Installation, Startup and Update: FLEXnet License Server

FLEXnet License Server installation instructions for Windows users

  1. Download the Vendor daemon – cameo (from our site).
  2. If you have no FLEXnet server installed, download and install it. We recommend using web-based server – lmadmin (download it from our site).
  3. Add the Vendor daemon into the installed server. If you are using lmadmin, create licenses/cameo directories under <installation directory for lmadmin> and place the Vendor daemon file cameo.exe under .../<installation directory for lmadmin>/licenses/cameo.

    vendor daemon windows
    Figure 1. Vendor daemon should be added into the <installation directory for lmadmin>/licenses/cameo
  4. To start the server, run the lmadmin file from the user installation directory.
  5. Read the hostid provided by your license server. To determine a hostid, refer to Determining a hostid instructions.
  6. Go to the License List on www.nomagic.com and enter hostid, where hostid is requested.

    license list hostid
    Figure 2. Hostid is requested in the License List on www.nomagic.com
  7. Request for the unlock key. Refer to the License request instructions.

    Note: Do not save a license file in the same directory with the Vendor daemon.

  8. Unlock the server with the obtained "FLEXnet License Server key.*" file. For the exact steps, refer to the license server unlock instructions. If you do not have a license file, refer to the License request instructions.

 

License server unlock instructions

  1. Open the Web browser and browse to the license server management interface: http://<server>:8090

    flexnet
    Figure 3. Login as administrator. Default login and password is admin
  2. Login with the administrator’s rights. The default login and password is admin (please change it!).
  3. Go to the Vendor Daemon Configuration (left side menu).
  4. Click Import License and browse to the License file.

NOTE: if the Ethernet address of the machine under which lmadmin is running has been changed, please reinstall lmadmin before applying the key locked to the new host.


FLEXnet License Server installation instructions for Mac users

  1. Download the Vendor daemon – cameo (from our site).
  2. If you have no FLEXnet server installed, download and install it. We recommend to use web-based server – lmadmin (download it from our site).
  3. Add the Vendor daemon into the installed server. If you are using lmadmin, create licenses/cameo directories under <installation directory for lmadmin> and place the Vendor daemon file cameo under .../<installation directory for lmadmin>/licenses/cameo



    Figure 4. Vendor daemon should be added into the <installation directory for lmadmin>/licenses/cameo

    Note: When opening the FLEXnet directory, the following message appears:

    The folder “FNPLicenseServerManager” can’t be opened because you don’t have permissions to see its content.

    You can change permissions for the directory by executing the following commands from the root:

    chmod g+x FNPLicenseServerManager/
    chmod –R g+w ./*

  4. To start the server, execute the lmadmin command from the user installation directory.
  5. Read hostid provided by your license server. To determine a hostid, refer to Determining a hostid instructions.
  6. Go to the License List on www.nomagic.com and enter hostid, where hostid is requested.

    license list hostid
    Figure 5. Hostid is requested in License List on www.nomagic.com
  7. Request for the unlock key. Refer to the License request instructions.

    Note: Do not save a license file in the same directory with the Vendor daemon.

  8. Unlock the server with the obtained "FLEXnet License Server key.*" file. For the exact steps, refer to the license server unlock instructions. If you do not have a license file, refer to the License request instructions.

License server unlock instructions

  1. Open the Web browser and browse to the license server management interface: http://<server>:8090

    flexnet
    Figure 6. Login as administrator. Default login and password is admin
  2. Login with the administrator rights. The default login and password is admin (please change it!).
  3. Go to the Vendor Daemon Configuration (left side menu).
  4. Click Import License and browse to the License file.

NOTE: If the Ethernet address of the machine under which lmadmin is running has been changed, please reinstall Lmadmin before applying the key locked to the new host.


FLEXnet License Server installation instructions for Linux users

 

Precondition: Linux Standard Base (LSB) library should be installed.

  1. Download the Vendor daemon – cameo (from our site).
  2. If you have no FLEXnet server installed, download and install it as a non root user that has administrator privileges. Lmadmin has a restriction does not allowing it to start by the root user. We recommend to use web-based server – lmadmin (download it from our site).
  3. Add the Vendor daemon into the installed server. If you are using lmadmin, create licenses/cameo directories under <installation directory for lmadmin> and place the Vendor daemon file cameo under .../<installation directory for lmadmin>/licenses/cameo.

    vendor daemon linux
    Figure 7. Vendor daemon should be added into the <installation directory for lmadmin>/licenses/cameo

    Note: When opening the FLEXnet directory, you are informed that you don’t have permissions to open it.

    You can change permissions for the directory by executing the following command from the root:

    chmod g+x FNPLicenseServerManager/

  4. To start the server, execute the lmadmin command from the user installation directory.
  5. Read hostid provided by your license server. To determine a hostid, refer to Determining hostid instructions.
  6. Go to the License List on www.nomagic.com and enter hostid, where hostid is requested.

    license list hostid
    Figure 8. Hostid is requested in License List on www.nomagic.com
  7. Request for the unlock key. Refer to the License request instructions.

    Note: Do not save a license file in the same directory with the Vendor daemon.

  8. Unlock the server with the obtained "FLEXnet License Server key.*" file. For the exact steps, refer to the license server unlock instructions. If you do not have a license file, refer to the License request instructions.

 

FLEXnet license server installation instructions on Debian Linux 6

The instructions are available in "MagicDraw FloatingLicense UserGuide" that can be found at http://www.nomagic.com/support/documentation.html


License server unlock instructions

  1. Open the Web browser and browse to the license server management interface: http://<server>:8090

    flexnet
    Figure 9. Login as administrator. Default login and password is admin
  2. Login with the administrator rights. The default login and password is admin (please change it!).
  3. Go to the Vendor Daemon Configuration (left side menu).
  4. Click Import License and browse to the License file.

NOTE: if the Ethernet address of the machine under which lmadmin is running has been changed, please reinstall Lmadmin before applying the key locked to the new host.


License request instructions

  1. Login with the user name and password into your or your company profile on www.nomagic.com.
  2. Go to the License List (right side menu) and enter hostid, where hostid is requested. Click the Send All Keys button.
  3. All unlock keys will be sent to the e-mail provided in your account. From this page, you may also send or download each unlock key separately.

NOTE: FLEXnet License Server is compatible with v16.8 (and later) client applications. In order to use v16.6 and v16.8 floating licenses simultaneously, both MagicDraw Floating Server and FLEXnet License Server installations are needed.

NOTE: FLEXnet License Server runs on the following OS:

  • Windows 32 / 64 bit
  • Linux Standard Base 32 / 64 bit
  • Mac OS X
  • IMPORTANT! Sun OS/Solaris is not supported by No Magic Cameo daemon.

Determining a hostid

  • Using lmadmin (recommended)
    1. Open the Web browser and browse to the license server management interface: http://<server>:8090
    2. Go to System Information (left side menu) and copy the Ethernet Address.
  • Using lmhostid
    The lmhostid is a command line utility, which prints the hostid that a FLEXnet license server requires on any supported system. The Lmhostid utility is available as an executable called lmutil. Download it for a particular OS from: https://www.magicdraw.com/flexnet_license_server_download/?content=flexnet_license_server_download

    Run lmutil with lmhostid parameter from the command line. Lmhostid displays the default hostid for the current platform.

    For exact commands for specific OS refer to: License Administration Guide (Obtaining System Hostids)

NOTE: If two or more Ethernet addresses are available on the particular machine, the first one printed by the hostid command should be used.

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