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.

  1. Open a Windows Command Prompt.
  2. 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. [For Linux: It will be the directory where you installed GAUSS.]

    Change working directory

  3. List the license files in this directory with the command:
    dir *.lic
    [For Linux:  ls -al *.lic ]

    List license files in GAUSS install directory

  4. Print the contents of your license to the screen with the command:
    type <gauss_license_file.lic>
    cat <gauss_license_file.lic>

    Print contents of license file

  5. 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?

  6. Start the Reprise license manager with the command:
    [For Linux:  rlm ]

    Start reprise license manager executable

  7. Verify that GAUSS will start on the license server

    Test that GAUSS is installed correctly and the license manager is working by starting GAUSS on the server. Check 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.

Set up RLM as a Windows Service

To set up RLM as a 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 here  for an example of a script for that purpose.

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