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Modelsim License Server

Question asked by tetravue on Apr 25, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 25, 2018 by tetravue

We purchased Modelsim DE for our simulation purposes, it is tied to the machine's MAC address.  We have it running from time to time but every time it takes an hour of messing around to figure out how to get the license server started.  What I really need to know, is what is the EASIEST way to make sure the server is up, and running, and if it isn't, what commands / steps do I need to take.


Here is what Modelsim Says :


# ** License Issue: License request for msimpevsimvlog feature failed

# ** License Issue: Cannot connect to license server system. (C:\License\Modelsim_DE.dat)

# ** License Issue: The desired vendor daemon is down. (1717@LAPTOP-5JLNGEPC)

# ** License Issue: No such feature exists. (C:\License\1-G41W2V_License.dat)

# ** License Issue: No such feature exists. (C:\License\TSE_License.dat)

# ** License Issue: Cannot find license file. (C:\flexlm\license.dat)

# ** Error: Failure to obtain a Verilog simulation license. Unable to checkout 'msimpevsimvlog' license feature.

# Error loading design


NOTE : We have several different licenses for other tools, the only one that I'm concerned about at this time is in the Modelsim_DE.dat file, all the other licenses are for the Alteral Tools and IPs, they never have a problem.


Using the LMTools, it seems like the license server is up (the same machine the tools are unning on).





Flexible License Manager status on Wed 4/25/2018 13:29



[Detecting lmgrd processes...]

License server status: 1717@put_server_name_here

    License file(s) on put_server_name_here: C:\License\Modelsim_DE.dat;1717@LAPTOP-5JLNGEPC;C:\License\1-G41W2V_License.dat;C:\License\TSE_License.dat:



lmgrd is not running: License server machine is down or not responding.

See the system administrator about starting the license server system, or

make sure you're referring to the right host (see LM_LICENSE_FILE).


License path:  1717@put_server_name_here;

FlexNet Licensing error:-96,491

For further information, refer to the FlexNet Licensing documentation,

available at "".




License server status: 1717@LAPTOP-5JLNGEPC

    License file(s) on LAPTOP-5JLNGEPC: C:\MentorGraphics\License_Files\SERVER_0050b623906d.txt:



LAPTOP-5JLNGEPC: license server UP (MASTER) v11.14.1



Vendor daemon status (on LAPTOP-5JLNGEPC):



     mgcld: The desired vendor daemon is down.

Check the lmgrd log file, or try lmreread.

Vendor:Host:   LAPTOP-5JLNGEPC

License path:  1717@LAPTOP-5JLNGEPC;

FlexNet Licensing error:-97,121

For further information, refer to the FlexNet Licensing documentation,

available at "".