ANSYS Quick Start Licensing Guide

Installing the License Key and License Manager Made Easy

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Table of Contents

Migrating to ANSYS License Manager
Important Notices
Overview
I. I am an existing customer with an existing valid license key. How do I proceed?
II. I am a new customer and did not receive a key with my ANSYS 14.0 package.
III. I am a new or existing customer and I received a key with my ANSYS 14.0 package.
IV. Finding more information


 

Migrating to ANSYS License Manager 

The information in this guide applies only to the ANSYS, Inc. License Manager and the tools that we provide to manage it (such as ANSLIC_ADMIN). ANSYS Fluent, ANSYS Polyflow and ANSYS Icepak work with the ANSYS, Inc. License Manager at Release 14.0. You should be able to continue using your legacy licensing for these products, but we recommend upgrading to the ANSYS, Inc. License Manager. Ansoft products will continue to use only the Ansoft License Manager at this time.

Important Notices 

This release requires a licensing upgrade. The 14.0 License Manager is required to run ANSYS 14.0 products. The ANSYS, Inc. License Manager and its associated processes have been updated at 14.0. Carefully review the ANSYS, Inc. Licensing Guide for more information on these changes. The 14.0 licensing process will continue to support ANSYS licensing from prior ANSYS releases.

The instructions provided in this document assume that you will be managing your licensing environment using the tools we provide (e.g., ANSLIC_ADMIN). If you use your own established processes to manage your licensing environment, the instructions provided here may not apply. Thoroughly review the ANSYS, Inc. Licensing Guide to understand the changes, and then refer to the section titled Advanced Licensing Configuration Options for detailed instructions.

On Windows machines, you have access to both a full server version of the ANSLIC_ADMIN utility and a limited-functionality client version. Refer to the ANSLIC_ADMIN discussion in the ANSYS, Inc. Licensing Guide for details on when you should use each version.

Overview 

The intent of this Quick Start Licensing Guide is to give you a very simple overview of the steps required to install the ANSYS license manager and license keys on a license server machine. This information applies to installing the ANSYS, Inc. License Manager with all ANSYS 14.0 products. ANSYS 14.0 will be used throughout this guide to refer to all ANSYS 14.0 products. Follow the instructions in the ANSYS, Inc. Installation Guide for your platform when installing ANSYS 14.0.

If you are an existing customer and already have a valid license key, begin with Section I, below. If you did not receive a license key with your ANSYS 14.0 package, begin with Section II. If you did receive a license key with your ANSYS 14.0 package, begin with Section III.

If you are installing in a three-license server environment, the procedures below must be performed on all three license servers.

I. I am an existing customer with an existing valid license key. How do I proceed? 

If you are an existing customer with a valid license key, you will not receive a new one until your existing key expires. When you receive your ANSYS 14.0 package, follow the steps below:

  1. Install ANSYS 14.0 products following the instructions in the ANSYS, Inc. Installation Guide for your platform. The product installation includes the client licensing.
  2. On Windows, from the installation launcher (setup.exe), choose Install ANSYS, Inc. License Manager to run the license manager installation on all server machines.
    On UNIX/Linux, run ./INSTALL.LM.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to specify the installation location. On Windows machines, you must install into your OS drive (usually C:\). On UNIX/Linux machines, you must install relative to the product installation (i.e., at the same root level directory as the product install).
  4. When the License Wizard runs, be sure that the default Type of License Server option, Run the ANSYS Licensing Interconnect with FLEXlm, is selected and click Continue.
  5. When asked to install the license file, click Skip. On the following steps, specify this machine as a license server and choose to start the ANSYS, Inc. License Manager. Exit the installation screens.

You are now ready to run ANSYS 14.0.

 

II. I am a new customer and did not receive a key with my ANSYS 14.0 package. 

If you are a new customer, or you are an existing customer using the ANSYS license manager for the first time with your product(s), and you did NOT receive a license key with your ANSYS 14.0 package, follow the steps below:

  1. Install ANSYS 14.0 products following the instructions in the ANSYS, Inc. Installation Guide for your platform. The product installation includes the client licensing.
  2. On Windows, from the installation launcher (setup.exe), choose Install ANSYS, Inc. License Manager to run the license manager installation on all server machines.
    On UNIX/Linux, run ./INSTALL.LM.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to specify the installation location. On Windows machines, you must install into your OS drive (usually C:\). On UNIX/Linux machines, you must install relative to the product installation (i.e., at the same root level directory as the product install).
  4. When the License Wizard runs, be sure that the default Type of License Server option, Run the ANSYS Licensing Interconnect with FLEXlm, is selected and click Continue.
  5. Select Skip for each of the following three steps: install a license file, specify the local machine as a license server, and start the ANSYS, Inc. License Manager. Exit the installation screens.
  6. Start the ANSLIC_ADMIN utility:
    On Windows, run: Start> Programs> ANSYS, Inc. License Manager> Server ANSLIC_ADMIN Utility.
    or
    On UNIX/Linux, run: /ansys_inc/shared_files/licensing /lic_admin/anslic_admin.
  7. Select Register License Server Information and enter the requested information. Select OK. The licserver.info window should appear. Click on Create file and save the file.
  8. Forward the licserver.info file to your ANSYS sales representative so that a license key can be created for you.
  9. When you receive a key from ANSYS staff, save the file to a temporary directory.
  10. From the ANSLIC_ADMIN utility (use the Server ANSLIC_ADMIN utility on Windows machines), choose the Run License Wizard option. The wizard will walk you through the process of installing your license, specifying the license server, and starting the license manager.

You are now ready to run ANSYS 14.0.

 

III. I am a new or existing customer and I received a key with my ANSYS 14.0 package. 

If you are a new or existing customer, and you DID receive a license key with your ANSYS 14.0 package, follow the steps below:

  1. Install ANSYS 14.0 products following the instructions in the ANSYS, Inc. Installation Guide for your platform. The product installation includes the client licensing.
  2. On Windows, from the installation launcher (setup.exe), choose Install ANSYS, Inc. License Manager to run the license manager installation on all server machines.

    On UNIX/Linux, run ./INSTALL.LM.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to specify the installation location. On Windows machines, you must install into your OS drive (usually C:\). On UNIX/Linux machines, you must install relative to the product installation (i.e., at the same root level directory as the product install).
  4. When the License Wizard runs, be sure that the default Type of License Server option, Run the ANSYS Licensing Interconnect with FLEXlm, is selected and click Continue.
  5. When asked to install the license file, click Continue. Browse to the location of the license file.
  6. On the following steps, specify this machine as a license server and choose to start the ANSYS, Inc. License Manager. Exit the installation screens.

You are now ready to run ANSYS 14.0.

 

IV. Finding more information 

For more information on installing ANSYS 14.0 and setting up the licensing, you can refer to the following documents:

ANSYS Licensing Guide
ANSYS Installation Guide for Windows
ANSYS Installation Guide for UNIX/Linux

See the "Troubleshooting" section of the ANSYS, Inc. Licensing Guide if you encounter any problems or error messages.

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