Server installation and setup:
On the license server machine run the same Action Installer you use for the clients, but only select the Action Floating License components to be installed.
Once installed, the server executable can be found in /License_Server. If the default install directory was used during installation, it should be in:
- C:/Program Files (x86)/IKinema/License_Server for Windows
- /Applications/IKinema/License_Server for MAC
- ~/IKinema/License_Server for Linux
You should have received a specific license file for your server named "xxxxx.lic". Copy this file next to the license server execute the license server (rlm.exe on Windows, rlm on OSX/Linux).
On Windows you can install the server to be run as a service and started automatically at system boot, by running as an Administrator the install_service.bat file in the server directory.
On all platforms you can check the server status by going to http://localhost:5054 (from the server or http://:5054 from computers on the same network).
Using existing RLM server for IKinema licenses:
To reuse existing RLM server you need to:
1. Install the Action Floating License Server from the Action Installer (as long as it is using the same OS, this can be done on any other machine beside the server).
2. In the installation directory (selected in the installer, C:Program Files (x86)IKinema by default on Windows), locate the file License_Serverikinema.set
3. Copy the ikinema.set from step 2 and the provided license file to the directory of the existing RLM server
4. Either restart the RLM instance or reread the license files from the server's web interface (default http://:5054)
If you need further assistance, please contact email@example.com
On the client computer select floating license during the installation and enter the connection string for the products that are going to be using the floating licensing. The connection string has the format:
where PORT is the IP port number of the license server (by default this is 2374) and HOST is either the hostname of the server machine or its IP number.
HOST server_name server_MAC_address port
- server_name is the name of the license server (not editable)
- server_MAC_address is the MAC address of the license server (not editable)
- port is the IP port number (this can be edited and modified if necessary)
So for the example license:
HOST LicenseServer.IKinema.local 00aa11bb22cc 2374
LICENSE ikinema ikinema 2.0 permanent 1 hostid=ANY _ck=591efc683b
the connection string is 2374@LicenseServer.IKinema.local
Changing the connection string/ licensing type from Maya:
Note: This section is only valid for Maya with IKinema Action 4.0.3848 or newer
You can view/change the connection string if you open "IKinema" menu -> "About IKinema" and press the "License" button.
Please check if the following conditions are met:
1. Running server
You can get to the diagnostic page of a running RLM server on port 5054 (e.g. http://server-address:5054). There you can check if the license pool is up and running. On the status page you should see IKinema as a ISV server and clicking the ikinema button under Server Status should give you details on at least a single pool of ikinema_vp (if using LiveAction), ikinemasdk (if using Action for Maya) or ikinemasdkmobu (if using Action for MotionBuilder) product. If all of these are as described you license server is up and running.
2. Set up client
Make sure you are using the correct connection string -@. The license shared has port set to 2374 and server needs to be either server hostname (and domain if used) or an IP address if that is easier.
3. Server firewall
If the server has a very strict firewall, you will need to open 2 ports: main one (part of the connection string, last number of the first line of the license file) 2374 and ISV one. By default the ISV port is set at random, but you can set a fixed one by editing the license file. Just change the second line from “ISV ikinema” to “ISV ikinema port=” withbeing an any free port (e.g. 55544).
You can also find more information on license administration here: http://www.reprisesoftware.com/admin/software-licensing.php