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Q100534: How to use Foundry Licensing Utility (FLU) 8 on a headless machine

SUMMARY

The new Foundry Licensing Utility (FLU) version 8 has an updated UI and streamlines license server setup by enabling you to install or uninstall server tools directly from the UI.

However, if you’re running on a headless machine you can still use the new FLU as it includes a command-line utility for installing licenses and controlling an RLM server, and you can install or uninstall server tools for floating licenses directly from a terminal.

 

LINUX

Note: FLU 8.0 is supported on centOS 7 and Ubuntu 19.  If you need to install licenses on an centOS/RHEL 6 then please use FLU and FLT 7.3, please see the Further Reading section for more information.

Step1. Install the FLU

  1. Download the RPM or Debian FLU installer from https://www.foundry.com/licensing/tools
  2. Navigate to where you’ve downloaded the FLU installer e.g.
    cd /Users/jake/Downloads
  3. Install the FLU with one of the following commands (please replace 8.0.0 with the build of the FLU 8 you are using, for example 8.1.6):

    Debian: sudo apt-get install FoundryLicensingUtility_8.0.0.deb
    RPM:  sudo yum localinstall FoundryLicensingUtility_8.0.0.rpm

The FLU is installed to /opt/FoundryLicensingUtility/

You can uninstall the FLU with the following commands:

Debian: sudo apt remove foundry-licensing-utility
RPM: sudo yum remove foundry-licensing-utility

 

Step 2. Install licenses or point to a server

The new FLU includes a command line component that can be used to install license files or point to the server.  The command-line utility is installed in the bin directory of the FLU install

  • To install a license from a terminal, run the command-line utility with the -l argument:

    cd /opt/FoundryLicensingUtility/bin
    ./FoundryLicenseUtility -l /path/to/foundry.lic
  • You can point the machine to a license server on the network with the -c argument, where serverName is the hostname or IP address of your server:

    cd /opt/FoundryLicensingUtility/bin
    ./FoundryLicenseUtility -c 4101@serverName


NOTE: If you have installed a floating/server license you’ll then need to install the server tools to make the floating license available on your server.

 

Step 3. Install server tools

The installer for server tools is bundled into the FLU 8.0 and can be run from a terminal with the following command:

sudo /opt/FoundryLicensingUtility/bin/flt.run

The server tools are installed to /usr/local/foundry/LicensingTools8.0.

You can uninstall the server tools with the following command:

/usr/local/foundry/LicensingTools8.0/uninstall.sh

 

macOS

Step1. Install the FLU

  1. Download the FLU installer for macOS from https://www.foundry.com/licensing/tools
  2. Open a Terminal (from Applications > Utilities) and navigate to the directory where you saved the download, for example

    cd /Users/jake/Downloads/
  3. Run the following commands to mount the .dmg installer, copy the FLU application into your /Applications directory, and eject the installer (please replace 8.0.0 with the build of the FLU 8 you are using, for example 8.1.6):

    hdiutil attach FoundryLicensingUtility_8.0.0.dmg
    pushd /Volumes/FoundryLicensingUtility\ 8.0.0/
    cp -r FoundryLicensingUtility.app /Applications/
    popd
    hdiutil detach /Volumes/FoundryLicensingUtility\ 8.0.0/

The FLU will now be installed to /Applications/FoundryLicensingUtility

You can uninstall the FLU by deleting the the app from the Applications folder.

 

Step 2. Install licenses for the machine or point it to a server

The new FLU includes a command line component that can be used to install license files or point to the server. 

  • To install a license from a terminal, run the command-line utility with the -l argument:

    cd /Applications/FoundryLicensingUtility.app/Contents/bin/
    ./FoundryLicenseUtility -l /path/to/foundry.lic
  • You can point the machine to a license server on the network with the -c argument, where serverName is the hostname or IP address of your server:

    cd /Applications/FoundryLicensingUtility.app/Contents/bin/
    ./FoundryLicenseUtility -c 4101@serverName

NOTE: If you have installed a floating/server license you’ll then need to install the server tools to make the floating license available on your server.

 

Step 3. Install server tools

The installer for server tools is bundled into the FLU 8.0 and can be run from a Terminal with the following commands:

cd /Applications/FoundryLicensingUtility.app/Contents/bin
sudo installer -pkg flt.pkg -target "/"

The server tools are installed to /Applications/TheFoundry/LicensingTools8.0.

You can uninstall the server tools by running

sudo /Applications/TheFoundry/LicensingTools8.0/uninstall.sh

 

Windows

Step1. Install the FLU

  1. Download the FLU installer for Windows from https://www.foundry.com/licensing/tools
  2. Open a Command Prompt and navigate to the directory where you saved the download, for example:
    cd C:\Users\jake\Downloads\
  3. Run the installer with the following command (please replace 8.0.0 with the build of the FLU 8 you are using, for example 8.1.6):
    FoundryLicensingUtility_8.0.0.exe

The FLU is installed to C:\Program Files\FoundryLicensingUtility\

You can uninstall the FLU by running the "Uninstall FoundryLicensingUtility.exe" in C:\Program Files\FoundryLicensingUtility\bin
 

Step 2. Install licenses for the machine or point it to a server

The new FLU includes a command line component that can be used to install license files or point to the server.  The command-line utility is installed in the bin directory of the FLU install

  • To install a license from a Command Prompt, run the command-line utility with the -l argument:

    cd C:\Program Files\FoundryLicensingUtility\bin
    FoundryLicenseUtility.exe -l \path\to\foundry.lic
  • You can point the machine to a license server on the network with the -c argument, where serverName is the hostname or IP address of your server:

    cd C:\Program Files\FoundryLicensingUtility\bin
    FoundryLicenseUtility.exe -c 4101@serverName

NOTE: If you have installed a floating/server license you’ll then need to install the server tools to make the floating license available on your server.

 

Step 3. Install server tools

The installer for server tools is bundled into the FLU 8.0 and can be run from a Command Prompt with the following commands:

cd C:\Program Files\FoundryLicensingUtility\bin
flt.exe

The server tools are installed to "C:\Program Files\The Foundry\LicensingTools8.0"

 

FURTHER READING

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