This article outlines the default process for the online activation of a legacy Lumerical certificate-based license and obtaining the corresponding license file on the machine hosting Lumerical FlexLM. This applies to MAC locked, Triad redundant and USB Key Floating license models.
Note: Lumerical is switching to the Ansys License Manager. For Ansys entitlement activation and license file installation, see the following; Ansys entitlement activation and Ansys license server configuration and license file installation for details.
- Lumerical FlexLM version 1.13 or higher.
- Internet connection is required to activate and download the license file.
- Admin or root access.
Online activation where FlexLM is running (license server)
- Open the FlexNet license activation utility
- Navigate to 'Certificate Based Activation' tab.
- Select your license model: Floating MAC locked, Triad redundant or USB Key
- Use the following options:
- For MAC locked license:
- Select from Local MAC Address machine
- For Triad redundant license:
- Select from Local MAC Address of the machine
- Enter the other 2 MAC address of the other 2 triad servers
- For USB Key license:
- Enter the FlexID on the field provided. (i.e. 9-123AB678)
- For MAC locked license:
- Enter the Activation Code from the license information email receive from Lumerical.
- 'Activate' your license and obtain the license file.
- It will try to install the license file on the default installation location. (if done as admin/root)
- Otherwise, you will be prompted to Save the license file on a location where you have write access.
Linux online activation using the command line where FlexLM is running (license server)
Online activation from a different machine
This process is done if the license server does not have Internet access.
- Take note of the MAC address of your license server (machine where FlexLM is hosted/running).
- Do the same process outlined here but choose the option to Manually enter the mac address.
- Save the license file and install this on your license server.
Details and video summary
Offline activation by Ansys/Lumerical
This is an alternative method of obtaining the license file from Lumerical support if no other machine with Internet access is available to download the license file. This will require at least 1 business day to complete the process. Contact Ansys/Lumerical Support with the following information:
- Activation Code from the license information email.
- MAC address of your license server, or the 3 MAC addresses of the triad license servers, or the Flex-ID of the USB Key device.
- Email Subject: 'Certificate based license offline activation'
- For FDTD HPC Burst licenses: specify the Start Date.