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*Teff, Michael
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AutoCAD 2000 on a Windows NT Cluster Server

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02-07-2000 02:30 PM
Ok, I have a question. I would like to setup AutoCAD 2000 on a MS Windows
Cluster Server. The way the cluster is setup is, two physical nodes share
the hard drives where the software is to be installed. The end user will
be accessing the nodes through a virtual server.

What would be the process to have ADLM setup so that it can work...no matter
which physical node is being used. Since the process requires a specific
autorization number based on the server. Is it possible to setup ADLM as a
cluster service?
*Milana, Jerry
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Re: AutoCAD 2000 on a Windows NT Cluster Server

02-08-2000 12:25 PM in reply to: *Teff, Michael
Michael,

We have never tested any component of AutoCAD in a cluster environment, so there
is no telling what may or may not work with one exception, AdLM. AdLM is not
going to work in this kind of environment. AdLM server binds its authentication
to the primary network adapter. This is why we also do not support AdLM server
on a system with multiple network adapters because if primary status flips, you
loose authentication and AdLM will not issue licenses.

Jerry Milana,
Autodesk Product Support

Michael Teff wrote:

> Ok, I have a question. I would like to setup AutoCAD 2000 on a MS Windows
> Cluster Server. The way the cluster is setup is, two physical nodes share
> the hard drives where the software is to be installed. The end user will
> be accessing the nodes through a virtual server.
>
> What would be the process to have ADLM setup so that it can work...no matter
> which physical node is being used. Since the process requires a specific
> autorization number based on the server. Is it possible to setup ADLM as a
> cluster service?
*Teff, Michael
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02-08-2000 01:46 PM in reply to: *Teff, Michael
Not the answer I wanted.... but that's what I figured would be the
answer.... Thanks

"Jerry Milana" wrote in message
news:38A07BAE.C167C85@autodesk.com...
> Michael,
>
> We have never tested any component of AutoCAD in a cluster environment, so
there
> is no telling what may or may not work with one exception, AdLM. AdLM is
not
> going to work in this kind of environment. AdLM server binds its
authentication
> to the primary network adapter. This is why we also do not support AdLM
server
> on a system with multiple network adapters because if primary status
flips, you
> loose authentication and AdLM will not issue licenses.
>
> Jerry Milana,
> Autodesk Product Support
>
> Michael Teff wrote:
>
> > Ok, I have a question. I would like to setup AutoCAD 2000 on a MS
Windows
> > Cluster Server. The way the cluster is setup is, two physical nodes
share
> > the hard drives where the software is to be installed. The end user
will
> > be accessing the nodes through a virtual server.
> >
> > What would be the process to have ADLM setup so that it can work...no
matter
> > which physical node is being used. Since the process requires a
specific
> > autorization number based on the server. Is it possible to setup ADLM
as a
> > cluster service?
>

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