Once National Instruments (NI) software has been activated, you need to begin managing and reactivating all the licenses and configuring NI products across your systems, including obtaining needed licenses across VLS (Volume License Servers). This is where the NI license manager comes in and deployed in the reactivation and management of licenses and configuring products on your computer to get licenses from license servers.
The volume NI license manager is also critical in ensuring administrators are able to control licenses and manage their purchases via the respective volume license agreements. For use of the volume NI license manager, a genuine file for volume license is needed from NI. Note that this is easily obtainable after the Getting-Started-Wizard has run, which also allows you to move to a different volume NI license manager or obtain valid license volume files. NI license manager is downloadable and also added in most NI software needing a license to be executed.
Operating system: NI license manager requires a compatible operating system to effectively be installed and work in your system. For instance, NI license manager 4.1 released on January 2018 requires:
Updates: For effective use of NI license manager and compatibility with diverse licenses and systems, it's always important to check critical security notifications and updates provided at NI.com prior to installing the license manager.
Diverse ways to install: There're a number of ways of installing the NI license manager to help you manage NI software licenses. You can directly go to the license manager download page and select the version you want to install between 4.0, 4.0.2, 4.1 and 3.7. Note that the software language is English. On the other hand, you don't need to directly and specifically download the license manager singularly if you're installing NI software requiring license to operate. As you install the NI licensed software, the NI license manager will be installed automatically. After installing the license manager from the installer of the NI software you're deploying, access it by going to 'National Instruments' and selecting 'NI License Manager' where you can also see the available licenses for all your NI tools.
Access volume license manager: You can also access the volume NI license manager for the activation and management of VLA (Volume License Agreement) licenses. If you've a VLA with at least five and above software development seats for a similar product, the volume NI license manager is provided free.
Install the network license manager on a computer connected to the Internet oroffline. You must install the license manager and have it up and running before youinstall MATLAB® software on client computers.
If your license server is offline or behind a firewall, follow theinstructions to download the installer before beginning this procedure andfollow the instructions, where indicated, for an offline server.
Specify the operating system type and host ID of the computer on which youintend to run the network license manager. You can optionally assign adescriptive label to the activation as well. ClickContinue.
When you download the installer from the website, you receive the files thatthe installer needs in order to run on your selected platform, not the productfiles. The installer downloads the products that it needs from MathWorks duringinstallation. For this to work, the license server must be connected to theInternet.
at our customer site we originally set up our software which uses the Vision Run-Time and Vision Acquisition Software. We purchased a license for the PC and it was installed. It has been running since July. but today the customer started getting errors asking for the license. using NI license manager we see "Status: Activated for a different computer"
For the usage with IBM SPSS Statistics 22 it is recommended to download IBM SPSS Statistics Concurrent User Licensing Server 22.0 English Multiplatform eAssembly (CRNM8EN) package. With this version you can manage network licenses for older IBM SPSS software releases as well and not only Statistics 22 network licenses. It is also possible to manage for example IBM SPSS Modeler 15 or AMOS 22 network licenses.
If you would like to install the License Manager service and the Administration tool (WlmAdmin tool) to administer the network licenses on a Microsoft Windows OS the only download package you need is:
If you would like the Sentinel License Manager Service to run on a non-Windows operating system you need to download one of the other packages below and the separate WlmAdmin tool package to administer your network licenses on a Windows OS. The WlmAdmin tool is not available for non-Windows operating systems.
License Manager Guide: License manager installation and startupLicense Manager Guide: Using the ArcGIS License Server AdministratorHow To: Clear or delete trusted storage for concurrent-use and single-use licenses
I am receiving a license error when trying to open the IDL Virtual Machine, though I've heard it is a free application, why is this?The IDL Virtual Machine is free to download and use, and does not require a license to run. If you are attempting to run a '.sav' file application using the IDL Virtual Machine and you receive a licensing error message or are entered into Demonstration Mode, it is likely that you have inadvertently opened the full development version of IDL. For more information about executing '.sav' file applications using the IDL Virtual Machine, please refer to Help Article 4633.
Are licenses backwards compatible?All L3Harris Geospatial product licenses are backwards compatible, with two caveats:Due to the encryption technology used in ENVI and IDL licenses that are version 4.8/8.0 and above, you must be using lmgrd version 11.6 or greater for server based licenses. This is installed by default with ENVI 4.8 and above, as well as IDL 8.0 and above.While licenses are backwards compatible, the default directories that the license manager looks in are different versions, so you will want to make sure that you place a copy of the license file in the default installation directories used by the older versions. Those locations are listed below:
How do I configure my server and client machines to communicate through a firewall?Communication errors can frequently happen (particularly on Windows operating systems) if any firewall on the server or client machine is not configured properly to allow TCP communication on port 1700 (which the license manager uses by default) as well as the vendor daemon port. The vendor daemon port is randomly assigned during license manager startup, but can be configured using the techniques mentioned in Help Article 1210.
Where can I find information regarding configuring and managing the license manager on Windows?For assistance with managing the license manager service on Windows machines, please see Help Article 4358.
How do I manage the license manager on my Macintosh operating system?Starting in ENVI 4.8 and IDL 8.0, the license manager service on Macintosh operating systems use the /Library/LaunchDaemons directory to launch it as an on-demand service. This means that the license manager service should start automatically when ENVI or IDL is opened, and the commands "./lmgrd" and "./lmdown" no longer work as they did in previous versions.Please note as well is that this has changed the way that users will access the license manager debug log on Macintosh systems, with the debug log now being output to the Apple Console.For more assistance on how to stop and start the license manager service, how to install the license manager service, and accessing the debug log, please see Help Article 4646.
Do not change the hostid. If you change the hostid, you will invalidate your license key file.If the hostid is incorrect, contact your account manager to request a new license key file.
I got an internal inquiry, though I am not convinced why they want to know the details (which server). We have a cluster of dual (active/backup) servers, where the authentication licensing is configured on the main then backup servers (WS2016). A group of users(say 10) initiated sessions via remote desktop to the cluster, but none of the servers is showing any licensing authentication (No of licenses is shown as 0 on the dashboard). But sessions/connections are up. The question is how to determine which server is providing which authentication licensing number to which user, and how to visualize that (not sure if authentication license manager can do that)? Initially 50 licenses x 4 groups (i.e. total 200 licenses) were configured on the main then backup servers. It might be confusing and difficult to understand the situation. I hope a professional administrator can advise me and appreciate your early feedback. Thanks.
The Automation License Manager is an integral part of the software product or can be downloaded via Online Support. It provides a complete overview of all your available licenses. It makes it faster and easier than ever before to manage existing licenses and get new ones.
The options offered by AWS come with the necessary license for thedriver. Alternatively, you can install the public drivers and bring your ownlicense. To install a public driver, download it from the NVIDIA site asdescribed here. 2b1af7f3a8