Installing the License Manager

Refer to the BX PRO 5.0 Installation Notes for a detailed description of the license manager installation script.

Setup script

When you run the setup script, the Builder Xcessory automatically starts the license manager installation script. To start the license manager script manually, enter the following on the command line:

sh setup

The license manager installation script prompts you for the following information:

· Location of license.dat

· Host name, host id, and TCP/IP port number of each machine that will act as a license server

Installing license.dat

Default directory

By default, license . dat is installed in the following local directory:


However, the license.dat text file must be accessible to the Builder Xcessory license daemons, and must be available on every system that will run the Builder Xcessory, or act as a license server . We recommend that you NFS mount the directory in /usr/local/flexlm/licenses , which will then be accessible from any machine on your network.

If necessary, you may NFS mount the directory on another path, and establish a symbolic link back to/usr/local/flexlm/licenses by entering the following on the command line:

ln -s <path> /usr/local/flexlm/licenses

NFS mounting the directory to another path

If you NFS mount the directory on another path, and don't want to establish a symbolic link, use the -c flag for lmgrdand the LM_LICENSE_FILE environment variable.

If you use csh, enter:

setenv LM_LICENSE_FILE <path>/license.dat

If you use sh, enter:

LM_LICENSE_FILE = "<path>/license.dat";

Note: We do not recommend copying license . dat into the local directory of every machine because this makes updating the file difficult. However, if you choose to copy the file into the local directory and want to use a directory other than /usr/local/flexlm/licenses , you must establish a symbolic link to /usr/local/flexlm/licensesor use the -c flag for lmgrd and the LM_LICENSE_FILE environment variable, as shown above.

For additional information, see license.dat (5) .

Editing license.dat

The installation script uses your responses to the installation prompts and generates the license . dat text file. We recommend that you review this file to verify the information. The file is divided into the following three types of code:

· Server lines

The server lines contain the host name, host id, and TCP/IP service port for each server. You can edit the system name and port data as you change your system configuration. However , if you add, delete, or change a host id, your activation key will become invalid and you will be unable to obtain a license.

Important: If you add, delete, or change a host id, you must contact ICS with the updated information to get a new activation key.

· Daemon lines

The daemon lines contain the location at which your vendor daemons will be found. You may edit this data to reflect changes in your system.

· Feature lines

The feature lines contain information for the version of the Builder Xcessory that you are licensed to run. Each feature has a line of data that includes the word FEATURE , the feature name (for example, Builder Xcessory), the vendor daemon ( ICSBX ), the version number, the expiration date, the number of licenses that may be run simultaneously, the twenty character activation key, a string describing the feature, and a string which reads "DEMO " or null .

Warning: Editing the information in the feature lines invalidates your activation key.