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ArcGIS 9.x License Manager Update

Resumen

A new version of the ArcGIS 9.x License Manager is now available. For details on enhancements made, please see the Introduction section below.

Descripción

Introduction

The copy protection mechanism for the ArcGIS Desktop 9.x Concurrent Use product lines including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcView Concurrent Use, and ArcInfo Workstation, has been updated to the FLEXnet Publisher v11.6 software.

Important Notes:

  • The updated License Manager will support all previously released ArcGIS 9.x Desktop and ArcInfo 9.x Workstation software.
  • For the Keyless Windows License Manager and for LINUX platforms new license files are required. The new license files can be requested from ESRI Customer Service.
  • Existing license files (excluding Keyless Windows and Linux platforms), and existing hardware keys can be used with the new License Manager.
  • When using this version of the LMTOOLS GUI, you will see a Borrowing tab. License borrowing is not enabled for the ArcGIS 9.x software at this time. This is a feature we plan to enable at a post 9.3 release.
  • This License Manager Update is available on DVD for users who experience difficulties downloading the update. Simply fill out the Request DVD for ArcGIS 9.3 License Manager form.

Issues Addressed in this update

  • NIM003128 – The ArcGIS License Manager for Windows is now supported without hardware keys.
  • NIM006141 – The ArcGIS License Manager is now supported on RedHat and SUSE LINUX.
  • NIM000652 – The license manager is losing its connection with the USB key when a laptop goes to sleep, resulting in the failure of the license manager when the laptop 'wakes up'.
  • NIM013222 – A remote user can gain access to files on the license server using the License Manager as a gateway.
  • NIM040406 - The AIX License Manager has been updated to support systems running AIX 5.3 ML04 and higher.

Files Installed with this update

For Windows

Keyed versions:

    For 32-bit Machines, under C:\Program Files\ESRI\License\arcgis9x
    For 64-bit Machines, under C:\Program Files (x86)\ESRI\License\arcgis9x

      ARCGIS.exe
      esrihostid.exe
      lmgrd.exe
      lmtools.exe
      lmutil.exe

Keyless versions:

    For 32-bit Machines, under C:\Program Files\ESRI\License\arcgis9x
    For 64-bit Machines, under C:\Program Files (x86)\ESRI\License\arcgis9x

      ARCGIS.exe
      lmgrd.exe
      lmtools.exe
      lmutil.exe

For UNIX

  • For 32-bit and 64-bit UNIX/Linux machines, under /sysgen

    • ARCGIS
      lmgrd
      lmutil
      getdate.fmt
      pltque.sample
      license.boot

For Linux

  • For 32-bit and 64-bit Linux machines, under /sysgen

    • ARCGIS
      lmgrd
      lmutil

Installing this update

Windows Systems

Keyed version:

To proceed with installation of this Update, follow the instructions below.

  1. Uninstall the existing ArcGIS License Manager and existing Sentinel System Driver/Sentinel Protection Installer from Add/Remove programs.
  2. Download the Windows License Manager Update
  3. Ensure you are logged in with administrative privileges
  4. Close all applications on your computer.
  5. Double click LMSetup.exe executable and follow the instructions on your screen to install the License Manager using your .efl9 license file.
  6. Before rebooting, plug the hardware key into the LPT1 or USB port, depending on the type of key received. If using a USB key wait for Windows to install the driver and then reboot the machine.

Keyless version:

To proceed with installation of this Update, follow the instructions below.

  1. Uninstall the existing ArcGIS License Manager and existing Sentinel System Driver/Sentinel Protection Installer from Add/Remove programs.
  2. Get the FLEXlm HostID of your machine first. Go to Start > Programs > Run > and type cmd; click OK to launch a command prompt and enter the following:
    C:\> ipconfig /all
    The FLEXlm is the 12 character Physical Address value for the Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection without the hyphens.

