How to point to a Rational License Server to get licenses

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Question

How do you configure your client systems to use licenses served from one or many of your Rational License Servers?

Cause

In order to get licenses for Rational products from a license server, you need to configure both the license server and the client machine properly.

Answer

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Microsoft Windows clients

A Windows client can point to a Floating license server in one of three ways:

I. Using the License Key Administrator Wizard:

  1. Launch the License Key Administrator by selecting Start > Programs > IBM Rational > License Key Administrator
  2. If the License Key Wizard screen is not displayed automatically, it can be launched by going to the License Keys > License Key Wizard
  3. Select the radio button Point to a Rational License Server to get my licenses and click Next
  4. In the Server Name(s) and Port window, enter the name of the license server in the Server Name box. If using a firewall you may also need to enter a Port ID. Contact your License Server administrator for this information. Click Finish.

* The License Key Administrator allows a client to point to more than one license server. This can be done by clicking on the Advanced Server Options button. For instructions, see step 4 in the next section for Client/Server Configuration.




II. Using the Client/Server Configuration:
  1. Launch the License Key Administrator by selecting Start > Programs > IBM Rational > License Key Administrator
  2. Select Settings > Client/Server Configuration
  3. Check the box labelled Use License Server
  4. Click Add Server and another entry will be added to the Search Order box called New-Server. Note: You will need to change that name.
  5. To change the name of the server, go to the Settings box and enter the license server name in the Values column next to Server Name. If using a firewall you might also need to enter a Port ID. Contact your License Server administrator for this information.




III. Using the Command Line

  • Using the Command Line to point to a Single Server:

    run licadmin.exe -s27000@servername

  • Using the Command Line to point to a Redundant Server:

    run licadmin.exe -servername1,27000@servername2,27000@servername3



UNIX clients

The following environment variable can be set to point the UNIX client to look for floating licenses on a Microsoft Windows or UNIX License Server (or Servers) by setting the environment variable below.

For a single server:

set LM_LICENSE_FILE=27000@servername

For redundant servers:

set LM_LICENSE_FILE=27000@server1:27000@server2:27000@server3

Note: IBM Rational ClearCase did not support FLEXlm until ClearCase version 7.0. IBM Rational ClearCase LT, however, supported FLEXlm before full ClearCase.


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More support for:

Rational License Key Server
Configuration

Software version:

All Versions

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1117710

Modified date:

2012-04-04

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