Installing and Configuring Flexlm on Windows
Artwork uses Globetrotter's (Macrovision's and now Flexera's) software licensing system called Flexlm. Flexlm is used by virtually every EDA company to license products.
License Server FAQGetting the license server's hostid (Windows)
Installing flexlm for the first time (Windows)
Configuring the flexlm "service" using lmtools.exe
Installing artwork daemon on licenses on an existing flexlm server (windows)
Checking Status of the flexlm license server (Windows)
Creating a Second Service of the flexlm license server (Windows)
Setting the LM_LICENSE_FILE (Windows)
Vendor daemon can't talk to lmgrd Error -16,287 on Solaris
"artwork" Daemon and Flexlm 11.3 software download
"artwork" Daemon and Flexlm 11.11 software download
Flexlm license manager and Firewalls
Complete Flexlm Error Code List
Vendor daemon died with status 0
Artwork daemon won't start (due to directory name) 11-11-2003
Artwork daemon won't start due to samsuite date limitation 7-17-2007
lmtools does not report licensing correctly... 11-18-2003
Program is slow to start up in floating mode. 5-1-2008
FLEXnet Licensing error:-1,359. System Error 5-21-2009
Error: Non-activation-capable daemon 09-09-2009
Problem when vendor path name has spaces 11-04-2009
Flexlm error -16,287:22 "Invalid argument" 11-14-2009
Flexlm error -96 "License server machine is down or not responding. 1-10-2011
Flexlm error Failed to open any default TCP port 10-28-2010
Windows Flexlm Node locked installation 3-15-2011
libXm.so.3 error on Linux 64 bit 6-15-2011
libXp.so.6 error on Linux 64 bit 11-25-2011
ports used by license manager and daemon 11-25-2011
lmhostid and hostinfo return incorrect hostid 04-25-2012
Using the options file with Flexlm 1-7-2014
Directory naming conflict with daemon name
One of our customers installed flexlm (lmgrd and the artwork.exe daemon) in a directory called:
Upon testing the installation he received an error informing him that the artwork daemon was down or that another instance of artwork was running. The actual problem seemed to be the name of the directory and some locking that the daemon does.
Changing the installation directory name to c:\flexlm, or c:\flexlm\artwork_conversion, or any directory path that does not end in artwork fixes the problem.
Older lmtools.exe reports no licenses
One of our customers installed flexlm version 8.1 on his server. When he tested the available licenses with the lmtools utility he found that it reported no licenses available.
Upon further testing and investigation we discovered that he was using an older version of lmtools, 7.0 (or lmutil) which apparently had trouble communicating with lmgrd 8.1 and later. Upon using a current version of lmtools the expected number of licenses were property identified.
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