- Request a trial and/or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for your 8-digit floating mac-locked license.
- Access to Lumerical Quick-Start AMIs
- Create and configure your VPC and Security Group
- Create a key-pair and IAM Role
Create a license server
We will create a small and inexpensive server to run the Lumerical license manager. Once you activate a license this server should persist until your license expires. You can stop (shutdown) this server to save costs when you aren’t running jobs. If you terminate (delete) the server you may invalidate your license file unless you detach and save the elastic network adapter. This more advanced use is not explained here.
To save effort building your own license server, Lumerical provides an AMI (Amazon Machine Image) with all the software pre-loaded. To get access to the AMIs, follow the instructions here. To create your license server follow these steps:
- Navigate to the EC2 service in the AWS Console
- Hit the launch instance button
- Search for the AMI ID provided by Lumerical for the latest license manager server and select it
- Choose the t2.nano instance type
- On the configure instance page make sure to pick your VPC. All the other default settings should be fine, check the video if in doubt
- Accept the defaults on the "add storage" and "add tags" pages
- On the configure security group, choose the group created in the previous
- Review and launch your instance, selecting your key pair when prompted.
- You’ll see your server instance running in your instances list
Activate the license server
For this, you will need an activation code for a cloud pack license from Lumerical.
- Connect to your server using ssh.
If you don’t have an ssh client (Windows) you could install Git bash or MobaXterm.
You can find the public IP address of your instance in the console.
It might take 5 min or so for your t2.nano license server to come online.
ssh -i ~/Download/lumerical-demo.pem ec2-user@instance_pub_IP
- Run the online activation utility to use one of your cloud pack activation code.
- You should see a message showing your available license counts. Your license server is ready to go.
- You can repeat this step any time you want to use another cloud pack license.
- t2.nano instances don’t cost much to run (>$5 USD/month), but you can stop the instance if you do not intend to use it for a while.
- Stopping an instance will not change the MAC address and the license will survive start/stop cycles.
Checking license server status
At any time you can connect to the license server via ssh and check the status of your licenses by running the command:
/opt/lumerical/lumerical-flexlm/lmutil lmstat -a -c 27011@localhost
FlexLM Web Portal
- Add the inbound rule to your security group:
Custom TCP RuleTCP8095My IPLicense Web Server
- Connect to your servers web portal:
- Change your servers default password (recommended)