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general_software:flexlm [2016/02/15 12:39]
jansen created
general_software:flexlm [2020/06/29 15:45] (current)
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 ===== Using licenses from your laptop (part 1: local) ===== ===== Using licenses from your laptop (part 1: local) =====
-If you run Matlab on your laptop, you need to point it to our license server. You can either set the environment variable LM_LICENSE_FILE to point to our server and port number. On Linux or MacOS (assuming your shell is bash):+If you run Matlab on your laptop, you need to point it to our license server. You can either set the environment variable LM_LICENSE_FILE to point to our server and port number, or give this information through the setup of the program\\ 
 +On Linux or MacOS (assuming your shell is bash):
  
   export LM_LICENSE_FILE=1700@license.strw.leidenuniv.nl   export LM_LICENSE_FILE=1700@license.strw.leidenuniv.nl
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 Once you have done that, licensing is set up for all software that work with the FlexLM licensing software. And, you will no longer have to change this setup when new versions of the software become available. Once you have done that, licensing is set up for all software that work with the FlexLM licensing software. And, you will no longer have to change this setup when new versions of the software become available.
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 +For Windows users, it is probably easier to set up the license server address and port through the setup or installation of the program (although the environment method should work from powershell, and creating a license file should work as well).
  
 ===== Using licenses from your laptop (part 2: remote access) ===== ===== Using licenses from your laptop (part 2: remote access) =====
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 Two ports need to be tunnelled: port 1700 (the general port on which the license server listens), and the port of the vendor-daemon (see table; in case of matlab, this is 1173). ​ Two ports need to be tunnelled: port 1700 (the general port on which the license server listens), and the port of the vendor-daemon (see table; in case of matlab, this is 1173). ​
  
-Example:+Example ​for commandline use (Linux, Mac OS X):
   laptop$ ssh -g -L 1700:​license.strw.leidenuniv.nl:​1700 -L 1173:​license.strw.leidenuniv.nl:​1173 yourlorentzusername@ssh.lorentz.leidenuniv.nl   laptop$ ssh -g -L 1700:​license.strw.leidenuniv.nl:​1700 -L 1173:​license.strw.leidenuniv.nl:​1173 yourlorentzusername@ssh.lorentz.leidenuniv.nl
  
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 And from that session, you can start the licensed software. And from that session, you can start the licensed software.
  
 +Information about setting up a tunnel from a Windows system can be found here on the pages about putty or bitvise (eg you can set up the tunnel similarly to your remote login to your desktop).
general_software/flexlm.txt · Last modified: 2020/06/29 15:45 by jansen