Q100264: How to point a machine to your RLM license server
SUMMARYThis article explains how to point computers on your network (referred to as client machines) to your license server so they can use floating licenses. There are two ways to do this, you can create a client license file or you can set an environment variable.
CLIENT LICENSE FILE
- Launch the software as an admin user
- When the Licensing Dialog appears, click on "Install License" and then "Use Server"
- Type the following into the dialogue box and click OK
- Nuke/NukeX/NukeStudio/Hiero only: It will then ask you to choose the Server Type, select RLM and click OK
The application will then create your client license and contact your server to check out a license.
OSX and Windows:
- Run the FLU as an admin user (on Windows, right click on the FLU icon and select 'Run as administrator')
- Copy and paste the following line into the License Install tab:
HOST serverName any 4101
- In a terminal, navigate to where you unzipped the FLU download
- Run the following command as a Root user:
./FoundryLicenseUtility -c 4101@serverName
NOTE: The FLU will also create a FLEXlm client license file for legacy reasons but the specified port will only be added to the RLM client license.
The next time you use Foundry software it will find the client license file and contact the server for a license.
3. How to manually create a client license file
To manually create a client license file, create a plain text file called "foundry_client.lic", with the following one line contentHOST servername any 4101
- OSX: /Library/Application Support/TheFoundry/RLM/
- Linux: /usr/local/foundry/RLM/
- Windows: "C:\Program Files\The Foundry\RLM\" and "C:\ProgramData\The Foundry\RLM\"
You can also point our software to the location of an RLM license server or file by setting an environment variable called "foundry_LICENSE". To set the variable to point to your RLM server you would use