    Note: On Vista, if you do not see the Run command from the Start Menu, right click the Start menu > click Properties > select the Classic Start Menu radio button and hit OK. Open the Start menu again to get to the Run command.
  3. Request a license file from ESRI Customer Service
  4. Download the Windows License Manager Update
  5. Ensure you are logged in with administrative privileges
  6. Close all applications on your computer.
  7. Double click LMSetupKeyless.exe executable and follow the instructions on your screen to install the License Manager using your .efl9 license file.

UNIX

Install the new License Manager for the appropriate platform by first uncompressing one of the following tar files:

Extract the files contained in the uncompressed tar file. The untarred files will automatically go into a “sysgen” folder. Once the above steps have been done, follow the steps below to get a license and start the license service:

  1. From the sysgen folder, run lmutil lmhostid to get your machine's FLEXlm HostID.
    ./lmutil lmhostid
    The HostID and Hostname are required to get a license file from ESRI Customer Service.
  2. Request a license file from ESRI Customer Service.
  3. Save the license file to disk as "license.dat".
  4. Open license.dat in a text editor, such as vi, and verify that the hostname is correct on the SERVER line. Make sure the license.dat file has the correct permissions.
  5. Copy license.dat into the appropriate 9.x $sysgen directory.
    % cp license.dat $sysgen
  6. Change directories to your $sysgen directory.
    % cd sysgen
  7. Execute lmgrd to start the License Manager at the command prompt. Redirect the output to your local console or to a file.
    Output to the local console:
    % ./lmgrd -c license.dat > /dev/console &
  8. Verify that License Manager has started and is running properly by executing lmutil lmstat at the command prompt.
    % ./lmutil lmstat -a -c license.dat
  9. Note: If you have ArcInfo installed, you can copy the files into your 9.x $sysgen folder and run the license service from there.

Linux

Install the new License Manager for the appropriate platform by first uncompressing one of the following tar files:

Extract the files contained in the uncompressed tar file. The untarred files will automatically go into a “sysgen” folder. Once the above steps have been done, follow the steps below to get a license and start the license service:

  1. From the sysgen folder, run lmutil to get your machine's FLEXlm HostID.
    ./lmutil lmhostid
    The HostID and Hostname are required to get a license file from ESRI Customer Service.
  2. Request a license file from ESRI Customer Service.
  3. Save the license file to disk as "license.dat".
  4. Open license.dat in a text editor, such as vi, and verify that the hostname is correct on the SERVER line. Make sure the license.dat file has the correct permissions.
  5. Copy license.dat into the appropriate 9.x $sysgen directory.
    % cp license.dat $sysgen
  6. Change directories to your $sysgen directory.
    % cd $sysgen
  7. Execute lmgrd to start the License Manager at the command prompt. Redirect the output to your local console or to a file.
    Output to the local console:
    % ./lmgrd -c license.dat > /dev/console &
  8. Verify that License Manager has started and is running properly by executing lmutil lmstat at the command prompt.
    % ./lmutil lmstat -a -c license.dat

How to identify the new License Manager is installed

To check for the presence of this Update:

For Windows

  1. Go to Start > Programs > Run > and type cmd ; click OK to launch a command prompt
  2. Navigate to C:\Program Files\ESRI\License\arcgis9x
  3. Enter the following command:
    C:\Program Files\ESRI\License\arcgis9x> lmutil lmver lmgrd
    The FLEXnet licensing version should state v11.6.0.

For UNIX and Linux

From sysgen, enter :
    % $sysgen\lmutil lmver lmgrd
    The FLEXnet licensing version should state v11.6.0.

Updates

Check the Online Support Center periodically for the availability of additional updates. New information about this Update will be posted here.

Getting help

Self Help Resources

ArcGIS 9.x License Manager System Requirements

ArcGIS 9.3 Web Help – Administering the ArcGIS License Manager

ArcGIS Discussion Forum – Licensing and Registration

Contact ESRI Support Services

Domestic sites, please contact ESRI Technical Support at 1-888-377-4575, if you have any difficulty installing this Update. International sites, please contact your local ESRI software distributor.