What would cause the options file not to work with a license file that has multiple INCREMENT lines for the same product?
January 25, 2023 at 7:28 amFAQParticipant
Problem: I have used the RESERVE keyword to reserve certain product licenses for specific users. But the RESERVE keyword creates reserves for all the INCREMENT lines that contain that product. Resolution: If the license file has multiple INCREMENT lines for the same product, you must set up the options file as shown below in the excerpt from section 3.1 of the Installation and Licensing Documentation. Alternatively, collapse the multiple increment lines into one. This will require re-generating the license file. Typically, it is the TECS expire date that differs between multiple INCREMENT lines, due to adding additional INCREMENTS prior to the renewal date. See your account manager to discuss aligning the TECS dates. This is sometimes referred to as co-terming. // Installation and Licensing Documentation // ANSYS, Inc. Licensing Guide // 3. License Administration Using ANSLIC_ADMIN // 3.1. Using the ANSLIC_ADMIN Utility If your license file has multiple INCREMENT lines of the same feature and any of these fields (such as VENDOR_STRING and VERSION) differ between the INCREMENT lines, and you are reserving licenses for this feature, FLEXlm will reserve the same number of licenses from each INCREMENT line. This can result in more licenses being reserved than expected. Specify the differing field to reserve licenses from a single INCREMENT line. For example, the following license contains two INCREMENT lines that differ only by the version date: INCREMENT struct ansyslmd 2012.0331 permanent 1 AA1DE4A0E7BB VENDOR_STRING=customer:12345678 ISSUED=01-Jan-2012 START=01-Jan-2012 INCREMENT struct ansyslmd 2012.0430 permanent 1 3D967A3ECF4E VENDOR_STRING=customer:12345678 ISSUED=01-Jan-2012 START=01-Jan-2012 If you create the following entry in the options file: RESERVE 1 struct USER smith then you will reserve two licenses, one from each INCREMENT line, for user smith. To reserve only one license, create an entry that contains the differing information: RESERVE 1 struct_VERSION=2012.0430 USER smith NOTE: If you later receive a new license file with the multiple INCREMENTS collapsed into one, you will need to edit the options file to remove the VERSION option keyword and reread the license manager manager settings.
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