Starting the License Manager Daemon

The setup script asks if you want to start the license manager. If you do not start the lmgrd during installation, you must start it manually.

If you put the license file in /usr/local/flexlm/licenses , enter the following to start the license manager daemon:

{LM} 1 /bin/lmgrd > {your log file directory}/
{your log file} &

If you decide to put the license file somewhere other than /usr/local/flexlm/licenses , you will need to use one the following methods enabling the daemon to locate the license file.

Using the -c Option

Start the license daemon as follows:

{LM}/bin/lmgrd -c license_file_path >
{your log file directory}/{your log file) &

where license_file_path is the full pathname to the license file.

Note: GLOBEtrotter Software (manufacturer of the Flexible License Manager) recommends using the -c option to locate the license file if the default location cannot be used.


Use the environment variable LM_LICENSE_FILE to override /usr/local/flexlm/licenses/license.dat as the location of the license file.


For example:

setenv LM_LICENSE_FILE license_file_path

where license_file_path is the full pathname to the license file, including the name of the license file, for example,/usr/licenses/license.dat .

Note: The " -c " option overrides the setting of the LM_LICENSE_FILE environment variable.

Obtaining the Activation Key

To receive your activation key, you must provide ICS with the following information:

· Support number (six digit number) affixed to the back of your Builder Xcessory CD.

· For each server on which you plan to run the license manager: the server host name (that is, your machine name) and the server host id. To obtain the host id for a machine, open a window for that machine and enter the following to return the host id:


License information form

Fill in the enclosed license information form and fax the form to ICS at 617.621.9555. ICS will provide you with an activation key encoded with your number of licenses and the date of their expiration. Unless you are notified otherwise, there is no expiration date.

Installing the Activation Key

Once you receive the activation key, run the addbxkey . lm script to install the key on your system:

1. As root, enter sh {BX}/admin/addlmkey on the command line.

2. Follow the instructions as provided.

Obtaining a License

When you enter bx on the command line, Builder Xcessory compares your activation key with an encryption of the data in license.dat which describes the following:

· Names, hostids, and TCP/IP ports of your license servers

· Location of the ICS license daemon ICSBX

· Your number of licenses for each version of the Builder Xcessory

Note: Be sure that license . dat is available on every system that will run the Builder Xcessory and on any system acting as a license server.

If the activation key matches the encryption of the license.dat data, the license manager checks to see if any licenses are available. If a license is available, the fully functional Builder Xcessory starts. If a license is unavailable, the Builder Xcessory sends the message that all available licenses are issued, and lists the holders of those licenses. The Builder Xcessory also offers the opportunity to run in demo (that is, non-saving) mode. If the activation key does not match the encryption of this data, a message is displayed and the Builder Xcessory will exit.

1. {LM} is the location where you installed Builder Xcessory for all but Solaris 2 systems. On Solaris 2 systems, {LM}should be interpreted {install_directory}/ICS .