This documentation is relevant for license administrators, and is needed if your organization chooses to use floating licenses (the other option is to use node-locked licenses). In this case, a license server has to be set up, and users of the software should connect to the server in order to check out a license. Follow the instructions below to make floating licenses operational:

• Windows: rlm.vXX.YYY-x64_w2.admin.exe
• Linux: x64_l1.admin.tar.gz

The files can be extracted to the folder of your choice. Additionally, you will need the luceda.set file, which you should have received together with the license files. This file has to be placed in the same folder and is used by the server during the license identification process.

The package contains two important executables: rlm.exe / rlm (the server), and rlmutil.exe / rlmutil (used to get the host id).

## Obtaining host id of the server, and send it to Luceda Photonics¶

In order to create the user licenses, we need to know the host id of the license server. In order to provide us with this information, please run rlmutil.exe / rlmutil (after extracting the files above) using the following command:

rlmutil rlmhostid


## Updating license files to point to the correct host¶

Soon after sending the host id, you will receive the license files. Upon receiving these files (with .lic extension), please modify the host name on the HOST line:

HOST mylicenseserver.mycompany.com [rlmhostid] 5053


In this case, you need to modify mylicenseserver.mycompany.com to your own server name.

This file has to be placed in the same folder as the license server (rlm.exe / rlm). After restarting the license server, the new licenses can be hosted.

To enable your users to find the license file or license server, perform one of the following:

1. RECOMMENDED: Put the license file (with .lic extension) in the Luceda software binary directory, i.e., alongside the user’s installation (this is explained in the installation section of this document).
2. Set RLM_LICENSE environmental variable to the {license_file_path} (user can store the license anywhere on his PC).
3. Set RLM_LICENSE environmental variable to port@host.

## Running the server¶

The server is started by running rlm.exe / rlm. To learn more about the server options, how to start as a service / at system boot, and how to get statistics from the server, please read the documentation from the following page: http://www.reprisesoftware.com/RLM_Enduser.html. Or in PDF format: http://www.reprisesoftware.com/RLM_License_Administration.pdf.