Wednesday, May 2, 2012

FlexNet Version 11.10.1 download available

The updated FlexNet (FLEXlm) version (based on Flexera Software’s FlexNet Publisher Licensing Toolkit 11.10.1) was released in February 2012 but first now available for public download as well as the updated License Administration Guide.

Here are the news in 11.10.1:

• Full support for Mac OS X 10.7.x
The following features were introduced for trusted-storage-based licensing:
• Support for prepped trusted storage
• Hybrid license information displayed on lmadmin dashboard
• New options keyword (DAEMON_SELECT_TIMEOUT) to support for activations against license servers in bandwidth-restricted environments
• New function flxActTransactionGetResponseXML used to retrieve response XML from online activations

lmgrd.exe version is 11.10.1 and lmutil.exe version is 11.10.1 while lmtools.exe is still version 11.10.

I found this addition in the documentation. “Note • For security purposes, best practice is not to use a default port for the license server. Instead, specify a port number outside of the range 27000 through 27009.” Anyone know why? (Other than what is mentioned in this post Potential Security Vulnerability in FlexNet license manager, but should this not be fixed?)

I tested to use the new lmgrd.exe version with my Autodesk network licenses but when starting the service I get this error below and no log file created. Eventually I found that I had used the 32-bit version of lmgrd.exe while it was the 64-bit version that should have been used.

Flexible License Manager status on Fri 5/4/2012 13:08

[Detecting lmgrd processes...]
License server status: 27000@SERVER
    License file(s) on SERVER: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk Network License Manager\Autodesk.lic:

lmgrd is not running: Cannot connect to license server system.
The license server manager (lmgrd) has not been started yet,
the wrong port@host or license file is being used, or the
port or hostname in the license file has been changed.
Server name:   192.168.1.1
License path:  27000@SERVER
FLEXnet Licensing error:-15,10.  System Error: 10061 "WinSock: Connection refused"
For further information, refer to the FLEXnet Licensing documentation,
available at "www.flexerasoftware.com".

JTB FlexReport license monitoring tool has been tested with and support this new version.

Related links:

Autodesk Network License Manager

Instructions on how to Update FlexNet from a Previous Version.

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Autodesk Network License Manager for 2013 products

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