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LMTOOLS options and settings used in Tekla Structures licensing

Last updated March 6, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2017

LMTOOLS options and settings used in Tekla Structures licensing

LMTOOLS options and settings used in Tekla Structures licensing

LMTOOLS is a graphical user interface that allows you to administer the license server. This utility is provided by Flexera Software.

Note:

If you are using FlexNet Manager by Flexera Software for managing licenses, do not use LMTOOLS.

In addition to Tekla Structures licenses, you can also manage licenses of other software that are using FlexNet or FLEXIm. You can also run LMTOOLS on client computers to check the status of the licenses on the license server.

Go to Tekla Structures Licensing > LMTOOLS through the Start menu or Start screen , depending on your Windows operating system.

Service/License File tab

Option/Setting Description
Configuration using License File Not used.
Configuration using Services You must always have Configuration using Services and Tekla Structures Licensing Service selected on the Service/License File tab when you manage Tekla Structures licenses. These options are selected by default during the installation of the Tekla Structures license server. If you need to configure the license server manually, see Configure Tekla Structures license server manually.
LMTOOLS ignores license path environment variables Not used.

System Settings tab

The System Settings tab displays common device and operating system information about the computer on which you are running LMTOOLS. All the relevant information on licensing is available. For example, you can check the hostname of your server computer.

Option/Setting Description
Hostid Settings

Computer/Hostname

Username

CPU ID

IP Address

Etnernet Address

Disk Volume Serial Number

FLEXID

Time Settings

System Time Zone

GMT Time

Difference from UTC

MSDOS Time

Local Time

Windows Directory

Save HOSTID info to a file

Save the hostid information to a text file.

Utilities tab

You can affect the information that is displayed in the status list on the Server Status tab by defining values on the Utilities tab. By default, the status list displays information about all the license servers you are connected to.

Option/Setting Description
File Name

Browse

Find Version

Find out the version of FlexNet Licensing linked with a file. Useful for diagnosing errors. Browse for the file and click Find Version.

Vendor Name

Path

Add Vendor Path

Override Path

List All Vendor Paths

An example of the vendor name and path:

Vendor Name : tekla

Path : 27007@myserver (port and license server computer name/hostname)

The Vendor Name that is used for Tekla Structures license server is tekla (all letters lowercase).

Add a licensing service to be listed in the status list on the Server Status tab, enter the vendor information in the Vendor Name and Path boxes and click Add Vendor Path.

If you want the status list to only display information on certain license servers, enter the vendor information in the Vendor Name and Path boxes and then click Override Path to replace the existing license servers displayed in the status list.

The List All Vendor Paths button lists all the licensing services that are displayed in more detail in the status list on the Server Status tab.

Start/Stop/Reread tab

On the Start/Stop/Reread tab, you can stop and start the license server, and adjust some setting related to stopping the server.

Note:

When you perform actions concerning the Tekla Structures license server, Tekla Structures Licensing Service must be active in the FlexNet license services installed on this computer list. You can select Tekla Structures Licensing Service from the services list on the Service/License File tab.

Option/Setting Description
FlexNet license services installed on this computer

Lists all FlexNet license services available on the license server computer.

Always ensure that Tekla Structures Licensing Service is active in the FlexNet license services installed on this computer list when you perform actions concerning the Tekla Structures license server.

  • Activate Tekla Structures Licensing Service by selecting it from the services list on the Service/License File tab.

Start Server

Starts the license server that is active in the FlexNet license services installed on this computer list.

Stop Server

Stops the license server that is active in the FlexNet license services installed on this computer list. When you click the button, the status bar displays the message Stopping the Server , and it takes a couple of seconds to stop the license server. The message does not change when the server is stopped.

If Stop Server does not stop the server, select the Force Server Shutdown check box and click Stop Server again.

ReRead License File

Updates the license server without stopping and starting it. You need to use this button, when you manually notify the license server about license changes.

For more information, see Activate Tekla Structures licensing using manual server notification.

Advanced settings

Restrict lmdown to work only from node where lmgrd is running.

When this option is selected, you can stop the server only on the server computer. No-one can accidentally stop the license server on a client computer.

We recommend that you use this option.

Disable lmdown utility, use task manager.

When this option is selected, you cannot stop the server in LMTOOLS. The server can only be stopped in Windows Task Manager.

Disable ’lmremove’ of license file.

Not in use in Tekla Structures licensing.

Server Status tab

The Server Status tab displays the status of the license server and the licenses. Here you can check how many licenses are in use or borrowed, who is currently using licenses on the server and on which computers licenses have been borrowed.

If you want to check the status of the Tekla Structures license server and licenses only, enter tekla in the Individual Daemon box and click Perform Status Enquiry.

Below is an example of license server information:

  1. The license server port@hostname
  2. The license server is up and running
  3. License server with Tekla identity is up and running
  4. A default value for TeklaServer displayed in every status check

Below is an example of license information:

  1. Indications the configuration for which license information is displayed. In this case, Full Detailing.
  2. The number of activated licenses on the license server
  3. The number of the licenses in use; checked out from the license server or borrowed
  4. A borrowed license
  5. On which computer the license was borrowed
  6. Tekla Structures license version
  7. Time when the license was borrowed
  8. Licenses checked out from the license server
  9. On which computer and display the user has checked the license out. In this case, the user is user4, the computer and display names are computer7.
  10. The license server hostname/port from where the license is checked out
  11. Time when the Tekla Structures session was started
  12. Usage of licenses of other configurations. In this case, Precast Concrete Detailing.

Server Diags tab

The Server Diags tab displays more information about the license servers and licenses, and provides diagnostics. For more information about the licenses and their status, see Tekla Structures License Administration Tool options and settings.

Note:

If you have problems with the license server, send a copy of the tekla.lic , tekla.opt , and tekla_debug.log files to your local Tekla Structures support. The information on the Server Diags tab is not detailed enough to solve some of the problems.

  • To display the diagnostics, click Perform Diagnostics.

Below is an example of the LMTOOLS license server and license diagnostics:

  1. The license server port@hostname
  2. Common information for all Tekla Structures license server installations
  3. On which configuration the information is displayed. In this case it is Viewer.
  4. Tekla Structures license version
  5. The license server hostname
  6. The expiration date of the license. In this case, the license is permanent.

Config services tab

The values on the Config Services tab are filled in automatically during the installation of the Tekla Structures license server. However, if you encounter problems during the installation and the license server does not start automatically, you need to configure the settings manually on the Config Services tab.

Always select the Trusted storage in use check box for Tekla Structures Licensing Service.

For more information about the data you should add/select on this tab, see Configure Tekla Structures license server manually.

Note:

Whenever you make modifications or perform any actions in LMTOOLS concerning the Tekla Structures license server, you need to have Tekla Structures Licensing Service selected in the Service Name list.

Borrowing tab

Warning:

Use Tekla Structures License Borrow Tool for borrowing Tekla Structures licenses. Do not use the Borrowing tab of LMTOOLS with Tekla Structures licenses.

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