I'm at a high school and have 30 floating licenses on an existing server and have been attempting to move the license to another server. I contacted AutoDesk and received a new license file with the Mac Address of the new server, but am having difficulty getting it to run... No matter what I try, Maya will not run on the client machine.
I've checked the online documentation and forums and have not found anything that has directions for Maya 2008 and a server that is OS 10.4. Everything I'm seeing is for more up-to-date software... Any direction or assistance would be great!
The update (full installer) can be found here:
1. Mac OS X Server is technically not supported but it *may* work.
2. I have attached instructions. You may need to edit the client files. Syntax is:
SERVER ip-address-of-license-server 7111
SERVER hostname-of-license-server 0 7111
Thank you so much for your response!! I really appreciate it.
On the server, I installed Autodesk Maya 2008 Service Pack 1 for Mac from the web page then in the Additional Items folder, I installed "Alias_LicenseServer10.8.mpkg" (Should I have done additional installs?)
Then, I followed the directions you supplied, everything seemed to be going great, up until I checked to see if the license was actually running... and I got this message:
lmgrd is not running: Cannot connect to license server system. (-15,570:36 "Operation now in progress")
Any idea what I should do to correct this?
You need to open the Activity Monitor and kill the sgiawd and lmgrd processes. There will be a toggle to show all processes.
Then run the start command. i.e. sudo /usr/aw/COM/bin/aw_flexlm start
When I looked at all processes in the Activity Monitor, I did see lmgrd and quit that process. But, I did not see sgiawd in the list of processes so I could not quit that... When I checked the license status I got the same message as before.
What else can I do?
Thanks again for your time on this!
Once lmgrd has been quit. Then start the server again. Do you have access to a Windows computer? Licensing setup is MUCH easier.
Only a mac server available...
Once I quit lmgrd, I restarted the server and checked Activity Monitor again and lmgrd was running. So I quit it again... Should I have left it running after the restart? (Same message received)
Can you send me an email with you name, phone number and email address? There is an envelope icon beside the (Sign Out) button.
I would like to help out directly tomorrow. I work from 9 am to 5 pm EST.