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Setting up Access to a Volume License Server from the Client Machine



Primary Software: Other NI Software>>NI License Manager
Primary Software Version: 3.1
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: N/A

Problem:
I have a server that uses a network license manager (such as NI Volume License Manager) to distribute software licenses. How do I set up my local client machine to check out licenses from the server?

Solution:
You can configure NI License Manager on your local machine to point to a server and check out licenses for the software that you have permissions to use. The following steps outline how to set-up this configuration:

For NI License Manager 4.0:

  1. Install the NI software on your local machine and restart the computer
  2. Open NI License Manager by selecting Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI License Manager
  3. Select the Menu button and choose "Manage Volume License Servers..."


  4. Enter the names of the volume license servers, separated by commas, on which your NI products should check for licenses. You can enter a server name, the server's network name, or the server's IP address. You can also configure your products to look at a specific port on a volume license server. Enter the volume license server name followed by a colon and the port number: server[:port]. When no port is specified, 27000 is implied. Ports range from 1-64000, inclusive.


  5. Click OK. NI License Manager will then try to contact the server. 


  6. If the connection to the server is successful, your licenses will show up in the list:


  7. Note: If the connection is unsuccessful, it will also be indicated with the message below. If this is the case, refer to KnowledgeBase 3MR88V1F: Why do I Get the Error "Unable to Communicate With License Server"? to troubleshoot this.

 
For NI License Manager 3.7 and below:
  1. Install the NI software on your local machine and restart the computer
  2. Open NI License Manager by selecting Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI License Manager
  3. Select the Options»Preferences menu item.



  4. Click the Use Volume License Servers checkbox.



  5. Enter the names of the volume license servers, separated by commas, on which your NI products should check for licenses. You can enter a server name, the server's network name, or the server's IP address. You can also configure your products to look at a specific port on a volume license server. Enter the volume license server name followed by a colon and the port number: server[:port]. When no port is specified, 27000 is implied. Ports range from 1-64000, inclusive.



  6. Click OK. NI License Manager will then query for the server.


  7. A successful connection to the server will be indicated on the left-hand side of the NI License Manager as well as in the Field and Value headers for that server.

     

  8. Note: If the connection is unsuccessful, it will also be indicated on the left-hand side as well as under the Value header. If this is the case, refer to KnowledgeBase 3MR88V1F: Why do I Get the Error "Unable to Communicate With License Server"? to troubleshoot this.

 



Related Links:
Products and Services: NI Volume License Manager
KnowledgeBase  3MR88V1F: Unable to Communicate With License Server Error in NI VLM
KnowledgeBase 4A5AN48M: Why is My NI License Manager Slow or Not Responsive with a Configured Network Server on Another Domain?

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Report Date: 02/11/2009
Last Updated: 10/05/2017
Document ID: 4UAF8N5F

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