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3.4.6. Request/Import FLM licenses

[Note] Note

Before you enter a license, please close all running PARTsolutions applications!

[Note] Note

The license (and thus a possibly used license server) has to be available at start up of the PARTapplicationServer, because this one configures its functionality at start up. Subsequent "pulling" of licenses is not possible and provided.

The following describes how to request and import licenses for a MASTER and a BACKUP server.

  1. Open the license server administration from any client by clicking on the button Start license server management....

    -> The dialog box Connect to FLM server... is opened.

  2. Select option Configure newly installed license servers.

    -> All license servers found in the net are listed.

    By single click, select those servers by which you want to create a server cluster and confirm with OK.

    [Note] Note

    The sequence doesn't matter. Which server will be the MASTER and which one BACKUP is specified in the license file.

  3. The chosen FLM servers are displayed in the dialog area Connected servers (Type and Role still on PASSIVE).

    [Note] Note

    After installation a server is at this time a server is without specific functionality. It is neither MASTER nor BACKUP. It is displayed as PASSIVE as long as no license has been installed.

    On this also see Section 3.4.7, “Background information”.

  4. Switch to the tabbed page Request licenses online.

    -> The HostID of each server is already entered in the form. Also see Section, “ Tabbed page "Request licenses online"” in PARTsolutions / PARTcommunity4Enterprise - Administration Manual.

    With a click on Saving configuration... you can save a *.json file (text file), which also contains the network addresses (hostids).

  5. Click on Save in order to save the configuration of the server cluster.

  6. With Disconnect you can disconnect the connection to the cluster. -> Now the display area is empty.

  7. In order to install the licenses sent to you, again connect to the created cluster.

    Click on Connect....

    -> The dialog box Connect to FLM server... is opened again.

    This time select the option Configure existing license server.

  8. Select the server cluster created by you and confirm with OK.

  9. Switch to the tabbed page Licenses and click on Add file.... In the Explorer window determine the desired license file.

    -> The license is displayed in the dialog.

  10. Switch to the tabbed page Security.

    A password has to be set mandatorily. For this activate the option Activate server password. (A password assignment can also happen before when looking up the hostids.)

    Enter a password and confirm by clicking on Activate password.

    [Note] Note

    The person managing the licenses does not necessarily need admin access to the license server. For him knowing the password is sufficient - after initial assignment.

  11. Click on Save.

    -> The license is automatically saved in the correct directory.

    -> After entering the password again the display under Type / Role changes to MASTER / BACKUP.

    [Note] Note

    Background information:

    In the installation path of the CADENAS FLM server (for example, C:\cadenas_flm) the file start.env is located.

    Please note!

    Although the environment variables of the FLM server have the same name as in the PARTsolutions installation, they refer to different directories!


    The imported FLM license is thus located in the CADENAS FLM server under C:\ProgramData\cadenas_flm\partsolutions\setup\lic\keys, for example.

    If you want to copy the license yourself, please ensure you have the correct path.

    Storage location of node-locked licenses in contrast is in the PARTsolutions installation under %cadenas_setup%!

  12. Now check your license.[10]

    All single packages and license keys should be set to OK and green.

[10] Detailed information is found under Section 5.4, “ Licensing”.