License_Files\SERVER_00505695e168.txt

11:44:18 (mgcld) SERVER line says FLEXID=00505695E168, hostid is 00505695e168

11:44:18 (mgcld) Invalid hostid on SERVER line

11:44:18 (mgcld) Disabling 1 license from feature edxpublsh(AEC8A132E1EEA9801310)

11:44:18 (mgcld) Disabling 1 license from feature edxverify(2E3871626576987E80E0)

11:44:18 (mgcld) Disabling 1 license from feature edxwrtrdr(AEF8F1C21B47845EDDE4)

11:44:18 (mgcld) Disabling 1 license from feature lpepads(0E385152C42A0B59FFFD)

11:44:18 (mgcld) Disabling 1 license from feature m3dpdfoutput(4E0801A2A3A210D2BB5C)

11:44:18 (mgcld) Disabling 1 license from feature m3dplugin(9EA8E152A0BDABA4D370)

11:44:18 (mgcld) Disabling 1 license from feature padslogic(2EF841123AC47A7B7A97)

11:44:18 (mgcld) Disabling 1 license from feature padsstd_c(BEB8F1C238F98C4B4D84)

11:44:18 (mgcld) Disabling 1 license from feature ploglibedit(1EC8219262BD52D3BA81)

11:44:18 (mgcld) Disabling 1 license from feature plogpadspcb(9EF80172157EF9750E73)

11:44:18 (mgcld) Disabling 1 license from feature plogpdf(DEB8E102DAF9509A3278)

11:44:18 (mgcld) Disabling 1 license from feature plogschedit(CEE8F1E2E01E8F5395E3)

11:44:18 (mgcld) Disabling 1 license from feature plogshell(DE08F1C23FB7DB7F431D)

11:44:18 (mgcld) Disabling 1 license from feature visedatapads(AE687112C9DE992D3B97)

11:44:18 (mgcld) EXTERNAL FILTERS are OFF

11:44:18 (lmgrd) mgcld using TCP-port 56071

11:44:18 (mgcld) No valid hostids, exiting

11:44:18 (mgcld) EXITING DUE TO SIGNAL 25 Exit reason 2

11:44:21 (lmgrd) mgcld exited with status 25 (Invalid host)

11:44:21 (lmgrd) Please correct problem and restart daemons


How can it not match the hostID when they are identical? Is the server or even mgcld running? Should I try to install programs on client machines and point to server?


Thanks for help.