Start License Manager

Starting a floating network license manager

This page will walk through the basic steps necessary to start a GAUSS floating network license manager on the machine which you are using as the license server. It is assumed that GAUSS has already been installed on this computer and that you have received your floating network license file from Aptech.

Note: If you are updating from an earlier version of GAUSS/GAUSS Engine for Windows, please click here before proceeding.

  1. Save License File: Please save the license file, retaining the *.lic extension, to the directory where you installed GAUSS or the GAUSS Engine: The default is:
    - Windows: c:\gauss16 [GAUSS Engine: c:\mteng16]
    - Mac: /Users/YourUserName/gauss16 on Mac [GAUSS Engine: /Users/YourUserName/mteng16]
    - Linux: The directory where you installed GAUSS/GAUSS Engine
  2. Open a Windows Command Prompt.
  3. Change the working directory of your Windows Command Prompt to your GAUSS installation directory with the command:

    chdir <gauss_install_directory>
    [For Linux:  cd <gauss_install_directory>]

    The GAUSS installation directory for this example is C:\gauss. Your GAUSS installation directory may be different.

    Change working directory

  4. Start the Reprise license manager with the command:

    [For Linux:  ./rlm ]

    Start reprise license manager executable

  5. Start GAUSS on the Server by using your Desktop Icon
  6. Verify that GAUSS is using the Floating Network License

    Test that GAUSS is installed correctly and the license manager is working by checking to see what license type/license ID GAUSS is using by clicking on Help -> About GAUSS.

    GAUSS License check
    If GAUSS is using the temporary license that ships with it, you will see a license ID that is all zeroes. If it is using the permanent license, it will be a 10-digit number that starts with 1.

  7. Set up RLM as a Windows Service

    - If you have a earlier version of GAUSS installed on your License Server, please follow these instructions.

    - To set up RLM as a new Windows service, follow the instructions here.

    - To set up RLM as a system service on Linux that starts automatically at system boot time, see the RLM End User Manual for an example of a script for that purpose.

If GAUSS does not Start

  1. List the license files in this directory with the command:

    dir *.lic
    [For Linux:  ls -l *.lic ]

    List license files in GAUSS install directory

  2. Print the contents of your license to the screen with the command:

    type <gauss_license_file.lic>
    [For Linux:  cat <gauss_license_file.lic>]

    Print contents of license file

  3. Check your computer's hostid with the command:

    [For Linux: ./lm/rlmhostid ]

    and make sure it matches what is in your GAUSS license file.

    Do the hostid's match?

  4. To diagnose and resolve your error, see Common Floating Network Problems.

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