Activate the License Server

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Activating the License Server

  1. Rename the license file sent to you by solidThinking to altair_lic.dat.
  2. Drag and drop the license file into the server installation’s root directory using a Finder window.
    The default root directory location is /Applications/Altair/licensing14.0.
  3. Your system will ask you to Authenticate. Click Authenticate, then Replace and enter your password to complete the operation. This will overwrite the empty altair_lic.dat already found in that directory.
  4. From the same directory, open altair-serv.cfg in a text editor. Find the line that reads:
    LICENSE_FILE = /Applications/Altair/licensing14.0
  5. Add “altair_lic.dat” to the end of the line, then save the file.
    It should read LICENSE_FILE =/Applications/Altair/licensing14.0/altair_lic.dat.
  6. Open a Terminal window.
  7. In the Terminal window, type the following: (Terminals are case sensitive.)
    sudo bash <Enter> (you will be prompted for your root password)
    launchctl stop com.altair.lmx-serv <Enter>
    launchctl start com.altair.lmx-serv <Enter>
  8. The message The Altair License Manager was successfully started should appear.
  9. The message may take a few moments to appear in the terminal window.
  10. Open a new Terminal window while keeping your original terminal window open.
  11. Type the following status query to insure it is serving licenses:
    /Applications/Altair/licensing14.0/bin/ALMUtil –licstat <Enter>
  12. The command should return something similar to the license status shown below:
    LM-X End-user Utility v4.4.4 Copyright (C) 2017-2017 X-Formation. All rights reserved. Searching all license paths and performing automatic server discovery… ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ LM-X License Server on 6200@troy-alttroy3-10-132-4-21.engr.altair.com: Server version: v4.4.4 Uptime: 0 hour(s) 0 min(s) 20 sec(s) —————————————-Feature: EvolveFeature Version: 2017 Vendor: ALTAIR Start date: 2017-05-31 Expire date: 2017-06-30 Key type: EXCLUSIVE License sharing: CUSTOM VIRTUAL 0 of 2 license(s) used 0 denial(s) in last 24 hours —————————————-Feature: GlobalZoneAM Version: 2017 Vendor: ALTAIR Start date: 2017-05-31 Expire date: 2017-06-30 Key type: EXCLUSIVE License sharing: CUSTOM VIRTUAL 0 of 2 license(s) used 0 denial(s) in last 24 hours —————————————-Feature: InspireFeature Version: 2017 Vendor: ALTAIR Start date: 2017-05-31 Expire date: 2017-06-30 Key type: EXCLUSIVE License sharing: CUSTOM VIRTUAL 0 of 2 license(s) used 0 denial(s) in last 24 hours

LICENSE TRANSFER

License Transfer should only be used in extreme cases of hardware failure. This is not an automated process and can take days to complete.
We suggest upgrading to a web-hosted license which allows you to switch between workstations by using your account’s credentials.

ALMUtil: License Usage tab