Using Flexera License Manager (FlexLM) for multiple vendors

Quick little video (less than 5min) showing how you can use the network licensing scheme not just for Autodesk, but also for Solidworks, SmartBIM, ArcGIS, and many other software vendors. I will explain how you can consolidate your license servers by running multiple license server services, each server it’s own vendor without having multiple actual servers, physical or virtual. This is useful since everyone wants to maximize every server on their networks and also cut down the number of servers to a minimum.

3 thoughts on “Using Flexera License Manager (FlexLM) for multiple vendors

  1. Karen Kirkland August 9, 2012 / 4:16 pm

    Nice video. However, I have my Autodesk license manager running on a virtual server and would like to add the MathCAD and another vendor’s license to that server. Every time I do it stops the the autodesk license. I have not been able to find any information on how to setup the virtual to run multiple license managers, can you help me? thanks Karen

    • thejame August 22, 2012 / 2:38 pm

      Hi Karen, You actually don’t need to run multiple instances of FlexLM, but run multiple services (one for MathCAD, one for Autodesk, etc). On the config services tab, just type MathCAD and configure as you would any FlexLM Service with the LMGRD and License File. Restart the FlexLM Server and you should see the new license service running on your server. Hope that information helps! -Jame

      • Karen Kirkland August 22, 2012 / 4:01 pm

        Jim, I tried that but it was conflicting with the other service. I run that way on a standard Terminal Server but on Virtual is only wants to run one service at a time.

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