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Install and configure Rational License Server

Filed under: Linux, Rational — Ishtiaque @ 11:06 am

1. Extract Rational License Server files into the desired directory say /usr/local/flexlm

2. Generate license keys from IBM Rational License Key Center by navigating through My license keys > Get keys.

3. Select Ethernet Address for Host Type and enter your MAC address of the configured network adapter useually it’s eth0 in Host ID field but without “:“. You can view your machine MAC address by ifconfig and locating the string HWaddr.

4. Edit the license.dat file enter replace the line VENDOR telelogic with the following line:

VENDOR telelogic “/usr/local/flexlm/telelogic”

5. Add the following two lines inside /etc/profile file.



6. You can  start the server by running the following command:

/usr/local/flexlm/lmgrd -local -c /usr/local/flexlm/licenses/license.dat -l /usr/local/flexlm/licenses/license.log

7. You can view the server status by using the following command:

/usr/local/flexlm/lmutil lmstat -a -c /usr/local/flexlm/licenses/license.dat

8. You can shutdown it by running the command:

/usr/local/flexlm/lmutil lmdown -c /usr/local/flexlm/licenses/license.dat


1. https://licensing.subscribenet.com/control/ibmr/manualsupport

2. http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/rsdp/v1r0m0/topic/com.ibm.help.download.tls.doc/helpindex_Rational_license_server_TL.html


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