Once MLDesigner is installed, you have to setup a license server or point MLDesigner to an external one, depending on your licensing model.
To set up a license server on machines without an installed MLDesigner, please refer to the License Administration Guide from FLEXERA.
You can cause MLDesigner to use an external license server by setting an environment variable. You may follow these steps to do so.
Enter the following line: export MLD_LICENSE_FILE=port@server
port is optional, in case it is omitted the default port range of 27000 to 27009 is used. For example, export MLD_LICENSE_FILE=@licserv will cause MLDesigner to try connecting to the machine named licserv on the ports 27000-27009.
If the license server supports borrowing you can borrow a license with the lmborrow tool which is shipped with MLDesigner. Open a terminal on the client machine and run:
The expiration date is given in the form dd-mmm-yyyy [hh:mm]. You can run lmborrow with -help for further information.
A license will be borrowed the next time MLDesigner checks out a license. For this initial checkout your machine needs to be able to communicate with the license server. After that there will be no further communication with the license server until the end of the borrow period.
Follow these steps if you want your local machine to act as a license server.