[Beowulf] question for licensed software users
Thomas H Dr Pierce
TPierce at rohmhaas.com
Fri Jun 22 06:44:11 PDT 2007
Dear Joe Landman,
The only issues that I have seen with Flexlm involve using a server that
has with multiple ethernet cards.
The lmhostid is the "default" mac address, but making changes to the
server (new OS, changing network cards ) has changed the "default" eth0
definition at times.
I have had eth0 and eth1 "change" identities as I patch the OS or add
It has never happened without cause, eventho unexpected at the software
Joe Landman <landman at scalableinformatics.com>
Sent by: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org
06/22/2007 07:57 AM
Please respond to
landman at scalableinformatics.com
Toon Knapen <toon.knapen at fft.be>
beowulf at beowulf.org
Re: [Beowulf] question for licensed software users
Toon Knapen wrote:
> What kind of problems: developing using FlexLm or deploying an app which
> needs to talk to a flexlm-server ?
flexlm server suddenly and inexplicably switching its lmhostid. After a
reboot. Renders all licenses unusable.
This happened recently at two customers sites. One was a windows
license server, one was a linux license server. Restarting the boxes
didn't help. Restarting the daemon didn't help. Looking at the license
files didn't indicate an expiration. The logs didn't indicate this
either. It just appeared (in the logs) that the thing stopped believing
it was server 1 (the lmhostid is a mac address BTW), and suddenly
started believing it was a server 2 (well, it took the other mac address
as its lmhostid).
Very annoying. Have seen this on multiple boxes over the past few
years, ones we haven't touched as well as ones we try to "fix" (e.g.
alter the setup so that the flexlm daemon will in fact run correctly).
This impacts multiple vendor products BTW.
Joseph Landman, Ph.D
Founder and CEO
Scalable Informatics LLC,
email: landman at scalableinformatics.com
web : http://www.scalableinformatics.com
phone: +1 734 786 8423
fax : +1 866 888 3112
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