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FAQ: What are some best practices for virtualizing a License Manager machine?

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What are some best practices for virtualizing a License Manager machine?

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This article describes some best practices for setting up License Manager 10.2 in a virtual environment.

Installation of ArcGIS License Manager 10.2 in a virtual environment follows the same installation and startup process as noted in ArcGIS Resources.

Because a virtual environment is more dynamic than a physical machine, attention to locking down the environment as much as possible is required. Prior to authorizing any licenses, make sure the virtual machine has a static IP address, memory and hard drive size.

Use the following steps when setting up a clone of License Manager.

1. Deauthorize licenses in License Manager and remove the trusted store folder:

C:\ProgramData\FLEXnet

2. Stop the License Manager service
3. Clone the virtual machine.
4. Authorize the licenses.